Dick Williams is like a living argument for Blu-Ray — you just can’t look at his stuff closely enough!
Today I briefly interviewed animator Andreas Deja, who worked under Williams as a lead animator on Who Framed Roger Rabbit. When I asked if he remains in contact with Williams, or simply knows what he’s up to, Deja told me Williams has fallen in with Aardman, been given his own personal space and is basically being left to his own devices. As far as Deja knows, he’s toiling away–in solo–on a half-hour short, the particulars of which he’s remaining mum on.
Well that’s good news! Artists like Williams should really have lived in the age of patronage, where somebody would just pay them to do their stuff.