Tim Allen Feels That ‘Lightyear’ Is Completely Irrelevant To His Buzz

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Tim Allen Feels That ‘Lightyear’ Is Completely Irrelevant To His Buzz

Tim Allen has now spoken out on “Lightyear,” the Pixar film based on the character he popularized in four “Toy Story” films. In “Lightyear,” Chris Evans provides the voice of the lead. The movie serves as the inspiration for the toy that Allen voices in the “Toy Story” universe, which is why Evans took over the part and Allen stayed away. It is indeed, completely confusing.

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“The short answer is I’ve stayed out of this because it has nothing to do [with my character],” Allen shared with “Extra” in an interview, on the Pixar spinoff. “This is a whole new team that really had nothing to do with the first movies.”

Angus MacLane, who worked as an animator on “Toy Story 2” and “Toy Story 3,” is the director of “Lightyear.” Allen claimed that he had previously discussed a possible Buzz Lightyear stand-alone film with Pixar. The actor also admitted that he initially believed “Lightyear” to be a live-action film rather than an animated one.

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“It’s a wonderful story,” Allen spoke of “Lightyear.” “It just doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy, and it’s a little…I don’t know. It just has no relationship to Buzz. It’s just no connection. I wish there was a better connection to this.”

The decision to move “Lightyear” in a way that lacks Tim Allen was not welcomed by everybody. Patricia Heaton, who won an Emmy for her part on “Everybody Loves Raymond,” wrote on Twitter that Pixar ” had made a huge mistake in not casting my pal in in the role that he originated, the role that he owns.”

Heaton continued to question, “Why would they completely castrate this iconic, beloved character?” Upon discovering that the movie features a completely distinct version of Lightyear, she posted a tweet, “The reason the character became so beloved is because of what [Allen] created. Why remove the one element that makes us want to see it? #stupidHollywooddecisions.”

Since its release earlier this month, “Lightyear” has performed poorly at the box office. Only $51 million were made during the movie’s first weekend, significantly less than anticipated. Behind 2017’s “Cars 3” ($53 million) and before 2015’s “The Good Dinosaur” ($39 million) and 2020’s “Onward” ($39 million), “Lightyear” is one of Pixar’s lower-grossing films. Additionally, it is one of the few Pixar movies to finish second at the domestic box office, behind “Jurassic World: Dominion.”

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