Back in the day adverts were much cuter. This Rolo ad from the Richard Williams Animation Studio was painstakingly restored by overlaying two different video copies. Noise reduction software was used to take out some dirt and dropouts. There is more information about the restoration at FFrevolution.
Superman says “Never Say Yes to a Cigarette” and defeats Nick O’Teen in this classic anti-smoking commercial animated by Eric Goldberg for Richard Williams Animation Studio. It uses exaggerated perspective in a masterly way.
A documentary about the great animator Richard Williams (The Thief and the Cobbler, Who Framed Roger Rabbit), who found great success doing animated commercials but whose greatest goal was to learn from the great animators of the past, like Ken Harris, Art Babbit, Grim Natwick and Milt Kahl, and pass their knowledge on to his… Read More »
This was the first animated film by Richard Williams who wrote, produced, directed, animated and financed it. It is a half-hour philosophical argument without words. It won the BAFTA award in 1959 for Best Animated Film. Tristram Cary wrote the music. The film features three men, who each only believe in one thing, one in… Read More »
A reconstruction of Richard Williams’ animation masterpiece, “cobbled” together from the many existing cuts to bring the film closer to its original form. This version deletes the song sequences and other scenes, as well as redubbed voices added by The Completion Bond Company. Scenes are also added back, as well as long-unheard vocal performances by… Read More »
This won a British Film Academy Award. It was made in the London studios of TVC. Directed George Dunning from a story by Stan Hayward. The design and Storyboard was by Richard Williams. Read about TVC studios in Animator issue 9.
This is the nightclub scene from Who Framed Roger Rabbit where we first see sexy Jessica Rabbit. This was filmed without the aid of computer animation, it was drawn by hand. Richard Williams was Director of Animation with live action direction by Robert Zemeckis and was produced by Steven Spielberg. Read an interview with Richard… Read More »
This promo includes snippets of the Richard Williams Masterclasses made for the Animator’s Survival Kit. Animated, DVDs of this were given away at Annecy 2008 and other festivals worldwide. Visit the official site: http://www.theanimatorssurvivalkit.com for more information.
A featurette on Richard Williams from Thames TV. It takes a behind the scenes look at the Richard Williams animation studio and the production of his feature cartoon The Thief Who Never Gave Up. This is part one of six parts.
Animation Nation was a series of three excellent BBC documentaries covering the history of British animation. In this sequence Richard Williams discusses The Charge of the Light Brigade.