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 »

Died:

(age 86) in Bristol, England, UK

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

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Known For

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Animation Department
(1988)
A Lecture on Man Director
(1962)
Ziggy's Gift Director
(1982)

Filmography

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 2019 Greatest Chocolate Adverts of All Time (TV Movie documentary) (director: 'Magic' [1984])
 2015 Prologue (Short)
 2010 Circus Drawings (Short)
 2005 100 Greatest Cartoons (TV Special documentary) (original material)
 1984 Terry's Harlequin: Magic (Video short)
 1982 Ziggy's Gift (TV Short)
 1971 A Christmas Carol (TV Short)
 1967 The Sailor and the Devil (Short)
 1965 The Dermis Probe (Short)
 1962 Love Me, Love Me, Love Me (Short)
 1962 A Lecture on Man (Short)
 1958 The Wardrobe (Short)
 1958 The Little Island (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed TV commercials for "La Vache Qui Rit" (France, 1985). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »


Spouse:

Margaret French  (divorced)  (2 children) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

It's the doing of it that matters. Do it for the love of it. That's all there is. See more »

Trivia:

Moved to London, England at age 22. 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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