It is not difficult to find photos of Richard Williams wearing a V-neck sweater. It is what he wore most often on the few times that he visited the Glendale crew at the 1400 Airway building. He had little interaction with the crew. The animators appreciated Williams’ talent as an animator, but they chafed at his sullen behavior while visiting and the belittlement of their work in the comparisons made with the London crew. On his last visit to Glendale, several of the animators conspired to wear V-neck sweaters and prompted Williams into a group photo. There was some mugging and eye-rolling for the camera, but Williams seemed oblivious to it… or chose to just let it go.
L-to-R: Dave Spafford, Dave Nethery, Kent Holaday, Frans Vischer, Richard Williams, Dave Pacheco, Matt O’Callaghan, Bill Frake