Tim Allen has been busy with a new Disney+ original series acting as the continuation of his merry Santa Clause franchise. Having made his name with the Home Improvement series, he also became a household name for many kids when he took on the voice of Buzz Lightyear. There has been a surprising controversy surrounding Pixar’s new film, Lightyear, which takes a look at the film that would inspire Andy to buy Allen‘s Buzz toy. Chris Evans took over the voice of the character.
While promoting his new series More Power for the History Channel, which sees him reunite with his Home Improvement co-stars Richard Karn and April Wilkerson, he got a chance to share his thoughts on the new Pixar film where he simply highlights that it’s very much its own thing, especially as Woody isn’t involved in any way.
This is a whole new team that really had nothing to do with the first movies. There’s really no ‘Toy Story,’ Buzz without Woody. It just doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy.Tim Allen
It kind of would’ve been fun to see Woody and Buzz in a hyper-realistic take on the original Toy Story. Allen even went on to highlight that he originally expected it to be a live-action story which would’ve been an interesting direction to take the project. Still, it’s a unique story told with a different team behind it and is the inspiration for the popular Buzz Lightyear toy line. So, it’s no wonder that they’d also have a different voice for the character.