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Tom Hanks talks about Tim Allen’s absence from ‘Lightyear’

July 4, 2022

Much has been made of Disney Pixar’s decision to leave Tim Allen – the original voice behind Buzz Lightyear in the toy story film series – on The light year . But one major opinion was missing — that of Buzz’s lifelong sidekick, Woody. Now, Tom Hanks has finally weighed in to give his take on the matter.

“I don’t understand that,” the Woody actor said of Pixar’s decision not to cast Tim Allen as Buzz. The general consensus is that because Light year is actually the movie that exists in the toy story universe that leads Andy, the title character, to purchase the action figure based on it, then the 2022 film’s Buzz isn’t necessarily the same character featured in the original franchise.