Aladdin is one of Disney's most beloved animated classics — and a big part of that is due to the hilarious character of the Genie, played by the late Robin Williams!
Now, the 1992 film is being digitally re-released, along with never-before-seen clips from the House Of Mouse that feature outtakes of Williams' vocal work!
On Thursday's Good Morning America, the cast and creators of the Arabian tale sat down to share memories of the Oscar winner and his part in the movie's long-lasting impact!
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Ron Clements, who co-wrote and co-directed the movie, said there was "nobody else that could be the Genie," explaining that the part was written with Williams in mind. He elaborated:
"Fortunately he agreed to do it, and he worked so hard. We would record in four-hour sessions. He would be going four hours straight. We would have practically four hours of recording and by the end he was just drenched. He would have so much energy and so much passion."
Co-writer/director John Musker agreed, saying Williams "was the Genie, he was bigger than life."
Check out the clip (below) for never-before-seen footage of the late Hollywood legend recording unused dialogue, jokes, and impressions — but get some tissues first!
[Image via ABC.]
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