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wanted a thread for the best Disney film! so why not start it out on a dour note

 

'Aladdin' Sequel Reportedly Shelved Due To Robin Williams' Will

 

 

Supposedly, Williams recorded enough material for the Disney classic "Aladdin" to be repurposed for a potential fourth installment in the series, but a former Disney executive told The Times of London that the actor's will prevents the company from using his likeness in future films.

 

According to the late actor's trust, Williams' voice, performance recordings and name will be under lock and key until 25 years after the actors death. That means that there will be a dearth of Robin Williams material until, at least, August 2039.

 

“When he was on form, the hyperactive motormouth we love from ‘Good Morning Vietnam’ and ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ was making 30 jokes a minute,” said the Disney executive. “Now, because he insisted on a final say on such material, [the jokes] will remain in the vaults.”

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It initially sounds awful - that they would cannibalize audio and retrofit a 'story' around it...to sell a movie using a dead celeb's name.

 

The Aladdin bluray has a whole featurette dedicated to Robin's outakes. They animated his improve and had Genie transforming into all these insane characters. Brought tears to my eyes how funny sum of 'em were and how much it sucks that Robin is gone.

 

My impression of the fallout w/ Disney was because they marketed the movie using his name extensively - which were against his wishes and an agreement they had on him doing the movie in the first place.

 

Don't think he'd be pleased if he were alive and heard they were doing a sequel w/out him and would still be using his name and 'work'. I'm sure he'd be like, 'Hold on a sec, here - guys...'

 

But - he's dead. Maybe in 25 years - it'd be cool to see what magic Robin left us. Brando in the Donner cut of Superman 2 didn't feel shameless.

 

Return of Jafar and King of Thieves (which has Robin returning to the role of Genie) (2 pack) comin' out on bluray Jan 5, 2016!

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