Disney Networks to Air 'Aladdin' in Honor of Robin Williams


Disney Networks to Air 'Aladdin' in Honor of Robin Williams


The 1992 film which had Williams voicing its character Genie will air this weekend on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.

Disney plans a tribute to Robin Williams with "Aladdin" broadcasts. The 1992 animated film, which featured the late actor as the voice of its character Genie, will air across several Disney Channels Worldwide-owned networks over the weekend.

The movie will air Saturday, August 16 on Disney Channel and Sunday, August 17 on Disney XD. Additionally, Disney Junior will air the film on Sunday and Monday.

Williams passed away Monday, August 11 at the age of 63 after hanging himself in his home in Tiburon. Disney has paid tribute to the late actor with a black-and-white picture of Genie and a statement from Robert Iger, the chairman and CEO of Walt Disney.

"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," he said. "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."

The cast of "Aladdin" stage production also honored the comedian on Tuesday with a touching rendition of "Friend Like Me".

Schedule of "Aladdin" broadcasts:

  • Saturday, August 16: 9:00 A.M. and 6:30 P.M. on Disney Channel
  • Sunday, August 17: 11 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. on Disney XD
  • Sunday, August 17: 6 P.M. on Disney Junior
  • Monday, August 18: 11 A.M. on Disney Junior

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