Disney To Air 'Aladdin' In Tribute To Robin Williams
Disney Channel will pay tribute to the late actor Robin Williams with weekend airings of the 1992 animated movie Aladdin, the network said.
The movie, in which Williams voiced the character Genie, will air on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior several times during the weekend, said network officials. Williams died Monday in his North California home at age 63.
The telecast schedule is for Aladdin is as follows:
Saturday, August 16 (9:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel
Sunday, August 17 (11:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD
Sunday, August 17 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) and Monday, August 18 (11:00 a.m., ET/PT) on Disney Junior
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