remembering Richard Williams 1

19 08 2019

all the following pictures are from the 70s and 80s, from my personal photo collection and from the british KEY PROFILES publication in 1972. RICHARD WILLIAMS had received his first academy award for THE CHRISTMAS CAROL and his studio at 13 soho square in london with a staff between 25 and 40 produced hundreds of animated commercials. he had started as well animation on his personal animated feature film, titled NASRUDDIN at that time, later THE COBBLER AND THE THIEF. he had invited the best animators around at that time to his studio to teach and contribute animation to his feature film, like ART BABBIT and KEN HARRIS. even richard williams’ most admired animator, MILT KAHL, visited the studio, as well as GRIM NATWICK. a lot of the animators and ‘students’ in his studio of that time would later have their own very successful studios, like RICHARD PURDUM. the RICHARD WILLIAMS STUDIO became the center for the best animation at that time.

1972 guest lecturer at cal arts

1973 academy award for best animated short subject

art babbitt lectures

1985 animating on a commercial

lectures in 1972

short love me, love me, love me

NY animation film festival 1972 with nick bosustow and raoul servais

work on casino royale titles with writer frank buxton and woody allen

1985 in duesseldorf

work on the return of the pink panther titles

with empress farah pahlavi at the tehran film festival 1975

charge of the light brigade titles

return of the pink panther titles

running through soho square

short the sailor and the devil, all artwork burned in a fire on the top floor of dick’s studio, after the film was finished

the STUDIO – 13 soho square

© bilderfabrik
© key profiles, key press london
© richard williams




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