Roger Rabbit comic strips

Back in the late 1980s Disney had an active in-house Comic Strip Department as part of the Merchandising Division.  Floyd Norman had come back to Disney and was working with Merchandising.  The group also included extraordinary artists such as Daan Jippes. The film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, had been released with …

Remembering Richard Williams

It was one year ago today… Friday, August 16, 2019, that Richard Williams died in Bristol, England.  He was 86-years young – still working diligently in an office at Aardman Animations on an animated feature, Lysistrata, based on an Ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes.  He jokingly suggested that the film …

Ottawa International Animation Festival

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) was founded in 1975.  It is the largest animation festival in North America. In 2008, OIAF held a special tribute to Richard Williams to mark the 20th anniversary of the release of ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”  The tribute included an on-stage conversation with John …

Book signing at Larry Edmunds Books in Hollywood

A book signing was hosted at Larry Edmunds Books in Hollywood on August 24.  Ross Anderson (Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat) and Tom Sito (Drawing the Line; The Untold Story of the Animation Unions, Moving Innovation: History of Computer Animation, and Eat, Drink, Animate) spoke about the making of ‘Who …

Richard Williams and the Shah brothers

It is impossible to discuss Richard Williams without discussing ‘The Thief’, a project that consumed much of his career.  ‘The Thief’ had its origins in the mid-1960s when Richard Williams became very interested in Sufism, which is a concept related to an inner mysticalaspect of Islam – although some Sufi …