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."Twitter - @thelindsayellisPatreon: store: by Epidemic Sound: 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., 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., Jessica. “Why Disney Was Annoyed About Ferngully: The Last Rainforest.” Cinemablend, 2017., James B. Disney War. Simon & Schuster, 2006. pg 88Tattoli, Chantel. “FernGully at 25: How an Upstart Disney Rival Created a Millennial Silent Spring.” Vanity Fair, April 25, 2017., 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  2 months ago

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

  • Simba Lion  16 days ago

    Are animations made better by not using "established" acting talent? I think I like more animated films these days than I did from the 1970s/1980s. Good actors tend to be in good films.If you have the skill and professionalism necessary to carry a starring role in a Disney film I think there's a solid chance you've already got an established career in entertainment.

  • Björn Hallström  19 days ago

    @Lainey It's been 18 years?! Holy fuck.

  • Ro  1 months ago

    "After Aladdin was released, EVERY Disney movie had a Genie knockoff featuring some extremely bankable comedic talent."holy shit. you're right.

  • Baba Yaga  9 days ago

    You know, Europe didn't know who Robin Williams was until Mrs Doubtfire was released. So, bankable or not, sometimes it just WORKS. Robin Williams was perfect for the genie, and it loses some salt when translated... still, what it made of it was and still is incredibly fresh, both entertaining and comforting. Disney is still american, so they base their "bankable coin" on actors that are popular to american youngsters, but outside America, you can see that most of the time, it's a good choice...

  • Jesse Roberts  10 days ago

    @Steven Arvizu I don't even know who that comedian is...huh

  • Joseph Stenzel  1 months ago

    I think it should be stated, The Rock in Moana was good casting.

  • Baba Yaga  9 days ago

    @Francis Emmett I'd say we have our own tastes and we don't have to conform to yours. You're free to not like it, but don't insult people, even smoothly. That doesn't make you look smart, to be polite.

  • Madeline Wright  10 days ago

    @Jared Maddox The new Aladdin was stunning. Trust me, it builds on the original movie. And Will Smith doesnt try to be Robin in any way. He makes Genie his own.

  • PianoPerson  1 months ago

    Jeffrey Katzenberg /jef·ree kat·suhn·brg/ _noun_1. a *ρєтту αѕѕнσℓє*2. see number one

  • whirl tech  yesterday

    The splash screen in the video somehow just never gets old... lol

  • FunnymanTimmy  3 days ago

    Katzenberg really is terrible. :)

  • Tom_E Calm_7  25 days ago

    I was sadly astonished to NOT see anything in the credits of the remake of Aladdin that said "To the Memory of Robin Williams".But after watching this video, now I understand why. Shame!

  • Jomnomify  19 days ago

    Tom_E Calm_7 doesn't this video end with Disney and Robin Williams ending on good terms?

  • Tom_E Calm_7  19 days ago

    @Cultist of the Boar Damn! I had No IDEA this comment had so many likes! At least I wasn't the only one. Thanks Guys!

  • AWhiskeyBadger  2 months ago

    Someone has already mentioned this but i'm convinced that Lindsay chooses the topics of her videos based on how many times she can include "I'm losing to a bird" or " See how i glitter"

  • Ger -  21 days ago

    13:53 *”I’m losing to a bird!”*8:03 *”I’m losing to a rug!”*

  • Epha Ronin  29 days ago

    @Genie Hossain Lol

  • Michelle Maier  1 months ago

    Ferngully had one of the best villain songs ever! Tim curry singing toxic love scared me so much I became a recycling activist at the age of 7 😂

  • Jaz Helton  23 days ago

    I had a weird hate crush on Hexxus because of Tim Curry

  • Chaz Lomack  24 days ago

    By Tim Curry you mean Tone Loc?

  • Cole Hultman  1 months ago

    robin: yo can you not use my voice to sell stuffdisney: yeah bro we’ll just use your voice to sell stuff

  • Baba Yaga  9 days ago

    @Velvet Rose you can make money by working in a factory, but also by doing things that have sense, emotions, purpose, etc. And you are free to refuse to make money on things you don't agree with. I've been a cashier for companies I absolutely don't agree with what they do (Carrefour, FNAC, etc), because I needed to pay my rent, but still, if nowadays they wanted to use my image to sell things (let's imagine ok), I'd say no, because I don't need this money and I don't agree with what they would sell wit...

  • Velvet Rose he ultimately didn’t want to use his voice to sell merchandise. In many ways I can understand his thinking behind that but I’d say he didn’t take into account that that’s how Disney makes most of the money they make

  • djlamar2  1 months ago

    RIP Robin Williams. Will Smith can't compete to you. He even said so himself

  • nzriot  14 hours ago

    @villanelle talk about extreme reaction... not helpful.

  • nzriot  14 hours ago

    I am allowed to disagree and definitely will ^^ Will Smith is the best genie. That Robin Williams guy was (RIP) a bit scruffy and wierd and could do a lot of different stuff with his voice which helped the original Alladin become so great. Like they said, the whole original movie was made for Robin Williams being genie and they were just grateful he accepted to voice it.

  • M lucas  1 months ago

    I am in awe of Jeff Katzenburg's dedication to being the Pettiest Asshole ever to Petty Asshole. It's kind of impressive.

  • Maggie  21 days ago

    When Michael Eisner has to be the sensible peacemaker, you know you're a petty asshole

  • Tykiari Kasane  22 days ago

    A naturally born talent for the job of Petty Asshole.