Tim Allen Is Not So Canceled That He Can’t Go to Infinity and Beyond as Buzz Lightyear in ‘Toy Story 5’
Poor “beloved conservative actor” Tim Allen. Despite his long, successful run portraying Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story series, Disney canceled Allen from its woke prequel Lightyear purely based on his political beliefs — at least according to Townhall, the self-proclaimed “#1 conservative website.”
Allen fans weren’t happy, of course, blaming communists for Chris Evans getting the gig over the older actor. Makes sense — casting Evans is the perfect way to promote communal control of the means of production.
Hollywood buddies like Everybody Loves Raymond star Patricia Heaton also shook her fist, likening the casting of Evans to the character’s castration. Yeouch! That’s worse than anything evil Emperor Zurg, sworn enemy of the Galactic Alliance, ever tried.
Funny thing, though — while Disney was supposedly canceling Allen, the House of Mouse was simultaneously inking him to a deal for a new six-episode Santa Clause series. Allen ho-ho-hoed it on Disney+ in November, just about the same time Lightyear made its streaming debut.
Then Woke Disney re-upped The Santa Clauses for a second season before the first had even finished. Sounds like another socialist plot, although the commies’ motives in this case remain unclear. And what are we to make of Disney’s latest political move?
Truth of the matter is, multiple actors have played Buzz Lightyear over the years. In addition to Evans, Patrick “Puddy” Warburton voiced the character in the animated series Buzz Lightyear of Star Command. Actor Pat Fraley was the mouthpiece for several Buzz Lightyear toys, explains Snopes, just as Tom Hanks’ brother Jim did most of the talking for the real-life Woody action figures.
The good news for Allen? It looks like being canceled is going to keep him working for Disney for years into the future — and beyond.