The late Don Rickles passed away this past Thursday at age 90. Known for his role as Mr. Potato Head in the Toy Story films, it was expected that he would return for the role. One of the best and funniest parts of the original trilogy of films, his performance will surely be missed.
Rickles’ rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the late actor did not record any new material for his role in the forthcoming film as Pixar had been brushing up the film’s script and Rickles hadn’t been invited yet to record his lines. It isn’t clear how big of a role Mr. Potato Head has in the film.
Going forward, we’re not sure how Rickles’ death will impact the film. It’s possible that the character will be scrapped entirely for the sequel, or another voice actor could be brought in. However, Pixar could potentially use some of Rickle’s previously recorded material for the film.
Details surrounding the film’s plot have been kept under wraps.
The upcoming sequel is co-directed by John Lasseter and Josh Cooley and stars Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, and Patricia Arquette.
Toy Story 4 hits theaters on June 21, 2019.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The Walt Disney Animation Library, Ranked From Worst To Best
Disney had made an unconventional “franchise” out of remaking its animated classics as live-action blockbusters. Combined with their Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars stables, it has ensured the company’s continued domination in the film sphere. Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book were at the forefront of that charge the last few years. Now, with Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters (our review here), now is a great time to look back at Disney’s amazing animated catalog and how they stack up against each other.
Disney has had a lot of animated films released theatrically or direct-to-video, sometimes in collaboration with other studios. This list specifically focuses on those from the Walt Disney Animation department, so sorry Brave Little Toaster fans, of which I’m one. No Pixar flicks either, but fans of that studio are in luck, as we ranked their films last summer. You can check that list out below.
I haven’t seen Saludos Amigos, Make Music Mine, Song of the South, Melody Time, Fun and Fancy Free, & The Three Caballeros, hence their exclusion. Naturally, we’ll most likely disagree about the specific ordering. Let’s think of it as a conversation starter. I’d love to hear what you guys think in the comments!
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