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Disney Airing "Aladdin" in Honor of Robin Williams This Weekend

Art Streiber/CBS© 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc.(NEW YORK) -- One of Robin Williams' most memorable performances -- certainly to Disney fans who grew up in the 1990s -- came in his role as the Genie in the animated film Aladdin. In honor of the late actor and comedian, Disney will air the movie on its cable networks this weekend.

You'll be able to watch Aladdin on the Disney Channel this Saturday at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Eastern time, and on Disney XD on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. It will also air on Disney Junior Sunday at 6 p.m. Eastern time and Monday at 11 a.m. Eastern time.

In an interview that aired on ABC's Nightline Thursday night, Aladdin director John Musker said he doesn't believe Williams' spirit and connection with Aladdin fans will "dim over the years."

Williams died Monday of an apparent suicide at the age of 63. His wife revealed Thursday that the Oscar winner was battling the early stages of Parkinson's disease.

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