Tag Archives: Lightyear

Iger Was So Angry About ‘Lightyear’ He Fired the Execs Behind It

Lightyear Team Fired at Pixar

When you make one of the most disappointing movies of the year, heads are bound to roll. But before this week, Pixar Studios was mostly spared from Disney CEO Bob Iger’s 7,500 job cuts across the Walt Disney Company. Most of those cuts came from the television and movie departments at Disney. But now, the cuts have come to Pixar ...

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“Woke Isn’t a Money-Making Position”; Experts Blame Disney Movies’ Huge Failures on Same-Sex Romances

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The phrase “woke Disney” is certainly a controversial term in and of itself — as is the word “woke,” for that matter — but apparently industry experts and film critics are laying the blame for Disney’s recent (and very, very expensive) financial losses directly on the doorstep of Disney’s inclusivity efforts! Disney’s audiences have actually been openly asking for new ...

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Disney Loses Over $100 Million with Super-Star Backed Movie, Raises Questions About Future

Rival exec critical of Disney

“Is Disney losing its touch?” That’s been the question floating around this week. With news of how much some of Disney’s films have flopped at the box office, and with Disney announcing one live-action remake after another of previously successful movies (think Moana), many believe that the Walt Disney Company and the Walt Disney Studios no longer hold the torch they ...

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Despite All the “Flops,” Disney Ends 2022 #1 at the Box Office

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For nearly the entirety of 2022, Walt Disney Studios was plagued with Box Office issues. From the now-fired Kareem Daniel making a last-minute decision as head of distribution to boot Pixar’s Turning Red from theaters to Strange World becoming one of the worst bombs in Disney Animation history and Lightyear getting banned from several countries. Still, despite the woes, Disney still found itself as ...

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‘Lightyear’ Is Arriving Early on Disney+

Lightyear Team Fired at Pixar

As usual, summer has been full of blockbuster hits so far — and Lightyear has been Pixar Animation Studio’s addition to the summer collection of theatrical releases. If you already saw the new Pixar movie and Toy Story prequel Lightyear, which stars Marvel actor and Disney fanatic Chris Evans, then let us know on Facebook if you liked it; if you haven’t seen it yet ...

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‘Lightyear’ Director Mad at Fans for Box Office Performance, Blames ‘Trolls’ for Ratings.

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As Disney/Pixar’s Lightyear continues its theatrical run, it continues to hold the unfortunate dissonance of simultaneously holding decently high ratings and downtrodden ticket sales. It seems that the Lightyear director Angus MacLane has broken his silence on the matter over the past week. Beginning on July 1, he said, “Just had a look at the number. The ratings for LIGHTYEAR are ...

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Tom Hanks Backs Tim Allen in ‘Lightyear’ Casting Debate

Tim Allen Lightyear Casting

The early praise for Disney/Pixar’s feature film Lightyear has faded away to criticisms, and a lackluster box office performance as a consensus begins to form that the supposed origin story of everybody’s favorite Space Ranger, Buzz Lightyear, missed the mark. One of the chief complaints has been Pixar’s decision to recast the voice of the “real” Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story ...

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‘Minions’ Decimates ‘Lightyear’s Box Office Performance

Minions Movie

Even though they were not released at the same time, Illumination Entertainment’s latest animated feature film, Minions: The Rise of Gru, recorded an opening weekend box office performance that was nearly double that of Disney/Pixar’s summer film, Lightyear, and gave the Mouse House a once-in-a-blue-moon box office defeat. According to The Hollywood Reporter:  “Minions: The Rise of Gru scored a huge four-day opening of ...

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Chris Evans Talks About His ‘Intimidating’ Role in ‘Lightyear’

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Avengers and Knives Out actor Chris Evans is starring as Buzz Lightyear in a brand-new Pixar film, and the actor famous for playing Captain America has recently spoken to D23 about his journey to the intergalactic movie role that Toy Story movie audiences are raving about! “My team called and said that Pixar had a project they wanted to pitch ...

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OpEd: If Disney’s So Pro-LGBTQ+, Why Don’t They Commit ‘Strange World’ to Theaters?

Strange World Movie

Over the past week or so, it was revealed that Walt Disney Animation Studios’ upcoming feature film, Strange World, will feature the first-ever openly gay teen and possible gay teen relationship in Disney movie history. Matthieu Saghezchi, who saw the first look at the movie at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, shared details of the clip that appears to confirm ...

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