Pixar boss John Lasseter spends a little time describing how Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear came to be. Turns out Buzz has a little bit of G.I. Joe in him. And his color palate came straight from the heart.
thank god someone was here to tell us where the name 'buzz lightyear' came from cause i'm not sure i would have been able to put that together without help. someone explain 'mr. potato head' next.
i do enjoy his childlike enthusiasm for the minutest of details on the action figure. i think that's the difference between disney and pixar for me. pixar is all about being a child yourself to best produce something a child would enjoy. disney feels more driven by a group of regression models that predict what kids will like 18 months from now.