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 …

Anniversary Celebrations

The making of Who framed Roger Rabbit was a special time for many of the people who worked on it.  Many of them were young and this was the first opportunity to work on a big ‘Hollywood’ production.  In many cases, it turned out to be the biggest production they …

Painting of The Forum by Peter Western

The Forum at 74-80 Camden St., at the intersection with Pratt St., had been a warehouse and then became an animation studio.  It housed the production of Who framed Roger Rabbit during 1987 and 1988, and then the final production push of Dick Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler after …