Here's an interesting tidbit for all of your animation fans out there: An excerpt from the screenplay for Disney's Aladdin. To be specific, the scene where the Genie makes his dramatic entrance in this motion picture.
Let's cut to the chase here, folks: If there hadn't been a Robin Williams, there never would have been a Disney's Aladdin. Don't believe me? Then check out this excerpt from the screenplay for this animated classic.
If you had asked Kevin McNally back in 2002 (when he auditioned for the role of Joshamee Gibbs in The Curse of the Black Pearl) if he thought that Pirates of the Caribbean would spawn a top grossing film series, he'd have laughed in your face.