oscar-winning canadian-british animator richard williams who labored on the hit movies who framed roger rabbit? and pink panther has died. he become 86.
in step with cnn, williams passed away on friday at his domestic in bristol. his daughter natasha sutton williams said her father were laid low with cancer. he changed into animating and writing till 6pm at the day he died, she stated.
“he clearly became an notion to everybody that met him,” williams’ daughter said. “whether or not they have been animators, or from the top to the lowest of society.”
williams who was born in toronto moved to the United Kingdom in the Fifties and obtained vital approval for his first movie the little island. he also worked on the 2 red panther movies, the return of the purple panther (1975) and the crimson panther strikes once more (1976). but, it was williams paintings as animation director on robert zemeckis’ 1988 comedy who framed roger rabbit? which cemented his name inside the animation world.
the live-action/animated comedy starring bob hoskins was a crucial and industrial hit, earning $330 million and turning into the first stay-action/animation hybrid movie to win multiple academy awards.
at some point of his career, williams gained 3 oscars and three bafta awards, consisting of for his paintings on who framed roger rabbit? he became also the author of a how-to ebook referred to as the animator’s survival kit.