A search of recent trademark applications on the USPTO website shows that we might be getting a sleek new design of Buzz’s Space Ranger insignia in the upcoming Lightyear film!
On August 6, Disney Enterprises, Inc. submitted trademark applications of a black and white logo, that resembles the planet, rocket, and wings seen on Buzz’s spacesuit chestplate:
It’s listed as a “symbol/image” and its description reads:
The mark consists of a rocket superimposed upon a planet with half-circles extending from each side of the planet representing a ring, with three bold lines representing stylized wings on the right and left.
Categories listed for its intend use include:
- clothing, footwear, and headwear
- toys, games and playthings
- gymnastic and sporting articles (except clothing)
- hand-held units for playing electronic games for use with or without an external display screen or monitor
- skins for covering and protecting apparatus
- paper party favors
- paper party hats
- Christmas stockings
- Christmas tree ornaments and decorations
- snow globes
- toys for pets
- paper and paper articles
- cardboard and cardboard articles
- printed matter
- office and school supplies
- school supply kits
- temporary tattoo transfers
- foam stamps
- party bags
- plastic sandwich bags
- shopping bags
- plastic name badges
That’s a pretty extensive list! And I’m sure there will be more to come. The site also has trademark application listings for simply the text of “Lightyear” and “Disney Pixar Lightyear” dating from December of last year, when the movie was first announced.
I still search every now and then for news about Lightyear, although I never find anything of substance, and don’t really expect to for a while. But today I found a YouTube video by Aussie Disney Girl referencing this logo, as well as mentioning a rumored teaser trailer in November – although I’m not sure how credible her source for that may be, I didn’t recognize the name. I suppose it would make sense to have a teaser trailer attached to Disney’s Encanto in November, and then a full trailer with Pixar’s Turning Red in March. Lightyear will be Pixar’s next film after that.
I’m excited to learn more about Lightyear, and although I’m still a little tentative about social media, as of now I’m going to do my best to keep on top of news (as long as trolls don’t get to be more than I want to deal with). I can’t wait for those first movie stills that will give us some new glimpses of Buzz!
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