New Buzz Lightyear character design has the internet terrified

Buzz Lightyear
Check out those eyebrows (Image credit: Pixar)

2020 has been full of shockers, but one last-minute plot twist has certainly set the internet abuzz this weekend. Pixar announced it is making a Toy Story spin-off film based on everybody's favourite space ranger, Buzz Lightyear. So far, so exciting – but when it revealed a first glimpse of Buzz's new character design, fans were a little confused by his unsettlingly realistic face.

The announcement (below) revealed that the new film, Lightyear, will be released in June 2022, with the titular character voiced by Chris Evans. Not only were fans unhappy to hear that Tim Allen wouldn't be returning to voice the character, but many were left wondering what had happened to Buzz's toyish good looks. (Check out our character design guide if you're looking for inspiration.)

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.