Patricia Heaton Responds (Again) After Director Explains Why Tim Allen’s Not In Lightyear

There are a number of reasons experts could suggest as to why Pixar’s latest, Lightyear, struggled to make a dent at the weekend box office. Families might be willing to wait until an animated movie reaches Disney+ where they can watch it at their leisure. And some audience members might still have been confused over what Lightyear actually WAS, with the director having to explain why crucial elements of the Toy Story franchise weren’t part of this story… including original voice actor, Tim Allen. Sitcom veteran Patricia Heaton made headlines recently when she vocally complained that Pixar blew it by not getting Allen to return for the movie. Now that the movie is underperforming at the box office, Heaton is back on social media, telling her followers:

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This was posted on Twitter in a follow up to Patricia Heaton wondering why Chris Evans is voicing Buzz Lightyear in the new film Lightyearand not Home Improvement star Tim Allen, as the actor has done for decades. As we pointed out in our Lightyear review, the movies because it found a clever way into the Toy Story mythology, delivering to Pixar fans the movie that young Andy watched as a child that made him want to own a Buzz Lightyear toy in the first place. It’s basically Pixar’s excuse to make their own sci-fi adventure movie, with an ending that set up potential sequels. Based on the movie’s performance with audiences, those sequels are unlikely to happen.

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