Toy Story 4: Yes, The Late Don Rickles Is Still Mr. Potato Head

The Toy Story franchise has been around for over 20 years, and along the way, we’ve lost a couple of key actors. Prior to the recording of Toy Story 3, Jim Varney, who played Slinky Dog, passed away, forcing Pixar to hire Blake Clark in his place. However, more recently, the great Don Rickles also passed away, potentially leaving another vacant spot in the original toy crew, as he played the character Mr. Potato Head in all three movies.

With the recent release of the Toy Story 4 trailer, many fans couldn’t help but notice that Mr. Potato Head didn’t say anything in it. That’s not to say that Pixar was intentionally hiding his lines, but given that Rickles passed away back in 2017, it was hard not to question whether or not he was quietly replaced for this fourth outing. Luckily, it looks like that isn’t the case. Director of the film, Josh Cooley, took to Twitter to make the revelation to curious fans. Here’s how he made the reveal.

RELATED – Toy Story 4 Villain Described As A Don Corleone Type

“‘Some people say funny things, I say things funny.’ -Don Rickles
All of his pieces may be replaceable, but his voice is not. Honored he signed on for TS4, honored he’s in TS4.”

Of course, it was never an assumed thing that Rickles didn’t voice the character. As many animation fans know, making these movies takes a hell of a lot of time and effort, and requires actors come in years in advance to record their lines. Sure, they may have to come in to do finalized lines as they start to tighten things, but on the whole, actors’ jobs are usually done long before the finished product is out.

Such appears to be the case with Rickles, which is great! We have no idea if Toy Story 4 will be the final outing for all these characters, but at least for now, we know most of the core cast remains intact.

Are you happy to hear about Rickles returning in Toy Story 4? Let us know down below!

Don’t forget to share this post on your Facebook and Twitter using the buttons at the top! Or you can react to the post down below!

SOURCE: Josh Cooley

Continue the LRM Online conversation on Discord by CLICKING HERE!

----- GenreVerse Have you checked out LRM Online’s official podcast feed yet The Genreverse Podcast Network? This includes our premiere podcast The Daily CoGBreaking Geek Radio: The Podcast, GeekScholars Movie News, Nerd Flix & Chill, Marvel Multiverse Mondays, Anime-Versal Review Podcast, and our Star Wars dedicated podcast The Cantina. Check it out by listening below. It's also available on all your favorite podcast apps! Subscribe on: Apple PodcastsSpotify |  SoundCloud | Stitcher | Google Play Grow Generation

Joseph Jammer Medina

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and contributor at LRM Online. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.

Read Previous

Tom Hanks In Talks To Play Elvis’ Manager Colonel Parker In Baz Luhrmann’s Biopic

Read Next

George Clooney Calls For Boycotts On Hotels Owned By The Sultan Of Brunei

This website is using Google Analytics. Please click here if you want to opt-out. Click here to opt-out.