The latest Disney documentary, “Beyond Infinity,” exhibits the backstory of the astronaut popular for falling with style: Buzz Lightyear, the star of the “Toy Story” franchise.
The documentary is currently available on Disney Plus, along with the other four “Toy Story movies” and the extra shorts. “Delving into the cultural impact of the galaxy’s most famous Space Ranger and his significance to Pixar filmmakers, this doc grapples with what is beyond infinity,” Disney Plus explains in its description.
“He’s the strongest, he’s the fastest, he’s the ‘est’-est,” said Pete Doctor in the released documentary trailer. The screenwriter, who is one of the trio behind the concept of “Toy Story,” partly created Buzz Lightyear’s character on himself.
Andrew Stanton, who co-wrote all the four “Toy Story” films, chuckled while reviewing Lightyear’s iconic line about going to infinity and beyond. It has been a fundamental go-to of the franchise for almost 30 years. “We love that it made no sense,” he said about the line.
The new film will involve Chris Evans as Buzz Lightyear, Keke Palmer, Dale Soules, and Taika Waititi as three beginner Star Command recruits. Peter Sohn voiced Buzz’s robotic cat, Sox. Uzo Aduba, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, Efren Ramirez, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. are also starring in the film.