The artists & animators behind Disney's "Aladdin" pay tribute to Robin Williams

August 13, 2014 1:54 AM

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The artists & animators behind Disney's "Aladdin" pay tribute to Robin Williams

Robin Williams spent an awful lot of time working at the Mouse House. Few people today remember that Robin's first starring role -- the title character in 1980's Popeye -- was actually a Walt Disney Productions / Paramount Pictures co-production. Or that three of Williams' best-reviewed dramatic turns -- Adrian Cronauer in 1987's Good Morning, Vietnam, John Keating in 1989's Dead Poets Society and Sean Maguire in 1997's Good Will Hunting -- were released by Disney-owned studios.

Sure, there were other Mouse-related roles along the way -- the absent minded professor in 1997's Flubber ; Andrew, the android-who-longed-to-be-human in 1999's Bicentennial Man ; and Dan Rayburn, the put-upon Pop in 2009's Old Dogs. Not to mention the two Disney theme attractions that Williams work...

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