Last week, it was unveiled that Lightyear would hit Disney+ on August 3, 2022. Today, Pixar revealed that Lightyear will release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on September 13, 2022. (Note – this was the previously rumored date – so, we’re glad to see that date stuck.)
Check out high-resolution images of the Lightyear 4K and Blu-ray covers and a promotional teaser for the in-home release spotted by PixarsBiggestFan in the Pixar Post Forum. The complete list of specifications and bonus features is below. (Note – bonus features vary by product and retailer.)
Pixar fans can add to their Toy Story movie collection, and access bonus content including exclusive deleted scenes, featurettes and an audio commentary by filmmaker Angus MacLane. Lightyear will also stream on Disney+.
LIGHTYEAR 4K AND BLU-RAY BONUS FEATURES
- Deleted Scenes Introduction – Director Angus MacLane introduces six scenes that are all drawn, set to music, timed, and voiced but are not included in the final version of this amazing film – which took five and a half years to make!
- The Dump – In one of Lightyear‘s original opening scenes, we explore Proxima B, with its carnivorous plants, sulfur pits, weird bugs, hot climate, and lack of coffee! A familiar Space Ranger volunteers to risk all in an effort to return to Earth.
- Polly – Buzz relives childhood memories when he visits an aeronautic museum in which his father is memorialized. There, he finds Polly, his dad’s robot companion bird, who possesses a very revealing recorded message meant for Buzz!
- Meet Izzy – After young Izzy and her family (including her brother Maurice) move in next door to Buzz, the adorable, talkative girl bursts into Buzz’s home, warms up to Sox and asks Buzz a lot of questions.
- Up in the Lair – After his spacecraft crash-lands and he winds up in the bunker of fledgling Space Rangers, Buzz is introduced to cheesy snacks and a character whose role was cut due to time. He also receives shocking information about his father.
- Tilted Ship – Star Command Space Rangers of the 56th Airborne Alpha Quadrant meet Buzz and the Space Ranger students. Buzz is given a truth serum so he’ll expose whatever he knows about his father’s connection to the aliens who have taken over Proxima B.
- Fathership – Buzz wakes up in what he thinks is his childhood home, where he meets his father, who was a time travel pilot, just as he is. But it turns out he’s on the mothership of the aliens who are destroying Proxima B – and hope to vanquish Buzz as well!
- Building the World of Lightyear – Visits to the Johnson Space Center in Houston and a very familiar cinematic archive gave the filmmakers inspiration as they embarked on the exciting journey of creating Lightyear’s breathtaking production design.
- The Zap Patrol – Meet the actors who gave voice to Izzy, Mo, and Darby, the untrained, unprepared rangers who join Buzz on the adventure of a lifetime. While the misfits may not seem ideal for the mission, their unlikely friendship helps see them through challenging times.
- Toyetic – Learn why Lightyear is one of the most “toyetic” films ever. Join director Angus MacLane and others on the meticulous, fun process of creating toy models for spaceships and other production elements that led to the film’s richly textured animation.
LIGHTYEAR AUDIO COMMENTARY
Lightyear Filmmaker Commentary – Join director Angus MacLane, writer Jason Headley, and director of photography Jeremy Lasky as they provide insight into the making of this remarkable animated feature while you watch it.
LIGHTYEAR 4K BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIFICATIONS
Feature Run Time: Approx. 108 minutes
Rating: U.S. Rated PG
Aspect Ratio: Digital: 2.39 / Physical: 2.39:1
- 4K Ultra HD: English 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus, French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus
- Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA,English 5.1 DTS-HDHR, English 2.0 Dolby Digital, English AD 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 Dolby Digital,
- DVD: English 5.1 Dolby, English 2.0 Dolby, English AD 2.0 Dolby, Spanish 5.1 Dolby
- Digital: English Dolby Atmos (UHD only, some platforms), English 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)
- 4K Ultra HD: English SDH, Spanish, French
- Blu-ray: English SDH, Spanish, French
- DVD: English SDH, Spanish
- Digital: English SDH, French, Spanish (some platforms)
HOW TO WATCH LIGHTYEAR
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Many of the store listings are appearing on retailer websites – so where can you watch or buy Lightyear?
Pick up the physical copy of Lightyear at any of the retailers listed below starting September 13, 2022. (Listings will update below as retailers update their websites.)
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