Our minds are officially blown. ‘Aladdin’ directors Ron Clements and John Musker are finally coming clean about that Genie fan theory everyone’s been wondering about since 1992. Find out what they revealed now!
Finally! Some Disney myths are getting debunked! After decades of questions about the Genie, Aladdin directors Ron Clements and John Musker are revealing what’s true and what’s not. Get ready, Aladdin fans!
“I saw something that speculates that the peddler at the beginning of Aladdin is the Genie. That’s true!” Ron told E! News. “That was the whole intention, originally. We even had that at the end of the movie, where he would reveal himself to be the Genie, and of course Robin did the voice of the peddler. Just through story changes and some editing, we lost the reveal at the end. So, that’s an urban legend that actually is true.”
Now everything makes sense! However, John was quick to debunk the theory that Aladdin was set in the post-apocalyptic future. “I haven’t even heard that one,” he said.
The man who played the beloved Genie, Robin Williams, passed away in 2014. However, his legacy lives on. Never-before-seen clips of Robin filming his voiceovers for the role were recently released in honor of the film’s 23rd anniversary.
“I think Robin as a person, he wanted to make people laugh. It was like a Genie, like a wish-granter: I know that people enjoy humor, so I’m going to give them the gift of my comedy. So I feel like, yeah, he really was the Genie,” John continued.
Aladdin: Diamond Edition is available now on Disney Movies Anywhere, digital and Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think about this Genie theory being confirmed? What other Disney theories do you want to see debunked? Let us know!
— Avery Thompson