Don Rickles will be making a posthumous appearance in Toy Story 4.
The late comedian, who died in 2017 at the age of 90, will still voice the iconic Mr. Potato Head in the upcoming sequel, director Josh Cooley confirmed with Entertainment Weekly.
If you didn’t know, Don voiced the character in all of the previous three movies, including the 1995 original.
“Of course we loved Don obviously, and after he passed, his family contacted us and asked if there was any way that we could create a performance using the recordings that we had. Now, he signed to be in Toy Story 4. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to record him for the film,” the director said.
“But we went through, jeez, 25 years of everything we didn’t use for Toy Story 1, 2, 3, the theme parks, the ice capades, the video games — everything that he’s recorded for Mr. Potato Head. And we were able to do that. And so I’m very honored that they asked us to do that, and I’m very honored that he’s in the film. Nobody can replace him.”
Toy Story 4 is set to hit theaters on June 21.