Tim Allen is one of the few open Republicans in Hollywood.
He constantly catches flak for his political views.
Now Allen announced he’s back for Toy Story 5 and leftists are not happy.
Disney needs some victories after a string of bad decisions.
Returning CEO Bob Iger—who replaced his hand-picked successor Bob Chapek—announced that the popular Toy Story animated series would be getting a fifth installment.
Toy Story is one of Disney’s most critically and financially successful brands, so going back to the well makes sense.
And Tim Allen, who voiced Buzz Lightyear in the previous four films, announced that he’s back for the next one.
Allen wrote, “See ya soon Woody, you are a sad strange little man and you have my pity. And off we go to a number 5! To infinity and beyond!”
See ya soon Woody, you are a sad strange little man and you have my pity. And off we go to a number 5! To infinity and beyond! pic.twitter.com/bwRzE487Vi
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) February 9, 2023
While it seemed like a no-brainer that Allen would be back, he was not in the film Lightyear, which was a story based on the “real” Buzz Lightyear.
Buzz was played by actor Chris Evans, much to the excitement of “woke” fans were delighted to see Allen replaced.
However, Lightyear turned out to be a disappointment for Disney.
Many speculated that the weak box office was partly because of the inclusion of a lesbian relationship in the children’s movie.
Evans even called the people who did not appreciate the LGBT messaging in the movie “idiots.”
He elaborated, “The real truth is those people are idiots…Every time there’s been social advancement as we wake up, the American story, the human story is one of constant social awakening and growth and that’s what makes us good.”
It’s unclear how “awakening growth” means putting obvious propaganda in kids’ entertainment.
At first, Allen stayed quiet about not being a part of Lightyear.
He eventually came clean and said, “The short answer is I’ve stayed out of this because it has nothing to do [with my character]…This is a whole new team that really had nothing to do with the first movies…It’s a wonderful story…It just doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy, and it’s a little…I don’t know. It just has no relationship to Buzz. It’s just no connection. I wish there was a better connection to this.”
Others in Hollywood were baffled by the absence of Allen in Lightyear.
Tom Hanks, who plays Woody in the series, said he did not “understand” why Buzz was recast.
Pro-life actress Patricia Heaton said, “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 in the role that he originated, the role that he owns. Tim IS Buzz! Why would they completely castrate this iconic, beloved character?”
Those who cheered the addition of Evans are undoubtedly grumbling at the return of Allen, who ripped the cancel culture he was witnessing in Hollywood.
After Donald Trump’s inauguration in 2017, Allen told Jimmy Kimmel, “This is like ‘30s Germany. I don’t know what happened. If you’re not part of the group: ‘You know what we believe is right,’ I go ‘Well, I might have a problem with that.’”
Hopefully the unhinged wokeness is beginning to recede.