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The Best and Worst in Animation 2013

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • December 17, 2013 12:05 AM
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Although he wrote them in 1859, Charles Dickens might have been thinking of the animation scene this past year when he penned the celebrated lines, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times". Looking over a year that seemed to seesaw between Light and Darkness, I’d like to present some awards for the best and worst of 2013.

Richard Williams to Screen his Director's Cut of "The Thief And The Cobbler" Dec. 10th

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • November 19, 2013 9:00 PM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that it will screen the rarely seen, directors cut of Richard Williams' The Thief And The Cobbler - with Williams in attendance to introduce the film. The screening will take place on Tuesday night December 10th at 7:30, preceded by Williams' Oscar winning short, A Christmas Carol.

Immersed in Movies: Richard Williams At The Academy

  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • October 8, 2013 7:08 PM
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Richard Williams finally made it to the Academy for a memorable masterclass as part of the Marc Davis Celebration.

Richard Williams To Lecture, Screen New Footage at Academy's Marc Davis Celebration

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • August 29, 2013 1:09 AM
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Master animator Richard Williams (Roger Rabbit) will make a rare appearance in Los Angeles - to guest lecture at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annual Marc Davis Celebration of Animation - on Friday night October 4th.

Richard Williams Explains His App

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • July 4, 2013 2:25 AM
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Richard Williams is a living legend. He's dedicated his life to advancing the art of animation - and to pass his knowledge on to future generations. Williams has just recorded a short promo for his new The Animator's Survival Kit iPad app. If you care about the craft of animation - this is a must-see, must-buy.

Richard Williams 80th Birthday

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • June 12, 2013 6:00 PM
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Just in case you find yourself in Scotland later this month, I should mention that Richard Williams's 80th birthday is being honored at the Edinburgh International Film Festival with a program of his work.

FIRST LOOK: The Animator's Survival Kit app by Richard Williams

  • By Floyd Bishop
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  • April 18, 2013 1:37 AM
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Here is the first review for Richard Williams new iPad app based his The Animator's Survival Kit. If you don't have an iPad, you may even consider buying one just for this app alone. It's that good.