Remembering Roy Naisbitt (1930-2021)

See previous post on Roy Naisbitt   https://wp.me/p9TCVh-9W   Roy Naisbitt died on April 25th, 2021.  He would have turned 91 years young on May 6th. Roy worked on classic films such as Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, but he will be best known for his work with Richard Williams… especially …

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 …