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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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FreerunCloud Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
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 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, cutie!! Aw, this is so cute!!
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Razvan-Sedekiah Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Potato in a jacket!!! XD Great tribute! I'm sorry for your loss. 
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felifan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I loved this cartoon when younger ^^
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NiegelvonWolf Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the many roles I loved Robin Williams for. bravo :3
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Neolucky Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
OMG, I love this character! Robin Williams will be sadly missed.
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TangerineVampire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  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 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
That's adorable. I used to pretend I was my favorite characters too!

Thanks for the nice comment. :)
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RavenMcNight Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Batty has always been, and will always be my favorite animated role he had. Marvelous job :heart:
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SP85 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014   Digital 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 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
A beautiful image of Batty :D
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ManueC Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
wow... I didn't know it was him O_O
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fuzziekit Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  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 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now thats nostalgia.
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superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done. He did a great job with being twitchy with this character. 
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Runicen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Photographer
Thanks for this.  A very fitting tribute.
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WildImagnation Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
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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thats-a-moray Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awww, I'm glad you decided to do this. Batty was one of my favorite characters as a kid.
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ZowieStardust-MLP Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Batty was my favorite for years! ; v ; ~<333 This was a beautiful tribute..
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Prince-Of-Sin Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh man, I loved Batty too! Kinda sad he passed away, I remember him mostly from Jumanji though.
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opal2116 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
R.I.P Robin Williams.. :iconcryingfaceplz:
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Great
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Kiriko-kun Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
He will be missed<3

It's so sad....
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LP-chan Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
ty for dis ;A;`
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Destron23 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa I totally forgot he played this character!!!

He shall be missed.....
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to agree.
For all the faults and foibles of that silly movie, Robin Williams' role as the escaped science experiment was pretty much the best thing ever. And you have to admit, the Batty Rap was downright CATCHY!
I know when I go to see the third Night At The Museum, I will cry when Robin is on screen as Teddy Roosevelt.
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Mikkimoo27 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved that movie, although Batty startled me a bit with his introduction song
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Memokkeen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fern Gully is an awesome movie, Batty Koda my fave character from it...

And Robin Williams... He'll be remembered fondly for many good things. :c <3
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stokerbramwell Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Batty was one of my favorites too, for obvious reasons.  I still can't get over this whole thing.  He will be greatly, greatly missed...
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AnimeGirlMika Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
I forgot he voiced Batty :( I loved Fern Gully, even though it also terrified me as a child.  I also loved Robin Williams, one of the first actors I ever recognized and one of the few that stayed relevant and dear throughout my entire life.
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BrittyDee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really sweet. I loved Fern Gully when I was little and he was always my favorite character in the movie, his lines were so funny. I'm so sad that he's gone, it's still so shocking..
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HappyKittyShop Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am very saddened as well by Robin Williams passing. He was my childhood from Fern Gully, Aladdin, Jamanji and many others. He is a true legend, and I am greatly sad he went so early in life. :( Such a wonderful piece for Robin.
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shaloneSK Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
You did a great job on this, he will always be remembered ;n; :hug:z
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smggoin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
btw, your work is amazing
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Katie-W Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
And thank you for the compliment!
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smggoin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
as a fellow love of his work, if you haven't seen it I might suggest What Dreams May Come , which deals with topics of death and suicide. it's always been my favorite movie and he's always been my favorite actor. He, Cuba Gooding Jr, and Annabella Sciorra do a great job in that movie.
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Katie-W Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Reading a synopsis and that does look really interesting.  I've never heard of it for some reason!  Thanks for the suggestion. :)
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