Disney, Cast Of Broadway's 'Aladdin' Pay Tribute To Robin Williams
Eric Goldberg, the supervising animator of the Genie played by actor Robin Williams in Disney's Aladdin, created a touching tribute to the late star, who died earlier this week.
Goldberg drew an image of the Genie's head made of stars looking down and smiling over his magic lamp and a desert oasis.
The company used the image to pay tribute to Williams, and a statement from chairman Robert Iger reads:
"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."
James Monroe Inglehart, who plays the Genie in Disney's Broadway production of Aladdin, also paid tribute to Williams, leading the New Amsterdam Theater audience at Monday night's show in a sing-along of "Friend Like Me," which Williams sang in the 1992 film. Watch it below.