Tim Allen wasn’t too impressed with the new Light year film.
The 69-year-old actor shared his thoughts during a recent interview with in additionexplaining why he wasn’t involved in the film, despite having Buzz Lightyear’s voice in the first four toy story movies. Allen claimed he chose to “stay out” of the project because he didn’t believe it had anything to do with the character.
“Like I said a long time ago, we talked about it many years ago,” he explained. “It came up in one of the sessions; I said what a fun movie that would be.
A spin-off prequel to toy story franchise, the new Pixar film tells the story of Buzz Lightyear, a space ranger who inspired the action figure featured in the original toy story payments. Actor Chris Evans was tapped to voice the title character instead of Allen, sparking controversy among fans.
The Home improvement alum said in addition we made him believe Light year spinoffs would be live action rather than animation. He also pointed out that some of the original Toy Story executives weren’t involved in the prequel.
“The brass that did the first four movies, it’s just a whole new team that really has nothing to do with the first movies,” he said, presumably referring to Pixar co-founder, John Lasseter, who directed the first two Toy Story films. “His [Tom] Hanks and me. There really isn’t toy storyit’s Buzz without Woody. I’m a plot guy…it seemed like a great adventure story. As I see it, it’s not a great adventure story. It’s a wonderful story. It just doesn’t seem to have anything to do with the toy. He has nothing to do with Buzz. It’s just that there is no connection. I wish there was a better connection.
You can watch the full interview above.