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"It's a craft, isn't it? A proper craft. And craft can be an art."
Richard Williams about animation

A prominent Canadian-British artist and animator, Richard Edmund Williams (born March 19, 1933) got his start training under veterans from The Golden Age of Animation such as Disney's Nine Old Men, as well as Warner Bros. animator Ken Harris and industry drifter Grim Natwick. Totally crazy about silky smooth, seamless animation.

He has done work on several projects, most famously Who Framed Roger Rabbit (for which he received both the Visual Effects Oscar and a Special Achievement Award for the animation direction of the film), Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure and his historical (and tragically failed) attempt to make "the greatest animated film" called The Thief and the Cobbler.

These days, Richard is now semi-retired, at least from the industry side of animation, although he still takes up personal animation projects and teaches animation via his acclaimed masterclasses.


He has also published an acclaimed book on animation, "The Animator's Survival Kit". It also exists as a live class and a 16 DVD set version of it which costs over $1,000; fortunately, an iPad app of it exists that condenses both for the much more affordable $35.

In 2015, he joined Twitter and, later, premiered Prologue, the first part of his top-secret independent project, I Hope I Live To Finish This, at Annecy.

No relation to Robin Williams, by the way, although he did present Richard with his Special Achievement Oscar for ''Roger Rabbit''.

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