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Richard Williams
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Williams at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Born
Richard Edmund Williams

(1933-03-19)March 19, 1933
Died August 16, 2019(2019-08-16) (aged 86)
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Nationality Canadian, British
Alma mater Northern Secondary School
Occupation Animator, voice actor, director, writer
Years active 1957–2019 (animation career)
Spouse(s) Margaret French
Imogen Sutton
Children 6 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.


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