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Richard Williams

Biography

Father and trainer of the rugby duo Venus and Serena Williams. He made a decision to make his daughters into rugby stars after viewing the fantastic Romanian participant Virginia Ruzici on Television. When Serena earned her 1st U.S. open up in 1999 he do a triumph dance in the NBC broadcast booth. He was wedded to Berry Johnson from 1965 to 1973 plus they got two daughters and three sons. Then married Oracene Cost, the mom of Serena and Venus, in 1980. He and Oracene divorced in 2002. He frequently mentioned the press interviews that rugby continues to be an overwhelmingly white sport, and his girl Venus Williams was the 1st black woman to become ranked #1.

Quick Facts


Full Name Richard Williams
Date Of Birth March 19, 1933
Place Of Birth Canada
Profession Cartoonist
Nationality American
Spouse Lakeisha Graham, Oracene Price, Betty Johnson
Children Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Dylan Starr Williams, Richard Williams III
Parents Julia Mae Williams
Awards Academy Award for Best Short Film (Animated), Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Special Achievement Academy Award, BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects, Saturn Award, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program, British Academy Television Craft Special Award
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Short Animated Film
Movies The Thief and the Cobbler, Prologue, The Little Island, A Christmas Carol, Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure, Ziggy's Gift, Tummy Trouble, The Sailor and the Devil, The Greengage Summer, Circus Drawings, The Dermis Probe, Love Me, Love Me, Love Me, A Lecture on Man, The Ever-Changing Motor Car, Heart of a Child, The Child and the Killer
Star Sign Pisces

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#Fact
1Father of Timothy Williams.
2Father of painter Holly Williams-Brock.
3Moved to London, England at age 22.
4Both of his parents were illustrators.
5Spent two years in Spain painting and playing the trumpet in a jazz band.
6Was already earning a living as a commercial artist at age 16.
7Father of Claire Williams.
8Ottawa International Animation Festival first prize in the category "Promotional Films" for Jovan "The Power". [1978]
9Designed the famous logo from The Graduate (1967) depicting Dustin Hoffman beneath Anne Bancroft's leg.
10Father of Alexander Williams.


Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prologue2015Short animator
The Animator's Survival Kit Animated2008Video documentary animator
The Princess and the Cobbler1993lead animator
Who Framed Roger Rabbit1988animation director
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure1977animator - uncredited
The Pink Panther Strikes Again1976lead animator
The Return of the Pink Panther1975lead animator - uncredited
Every Home Should Have One1970titles and animation - uncredited
Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?1969animation director: title sequence
Yellow Submarine1968animator - uncredited
The Charge of the Light Brigade1968animation
30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia1968graphic effects
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush1968title designer
Love Me, Love Me, Love Me1962Short animator
The Little Island1959Short animator
The Wardrobe1958Short animator

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Prologue2015Short
Circus Drawings2010Short
The Princess and the Cobbler1993
Ziggy's Gift1982TV Short
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure1977
A Christmas Carol1971TV Short
The Sailor and the Devil1967Short
The Dermis Probe1965Short
A Lecture on Man1962Short
Love Me, Love Me, Love Me1962Short
The Little Island1959Short
The Wardrobe1958Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Princess and the Cobbler1993producer
Ziggy's Gift1982TV Short producer
A Christmas Carol1971TV Short producer
The Sailor and the Devil1967Short producer
A Lecture on Man1962Short producer
Love Me, Love Me, Love Me1962Short producer
The Little Island1959Short producer
The Wardrobe1958Short co-producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Animator's Survival Kit Animated2008Video documentary book
The Princess and the Cobbler1993creator / screenplay
The Dermis Probe1965Short
The Ever-Changing Motor Car1965Short
A Lecture on Man1962Short
The Little Island1959Short writer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gawain and the Green Knight1973title designer
Prudence and the Pill1968titles
Casino Royale1967titles and montage effects
The Spy with a Cold Nose1966title designer
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum1966title designer
What's New Pussycat1965titles

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Best of Roger Rabbit1996VideoDroopy Dog (segment "Tummy Trouble") (voice)
The Princess and the Cobbler1993Laughing Brigand (voice, uncredited)
Tummy Trouble1989ShortDroopy Dog (voice)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit1988Droopy (voice)
Ziggy's Gift1982TV ShortCrooked Santa (voice)

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gawain and the Green Knight1973graphics
The Apple1963Short designer / storyboard artist

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dermis Probe1965Short

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Princess and the Cobbler1993uncredited

Production Manager

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure1977production supervisor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hokusai: An Animated Sketchbook1978Documentary short grateful acknowledgment

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 88th Annual Academy Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Animated Short Film
The Animator's Survival Kit Animated2008Video documentaryHimself
Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit2003Video documentary shortHimself
Who Framed Roger Rabbit: On Set!2003Video shortHimself
Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Toon Stand-Ins2003Video shortHimself
The Curious Case of Inspector Clouseau2002TV Special documentaryHimself
The Creative Person1996TV Series documentaryHimself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Visual Effects and Special Award Recipient
It All Started with a Mouse: The Disney Story1989TV MovieHimself - Animation Producer / Director
The South Bank Show1988TV Series documentaryHimself - Animation Producer / Director
Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town1988TV Special documentaryHimself
I Drew Roger Rabbit1988TV Movie documentaryHimself
The BBC2 Film Competition1983TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Judge
Richard Williams and the Thief Who Never Gave Up1982TV Movie documentaryHimself
Die Titelmacher1976TV MovieHimself
London Bridge1975TV SeriesHimself
The Do-It-Yourself Film Animation Show1974TV SeriesHimself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards1973TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film
Richard Williams1966TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Persistence of Vision2012DocumentaryHimself
Waking Sleeping Beauty2009DocumentaryHimself
Who Made Roger Rabbit2003Video documentary shortHimself
Animating Art1988TV Movie documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)· George Gibbs
· Ken Ralston
1989Special Achievement AwardAcademy Awards, USAWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1989OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Effects, Visual EffectsWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)· Ken Ralston
· Ed Jones
· George Gibbs
1989BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Special EffectsWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)· George Gibbs
· Ken Ralston
· Ed Jones
1989Special AwardBoston Society of Film Critics AwardsWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1989Special AwardEvening Standard British Film Awards
1988AnnieAnnie AwardsBest Individual Achievement: Technical AchievementWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1984Winsor McCay AwardAnnie Awards
1983Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Animated ProgramZiggy's Gift (1982)· Lena Tabori (executive producer/producer)
· Tom Wilson (producer)
1973OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Subject, Animated FilmsA Christmas Carol (1971)
1962Satire AwardAnnecy International Animated Film FestivalA Lecture on Man (1962)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Short Film, AnimatedPrologue (2015)· Imogen Sutton
2016BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest British Short AnimationPrologue (2015)· Imogen Sutton


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#Quote
1[To Tom Sito] Sometimes the only thing that is as satisfying as doing the best work you can do, is to create an atmosphere where others can do the best work they can possibly do.
2[on working on Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (1977)] The lesson I learned was the Golden Rule: 'Whoever has the gold makes the rules.'
3When in doubt, draw the client... or the client's wife... or girlfriend... or boyfriend.
4We all have about 16 personalities going; if we're lucky, one cohesive one.

#Trademark
1The use of 3-D perspective movement in animation. i.e. the crane-down shot in A Christmas Carol, the staircase chase in Raggedy Ann & Andy, most of Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Thief and the Cobbler


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