Buzz Lightyear has been children’s favorite character since his introduction in 1995. He is goofy, smart, and a space ranger. He is a toy that has voice commands and a laser beam. But he is just a toy. Moreover, he is just a toy in a movie.
Could you even imagine the movie about Buzz Lightyear is banned in some countries? It’s just a kid’s movie. Made for entertainment purposes
only. Why was it banned? Let’s find out.
What Is Lightyear?
Lightyear is a science fiction adventure film. It’s a Pixar animated film that follows the story of Buzz Lightyear. Angus MacLane directs it. Walt Disney Studios distribute it.
The movie will be released on June 17, 2022, in the United States, with a run time of 105 minutes.
Why Is A Kid’s Movie Banned In Some Countries?
The movie lightyear is banned because it contains a scene where two girls are kissing. Having a same-sex couple is common in newly released movies and series. They are promoting the LGBTQ+ community, telling that love is love. You can find anyone you want. It’s normal human nature to love someone. Be it the same sex or the opposite.
Why Are Countries Making Such A Big Scene Out Of It?
Some countries have banned same-sex marriage. It’s illegal to be homosexual or to promote any activities relating to that. Homosexuality is considered a crime in some areas of the world. That is one of the main reasons why a kid’s movie is banned just because it shows a same-sex kissing scene.
What Countries Have Banned The Movie?
China, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Egypt, Malaysia, and Indonesia are some countries that have banned the screening of the movie Lightyear. There are a total of 14 countries that have done such a thing.
What Do The Distributors Have To Say About That?
Disney was about to cut off that scene from the movie, but the animators and producers said no.
It had happened before too. Disney has also cut off such scenes from their previous movies so that the film could be released in some countries. But, the Disney employees took it to their heart and resigned from the job.
At London’s red carpet of Lightyear. A question was asked regarding the same concern, and they said that We’re not going to cut out anything, especially something as important as the loving and inspirational relationship that shows Buzz what he’s missing by the choices he’s making, so that’s not getting cut.