Annie Elvin had a rich film pedigree. Her father was a film editor at Gainsborough Studios and her husband worked in the live-action film industry in Britain. Annie started off as an actress – even working with Bob Hoskins in the theatre. She also did some voice-acting. She got involved with animation at the Larkins Studio and over the years had done a bit of work in ‘Trace & Paint’ at Richard Williams Studio on Soho Square. In the early 1980s, Annie started her own animation service company. She called it ‘Wicked Witch Studio’ because it was started on Hallowe’en day.
When she heard that Disney was looking for somebody in Matte & Roto, she applied and went to Camden Town to meet Don Hahn. He picked her to head the department. Annie closed Wicked Witch for the duration of the production of Who framed Roger Rabbit. Her son, Martin, worked as a camera operator on Roger Rabbit, and her younger son, Harry, worked as a runner.
Annie Elvin died on April 25, 2014.