Richard Williams (I) (1933–2019)


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The son of commercial artists, Richard Williams studied at the Ontario College of Art and first worked in animation for Disney Studios in Burbank. His tenure there had a strong influence on his later work but proved somewhat stifling to his own creative flair. In 1955, aged 22, Williams moved to England and joined fellow Canadian George Dunning's ... See full bio »

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(age 86) in Bristol, England, UK

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Animation Department
(1988)
A Lecture on Man Director
(1962)
The Thief and the Cobbler Animation Department
(1993)
Ziggy's Gift Director
(1982)

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 2015 Prologue (Short) (animator)
 2008 The Animator's Survival Kit Animated (Video documentary) (animator)
 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler (lead animator)
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (animation director)
 1977 Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (animator - uncredited)
 1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again (lead animator)
 1975 The Return of the Pink Panther (lead animator - uncredited)
 1968 The Charge of the Light Brigade (animation)
 1968 30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia (graphic effects)
 1968 Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (title designer)
 1962 Love Me, Love Me, Love Me (Short) (animator)
 1958 The Wardrobe (Short) (animator)
 1958 The Little Island (Short) (animator)
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Has done ads for such companies as American Express, McDonald's, Heinz, Pepsi, Ford, Shell and Levi's. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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Personal Quote:

On animation: It's a craft, isn't it? A proper craft. And craft can be an art. See more »

Trivia:

Ottawa International Animation Festival first prize in the category "Promotional Films" for Jovan "The Power". See more »

Trademark:

The use of 3-D perspective movement in animation. i.e. the crane-down shot in A Christmas Carol, the staircase chase in Raggedy Ann & Andy, most of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Thief and the Cobbler

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