Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind

It was a sad day when we lost legendary comedian Robin Williams but a new HBO documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, tells his story in his own words. Williams got his start during the 1970s comedy scene in Los Angeles.  This led to various television appearances in the 1970s.  None of those appearances were more notable than the time that he made his first appearance as Mork on Happy Days.  The two-episode appearance…

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Aladdin kicks off Tuesdays with Robin

While Aladdin holds up as a beautifully animated motion picture with awesome songs, there’s a major flaw in casting non-Persians. Fresh off of The Little Mermaid, directors Ron Clements and John Musker went to work on Aladdin.  Walt Disney Animation Studios had offered the pair a choice between Swan Lake, Aladdin, and some film about lions in the jungle but they were like, “Who would want to see that?”  The latter of which went on…

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Remembering actor/comedian Robin Williams

It’s been three years since actor-comedian Robin Williams ended his life in 2014.  His suicide followed a misdiagnosis of Parkinson’s disease when what he was suffering from was diffuse Lewy body dementia. When he was alive, he was one of the funniest people I have ever seen.  Even as Disney produces the live-action Aladdin, Will Smith will never be able to bring to that role what Robin brought to his performance as The Genie.  It’s…

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