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Lightyear: Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, and Taika Waitit Shower Fans With Love During U.K. Premiere


Chris Evans, Keke Palmer, and Taika Waititi embraced fans at today’s U.K. of Pixar Animation Studios’ 26th feature film, “Lightyear”, along with the film’s stars, London’s Cineworld Leicester Square welcomed fellow filmmakers, and special guests to celebrate the world premiere. Chris Evans (voice of Buzz Lightyear), Keke Palmer (voice of Izzy Hawthorne), Taika Waititi (voice of Mo), and British astronaut Tim Peake, who lends his voice to Tim/Mission Control in the U.K. version of the film, greeted fans alongside filmmakers Angus MacLane (directed by/story by/screenplay by) and Galyn Susman, p.g.a. (produced by), as well as U.K. celebrities and presenters.

Pixar Animation Studios’ “Lightyear” is a sci-fi action adventure and the definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, “Lightyear” follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew. As Buzz tries to find a way back home through space and time, he’s joined by a group of ambitious recruits and his charming robot companion cat, Sox. Complicating matters and threatening the mission is the arrival of Zurg, an imposing presence with an army of ruthless robots and a mysterious agenda.

The film features the voices of Chris Evans as accomplished Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear, Uzo Aduba as his commander and best friend Alisha Hawthorne, and Peter Sohn as Sox. Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, and Dale Soules lend their voices to the Junior Zap Patrol’s Izzy Hawthorne, Mo Morrison, and Darby Steel, respectively, and James Brolin can be heard as the enigmatic Zurg.

The voice cast also includes Mary McDonald-Lewis as onboard computer I.V.A.N., Isiah Whitlock Jr. as Commander Burnside, Efren Ramirez as Airman Díaz, Keira Hairston as Young Izzy, and Tim Peake as Tim/Mission Control (in U.K. release). Directed by Angus MacLane (co-director “Finding Dory”), produced by Galyn Susman (“Toy Story That Time Forgot”), and featuring a score by award-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“The Batman,” “Up”).

‘Lightyear’ opens in theaters on June 17, 2022.

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