“Initially they came in and I was just doing the scripted lines and I asked ‘Do you mind if I try something?’ and then 18 hours of recording later, they had the genie. I just started playing, and they said 'just go with it, go with it, go with it.’ So I improvised the character. I think that in the end, there were something like 40 different voices that I did for that role." 

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October 16, 2015 marks the 92nd anniversary of the founding of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Watch as animator Eric Goldberg helps us celebrate 92 years of magic, memories, and storytelling.

“I don’t want to sell stuff. It’s the one thing I don’t do,” he told New York magazine.

“We had a deal. The one thing I said was I will do the voice. I’m doing it basically because I want to be part of this animation tradition. I want something for my children. One deal is, I just don’t want to sell anything — as in Burger King, as in toys, as in stuff,” he later said on the Today Show.

Williams’ friend Eric Idle suggested that he “burn the Picasso live as a form of protest.”

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