Robin Williams’ will prevents his Aladdin out-takes from being used in a future sequel, according to a new report.
Williams provided the voice of the Genie in Disney’s classic 1992 animated movie and one of its two direct-to-video sequels, 1996’s Aladdin And The King of Thieves.
According to the New York Post, a former Disney executive has now claimed that there is enough unused material from Williams’ Aladdin sessions to make a new movie, but the actor’s will precludes the Mouse House from using his name or voice recordings for 25 years after his death.
This provision would apparently have been designed to protect his widow and children from incurring estate penalties because of the actor’s posthumous earnings.
“When he was on form, the hyperactive motormouth we love from Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs Doubtfire was making 30 jokes a minute,” the unnamed Disney executive is quoted as saying. “Now, because he insisted on a final say on such material, [the jokes] will remain in the vaults.”
Williams died on August 11, 2014 at the age of 63. His widow Susan recently said that if her husband had not taken his own life, he would only have had “maybe three years left” because he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was showing signs of a degenerative condition called Lewy Bodies Dementia.