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Richard Williams

Animator, Director
19 March 1933 to 16 August 2019

A Canadian animator whose debut short The Little Island (1958) won a BAFTA for Best Animated Film, Williams was most memorably served as animation director on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) for which he received BAFTAs for Visual Effects and a Special Award for Craft. He also notably directed the shorts A Christmas Carol (1971) and the BAFTA nominated Prologue (2015).

Read Richard Williams' Guardian obituary.

Read Richard Williams' New York Times obituary.