Today has been a big day for Lightyear! The final trailer and poster have both been released, along with some new concept art. So while I’m still kind of laying low this time around, I thought I’d make a post to try and collect all the goodies in one place.
The trailer, of course, is the biggest thing. And it’s SO great!
And a new poster was released today, too.
According to Director Angus MacLane on Twitter, both the trailer and poster are the final versions we’ll see before the film’s release in theaters on June 17 (although there will likely be a few different international versions).
This screenshot of Buzz and Commander Alicia Hawthorne came from a great article posted by Insider. I won’t quote it, because it does have some spoilery stuff in it and I am NOT getting into that territory, but if you’re curious, you can read it here.
Lastly, The Hollywood Reporter posted a fantastic look at some of the concept art from Lightyear, along with explanations of how real NASA spacesuits influenced their design for Buzz. I’m gonna just share the images, though – this article also has spoilery details, so if you’d like to read those, follow the link here. (Credit for each concept art image is beneath the individual illustrations.)
If I should find more noteworthy images or articles within the next couple days, I’ll add them to this post.
I’m going to refrain, again, from offering any real analysis or commentary on the things I’ve shared here – or anything else related to Lightyear – because the internet is too contentious these days. My anxiety can’t handle the constant warfare and competition that social media has become. But I will say this: I support Lightyear wholeheartedly, as well as the filmmakers who have made it. My family and I will be at the very first showing that we can find, and will most likely see it multiple times in the theater. I can’t wait to spend a whole movie with Buzz in in the forefront, and not just in Woody’s shadow. Only eight more weeks to go!
UPDATE: As expected, I’ve found some more! Anything new will be included below.
The Disney Blog had some more great concept art: a progression sequence showing how a shot goes from storyboard to final product.
They also had a higher-res screen shot of Buzz in his ship (I had posted a smaller version from THR, but took it out to add it here instead).
AllEars had another treasure trove of concept art:
Images and video © Disney/Pixar