Disney Channel Plans ‘Aladdin’ Telecasts in Honor of Robin Williams

Aladdin Showing to Honor Robin Williams

In remembrance of Robin Williams, special presentations of the animated classic “Aladdin” are set to air on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior this weekend.

Williams, who was found dead on Monday morning in home, voiced the Genie in the film, bringing the character and musical number “Never Had a Friend Like Me” to life.

The movie will air on the following dates and times:

9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., ET/PT Saturday on Disney Channel,

11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. ET/PT Sunday on Disney XD and

6 a.m. ET/PT Sunday and 11 a.m. ET/PT Monday on Disney Junior

Following news of the actor’s death, celebs and fans alike shared tributes over the Internet and social media, many including photos and references to “Aladdin.”  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences also tweeted a photo from the 1992 film, with the line “Genie, you’re free.”

Though the message received positive feedback from many, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention issued a statement expressing concern that the tweet “presents suicide in too celebratory a light.”

 

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  1. sirgarycoleman says:

    Why not on ABC?

  2. Smokey says:

    Maybe they could finally just release the thing on Blu-Ray? Nah – that’d be too easy.

  3. Bon says:

    not in Canada, apparently.

  4. Jamie says:

    Celebrating suicide? No, it wasn’t celebrating suicide. It was a message, saying the character Genie was now free. Jesus do we really have to read so much into something that was supposed to be meaningful? It’s a quote from the movie, even! C’mon people. :| Thank you for doing this Disney, watched it, and cried my eyes out. Truly a special dedication, to the late great actor.

  5. gabe says:

    watching it totally

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