Lightyear is not a Toy Story movie


Lightyear’s director insists he didn’t make a Toy Story movie but set out instead to make a love letter for science fiction made between 1977 and 1987. Maybe, but I’ve always thought of Buzz Lightyear as a stand-in for Major Matt Mason, an astronaut-themed toy that was all the rage in the late 60s during the Apollo era.

Pixar's 'Lightyear' is 'ultimate love letter' to classic sci-fi, not a ...
Playtime is over. Next summer, Pixar will blast off for greener pastures located somewhere between infinity and beyond with an origin film centered around Buzz Lightyear, the intrepid explorer traversing the cosmos and eliminating galactic threats on behalf of Star Command. But this isn't the Buzz we know from the Toy Story franchise; it's the Buzz who inspired the bestselling toy.