- Apr 5, 2020
- United States
Canadian-British, actually. Richard Williams, who was also well-known for being the animator for the credits of The Pink Panther movies and, most notoriously, the decades-long, screwed by the studio should-have-been magnum opus of his career The Thief and the Cobbler.It's also the movie that spawned the industry term 'bump the lamp', which refers to making a special effect way harder to achieve than it needs to just so you can show off how hard it was to achieve. In Roger Rabbit it was the scene in the back room of the bar where Eddie hits his head on the lamp causing it to swing, making the shading on Roger kinda a nightmare for the animators. And there was no reason for them to hit that lamp, but they did it anyway.
Also, at the time Disney was pretty much at a low point with animation, so the animation director for this movie was actually a british guy who I think had no affiliation with Disney.