Find out the curiosities of “Lightyear” before its big premiere

What will be your favorite “Buzz” in the next “Lightyear” movie? Tim Allen’s, who brought the character to life in all four “Toy Story” films, or the possible freshness and confidence that Chris Evans will impart in this new adventure? It’s up to you to choose wisely this June 17, but be sure that the former Avenger has great respect, admiration and esteem for the artist who marked the childhood of many with this saga of films, reported Vanity Fair.

In this sense, the actor alleges that this chambita was an “intimidating challenge”. “I used Tim Allen as a guide. He did such a good job and he would be a fool if he didn’t recognize the work that he did. But he couldn’t just make a shameless impression. I kind of had to create my own understanding of the character and try to make some new footprints in the snow while paying tribute to the great job he did,” Evans said at the film’s world premiere in Hollywood.

Eventually, the artist behind the lofty “Captain America” ​​felt comfortable enough to do his own rendition. “And part of that was lowering the tone of my voice. I basically have to lower the register of my voice in everything I do.

And why was Allen ruled out?

The director of “Lightyear”, Angus MacLane, confessed that he did not choose Tim Allen this time with the intention of restoring a contrast between the two Buzz.

While Allen’s is more fun and playful, Chris Evans’s is characterized by his seriousness and conviction to save the day, just like the hero he is destined to be.

“Tim’s version of Buzz is a bit dumber, so he’s the comic relief. In this movie, Buzz is the action hero. He is serious, ambitious, and funny, but not in a goofy way that would undermine the drama. Chris Evans has the gravitas and movie star quality that our character needed to separate him and the movie from the toy version of Tim in Toy Story.”

On the other hand, one of the premises of the film is to promote respect and inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community through a kiss with two main characters of the proposal.

“It’s amazing, and I really take my hat off to Disney and Pixar for having that kiss as part of this story. The kiss is a greeting and a gesture of love that is tender. It establishes who they are as people, but it is not the singular identifier of who any of them are. Seeing a loving gay couple in a meaningful way is important to everyone,” said Uzo Aduba, who stars as Alisha Hawthorne.

other curiosities

The change of the voice actor is not the only peculiarity that you will find in “Lightyear”, but also the new image of its main antagonist, the evil Emperor Zurg.

Unlike what we saw in “Toy Story 2” or in the animated series focused on our favorite space guardian, this character looks much more imposing and dangerous in this project.

In an interview he gave to Murphy’s Multiverse, we learned that the director has his otaku streak, since he was inspired by the Mecha genre (series focused on robots) to structure Zurg and what is most impressive is that he brought up a anime that was broadcast by the defunct Fox Kids network and that today very few know, «Patlabor«.

“Interestingly, I started as an intern at Pixar in January 1997 and the first thing I did was help design the Zurg robot. That one is a bit more influenced by the Japanese Jumbo Machinder type of toy.…Whereas our Zurg is a bit more influenced by, I’d say, an actual robotic representation of Japanese anime. It’s a bit more Patlabor or Gundam,” he commented.

What will happen now?

In addition, those childish or ridiculous aspects that defined him in the “Toy Story” movie had to be removed.

“There are things we needed to do narratively. Like, he can’t have a skirt. That was done for nonsense for ‘Toy Story 2’. We needed it to have legs, but if he puts the legs together, they form the skirt. The layer is treated in another way. So we wanted to take that idea and bring it into our world, but still make it amazing. I say, ‘What would be the best way to do Zurg?’ So we changed the design, but kept it in the language of this movie,” he said.

On the other hand, it is worth remembering that a parody of “Star Wars” was made in the second tape of the living toys, where Zurg confesses that he is Buzz’s father. It will remain to test in “Lightyear” if it was just a reference or if this pair really share blood ties.



Find out the curiosities of “Lightyear” before its big premiere