Clause In Will Stops Disney From Using Robin Williams’ ‘Aladdin’ Outtakes in a Sequel

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – November 9, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — Robin Williams has made sure his vocal ‘outtakes’ will not be used by Disney in an “Aladdin” Sequel.

A former and unnamed Disney executive revealed that there’s enough of the actor’s lines from the original 1991 recording sessions of “Aladdin” that wound up on the cutting-room floor for the company to use them to make a fourth installment of the “Aladdin” franchise, according to the Times of London.

Williams’ will prevents Disney from using his name, taped performances or voice recordings for 25 years after his death.

“When he was on form, the hyperactive motormouth we love from ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ and ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ was making 30 jokes a minute,” the executive added.

“Now, because he insisted on a final say on such material, [the jokes] will remain in the vaults.”

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Such a move protects the actor’s widow and three children from incurring estate penalties due to his posthumous earnings.

Three movies that were filmed before the Oscar-wining actor’s death — “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas,” “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” and “Absolutely Anything” — have been posthumously released.

Susan Williams, who wed the late comedian in 2011, revealed last week that Williams was suffering from a rare brain disorder, Lewy body dementia, at the time of his suicide in August 2014. It had been misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s prior to his death.

“This disease is like a sea monster with 50 tentacles of symptoms that show when they want,” Susan told ABC News. “It’s chemical warfare in the brain. And we can’t find it until someone dies, definitively. There is no cure.”


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