Academy Events Spotlight Animator Richard Williams


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present This Amazing Medium, an animation master class and retrospective tour with Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams.

Presented as part of the Academy’s Marc Davis Celebration of Animation, the evening will feature film clips from Disney and Warner Bros. animation classics as well as from Williams’s own work. The event is scheduled for Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills and is part of the Academy’s Marc Davis Celebration of Animation.

The event also marks the opening of the new exhibition “Richard Williams: Master of Animation” in the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery.

Williams won an Oscar in 1988 for outstanding visual effects for his groundbreaking work on Robert Zemeckis’ Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and received a Special Achievement Award from the Academy for the animation direction of the film. He previously had won an Academy Award in 1972 for the animated short A Christmas Carol.

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

  • Jim Wickey

    Now this should not be missed. It’s wonderful that the academy is
    recognizing Marc Davis and Richard Williams with a Celebration of Animation. So
    much joy and knowledge for Richard to gift to an eager audience of animators!
    Wish I could be there but… I’m animating! :) Jim Wickey