Tim Allen Slams New ‘Lightyear’ Movie After Being Replaced By Chris Evans
He said he liked the story, but the plot lacked consistency with the themes and plots of the original Toy Story movies.
“It’s a wonderful story, it just doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy,” Allen said. “It has no relationship to Buzz.”
Allen voiced the original Buzz Lightyear along with Tom Hanks as Woody in the original 1995 Pixar film. The movie accumulated $373 million at the box office and is one of the most well-known animated movies of all time.
Woody, however, was not featured in this movie. ‘There’s really no Toy Story Buzz without Woody. I’m not sure what the idea is—I’m a plot guy. It would seem to be a big adventure story, and as I see, it’s not a big adventure story,” Allen said.
Fans of the movie speculated whether Allen was replaced by Evans in the movie was a politically motivated decision. Allen is supportive of the Republican party and conservative politics.
Author Brigitte Gabriel tweeted: “Tim Allen is the only person capable of being Buzz Lightyear. Did Disney cancel him for being a Republican?”
Allen has been quoted as saying he “liked that Donald Trump pissed people off” and has previously referred to himself as “politically, kind of an anarchist.”
“What I find odd in Hollywood is that they didn’t like Trump because he was a bully. But if you had any kind of inkling that you were for Trump, you got bullied for doing that. And that’s where this gets a little hypocritical to me,” he previously said.
The Lightyear prequel flopped in the box office the first week, pulling in $51.7 million in North America, much lower than expected.