Tim Allen, the original voice of Buzz Lighter throughout the toy story franchise, criticized the new spin-off film, Light year, which sees Chris Evans voice the iconic Pixar character. Allen opened up about his thoughts on the film during an interview with Extra earlier this week.

“Like I said a long time ago, we talked about it many years ago,” he explained. “It came up in one of the sessions; I said what a fun movie that would be.


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Allen explained, “The brass that did the first four movies, it’s just a whole new team that really has nothing to do with the first movies. This is [Tom] Hanks and me. There really is no Toy Story Buzz without Woody. I’m a plot guy…it seemed like a great adventure story. As I see it, it’s not a great adventure story. It’s a wonderful story. It just doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the toy. He has nothing to do with Buzz. It’s just that there is no connection. I wish there was a better connection.

Light year was released on June 8 and ranks among Pixar’s worst box office performers to date, grossing $156 million worldwide against a production budget of $200 million. As for its critical reception, the film did not do well in this regard, having received generally mixed reviews. In addition to Chris Evans, the film stars Keke Palmer, Peter Sohn, Taika Waititi, Dale Soules, James Brolin, and more.

The film follows the real Buzz Lightyear, a fictional forest ranger who inspired the action figure featured in the original. toy story.

Check out Allen’s interview with Extra below.

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