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Published: August 12, 2014
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RIP Robin Williams.  
Batty Koda was a character he voiced in a movie-that-doesn't-hold-up-so-great called Ferngully: The Last Rainforest. The Genie from Aladdin is probably his best animated role... but for some reason when a wee little girl named Katie saw this movie in the theater, she thought this bizarre bat was the best and drew him all the time... So I figured it was appropriate that I drew something quick of him tonight.  I forgot how much fun he was to draw.

Like many, I'm saddened and shocked by Robin Williams death... especially with the way it happened.  But depression is a terrible illness and can take hold of anyone.  I feel like there a big empty space in my childhood now, but at least I have a lot of fond memories and I'm thankful for that.  He left one hell of a legacy behind.
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TooRonz's avatar
TooRonz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I luved ferngully :the rainforest! it my fav movie!
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macmanussite|Hobbyist Artist
I really am going to miss him. He was one of the greatest actors in history who's been in tons of great movies!
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Madelonetjj|Student General Artist
I love the Batty song ;v; <3
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FreerunCloud's avatar
Couldn't have said it better myself. I liked the Ferngully movies. But I mean I like Once Upon a Forest as well. Grat's if ANYONE remembers that one. I'm glad you made this piece. I enjoyed finding it amongst all of your other amazing works!
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TheBattyCrow|Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, cutie!! Aw, this is so cute!!
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Razvan-Sedekiah|Professional Digital Artist
Potato in a jacket!!! XD Great tribute! I'm sorry for your loss. 
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felifan|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I loved this cartoon when younger ^^
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NiegelvonWolf|Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the many roles I loved Robin Williams for. bravo :3
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Neolucky|Professional General Artist
I can't. I just can't. This was my all time favorite character (next to Ms. Doubtfire) that Williams voiced, and my house has so many of his phrases in our regular vernacular. I love this so so so so much.

Rap like an animal, but I'm a MAMMAAAALLLL....
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Veronyak|Student Artist
OMG, I love this character! Robin Williams will be sadly missed.
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TangerineVampire|Student Filmographer
Man, I hear ya. I was obsessed with Batty as a kid. I even would pretend to be him on the playground, haha.

Between Batty and the Genie, and all his other countless roles, Robin Williams dominated my childhood and he will be dearly missed. I'm also from the Bay Area and his close connections to this place makes the loss hurt all the more.

This is a wonderful tribute, by the way. You really captured Batty's character. C:
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Katie-W|Professional
That's adorable. I used to pretend I was my favorite characters too!

Thanks for the nice comment. :)
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RavenMcNight|Hobbyist General Artist
Batty has always been, and will always be my favorite animated role he had. Marvelous job :heart:
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hrfarrington|Professional General Artist
Batty Koda said things that characters in today's TV shows/movies would never be able to get away with XD

Super awesome tribute :heart:
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Ixentrick|Professional Digital Artist
A beautiful image of Batty :D
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ManueC's avatar
wow... I didn't know it was him O_O
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fuzziekit|Hobbyist General Artist
With so many roles that he played I had forgotten about this one.  Thank you for the fond memory.
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Royle-McCulloch|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now thats nostalgia.
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Very Ren & Stimpy.  Ever hear the song?  Or rather, the ending, which is rather blue for a kids movie song?
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drakered|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done. He did a great job with being twitchy with this character. 
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Runicen|Student Photographer
Thanks for this.  A very fitting tribute.
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WildImagnation's avatar
Funny thing, I was flipping through the channels yesterday and Fern Gully was playing. I had the VHS when I was kid and I never knew he played Batty!
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sashamya's avatar
THIS MADE ME SAD. But it's a wonderful picture with sweet sentiment behind it and now everything on the side of my screen is recommending OTHER RW memorial pictures and I am sad again. You captured Batty's neurotic, wide-eyed energy really well.

And Fern Gully is... amazing?
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Awww, I'm glad you decided to do this. Batty was one of my favorite characters as a kid.
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