28 October 2016

Richard Williams

Animator Richard Williams was born in Canada in 1933, and attended art school. His book 'The Animator's Survival Kit' (2001) is an important text often described as essential reading for people interested in animation.

Fig. 1 Richard Williams
Some of the most famous film's Williams worked on include his roles as animation director for 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' (1988) and director and animator for 'A Christmas Carol' (1971). He provided the opening sequences to the 'Pink Panther' movies and also worked on the television film 'Ziggy's Gift' (1982), which won an Emmy award.

Fig. 2 'A Christmas Carol' (1971)

Williams is often seen as one of the best examples of classic hand drawn animation and his approach, as outlined in 'The Animator's Survival Kit' (2001), continues to be relevant, not only for traditional animation, but for all fields of animation. He has won 3 Oscars, 2 British Academy Awards and another 250 other awards.


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