Mr. Potato Head is a toy that is known and loved by children around the world. What’s more, the character has become even more famous thanks to his part in the Toy Story movies. The man who voiced the CGI character was Don Rickles – but he sadly passed away in 2017, without having recorded a line of dialogue for the fourth instalment of the animated franchise.
Given this, it hence seemed that the part of Mr. Potato Head would either have to be cut or passed on to a new voice actor. However, the film’s producers were able to find an alternative solution that would please both Rickles’ family and Mr. Potato Head’s fans, while paying tribute to the entertainer.
And this move will surely represent a final bow for Rickles’ lifetime in show business. Indeed, the comedian passed away in 2017 at the age of 90, after a long and distinguished career as a stand-up and as an actor. Yet to a younger generation of fans, Rickles will be best remembered as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story films.