Lightyear: Peter Sohn On His Love For Sox, The Perfect Pixar Movie Night, & More (EXCLUSIVE)

Lightyear: Peter Sohn On His Love For Sox, The Perfect Pixar Movie Night, & More
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Lightyear is available on digital and on Blu-Ray and DVD. On this occasion, I had the chance to speak with one of Pixar’s masterminds, Peter Sohn.


Peter Sohn directed and wrote The Good Dinosaur (which has never failed once to have me in tears) and Pixar’s upcoming feature animated Elemental. He also voiced Ciccio in Luca, Emile in Ratatouille, Squishy in Monster University, and this year, Peter Sohn brought to life Sox, Buzz’s loyal cat in Lightyear.

Peter Sohn Interview


Check out the interview below:

Freshly back from D23 where he shared the first look at Pixar’s Elemental (out in June 2023 and already looking absolutely beautiful), Peter Sohn told me about his love for Disney’s animated Dumbo and Peter Pan, which are still a great source of inspiration for him, and he shared his idea of the perfect Pixar movie night:


I want the tissues, but I want my family. So I want the couch, like the best way is couch family. Huddle tight, some snacks, (…) and then, if someone’s laughing, I can be close enough to like, laugh with them or eat snacks with them. That’s the best way to do it.”

And, of course, Peter Sohn expressed his love for Sox and thanked his fans, who immediately embraced Buzz’s adorable sidekick:

It made me want to turn into a real cat. I didn’t realize being a cat would get so much love. My heart melted with the love that people showed that character, you know I was really proud of it. So thank you.”

Lightyear is now available on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Bluray, and DVD.

What’s your go-to perfect Pixar movie night at home? Let us know in the comments!


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Maëlle Beauget-Uhl

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Reporter and news writer with an educational background in broadcast journalism at the New York Film Academy and a professional background in entertainment reporting and news writing.