REASONS THE GENIE FROM ALADDIN WILL ALWAYS BE MY NUMBER ONE
- •The impressions
- •The quick wit
- •The one-liners
- •The ability to morph
- •The dances
- •The songs
- •He was on the forefront of Disney's animation resurgence.There was a time (the 80s and decades before) when we didn't get a new wonderful animated Disney musical every year. They started with the Little Mermaid in 1989, followed by Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.
- •Robin WilliamsThe Genie introduced me to Robin Williams, and I got to know him by renting almost all of his movies after that. Robin Williams taught me about quick-witted comedy and of well-timed punch lines. He was incredibly funny; it just spurted out of him. But he was more than just jokes. He had heart too.
- •He came to me at a formative age.I was 12 when Aladdin came out. I watched the movie so many times, I could recite every word. I loved the Genie so much that I bought an action figure. Then I bought a bank. Then a flashlight. Then a beach towel. It continued to escalate from there. I had my sister sew a Genie costume so I could be him for Halloween. I don't want to say I was obsessed with the Genie, because obsessed is a word that is way overused in our society, but I had strong feelings. See the picture, above for evidence.