In the first Toy Story, Buzz Lightyear found out that he wasn't actually a space ranger. However, that turned out to not be entirely true, as an actual Buzz action figure made its way to the International Space Station back in 2008, and stayed there for 15 months, helping astronauts conduct some research. If Buzz were human, he'd hold the record for having stayed the longest time in outer space.
A few years have passed since the 12-inch space ranger went up into space, and Disney and Pixar have decided to donate our little plastic hero to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, where he will be displayed this coming summer. Pixar and Buzz must be very proud.
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People around the world will also be able to visit another Pixar character starting in May. Merida, the studio's first ever female protagonist and the hero in Pixar's upcoming film Brave, will now be greeting guests at the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts in Anaheim, California and Orlando, Florida respectively. By the looks of the concept art, it looks like meeting with Merida will be quite a remarkable experience! Head on over to the Disney Parks Blog for more info.
Will you be visiting either Buzz or Merida (or both)?