The late actor-comedian Robin Williams has posthumously halted the making of an "Aladdin sequel" as his will clearly states that Disney cannot use his voice recordings, performances or even his name for 25 years after his death. Unless Disney takes the risky decision of introducing a new Genie, nothing can be done about it.

The 1992 animated classic film "Aladdin" grossed over US$500 million worldwide and held the top spot five times during the film’s 22-week run. Robin Williams gave life to the Genie and his voice played a critical role in the film’s massive success.

However, Disney bosses can only dream of another success like that of the 1992 film as the 63-year-old Williams, who committed suicide on Aug. 11, 2014, forbids the use of his recordings. According "The Hollywood Reporter," the comedian probably did this to protect his family from possible financial penalties and to limit their tax liability. A former Disney executive revealed to The Sunday Times that a sequel is out of the question due to Williams’ will although Disney possesses enough recordings to make another installment.

“When he was on form, the hyperactive motormouth we love from Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs Doubtfire was making 30 jokes a minute,” he said. “Now, because he insisted on a final say on such material, [the jokes] will remain in the vaults,” the ex-Disney executive said.

According to a report from Independent, "Aladdin" directors John Musker and Ron Clements really wanted to cast Williams as the Genie and no one else. Musker said that the entire concept of the famous blue character was built on the "Mrs. Doubtfire" star.

“There was nobody else who could be the Genie, and fortunately he agreed to do it. He had so much energy and so much passion,” Musker added.

Despite Disney's problems with the "Aladdin" sequel, the company is all set to go ahead with their plans of making a live-action prequel that will explore the back-story of the memorable blue Genie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it is being penned by Mark Swift and Damian Shannon and is in its early stages of development though no word yet on who will portray the Genie.

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