Buzz Lightyear’s origins are more mysterious than you might think. The animators who created Toy Story thought that the action figure would live a life similar to that of Buzz. However, the real truth is that Lightyear actually lived the life he imagined in the first movie, and there are many connections between these two characters. It all starts with a song played by Scorpius in “Home on the Range.”
The first film in the series, Toy Story, introduced Buzz Lightyear as a space ranger. Lightyear, who is voiced by Chris Evans, inspired the toy astronaut in the “Toy Story” universe. In the second film, Lightyear and his team are trapped on an unknown planet for a year. In this movie, Buzz and his team are confronted by a mysterious enemy called the Zurg, who looks like a super-human Darth Vader.
While Lightyear has a connection to “Toy Story” movies, it is also set before the original series. While it is set before the original films, the plot is connected to the original series, despite its different time period. In fact, Lightyear is the first film to feature Chris Evans as the voice of Buzz. However, his emergence from the toy world will give him an even deeper connection with the other Toy Story movies.
While the original Toy Story movies featured Buzz Lightyear, the sequels focused on the toy Buzz. By combining the two stories, Pixar was able to tell a brand new origin story for Buzz Lightyear, the fictional character. The human Buzz Lightyear shared the same love of flying and became a Space Ranger. While Lightyear is an entirely different character than the human Buzz, he has retained the heroic spirit of his original counterpart.