Don Rickles did not record new material for `Toy Story 4`

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Los Angeles [USA], Apr. 10 (ANI): Mr. Potato Head has lost his voice! A representative to Don Rickles, who died a few days back at the age of 90, has confirmed that the legendary comedian had not yet recorded new material for 'Toy Story 4,' reports The Hollywood Reporter. Pixar has been doing rewrites on the film, and Rickles had not yet been called in to record his voice tracks for Mr. Potato Head's role in the fourth film. The legendary comedian voiced the loudmouth spud in the Toy Story movies, beginning with the John Lasseter-directed original in 1995. Pixar's chief creative officer, John Lasseter remembered Rickles in a statement released by Pixar, lauding the comedian as "a comic genius, and here at Pixar we were honored to also call him a friend." The plot of the film and how big of a role Mr. Potato Head plays in it are still unknown, but it is possible that Rickles could still be included in Toy Story 4, using previously recorded material from the prior films. This approach was taken following the accidental death of Paul Walker while 'Furious 7' was in production and similarly, in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', a 1977 version of Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia says the film's final line, "Hope." 'Toy Story 4' directed by John Lasseter and Josh Clooney, will see Tom Hanks and Tim Allen returning to voice Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear. The movie is set for a June 2019 release. (ANI)