The European Animation Awards are sad to hear the loss of Richard Williams, recipient of the first Lotte Reiniger Award of the 2017 Emile Awards.
Remembering Richard Williams
The legendary animator was the animation director of the multiple times awarded Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and the director The Thief and the Cobbler. He also wrote The Animator’s Survival Kit, often considered to be the animation bible among animators in training.
Peter Lord, Chairman of the association and the entire EAA Board Members had the honor to reward Richard Williams with the Lotte Reiniger Award for his entire career. It was a standing ovation from all the audience of the Nouveau Siècle and a beautiful moment for Richard who became Honorary member of the EAA.
He also gave us the pleasure of his presence during a masterclass and the exceptional projection of The Thief and the Cobbler.
The European Animation Award Board members offer their sincerest condolences to Mr. Williams' family and relatives.