How Aladdin Changed Animation (by Screwing Over Robin Williams)

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  • Published on:  Monday, May 20, 2019
  • "After all, you've lied to everyone else, I was starting to feel left out."

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    Sources and Citations:

    “Episode Dated February 2, 1994.” Des O'Connor Tonight. February 2, 1994. Television.

    "Robin Williams: Live at the Met." TV Special. October 11, 1986.

    Groves, Nancy. “Robin Williams' career in clips: from Mork to Mrs Doubtfire via Aladdin.” The Guardian, August 12, 2014.

    Hill, Jim. "How Eric Goldberg Created the Genie Outtakes for Disney’s Diamond Edition of Aladdin." Huffpost. Dec 6, 2017.

    McDonald, Soraya Nadia. “Robin Williams almost didn’t make ‘Aladdin,’ and a generation of children is grateful that he did.” The Washington Post, August 15, 2014.

    Rawden, Jessica. “Why Disney Was Annoyed About Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.” Cinemablend, 2017.

    Stewart, James B. Disney War. Simon & Schuster, 2006. pg 88

    Tattoli, Chantel. “FernGully at 25: How an Upstart Disney Rival Created a Millennial Silent Spring.” Vanity Fair, April 25, 2017.

    Welkos, Robert W. “Abracadabra: Disney, Robin Williams Quit Feud : Movies: Studio President Joe Roth apologizes to the actor, acknowledging that it did breach an agreement with him. Both sides say they will now discuss film projects.” The Los Angeles Times, October 24, 1994.


  • Kayla Daly
    Kayla Daly  5 months ago +7425

    thank you Lindsay for confirming the true timeline. There is only Pre-Shrek and Post-Shrek

  • Sela Hanany
    Sela Hanany  yesterday

    John hurt isnt a b lister

  • ysa :P
    ysa :P  2 days ago

    Take a shot every time she says "petty asshole"

  • Edsknife
    Edsknife  3 days ago

    Of all things to copy, why copy Shrek?

  • Gigas0101
    Gigas0101  6 days ago

    Robin Williams as Popeye is my guiltiest pleasure.

  • CaptainKipup
    CaptainKipup  7 days ago +1

    For anyone who is weird enough to care, that interviewer was Ray Martin at the end. He was like THE Australian news guy back in the 90's, recognisable by his voice and by his black, bowl cut hair that had enough hair spray in it it was street legal as a bike helmet.

  • Sarah F
    Sarah F  7 days ago +1

    new to this channel, very well done video! learned a bunch. will definitely check out more.

  • Hannah Penner
    Hannah Penner  7 days ago

    do NOT disparage the name of over the hedge, that movie is a MASTERPIECE

  • Kittles
    Kittles  7 days ago +1

    Me: Mom can we have genie?
    Mom: no we have genie at home
    Genie at home: IM LOSING TO A BIRD

  • Katherine Helms
    Katherine Helms  7 days ago +1

    This video made me long for a full-length Lindsay deconstruction of Anastasia.

  • samwisesamgee
    samwisesamgee  14 days ago

    And now this is happening on BWAY folks gotta love it

    MJR NRD  14 days ago

    Does Jeffrey Katzenberg sound like a petty asshole to you guys or is it just me?

  • Daveofthejungle
    Daveofthejungle  14 days ago

    18:42 you should do a video essay on the long, sad trend of Disney direct-to-video sequels and why the generally don’t work, more in-depth than your top 10 worst and least awful lists!

  • Lacey E
    Lacey E  14 days ago

    While I enjoyed this video, the mis characterizations of a-listers as b-listers and not realizing that Antz and Shrek weren’t “ripoffs” of Disney so much as they were satires of the Disney formula. He had massive success with Disney, so why would he want to be petty after the fact? And Ferngully is great, so is Anastasia and Shrek, you can’t tell me otherwise. The tone of condensation is just giving me the twitches lol. Like, at the The Rescuers came out, Eva and Bob were a-listers. Eva was also in Aristocats. Even if they were more famous for their work on the stage like Sir John Hurt (put some respect on his name!), it doesn’t make them b-list. They know they need names the adults will recognize when they take their kids. Same with half of the other casting choices.

    Also please tell me how Meg Ryan was miscast? Because she wasn’t 18 years old? I will admit that I mix up Batty and Bartok a lot, but Bartok is cute and funny too. It’s also funny how Eddie did Mulan and then turned around and did alllll of the Shrek movies lol.

  • The Thinking Being

    19:39 It doesn’t matter now, because they’ve already done it. NOW PAY UP, DISNEY

  • The Thinking Being
    The Thinking Being  14 days ago +1

    Robin Williams did this as a test to see how greedy Disney were and if they had any morals or ethics.

  • CrimsonOptics
    CrimsonOptics  14 days ago +1

    Fuck, man. Hearing Robin say "you'll always be a prince to me" makes me cry every time.

  • Sellisa
    Sellisa  21 days ago +5

    I didn't realize Mel Gibson was John Smith. That is....

  • Gabrielle Dickinson

    18:48 Not gonna lie I was kinda hoping for the "How can this happen to me" bit lol.

  • Sayoayum
    Sayoayum  21 days ago +1

    The Simpson's weren't lying when they said Disney was an evil corporation,there taking over Hollywood, screwed the legend Robin Williams over by breaking their promise, and they copied Kimba The White Lion, then sued the creator for copying The Lion King and he lost because he was too poor compared to Disney,and rumor has it that Walt Disney’s signature itself is a sign of his dedication to all that is unholy. It appears to mark the symbol of three sixes on each of the whirl shaped letters– 666. The mark of the Beast.