NEW YORK — Disney has released new behind-the-scene clips of “Aladdin” as the film is celebrating its digital re-release.
Clips aired by ABC’s “Good Morning America” show the late Robin Williams behind the microphone as he performed the voice of the beloved animated character, Genie. Some clips have never been seen before and include lines and other characters not used in the film.
Disney’s “Aladdin” is being re-released next week in a special edition set for Blu-ray and will include the rare footage.
“Aladdin” was first released in 1992 and won two Oscars, for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (“A Whole New World”).
The Genie was one of Williams’s most memorable performances during his prolific career. The actor committed suicide in August of 2014.
Crew members of the original film shared their memories of Williams on “Good Morning America” Friday.
“He was the Genie, he was bigger than life,” John Musker, the film’s writer and director, said of Williams.
Said composer Alan Menken, “It was amazing working with Robin. Absolutely incredible.”
Check out some of the clips in the video above.