Patricia Heaton slams Disney for replacing Tim Allen as ‘Buzz Lightyear’: Why ‘castrate’ beloved character?

Actress blasts Disney for nixing Tim Allen as ‘Buzz LightYear’, asks why they would ‘castrate’ the beloved character

Actress Patricia Heaton blasted Disney/Pixar for replacing her friend Tim Allen, who is the iconic voice of Buzz Lightyear, with actor Chris Evans in a new origin story about the beloved character.

The new film “Lightyear” just won’t be the same without Allen, according to many out there including Heaton.

“Saw the trailer for Buzz Lightyear and all I can say is Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake in not casting my pal [Tim Allen],” the 64-year-old “Everybody Loves Raymond” alum tweeted to her hundreds of thousands of followers. “Tim Allen in the role that he originated, the role that he owns. Tim IS Buzz! Why would they completely castrate this iconic, beloved character?”

“Ok, so the current Buzz Lightyear movie is an origin story – but the reason the character became so beloved is because of what [Tim Allen] created,” Heaton argued in a second tweet. “Why remove the one element that makes us want to see it? [stupidHollywooddecisions].”

Chris Evans is the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s spin-off film, which technically centers on a different character than the one Allen played in the Toy Story movies, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“Evans’ Lightyear is the interstellar action hero on whom Allen’s character, a toy version of Buzz, is based. As director Angus MacLane previously told EW, ‘In the Toy Story universe, [Lightyear] would be like a movie that maybe Andy would have seen, that would have made him want a Buzz Lightyear figure,'” the outlet disjointedly and lamely reported, justifying the change in voices for the movie.

“Tim’s version of Buzz is a little goofier and is a little dumber, and so he is the comic relief. In this film, Buzz is the action hero. He’s serious and ambitious and funny, but not in a goofy way that would undercut the drama,” MacLane told Vanity Fair, “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.”

It’s not just Americans who are livid with Disney/Pixar over the reworked story. A number of Middle-Eastern countries have also banned the upcoming movie because it features a same-sex kiss.

The scene was allegedly cut from the movie in the beginning but was reinserted after Disney got into a battle with Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) over the Parental Rights in Education bill. That piece of legislation was misnomered as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill by the left.

Tim Allen and Patricia Heaton are both conservatives in Hollywood and have come under intense heat because of their political leanings. But that has not deterred Allen.

Three hours after Heaton’s tweet, a politically fearless Allen made this Disney-themed quip that again set leftists on Twitter afire.

“Took some kids to Disneyland and overheard a 13 year old boy wondering if he may be pansexual since he loves skillets,” Allen tweeted.

“Lightyear,” which features the voices of Keke Palmer, Taika Waititi, James Brolin, Peter Sohn, and Uzo Aduba, hits theaters on Friday, June 17.

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