“Circus Drawings”, a New Short by Richard Williams

Richard Williams
Richard Williams in October 2010

Harvey Deneroff reported on his blog that 77-year-old animation legend Richard Williams premiered a new short called Circus Drawings at the 29th Pordenone Silent Film Festival in Italy last month.

In Williams’ own words, the film had been gestating for a long time:

“In 1953 I was a young artist of twenty, living in Spain near a village circus, where I drew the acrobats, clowns and onlookers. Twelve years later I filmed my drawings to an original score but didn’t complete the film. Now that I’m 77, I’ve finished the film by animating my original drawings.”

More details about Circus Drawings, taken from the film festival catalog, can be found on this blog. And while we’re on the subject of Williams, may I also recommend this interview with him from a few months ago.