Disney's First Lightyear Movie Knocked Buzz off His Pedestal for the Better

Disney's First Lightyear Movie Knocked Buzz off His Pedestal for the Better

Lightyear, Disney and Pixar’s upcoming animated feature about the “original” astronaut whose life story inspired the line of toys bearing his name, seems very much like the sort of movie that Toy Story’s Andy Davis—who was heading off to college when last we saw him—would be unabashedly excited to see. Even though this “new” Buzz doesn’t quite sound like the one from Andy’s childhood, it’s clear from Lightyear’s first trailer that they’re both pieces of the Buzz Lightyear™ brand and mythos that the studios have been tinkering with for well over two decades. One of the curious things about Lightyear is how much surface-level resemblance it appears to bear to Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins, director Tad Stones’ direct-to-video animated feature from 2000. The Adventure Begins, which …
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