Xavier Dolan, the new voice of Buzz Lightyear

Xavier Dolan was six years old when he watched the first part of the saga toy story 1995 with his family in the cinema. It is therefore with a mixture of joy and amazement that he re-enters this universe, voicing the character of Buzz Lightyear in the French version of the film dedicated to the famous astronaut.

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“I grew up watching these films,” Xavier confided to Dolan in a granted phone interview protocol Tuesday. I discovered her indoors, with my family and friends. I was a kid when the first two came out and an adult when the third came out. I was obviously super excited to be a part of the new film.

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light year chronicles the early exploits of Buzz Lightyear, the brave space cop who inspired little Andy’s favorite character in the franchise films toy story. Xavier Dolan watched the feature film in preparation for his voice acting lessons and said he was “happy and moved” to discover the character of Buzz’s colleague, a black lesbian woman who marries another woman and has one with him raising boys. A kissing scene showing the homosexual couple has also earned the film a ban in several countries in the Middle East and Asia.

“I felt it was very powerful and very valuable that Disney-Pixar created a character like that,” says the actor and filmmaker.


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“I’ve always loved Pixar films, but as a kid I always looked in vain for those stories that were too commercial to incorporate more progressive and modern notions of ‘queer’ characters. Seeing how this type of character develops in a large scale film today gives me hope for little girls and little boys who at a normal age might be able to understand more than there are all possible scenarios from an identity point of view and that we are can do who we want, how we want.

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Xavier Dolan has been in the dubbing industry for 25 years. He has voiced over 200 films and television series and regularly lends his voice to several well-known actors, including Timothée Chalamet, Nicholas Hoult, Harris Dickinson, Eddie Redmayne and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

“Funnily enough, I regularly meet some of these actors that I voice,” he says, laughing. They know I’m doubling them and we’ll talk about it together. It is very funny.”

As a director, Xavier Dolan is currently finalizing the editing of his first television series, The night Laurier Gaudreault woke upexpected next fall at Club illico.

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