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For 25 years across four Toy Story movies, along with a number of shorts and video games, Tim Allen has been the voice of Buzz Lightyear. So when Chris Evans was cast to take on the role in Pixar’s spinoff film, there’s understandably been some confusion. As friend of Tim Allen, Patricia Heaton, and other fans criticize the studio for recasting the role, there’s a solid explanation by the filmmakers as to why the Toy Story actor is not involved in Lightyear.
On Tuesday, Patricia Heaton took to Twitter to blast Pixar for not casting Tim Allen in Lightyear, saying the decision “castrate[s]” the beloved character and some other fans rushed to her side. Check out the Lightyear director, Angus MacLane’s reason why he chose Chris Evans for the lead role: