Tim Allen shares thoughts on 'Lightyear': There's really no 'Toy Story' Buzz without Woody

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Tim Allen has weighed in on the new Buzz Lightyear movie, saying “there’s really no Toy Story Buzz without Woody”.

The actor voiced the Space Ranger in the beloved franchise but been replaced by Marvel star Chris Evans in spin-off Lightyear, which has confused some fans.

Opening up to Extra about the film, Allen suggested it didn’t have much of a connection to the original Buzz.

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“I've stayed out of this," he said.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - APRIL 26:  In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, Tim Allen strikes a pose with Buzz Lightyear after taping an interview for Toy Story Land-exclusive segments with
Tim Allen voiced Buzz in the Toy Story movies. (Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)

"We talked about this many years ago… but the brass that did the first four movies is not this. It's a whole new team that really had nothing to do with the first movies."

“There's really no Toy Story Buzz without Woody," he said, referring to the cowboy toy who was voiced by Tom Hanks in the franchise.

Chris Evans voices the character in <em>Lightyear. </em>(Pixar/Disney)
Chris Evans voices the character in Lightyear. (Pixar/Disney)

Allen, 69, went on: “It would seem to be a big adventure story, and as I see, it's not a big adventure story. It's a wonderful story, it just doesn't seem to have any connection to the toy and it’s a little… I don’t know.

"It has no relationship to Buzz."

Evans, 41, has been full of praise for Allen’s portrayal of the toy astronaut.

Speaking on Good Morning America in June, he said: “Look, Tim Allen is Buzz Lightyear. What he did in those movies is so iconic and so loved, and I’d be a fool not to incorporate some of his choices into this role.”

The actor has taken over from Tim Allen in the spin-off. (Doug Peters/EMPICS)
The actor has taken over from Tim Allen in the spin-off. (Doug Peters/EMPICS)

He went on: “The character in this movie is the human version that the toy is based off of, so it makes sense to have a little bit of overlap, luckily for me.

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"What Tim Allen did was pretty untouchable.”

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