Disney released today the first full trailer for Pixar’s Lightyear. Not to read too much into the timing of the trailer, but it’s more than a little curious that it dropped on the day of Oscar nominations.
Is Disney perhaps sending the message that Lightyear is its key animation awards contender in 2022?
Lightyear does look like a big film, with intense action, high-tech gadgetry and spacecraft, and epic vistas. On the other hand, the trailer doesn’t shed any light on an earlier question I had about the film, nor does it reveal the kind of emotional stakes that have become synonymous with the Pixar brand. It’ll be fun to discover on June 17 exactly what type of film Pixar has made.