The famous animator Richard Williams, who worked on hit films, including Roger Rabbit and The Pink Panther, has died.
The 86-year-old Oscar-winner and three-time winner in Buffalo, who was born in Toronto, Canada and moved to the UK in the 1950s, died at his home in Bristol on Friday, his family said.
Williams has been the animation director for the 1988 blockbuster. Who framed Roger Rabbit? – Creating characters including Roger and Jessica the Rabbit.
Williams won the Buft, as well as two Oscars for his work on a live animated film starring Bob Hoskins.
Williams also animated a series of comic book titles from the 1970s, "Return of the Pink Panther," and "The Pink Panther," striking again and working on Casino Royale.
Earlier, Williams credited Snow White – who he saw at the age of five – with a "huge impression" on him.
"I always wanted to get to Disney when I was a kid. I was a smart little kid, so I took my drawings and eventually went in, ”Williams told the BBC in 2008.
"They made me a story, and I was there for two days, you can imagine what it was like for a kid."
He then said he was advised to learn how to draw properly and admitted he "lost all interest in animation" until he was 23 – throwing himself into the arts.
He said he was attracted to the vessel as "his paintings are trying to move."
His first film, "The Small Island," was released in 1958 and struck out a buffet. He won his first Oscar in 1971 for his animated adaptation of Charles Dickens's "Christmas.
During his long career, Williams also wrote a book with a guidebook called The Animator's Survival Kit and came to life and wrote until the day he died.