Disney Releases Outtakes of Robin Williams Recording ‘The Genie’ for “Aladdin”

Robin Williams The Gene for Aladdin
Photo Courtesy: Walt Disney Studios

NEW YORK — October 10, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — Almost 25 years after Robin Williams recorded the voice for the “Genie” in Walt Disney’s “Aladdin,” Disney is releasing the “Aladdin Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack” with never-before seen outtakes of Williams in the recording studio.

In 1992, Disney’s animated classic Aladdin became a hit with adults and children alike, with much credit due to the performance of Robin Williams as the unforgettable genie. To promote the release, the film’s directors, composer and voices behind the film appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and paid tribute to William’s genius.

“It was amazing working with Robin, absolutely incredible,” said composer Alan Menken.

Co-director John Musker said, “We wrote the part with Robin in mind. We didn’t know if he would do it. We were totally walking down the plank; if he didn’t want to do it, we were in big trouble because the whole concept was built around Robin — fortunately, he agreed to do it.”

Co-director Ron Clemens added, “Nobody else could be the Genie.  We recorded him in four-hour sessions and he would be going for four-hours straight. By the end, he was just drenched in sweat. He had so much energy and so much passion.”

John Musker summed it up with, “He was the Genie. He was bigger than life.”

Video Courtesy: Good Morning America


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