To infinity and begone! 'Lightyear' won't be playing in Malaysia


'Lightyear' was originally slated to open in Malaysia on June 16, and tells the ‘real’ story of Buzz Lightyear. Photo: Handout

To infinity... and begone! Pixar’s upcoming animated feature Lightyear will not be playing in Malaysian cinemas.

Originally slated to open in Malaysia on June 16, the movie tells the "real" story of Buzz Lightyear (voiced by Chris Evans), the space ranger that inspired the toys introduced in Pixar’s hit Toy Story franchise.

While there has been no official statement from the movie’s distributor Walt Disney Company Malaysia, an unofficial source informed StarLifestyle that the movie will not be showing here after all.

There has also been no statement from the Film Censorship Board of Malaysia about whether this constitutes an official banning of the movie.

No reason has been given for the cancellation of the movie in Malaysia, but Lightyear has been the subject of much controversy over a scene featuring a kiss between a same-sex couple.

In March, Pixar came under fire for cutting the scene from the movie. The studio later restored that scene to the movie after backlash from its own employees.

It has also been reported in international press that countries like China and Egypt have already banned the movie for its homosexual themes.

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