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Animator Richard Williams dies at the age of 86

Richard Edmund Williams (March 19, 1933, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – August 16, 2019, Bristol, England, United Kingdom) was a Canadian–British animator, voice actor, director, and writer, best known for serving as animation director on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988) and for his unfinished feature film “The Thief and the Cobbler” (1993). He was also a film title sequence designer and animator. Other works in this field included the title sequences to “What’s New Pussycat? (1965) and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” (1966) and title and linking sequences in “The Charge of the Light Brigade” and the intros of the eponymous cartoon feline for two of the later “Pink Panther” films.

He also made titles, montage events for James Bond spoof “Casino Royale” (1967).

We are truly sorry to hear of the loss. Please accept our condolences.


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