Yesterday, the world lost one of its brightest stars, one of its best reasons to smile, one of its greats.
Robin Williams’ many contributions to Disney – most notably lending his voice to Genie in Aladdin – was honored by the House of Mouse in a moving tribute created by Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator behind the gentle-hearted Genie.
Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of Walt Disney, also released a beautifully worded statement:
“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.”
Well done, Disney. Well done.
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