‘It has no relationship to Buzz’: Tim Allen Reveals Why He Kept Himself Away From Lightyear

Finally, the star who had portrayed the fan-favourite character Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story franchise: Tim Allen has finally opened up about the film from which the toy was rooted.

While appearing in an interview with Extra, Tim Allen finally addressed “Lightyear,” the all-new Pixar movie that sees MCU star Chris Evans, in a way, taking over the role of the iconic space ranger, voiced by Allen in a total of four “Toy Story” films.

Tim Allen Finally Talks About Buzz Lightyear

Buzz Lightyear Voice Artist
Tim Allen

Tim Allen will next appear in “The Santa Clause” on the Disney+ streaming service, making it quite clear that “Lightyear” is totally separate from “Toy Story.”

“The short answer is I’ve stayed out of this because it has nothing to do [with my character],” Allen said. “This is a new team that had nothing to do with the first movies.”

Allen Never ‘Criticised’ Lightyear


Making it very clear that while he wasn’t actually criticizing the recently released “Lightyear,” he just did not see the film as connected to the long-running “Toy Story” franchise in a meaningful way.

“It’s a wonderful story,” he said. “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 were a better connection to this.”


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Buzz Lightyear

Allen doesn’t happen to be the only one with this confusion about Evans’ movie’s connection to “Toy Story.” Buzz is voiced by Chris Evans in the new film, which made headlines a couple of years back when he had posted on social media tweeted that “just to be clear, this isn’t Buzz Lightyear the toy. This is the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on.”

Well now, it looks like Evans’ tweet which spawned many memes was not absolutely correct. The movie begins with a title card that reads that “Lightyear” is Andy’s most-liked film, which gives us the explanation of why he eventually gets the Buzz Lightyear toy. However, director Angus MacLane went on to complicate the lore further by stating that the toy owned by Andy is actually based on a TV spinoff of “Lightyear” that exists in the “Toy Story” universe.

“When I grew up, there was like a sci-fi movie and then they would come up with a cartoon show, and then that cartoon show would have toys,” MacLane said. “The cartoon show would be a little bit softer, will be a little bit goofier and so for me, that’s what the ‘Toy Story’ Buzz was from”

“Lightyear” is in theaters now.

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