Robin Williams is one of the most beloved actors and comedians by many people. On July 21, 1951 he was born leading an inspiring life. Bringing many beloved characters to life that we all know and love he will never be forgotten. One of those beloved characters happens to be the Genie in the 1992 film Aladdin.

Starting off with a greedy Jafar and his pet parrot Iago looking for a magic lamp he resorts to powers to find someone to get it for him in the Cave of Wonders. From there we are introduced to a down on his luck street rat by the name of Aladdin. We learn that he and his monkey friend Abu, have to steal for food and spend their days avoiding the palace guards. One day Aladdin runs into Princess Jasmine who has runaway. While the two are bonding, Aladdin is arrested on Jafar’s orders. After being imprisoned for a couple of hours, Jafar, in a disguise, sneaks him out and brings him to the Cave of Wonders. Aladdin and Abu enter, only to find the lamp with Abu setting off a trap causing the cave to self destruct. Jumping on a magic carpet, they manage to make it to the top to give Jafar, who is still in disguise, his lamp. But, he betrays them leaving them to die in a cave in.

Yet, Aladdin and Abu survive with Abu stealing the lamp. Aladdin rubs the lamp bringing Genie out. Happy to be out of his prison, Genie starts to grant Aladdin all the wishes he wants. Hoping to win the heart of Jasmine, Aladdin wishes to be known as Prince Ali. Arriving at the palace, Aladdin gets on well with the Sultan gaining his trust for marrying Jasmine. However, Jasmine hears the conversation believing her father is trying to sell her off to the highest bidder again. Realizing how upset she is Aladdin goes to make peace with her alongside Genie who wants him to tell her the truth. After a trip around the world on the magic carpet, she confirms her suspicion that he is the street rat from before. Going back to the palace, Aladdin is thrown into the ocean only to be saved by Genie.

Upon getting back to the castle, Aladdin exposes Jafar for who he really is. With the Sultan firing Jafar, he goes to exact his revenge. But, not before seeing the lamp in Aladdin’s under his cloak. Learning that he is the one who has the lamp, he starts to exact his revenge fully with Iago. Aladdin and Genie get in a fight with Aladdin leaving the lamp alone. Iago steals the lamp and brings it to Jafar where he becomes Genie’s master. Exposing Aladdin for who he is, he sends him off to a far off place with Abu and Carpet in tow. Realizing the error of his ways, Aladdin heads home to save the kingdom. After some shenanigans and quick thinking, Aladdin is able to stop Jafar. Being granted permission by the Sultan to marry Jasmine he sets Genie free. Of course,they all lived happily ever after.

Robin Williams was one of those actors who will be remained beloved for many years to come. In all of his work, this genius of a comedian came into our world bringing love and joy. On July 21, 1951 he was born with a joy for bringing laughter into others lives.


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