Buzz Lightyear from Pixar studios was released this Wednesday in our dark rooms. The film which returns to the story of the hero who gave birth to the Toy Story toy has 3 post-credits scenes.
After stealing the show from Woody in Andy’s heart 26 years ago, Buzz Lightning is back with its own film derived from the saga Toy Story. The feature filmAngus MacLane looks back at the origin of the character who inspired the toy discovered in John Lasseter’s 1996 film.
In this great space adventure, Buzz and his crew are stranded on a hostile planet located 4.2 million light years from Earth. Feeling guilty, the Space Ranger will try to bring everyone back to Earth safe and sound.
For this, he can count on the support of a group of ambitious young recruits and on his adorable robot cat, Sox. But the arrival of the terrible Zurg and his army of ruthless robots will not make their task any easier, especially since the latter has a very specific plan in mind…
Released on Wednesday in our dark rooms, the feature film includes 3 post-credits scenes. Decryption.
WARNING, THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS ON BUZZ, L’ÉCLAIR.
While until now the credits of Pixar films included short funny scenes, Buzz Lightyear ends with 3 post-credits scenes like for Marvel…
A nod to BURN-E
The first scene shows Commander Burnside, the leader of the space rangers, in his office. The latter is seated while in the background appears the magnetic dome set up to protect the city built by the men stuck on the planet Tikana Prime. We also see a giant insect being electrocuted while trying to enter.
But this scene also contains a nod to another Pixar film. Indeed, the most attentive spectators will have noticed the small robot BURN-E sitting on Burnside’s shelf. BURN-E is the hero of the eponymous short film taken from WALL-E released in 2008. This is the first short directed by Angus MacLane, the director of Buzz Lightyear. It therefore seemed logical that the latter should refer to it.
Towards an ERIC short film?
The second scene is located at the very end of the credits, and refers to a scene that takes place a little earlier in Buzz Lightyear.
As Buzz and his team prepare to go on a mission, the robot ERIC (voiced by the director) tries to show them the best route to take to reach the spaceship. As we saw earlier in the film, ERIC keeps making mistakes and starting his explanation all over again. As he talks, the rest of the team abandon him and come up with their own plan.
In this scene, ERIC finally manages to find the best path and turns around to find that the ZAP patrol is no longer there and he was talking to himself the whole time. Like BURN-E in 2009, will the ERIC robot be entitled to a short film centered on its wanderings after the departure of its teammates?
A sequel to Buzz Lightyear?
Finally, the last scene, and the most important, takes place at the very end of the film, after the appearance of the Pixar logo.
This last shot shows Zurg, who is moving again, revealing that the enemy that Buzz seemed to have eliminated is still present.
Buzz and the Zap Patrol could therefore have something to do with the robot controlled by old Buzz again. A scene that suggests that there will be a Buzz Lightyear 2, as also announced by Buzz’s spacesuit shown at the end of the film with a 2 above the character’s name.
Asked by AlloCiné during the promotion of the film at the Annecy Animation Film Festival, the director Angus MacLane also responds to this:It’s always important to leave a door open at the end of a film. Is he alive, is he dead? This adds a real surprise effect, which is really fun to do. We will see. If people really want a sequel, then maybe we’ll produce one.”
If for the moment Pixar has not announced anything, a sequel to the adventures of the famous Space Ranger is therefore a possibility depending on the box office results of Buzz Lightyear.