Sunday 17 December 2017

Disney releases never before seen footage of Robin Williams voicing Aladdins' Genie

Genie in Aladdin
Genie in Aladdin
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

In tribute to the late "comic genie-us" Robin Williams, Disney are sharing previously unseen clips of the late actor on a new DVD.

Cast members of the 1992 classic reunited on Good Morning America to reminisce about the iconic animation.

Robin Williams, the American actor and comedian and star of classic films including Mrs Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, and Dead Poet's Society, died on August 11 aged 63.
Robin Williams, the American actor and comedian and star of classic films including Mrs Doubtfire, Good Morning Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, and Dead Poet's Society, died on August 11 aged 63.

Almost 23 years after its original release, Disney bosses are preparing to release a digitally remastered version of the film next week.

The new version will feature never before seen outtakes of the late Robin Williams, who voiced the big blue genie.

Ahead of the re-release, the film's directors Ron Clements and John Musker have paid tribute to the iconic actor.

According to Musker, Williams was the only choice for voicing the genie.

Robin Williams
Robin Williams

“We were totally walking down the plank. If he said no, we were going to be in big trouble because the whole concept was built around Robin," he admitted.

Clements added, “There was nobody else who could be the genie, and fortunately he agreed to do it. He had so much energy and so much passion."

The re-release featuring the outtakes and bonus scenes will be available to buy on October 13th.

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