Lightyear brings audiences back to the Toy Story universe and a genius theory [via Tiktok] suggests the movie may actually be a modern remake of the original movie that Andy watched as a kid.
Lightyear follows Buzz Lightyear (Chris Evans), a toy first introduced in the movie Toy Story in 1995. Buzz receiving his own movie has created a lot of conversation, debate, and theory about how Lightyear really fits in the wider Toy Story universe.
Lightyear begins with a title card with three short sentences, "In 1995 Andy got a toy. That toy was based on a movie. This is that movie." Pixar makes it clear that Lightyear is meant to be an in-universe movie that Andy saw, making him fall in love with the Buzz Lightyear toy.
If Andy did see the movie in 1995, that would mean within the Toy Story universe, Lightyear would need to come out prior to 1995.Read more on screenrant.com