Richard Williams (animator)

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Richard Williams
Richard Edmund Williams[1]

(1933-03-19)March 19, 1933
DiedAugust 16, 2019(2019-08-16) (aged 86)
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
NationalityCanadian, British
Alma materNorthern Secondary School
Occupation(s)Animator, voice actor, director, writer
Years active1957–2019 (animation career)
Spouse(s)Margaret French
Imogen Sutton
Children6 including Alexander Williams, and Claire Williams

Richard Edmund Williams (March 19, 1933 – August 16, 2019) was a Canadian–British animator, voice actor, director, and writer. He was best known for being the animation director on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and for his unfinished movie The Thief and the Cobbler (1993).

He also created the title scenes for What's New Pussycat? (1965), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966), The Charge of the Light Brigade and the intros of the Pink Panther movies.

Williams died of cancer at his home in Bristol, England on August 16, 2019 at the age of 86.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Richard Williams Biography (1933-)". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  2. Richard Williams, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator, dies at 86 - USA Today