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 …

Upcoming book signings

The past six weeks have been a whirlwind of the trip to Annecy and London, then work travel, then some vacation travel, and then retirement. The photo above was taken at an impromptu book signing for family and friends on the dock at a cottage in Ontario.  Some public book …