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Closer Weekly can exclusively reveal that Don Rickles will be reprising his role as the voice of the classic kids toy Mr. Potato Head in Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 4!
“They just signed me to do the fourth Toy Story,” he exclusively reveals to Closer.
“We start [work on it] in September, and I’m very delighted with that," the 89-year-old funnyman says.
Don voices the Mr. Potato Head character in the Toy Story films. (Photo Credit: R/R)
Don tells Closer, “When John [Lasseter] approached me for the first one, I said, 'I don't do comedy with cartoons, dummies and toys. Leave me alone.' And [John] said, 'No, you're gonna love this!' Then he told me the money and how nice it was going to be and, I said, 'Yeah, I can give it a try.' All of a sudden it's going on 17 years."
It doesn’t look like Don plans to stop anytime soon either. "I just turned 89. My head is still there,” he explains. "I know that it's healthy to keep working, and I enjoy being on the stage. My wife always travels with me, so we manage. As long as an audience shows up and laughs, I'm there. I'm delighted.”
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