• Wed, Sep 30 2009

Tim Allen Gives Buzz Lightyear a Thumbs Up

Comedy superstar Tim Allen, who provides the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Disney*Pixar’s “Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2” and the upcoming “Toy Story 3,” offered an official thumbs up to the space ranger this week for spending more than 15 months in space onboard the International Space Station as part of a NASA-Disney educational outreach collaboration.

Buzz returned home aboard Space Shuttle Discovery STS-128 on September 11. He’ll be treated to a ticker-tape parade down Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida on Oct. 2, which coincides with the big-screen return of “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2”—this time in a Disney Digital 3D double-feature. The Toy Story celebration culminates in a brand new adventure starring Buzz and Woody: “Toy Story 3”— in theaters June 18, 2010.

TOY STORY 3

ABOUT THE MOVIES

TOY STORY — They’re toys, they talk—at least when people aren’t around—and they’re back… celebrating the return of the “Toy Story” franchise—this time in Disney Digital 3Dä! TOY STORY, the film that started it all, takes moviegoers back to that fantastic fun-filled journey, viewed mostly through the eyes of two rival toys— Woody (voice of TOM HANKS), the lanky, likable cowboy, and Buzz Lightyear (voice of TIM ALLEN), the fearless space ranger. The comically-mismatched duo eventually learn to put aside their differences when circumstances separate them from their owner Andy and they find themselves on a hilarious adventure-filled mission where the only way they can survive is to form an uneasy alliance.

TOY STORY 2 — Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 2 picks up as Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggin (voice of WAYNE KNIGHT) kidnaps Woody (voice of TOM HANKS), who discovers that he is a highly valued collectible from a 1950s TV show called “Woody’s Roundup.” He meets the other prized toys from that show – Jessie the cowgirl (voice of JOAN CUSACK), Bullseye the horse and Stinky Pete the Prospector (voice of KELSEY GRAMMER). Back at the scene of the crime, Buzz Lightyear (voice of TIM ALLEN) and the gang – Mr. Potato Head (voice of DON RICKLES), Slinky Dog (voice of the late JIM VARNEY), Rex (voice of WALLACE SHAWN) and Hamm (voice of JOHN RATZENBERGER) – spring into action to rescue their pal from winding up as a museum piece. The toys get into one predicament after another in their daring race to get Woody home before Andy returns.

Source & Image Credit: Ph: Eric Charbonneau ©Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

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  • http://www.laughfactory.com den

    Having met Tim Allen at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood (every Thursday), I can tell you that he is just as much of a hero as his character Buzz Lightyear (without the backpack of course!).