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Disney Channel to air Aladdin in Robin Williams Tribute

The four main Disney channels will be showing Disney’s “Aladdin” several times this week as part of a tribute to the late great Robin Williams. Here’s when you can catch them (all times Eastern and Pacific): Saturday at 9am and 6:30pm, Disney Channel Saturday at… Read More »Disney Channel to air Aladdin in Robin Williams Tribute

Reactions from the world of Disney to Death of Disney Legend Robin Williams


Reactions to the death of comic genius Robin Williams are coming in from across the entertainment industry and around the globe. Although Williams had a hot and cold relationship with The Walt Disney Company, there is no denying his influence and role in the success of the studio.

Chair and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger on the passing of Disney Legend Robin Williams:

“We’re deeply saddened by the loss of Robin Williams, a wonderfully gifted man who touched our hearts and never failed to make us laugh.

An incredible actor and a comedic genius, Robin will always be remembered for bringing some of the world’s favorite characters to life, from his zany alien on ABC’s Mork & Mindy to the irascible genie in Disney’s Aladdin.

He was a true Disney Legend, a beloved member of our family, and he will be sorely missed.

We join Robin’s friends and fans everywhere in mourning, and offer our thoughts and condolences to his family during this difficult time.”

As mentioned in my brief summary of his career, Williams was made a Disney Legend in 2009. I want to use this post to collect reactions from around the Disney world to his much too early passing.

The Disney Theatrical Broadway production of Aladdin tweeted:

and current Broadway incarnation of The Genie, James M. Iglehart, said

Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy said:

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EPCOT Story: The Gift of Light

There are a lot of Hidden Mickeys and even a few Walt Disney tributes. But did you know about a special tribute to Walt’s brother. This lantern at the Japan Pavilion in EPCOT was a gift to Roy O. Disney from Emperor Horihoto.  But it… Read More »EPCOT Story: The Gift of Light

Inappropriate Deaths of Disney Characters

I really shouldn’t post the Disney version of the latest, and very misogynist, meme – exploding actresses. But the Exploding Disney Princesses video is also creative and very funny. There’s just a smidgen of gore, but it’s not too bad. The force behind Exploding Actresses… Read More »Inappropriate Deaths of Disney Characters

Wyland honors Pixar’s Finding Nemo with Painting

Wyland, a renowned marine life artist and conservationist, has many popular Disney themed paintings, some of which are worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. He also has a gallery at Walt Disney World, so this tie-in is more than natural. To honor the Pixar movie… Read More »Wyland honors Pixar’s Finding Nemo with Painting