Farewell to Legendary Animator Richard Williams

Animator RICHARD WILLIAMS working on the ‘ragpicker’ character for A CHRISTMAS CAROL [BR 1971] Date: 1971

Richard Williams, best known for his work on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and two of the “Pink Panther” films, has died at the age of 86. 

Williams had a deep love for animation and passed along his knowledge to younger generations whenever possible. He played a key role in honing our skills, and from him, we learned how to study life around us. He was a pillar of inspiration to us and we relied heavily on the lessons that he shared. His highly acclaimed book, “The Animator’s Survival Kit” was one of the biggest foundations of our knowledge.

We wouldn’t have gotten as far as we did on our own without the knowledge shared by Richard Williams. He will live on through our work, as well as the work of his students around the world. 

His daughter, Natasha Williams, told the PA Media (UK national news agency) that her father was writing and animating until 6 p.m. on the day he died.

Rest in Peace, Richard Williams. Thank you for everything.

Delivery Dudes

Over the past few months, we’ve been working with the guys at Delivery Dudes to help create a company mascot and integrate him into their products. We were tasked with finalizing an initial character concept (originally designed by the one and only Bryan Waterman), producing a series of still images of the character, and creating some animations that will be included in a future update to the app.

We can’t say anything else at the moment, but we’re excited about the final results and can’t wait to share more!

To learn more about Delivery Dudes, please visit their website at deliverydudes.com

“Caveman” Animated Ad (Sneak Peek)

For the past 8 months, we’ve been working on an animated ad for a new mobile app. The app itself is still in development and we still have a tiny bit of work left to do on the ad, so the full animation isn’t ready for public release; however, we’d like to share a sneak peek!

We’re very proud of our work on this project and can’t wait to share the full ad!

Farewell to the Legendary Stan Lee

We’re saddened to hear about the loss a legend who helped paved the way for many, including all of us here at CJC Animation.

Stan Lee was the co-creator of numerous superheroes that inspired us at very young ages to explore our creative sides. We were so in love with these superheroes and their stories, that we eventually started creating our own superheroes and telling our own stories. We started creating our own homemade comic books, which would ultimately segue into our eventual love for animation where to this day, we continue to use our imaginations to bring characters and stories to life.

We owe a lot to Stan Lee for helping to breathe life into some of our all-time favorite characters, which ultimately fueled us to pursue our own dreams. We will forever be grateful for that.

Rest in peace to a real life superhero, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Stan Lee’s family and friends.

Eyebominations Animated Intro

Eyebominations is a new series from EyeofSol that seeks to find the absolute worst animation productions and attempts to dissect them in a hilarious fashion.

We had the opportunity to team up once again with What a Bee! Studios to produce the intro for this new series. This was a deeply collaborative project that you’ll be able to learn more about in our MAKING OF segment.

You can check out the intro animation here: