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Buzz Lightyear Mascot Has Been Swapped For An Actual Human At Disneyland Parks

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Buzz Lightyear Mascot Has Been Swapped For An Actual Human At Disneyland Parks

It seems that the Buzz Lightyear mascot has been swapped for an actual human at Disneyland.

Now that Lightyear is in cinemas, it looks like Disney want to switch things up by giving the character a new-look at their theme parks.

Watch below to see human Buzz in action:

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The announcement has been shared on the Laughing Place social media page, which read: "To Infinity & Beyond!

"After years of appearing as a 'costumed character' at Disney Parks, Buzz Lightyear is now greeting Disneyland Park guests as a face character, inspired by his new look from Disney-Pixar’s Lightyear."

However, fans don't really know what to make of it.

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One person wrote: "Oh no. Bring back toy version Buzz."

While a second pondered: "So is the toy version of Buzz Lightyear being replaced by the face version of Buzz Lightyear?"

People don't really know what to make of it. Credit: YouTube/laughingplace
People don't really know what to make of it. Credit: YouTube/laughingplace

Someone else joked: "Did you meet Buzz light year, nah just some random dork in a spacesuit."

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A fourth thought: "I love how the masked, toy version of Buzz is iconic and recognisable, while the face, human version of Buzz just looks like some guy in a spacesuit."

Another added: "Does anyone know his name? It's just for educational purposes."

UNILAD have contacted Disney for comment.

Now that Lightyear is in cinemas, it looks like Disney want to switch things up by giving the character a new-look at their theme parks. Credit: YouTube/laughingplace
Now that Lightyear is in cinemas, it looks like Disney want to switch things up by giving the character a new-look at their theme parks. Credit: YouTube/laughingplace
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Well, actor Taika Waititi has responded to the news that certain countries wanted to ban Lightyear due to a same-sex kiss. 

Actors Chris Evans and Taika Waititi were both promoting the film on ITV's This Morning on 13 June and decided to respond to the recent news regarding the kiss.

For some context, the same-sex kiss is shared between character Alicia (voiced by Uzo Aduba) and her partner, who is also a woman, in one particular scene from the upcoming Disney flick.

After the United Arab Emirates, along with other countries, put a ban on the film for this very reason, initially, the scene was said to be cut completely. Although, due to the wave of backlash from the LGBTQ+ community, the scene was put back in.

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"It's in, which is great, and you're right, one day it will be so nice just for this to not even be a talking point or like to go and watch a movie where that's just accepted." Credit: ITV
"It's in, which is great, and you're right, one day it will be so nice just for this to not even be a talking point or like to go and watch a movie where that's just accepted." Credit: ITV

On the show, Schofield asked the actors: "There is an LGTBQ storyline here which was a little bit controversial because there is the same-sex kiss, it was taken out, and it got put back in again.

"So, what's happened around here?"

Waititi replied with: "Well, I mean, it's in, right? It's in, which is great, and you're right, one day it will be so nice just for this to not even be a talking point or like to go and watch a movie where that's just accepted."

Waititi, referencing the countries who have chosen not to show it, said: "There's even [news] about one or two countries who you know are still [not going to show it].

"It's 2022 and they still, you know, they've got reactions to just to that idea of a same-sex couple then look, it's too bad.

"They don't get to watch the film and it's a great film."

If you have a story you want to tell, send it to UNILAD via [email protected]  

Featured Image Credit: Disney/Twitter/@TheAdamSass

Topics: Film & TV, Disney

Anish Vij
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