Speculation Disney Tossed Tim Allen Due to Conservative Political Leanings
Actor Tim Allen has spoken out against “Lightyear,” the “Toy Story” spinoff film that didn’t use his iconic voice, and hasn’t fared very well at the box office.
While speaking to the TV show “Extra,” Allen said he liked the story of “Lightyear,” but had problems accepting the continuity of the two Buzz characters.
“It’s a wonderful story, it just doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy. It has no relation to Buzz,” said Allen, who voiced Buzz Lightyear in all four “Toy Story” movies. “We talked about this many years ago … but the brass that did the first four movies is not this.”
“I’ve stayed out of this,” he added.
Allen also said that preliminary mockups of the “Lightyear” project had it as a live-action film, instead of another animated product.
“There’s really no Toy Story Buzz without Woody [the lead character voiced by Tom Hanks]. I’m not sure what the idea — 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.”
It’s been speculated that Disney/Pixar skipped on Allen voicing the “Lightyear” movie due to his conservative political beliefs. (Chris Evans voiced Buzz Lightyear in the current movie.)
In previous years, Allen has described himself as “politically, kind of an anarchist.” He’s also expressed admiration for former President Donald Trump, particularly his penchant for speaking freely and “[pissing] people off.” Continue reading at Newsmax.