Conservative actor Tim Allen will be back on the silver screen soon, appearing in one of the roles that fans love him the most in for what will likely be the final installment in one of the most loved movie series of all time.
That series, of course, is Pixar’s “Toy Story,” in which Allen voices Buzz Lightyear. Tim Allen drew attention to the new film and widespread attention to himself when he confirmed that he would be returning to voice Buzz despite Chris Evans having voiced him in the widely disliked “Lightyear” movie. Allen announced his return as the voice of Buzz in the upcoming “Toy Story 5,” shortly after Disney CEO Bob Iger announced the next installment of the film series.
Allen did so on Twitter, where he posted a picture of Buzz Lightyear and said “See ya soon Woody, you are a sad strange little man and you have my pity, and off we go to a number 5! To infinity and beyond!”
See ya soon Woody, you are a sad strange little man and you have my pity. And off we go to a number 5! To infinity and beyond! pic.twitter.com/bwRzE487Vi
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) February 9, 2023
The role announcement is welcome news for fans of Allen, as he is the one with a connection to the character and the universe loved by kids everywhere. That stands in stark contrast to the Buzz played y Chris Evans, who Allen said had “no connection” to the original Buzz.
Speaking on that, he said: “The short answer is I’ve stayed out of this because it has nothing to do [with my character]. This is a whole new team that really had nothing to do with the first movies.” Continuing, Allen added “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 just has no relationship to Buzz. It’s just no connection. I wish there was a better connection to this.”
Despite all that, the new movie will be something of a question mark for conservatives. On one hand, Allen is one of the best conservative actors and the Toy Story franchise is one that many of grew up loving or have kids who grew up loving it. On the other hand, Disney has gone off a woke cliff as of late and supporting the company currently waging war with Governor DeSantis hardly seems like the right thing to do. So, conservatives will have to decide whether to support Allen and Disney or to support neither.
One factor potentially leaning in favor of conservatives going to see the new Toy Story installment is that Disney took major heat for not casting Allen as Buzz Lightyear in “Lightyear.” Patricia Heaton of “Full House” fame, for example, said “Saw the trailer for Buzz Lightyear and all I can say is Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake in not casting my pal@ofctimallen Tim Allen in the role that he originated, the role that he owns. Tim IS Buzz! Why would they completely castrate this iconic, beloved character?”
So, in returning to casting Allen, Disney could be offering something of an olive branch to those furious with it for giving Allen the boot and taking “Lightyear” in a very woke and very disliked direction. Or it could just be counting on fans of the original films to show up and watch regardless of its politics. Either way, it likely needs the money from a hit Toy Story film, as it has been crushed financially as of late.
By: Will Tanner. Follow me on Twitter @Will_Tanner_1
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