The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has posted four excerpts from Richard Williams’ sell-out appearance last Friday in Los Angeles. In the clip above, Williams speaks about Milt Kahl and The Jungle Book. The rest of the clips are identified below.
The big news that came out of the event was that Williams will allow a workprint of Thief and the Cobbler to be screened at the Academy in December. In the past, Williams has distanced himself from the production as much as he could—an understandable position considering the personal pain that is associated with it. It is great to see him finally embracing the film, which even in its incomplete state, has many marvelous moments of artistic and technical achievement.
How Disney films inspired Richard:
The making of A Christmas Carol:
The making of Who Framed Roger Rabbit: