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 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:
Robin Williams. The world just won’t be the same without the magic, inspiration and laughter you brought to us all. You will be very missed.
— Aladdin (@aladdin) August 12, 2014
and current Broadway incarnation of The Genie, James M. Iglehart, said
Bill Farmer, the voice of Goofy said:
Stunned to hear Robin Williams is gone! We became Disney Legends the same day. He was so kind, funny and amazing. Will miss him!
— Bill Farmer (@GoofyBill) August 12, 2014
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