Patricia Heaton says that Pixar made a “HUGE mistake” by not putting Tim Allen in the “Lightyear” spinoff.
Patricia Heaton said that Disney made a “huge mistake” when they cast “Lightyear.”
After seeing the new trailer for “Lightyear,” the upcoming “Toy Story” spinoff based on the Buzz Lightyear character, Patricia Heaton spoke out against Disney and defended her longtime friend Tim Allen.
The star of “Everybody Loves Raymond” went on Twitter to say bad things about the new movie: “I saw the Buzz Lightyear trailer, and all I can say is that Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake when they didn’t cast my friend @ofctimallen.”
She also said, “Tim Allen in the role that he created and owns. Tim IS Buzz! Why would they kill off this well-known and liked character?”
Allen, who is 69 years old, has been giving the astronaut doll’s voice since 1995. He has also done so for “Toy Story 2,” “Toy Story 3,” and “Toy Story 4,” among many other projects. In the new movie, Buzz Lightyear will be played by Chris Evans.
In a later tweet, she tried to explain that Allen is “the reason” so many people fell in love with animated stories to begin with.
“Okay, so the new Buzz Lightyear movie is about how he got his name, but he became so popular because of what @ofctimeallen made,” she wrote on Twitter.
“Why take away the one thing that draws us to it?” Heaton added the hashtag “#stupidHollywooddecisions” to his tweet. Director Angus MacLane explained the changes to Vanity Fair earlier this month. He said Tim’s version of Buzz from the 1990s was “a little goofier” than the new version. He is serious, ambitious, and funny, but not in a way that would make the drama less interesting.
He also said, “Chris Evans has the gravitas and movie-star quality that our character needed to set him and the movie apart from Tim’s version of the toy in “Toy Story.”
“Toy Story 3” was one of the sequels that people were most looking forward to in 2010. The computer-animated movie with the voices of Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, and Michael Keaton made $1 billion at the box office around the world.
“Toy Story 4”, which cost $200 million to make, also made more than $1 billion at the box office in 2019.
A same-sex kiss was reportedly taken out of the movie and then put back in after Disney didn’t say anything about Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. This caused a lot of controversy about the movie.
The bill, which is called “Parental Rights in Education” or “Florida House Bill 1557,” says that children in kindergarten through third grade can’t be taught about sexual orientation or gender identity.
Hawthorne, a female lead whose voice is done by Uzo Aduba, kisses another female character on-screen.
Evans answered critics who said that a scene in the movie where two female characters kiss sends a pro-gay message.
During an interview with Reuters Television, Evans said, “The real truth is that those people are stupid.” “There will always be people who are afraid, don’t know what’s going on, and want to hold on to the past. But those people die off like dinosaurs. I think the goal is to ignore them, move on, and welcome the change that makes us human.”
“Every time we wake up, there’s social progress, and that’s what makes us good,” Evans said. “The American story, and the human story, is one of constant social awakening and growth.”