Despite Disney’s Snub with ‘Lightyear,’ Tim Allen Is Still the ‘Last Man Standing’

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by Joshua Ford | 24News

Tim Allen is getting the “last laugh” despite being snubbed in Disney’s recent “Lightyear” film, according to Daily Wire.

Disney Pixar’s “Lightyear” has flopped at the box office and faced widespread criticism for a number of decisions. To start, the franchise replaced conservative Hollywood actor Tim Allen as the voice of the iconic Buzz Lightyear with outspoken liberal actor Chris Evans.

Even Tom Hanks, who voiced the character of “Woody,” admitted he was confused by Disney’s decision to replace Tim Allen with Chris Evans. “I don’t understand it,” Hanks said.

Evans has regularly used his popularity and his social media influence to attack President Donald Trump and his supporters. He recently said critics of Disney’s pro-gay agenda are “idiots” who will “die off like dinosaurs.”

However, Evans has admitted to Tim Allen’s greatest. “Look, Tim Allen is Buzz Lightyear,” Evans explained. “What he did in those movies is so iconic and so loved… What Tim Allen did was pretty untouchable,” Evans said.

So why did Pixar pick Chris Evans to voice the beloved Buzz Lightyear character instead of Tim Allen?

There has been no official comment from Disney on the issue. However, there is significant speculation based on the movie’s director as well as a comment by Tim Allen as reported by Daily Wire.

Producer Galyn Susman said they wanted an actor who had the “gravitas” to play a “serious” character for this film.

Susaman said, “So really we needed the toy in the ‘Toy Story’’ universe to be its own thing. Tim Allen is Buzz Lightyear the toy. Chris Evans is Buzz Lightyear, the superhero from that movie that inspired the toy.”

Evans pushed the same narrative when asked about Tim Allen. “The character in this movie is the human version that the toy is based off of, so it makes sense to have a little bit of overlap, luckily for me,” Evans noted.

The film’s director Angus MacLane also provided the same reasoning. “Tim’s version of Buzz is a little goofier and is a little dumber, and so he is the comic relief,” MacLane said. “In this film, Buzz is the action hero. He’s serious and ambitious and funny,” he added. “But not in a goofy way that would undercut the drama.”

“Chris Evans has the gravitas and that movie-star quality that our character needed to separate him and the movie from Tim’s version of the toy in ‘Toy Story.’ The tone is a lot different. Tim is hilarious, but this character wouldn’t work as well with him doing the Space Ranger voice. It would not be as emotional. It just changes the tone of the movie. We were going for more of a classic sci-fi film.”

Despite all of these reasons, it appears the free market much prefers Tim Allen’s “goofier and dumber” voiceover as Buzz Lightyear compared to the “woke gravitas” of Evans. The newly released film ‘Lightyear’ by Disney’s Pixar performed poorly at the box office during opening weekend with $85.6 million in revenue, much lower than the $135 million projected by experts. In comparison, the woke-free ‘Top Gun 2’movie hauled in a record four-day Memorial Day weekend gross of $156 million, nearly double that of ‘Lightyear.’

In the end, Allen is proving he’s too big to fail.

Even after ABC unexpectedly canceled “Last Man Standing” despite its ratings success, Fox swooped in and added “Last Man Standing” to its lineup.

“Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years,” Allen responded to ABC. The show received strong ratings among adults 18-49 and 8.3 million viewers, which was impressive for the comedy series.


The show thrived for three more seasons with Fox. Ultimately, Allen has come out on top.

Tim Allen hasn’t commented on the situation with “Lightyear,” but he appeared to take a shot at Disney’s pro-LGBTQ+ agenda that caught everyone’s attention. This has raised speculation about another possible reason he wasn’t chosen.

Tweeting to hundreds of thousands of his fans, Allen hilariously said, “Took some kids to Disneyland and overheard a 13 year old boy wondering if he may be pansexual since he loves skillets.” Pansexual individuals do not limit themselves to sexual choices in regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.

The films of Disney’s Pixar target children between the ages of one to ten years old, beginning with films like ‘Toy Story’ and ‘A Bug’s Life.’ The company has recently admitted to “adding queerness” inside its programming to influence children, including ‘Lightyear.’

Disney has also publicly opposed the new law in Florida prohibiting teachers from instructing in the third grade or below on issues of sexual and gender identity without parental involvement.

‘Lightyear,’ based on the character from Toy Story, features a same-sex couple and same-sex scenes. In the animated movie, astronaut Buzz Lightyear is friends with a gay woman who is in a relationship with another woman. Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro dubbed the movie, “Adult Toy Story.”

A leaked video of executive producer Latoya Raveneau as well as a statement by Disney Corporate President Karey Burke announced plans to add “many, many, many LGBTQ characters” to its shows and movies. The company said 50% of its characters will either be minorities or LGBTQ by the end of the year.

In response to the poor box office performance of ‘Lightyear,’ Deadline asked, “What the hell happened here?” The review did not address the “woke” characters and scenes added to the spinoff.

Deadline attempted to explain the film’s failure by suggesting it came out too soon in the franchise. “This could be a case of going to the Toy Story well too soon, too fast,” the review added.

Cultural critic John Nolte at Breitbart wrote, “Marvel releases two and three movies a year. You mean like that going to the well too soon?” Nolte mocked. “The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit came out every year. You mean like that going to the well too soon?”

“Well, three years ago, Toy Story 4 opened to $121 million. If these figures hold, Lightyear won’t do HALF that,” he wrote.

“Another thing to keep in mind is that there’s no competition,” Nolte added. “The only kiddie movie still in theaters is The Bad Guys, which opened all the way back in April. After the resounding success of Toy Story 4 and with a wide-open field at the box office, especially during the summer, especially over Father’s Day, there was never a better time to open Lightyear.”

‘Lightyear’ reportedly cost $200 million to produce and the company spent another $100 million at a minimum for worldwide promotion. With a $300 million price tag, Lightyear will need to gross around $550 to $650 million worldwide to simply break even. Nolte at Breitbart says it’s “pretty unlikely” that the film will reach this amount in gross revenue.


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