The Weary Lightyear director once again tries to explain how the real Lightyear is or isn’t

The Weary Lightyear director once again tries to explain how the real Lightyear is or isn’t

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Light yearthe new movie of Pixar it is Position kind of in the venerable studio toy story universe, opens with a three-line text analysis that is, essentially, a Hail Mary pass to explain the entire premise of the film: “In 1995, Andy received a toy. This toy comes from his favorite movie. It’s that movie. It’s actually a marvel of screenplay ingenuity, apparently provided by producer Andrew Stanton in an effort to clear up the confusion resulting from a cinematic premise that was only ever clear intermittentlyvis-a-vis how “real” or “unreal” the movie is supposed to be in regards to the broader toy story world.

And even! And even, Uproxx still posted an interview with the film’s director, Angus MacLane, tonight which stirs up these intergalactic waters a little. Led by writer Mike Ryan, this is, by Ryan’s own assertion, an incredibly stupid article, despite MacLane’s best efforts to note that the whole premise was really just an excuse. TO DO “ a cool sci-fi movie.

Which is all well and good, except MacLane immediately blows all the vanity of this little title crawl, revealing that the Buzz doll played by Tim Allen in toy story is not based on the movie Light year it’s about to be in theaters; it’s actually based on a cartoon based on that film, with MacLane drawing direct comparisons to animated series The Real Ghostbusters. (Does the anime series Buzz Lightyear from Star Commandthat existed in our world? Ryan’s failure to answer this question is damning.) We don’t know Why MacLane felt moved to note this, but it forces him to admit that Tim Allen, who presumably provided the voice for Animated Buzz and his dolls, while the version of Light year was played by a time-shifted Chris Evans (see: Avengers: Endgame) could be called Lorenzo Music of the toy story universe. Then they talk about Rhodes. It’s a wild interview.

Tragically, at no point does either side address the issue that is currently driving us mad: in the fiction of Light year, are the toys also secretly sentient, watching their masters age and die each year? How does Sox the Robot Cat fit into this sinister synthetic cosmology? Are we real, or just a dream Buzz Lightyear once had? We need to know!

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