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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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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 )
:iconborysbrytva:
borysbrytva Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome :-)
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:iconewokthedog:
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... :(
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:iconelbeno62:
Elbeno62 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
God Bless You Mr. Williams.
We Will Never Forget You.
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:icona1wend1l:
A1WEND1L Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
wow you really caught his expression!
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:iconbandotaku:
bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! That was the trickiest part, getting that face right!
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:iconthebelfrybat:
thebelfrybat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just saw "Good Morning Vietnam" . Aladdin was awesome too, and this a great figurine.
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:iconakatsukinoshimo:
akatsukinoshimo Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
S o awesome!
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:iconmanofevil:
Manofevil Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
My favorite Robin Williams role: www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVIult…
I still hate Disney a little for removing this from Disney World. No, I disagree! Disbelief Grr. Crying 
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:iconnekoshappiness33:
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.
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:iconbandotaku:
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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nekoshappiness33 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconinuyeyplz: Your welcome!!  

:iconinucryplz:  Ya.  I still miss him.
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:iconhalowing:
Halowing Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Great job~~
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:iconwarman546:
warman546 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing
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:iconmrvoiceman:
MrVoiceMan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of ol' Robin. ^.^
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:iconkirin-rosenbaum:
Kirin-Rosenbaum Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Photographer
I want one of these... badly.
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:icondrawing425:
drawing425 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
:weep: V2  Remember Captain Robin ( Star ) :mourn: 
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:icontridentdragion:
tridentdragion Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Artist
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!, all the feels WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY TT-TT
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:iconfishythe101fish:
fishythe101fish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a authentic plush made by Disney :o
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:iconbandotaku:
bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you!
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:icongadhar:
Gadhar Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Great tribute. And you did do him justice, not just in presentation but I think Robin himself would like the idea that you put forth your best effort to create something wonderful. Very nice job. I love the expression on his face. :)

So cute. Omg so cute 
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:iconbandotaku:
bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, that means a great deal to me. I'm so glad I could make him look as authentic as I could.
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:icongadhar:
Gadhar Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
Welcome. You deserve it. :)
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:iconrachelillustrates:
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done, what a great tribute :)
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:iconmusicbrushloveland:
MusicBrushLoveland Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rest in peace, Robin.
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:icondrawing425:
drawing425 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Oh captain my captain
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:iconmrlgreenthunder97:
MrLGreenThunder97 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Awww How adorable!
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:iconevilwithindarksouls:
EvilWithinDarkSouls Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
love love *hugs* 
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:iconletterw:
letterw Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That is the sweetest thing. You have honoured him well. :')
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:icontemeraire-sama:
Temeraire-sama Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
[..], 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[...]

I totally agree with you there c: I watched the movie lately,too and felt the same !

Robin Williams was a wonderful actor, and even though  I never kept track of the people behind the scenes, I have to say, he sure made me laugh. ( One hour Photo and Insomnia were great,too though ;) )

Anyways, this is a great, thoughtful memento of him c:
Congratulations on a well deseverd DD !
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:iconbandotaku:
bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I'm  just glad I could do him justice. He was challenging but very emotionally rewarding to make. :heart:
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SUP-FAN Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's really good. Robin Williams would love it.
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:iconbandotaku:
bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.
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:iconbenthehyena:
Benthehyena Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome !
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:iconmadewithlove8:
MadeWithLove8 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:clap: excellent work! 
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Sailortwilighttenshi Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Love this.. Makes me happy to see something like this :) 
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:iconjoshdeedeedee:
joshdeedeedee Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I actually have a genie plush from the 90's. found him in my closet
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:iconwallanda:
Wallanda Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Genieeeee!La la la la La la la la La la la la Remember Captain Robin ( Star ) 
I want him! Pleeeese?

Sorry, overreacted. I like it, it's so smooth and would totally turn a frown upside down anytime. Well doneClap  
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:iconbandotaku:
bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconwallanda:
Wallanda Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :D
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EyesOfThePhasm Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"You ain't never had a friend like meeeeee HA!!!"-Genie

My favorite character, from my favorite Disney movie! PERIOD!! Love this as much as the talented man that voiced him!~:heart:
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:iconbandotaku:
bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconclumsydemonwithfire:
clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014   General Artist
Wow! This is AMAZING!!! And it's really incredible that you found a way for him to stand up!
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:iconbandotaku:
bandotaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And it was completely a happy accident that he can stand. :D
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:iconclumsydemonwithfire:
clumsydemonwithfire Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014   General Artist
You're welcome!!! And yeah, definitely a happy one! It's great when unexpected things like that happen~ :D
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:iconbairdduvessa:
bairdduvessa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
that is fantastic
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:iconsilentrisingsun:
SilentRisingSun Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The Genie was probably one of Mr. Williams' best known characters.
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:iconhottroddtx:
HottRoddTX Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
1 of my Top 5 Robin Williams characters.
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:iconfractaldragon:
Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh well done! Congrats on the DD!
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