Richard Williams is most known for his work on Who Framed Roger Rabbit as the Director of Animation and creator of the new characters, for which he earned two Academy Awards, including a Special Achievement Award. Since his debut picture The Little Island in 1958, Williams has won three Academy Awards in the United States, three Academy Awards in the United Kingdom, and an Emmy, for a total of 246 worldwide honors. Williams has also created animated title sequences for films such as Return of the Pink Panther, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, What's New Pussycat, Casino Royale, and The Charge of the Light Brigade, as well as innumerable award-winning advertisements. He was named The Animator's Animator by his colleagues in 1990, and in 1995, he began teaching the Richard Williams Animation Masterclasses to professionals and students in London, Hollywood, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver, Sydney, Hong Kong, France, and Denmark. He works as an independent filmmaker and lives in Wales with his family.