December 10, 2020
Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios is set to release it first-ever episodic series, “Win or Lose,” on the Disney+ subscription streaming service in 2023. The announcement, which included separate mentions regarding streaming spin-offs from Pixar movies Up and Cars (featuring the character Lightning McQueen), was made Dec. 10 at Disney’s marathon Investor Day event. The Up-based series is called “Dug Days” and launches late next year.
Separately, “Toy Story” character Buzz Lightyear is inspiring his own movie, appropriately called Lightyear, with Chris Evans (Captain America) voicing the title role in a film described as an origin story for the Buzz Lightyear action figure.
Evans clarified on Twitter that he will not be playing a version of the toy Buzz, who was voiced by Tim Allen in all four “Toy Story” movies, but rather a human who inspired the toy.