When asked by Entertainment Tonight Canada (via YouTube) why he decided to take on the role of a subtly different Buzz in “Lightyear,” Evans had one big reason for starring in the film — he loves animation and wanted to be with it have been working the studio for years.
“I just wanted to work with Pixar. I’ve loved Pixar since the first Toy Story movie and I’m a big animation fan in general,” he said. The actor then recalled a phone meeting with Pixar and its representatives. “If you get a call with everyone on it, it’s either really good news or really bad news,” he explained, saying that everyone on his team wanted to be on the call because they were happy for him and happy that Pixar it wanted to offer him the role. “I kind of said, ‘Look, whatever this is, I’ll do it.'”
Lightyear isn’t Evans’ only foray into voice acting. Per IMDb, he has portrayed various characters on Adult Swim’s “Robot Chicken,” provided the voice of Casey Jones for 2007’s “TMNT,” and was Stewart Stanton in the movie “Battle for Terra.”