Genie is the most popular and famous character from the “Aladdin” franchise. In creating Genie, the designers wanted to make him a character that could not exist in reality, thus shaping him as a living cloud of blue smoke. Animator Eric Goldberg always imagined Genie to be Jewish, so the character, voiced by Robin Williams, uses Yiddish phrases throughout the film—oy vey!

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