Richard Williams (1933-2019) is best known as the Director of Animation and designer of the new characters for Who Framed Roger Rabbit, for which he won two Academy Awards including a Special Achievement Award. Canadian-born Williams has won three U.S. Academy Awards, three British Academy Awards, and an Emmy, among 246 international awards. In 1990 he was voted by his peers as The Animator's Animator, and in 1995 he started giving the Richard Williams Animation Masterclasses for professionals and students worldwide. He lived with his family in Wales, and continued working in animation until his 80s.
"Williams is miles ahead of anyone in the world of animation." --The New York Times