Disney nets air “Aladdin” in remembrance of Robin Williams

One of Robin Williams’ most iconic big-screen performances came in the form of a voiceover in the 1992 Disney animated classic Aladdin. Williams memorably voiced the genie who befriended the titular hero, and while the genie told Aladdin that “you ain’t never had a friend like me,” there also ain’t never been a Disney sidekick quite like the genie that Williams brought to life. Even drawn to look like Williams, the genie was infused with the late actor’s voice and trademark hilariously manic energy that truly helped make that film unforgettable.


To remember the actor, who died Monday, and the lasting impact he made through roles such as the genie, the various Disney networks will be airing Aladdin over this weekend. Whether you’ve seen the film dozens of times, or are coming to it for the first time, it’s highly worth checking out for one of Robin Williams’ all-time great performances.

Aladdin airings on Disney networks (All Times ET)

Saturday, Aug. 16 — 9am and 6:30pm on Disney Channel

Sunday, Aug. 17 — 11am and 7:30pm on Disney XD; 6pm on Disney Junior

Monday, Aug. 18 — 11am on Disney Junior


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