Don Rickles hadn’t recorded his Mr. Potato Head lines for Toy Story 4
The upcoming Disney•Pixar film Toy Story 4 is set for a summer 2019 release and fans have been waiting to see the further adventures of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and friends since Toy Story 3 came out back in 2010. Sadly, The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the late comedian Don Rickles, who passed away at the age of 90 this past Thursday, had not yet recorded his lines for the role of Mr. Potato Head, which he has voiced since the first film in 1995. Toy Story 4 is reportedly in the middle of rewrites and Rickles had yet to be called in.
Toy Story 4 will be a love story with Woody and Bo Peep, and will pick up where Toy Story 3 left off, when Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of the series’ toy chest of characters were handed down to a little girl named Bonnie. That’s all we know about the story so far, though more could be revealed at this July’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. It’s certainly possible that earlier takes of Rickles voice could be used for the role. Just this past Friday, it was reported that Carrie Fisher’s brother Todd Fisher and her daughter Billie Lourd had given permission for earlier footage to be used for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars: Episode IX.
Toy Story 4 stars Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette and Joan Cusack. The film was written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, who both wrote and starred in Celeste and Jesse Forever. They’re working from a story idea by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter, and Lee Unkrich. It’s directed by Lasseter and Josh Cooley. Toy Story 4 will hit theaters on June 21, 2019.
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