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Tim Allen is sharing her thoughts on the new Disney movie “Lightyear” starring Chris Evans.
In an interview with “Extra,” Allen, 69, said the “Toy Story” prequel is completely different from the original movies.
“This is a whole new team that really has nothing to do with the first movies,” he shared.
Allen famously voiced the astronaut doll character since 1995 and reprized the role for “Toy Story 2”, “Toy Story 3” and “Toy Story 4” in addition to a host of other projects.
The “Home Improvement” star was shocked to learn that the new Disney movie is not a live-action movie with “real people”.
“There’s really no ‘Toy Story’ Buzz without Woody,” Allen said. “It doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy.”
Evans shared with “Good Morning America” that he was “very” modest about playing Buzz Lightyear.
“The younger version of me will pinch itself,” Evans said, adding that he has been a big fan of Disney and Pixar animation since he was a kid.
The actor admitted he “definitely researched” Allen about all four “Toy Story” movies before stepping into the role.
“Look, Tim Allen is Buzz Lightyear,” Evans said. “What he’s done in those movies is so iconic and so beloved, and I’d be foolish not to incorporate some of his picks into the role.
“The character in this movie is the human version that the set is based on so there is some overlap, lucky me. What Tim Allen did is untouchable. “
Director Angus MacLane explained the character’s differences from Vanity Fair earlier this month, noting that Allen’s version of Buzz from the ’90s was “a bit silly” compared to the new adaptation.
“In this movie, Buzz is the action hero. He’s serious, ambitious, and funny, but not the goofy that would undercut the movie,” MacLane said.
“Chris Evans has gravitas and the movie-star qualities our character needs to separate him and the movie from the toy version of Tim from ‘Toy Story'”.
Fox News’ Tracy Wright contributed to this report.