Now that Robin Williams is sadly no longer with us, we treasure anything that comes out about the late, great comic. Now, with the 25th anniversary edition of Aladdin set to be released, we have been treated to a special, never-before-seen series of outtakes from Williams’ legendary performance as the genie in Aladdin.
The clip, originally aired on Friday morning by Good Morning America, shows the comedian at his brilliant best, improvising with sound effects and everything.
GMA’s George Stephanopoulos also caught up with cast and crew members of the 1992 film, including co-director and co-writer Ron Clements, who recalled Williams’ tireless work ethic while portraying Genie.
“He worked so hard,” Clements said. “We recorded him in four-hour sessions, and he would be going four hours straight. … By the end he was just drenched. He had so much energy and so much passion.”