YMMV / Richard Williams

  • Awesome Art: His trademark.
  • Creator Worship: Williams has his detractors, for certain, but he's otherwise highly respected, with some of the biggest names in hand-drawn animation owing him their careers, and few are willing to speak ill of him.
  • Hype Backlash: A number of industry people feel that he puts more emphasis on the animation looking pretty than telling a story (even fans have admitted that they only watch his stuff for the animation), the most common criticism of both Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure and The Thief and the Cobbler being scenes that go on way too long just for the sake of making the awesome animation even more awesome. Others have criticized his seemingly harsh work ethics, saying that his passion comes as much from a lack of self-confidence as it does artistic vision. In his defense, as much as he's been known to push his animators past the point of their capabilities and take a lot of the credit for himself, he has always name-dropped his best staff members and repeatedly invited them back to work for him.
  • Uncanny Valley: He is insistent on shooting all of his animation entirely on ones (i.e., on new drawing every frame) in all of his project. While the results are usually really impressive, they can also be a little nauseating after a while.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Ranges from impossibly fluid hand-drawn character animation in his films to doing every frame as a miniature watercolor or oil pant masterpiece in his commercial work.
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