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Aladdin Genie Amigurumi Plush by bandotaku Aladdin Genie Amigurumi Plush by bandotaku
Made this in memory of Robin Williams. It didn't occur to me to make Genie until we had watched Aladdin on Disney channel a few days after his passing. Disney Channel had added "in memory of Robin Williams" at the end of the film with a picture of Genie's face in the sky made of stars, and at that point I knew I had to create that wonderful character myself, because Genie really WAS Robin. Not just because he looked like him, but because all of that energy and enthusiasm seemed to be captured perfectly by the endless possibilities of animation.

I hope I did him justice; Genie was one of the most challenging things I have ever made. I have about two full pages of scraped notes because I remade his head at least three times before I was satisfied. It was a struggle to figure out just how I wanted him to come together, if I wanted him to look as close to the character as possible, or stylized in some way, and I never had a precise picture in my head. I was so nervous about his face, because one wrong move and he ends up looking strange. Disney characters look great on paper but are so difficult to recreate in 3D.

Overall, I am very happy with him and I don't think I could have done any better with the current skills I have. :heart:

Also, he stands up on his own when placed very carefully on a flat surface which was GREAT for photographing. :D

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Daily Deviation

Given 2014-09-04
Aladdin Genie Amigurumi Plush by bandotaku The perfect shape and expression make this a great tribute piece to an amazing comedian. ( Featured by Brookette )
borysbrytva Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome :-)
ewokthedog Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing~

God bless the legendary Robin Williams and his terrific voice and acting talent... :(
Elbeno62 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
God Bless You Mr. Williams.
We Will Never Forget You.
A1WEND1L Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
wow you really caught his expression!
bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! That was the trickiest part, getting that face right!
thebelfrybat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just saw "Good Morning Vietnam" . Aladdin was awesome too, and this a great figurine.
akatsukinoshimo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
S o awesome!
Manofevil Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
My favorite Robin Williams role:…
I still hate Disney a little for removing this from Disney World. No, I disagree! Disbelief Grr. Crying 
nekoshappiness33 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconinuspazplz: What an amazing job!!  Genie looks fantastic!!  The details are just extraordinary!!  Amazing work and congrats on it being a Daily Deviation too!! :iconinuyeyplz:

I watched Aladdin too and when they dedicated it to Robin I cried.  I was a little disappointed that they didn't show the movie more than that one time.  Normally when the show a movie they play it for a few days.  It would've been nice to see it again.
bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much!! I saw it playing on a few other stations as well, I think, because I remember seeing it on TV at least twice. Oh well, it was still so nice to see the dedication at the end. The world is going to miss him so much.
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