Richard Williams, Director of Animation of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, is the link-man passing on the secrets of the masters to the present generation. This box-set is like having your own personal animation school. Over 16 sessions you are given a complete animation curriculum in it’s most practical form and you will be able to put these animation lessons to work immediately.

There’s never been anything like it. Filmed at Blue Sky Studios in New York, the Masterclass is inter-cut with over 400 specially animated examples from Richard Williams’ best-selling book – “The Animator’s Survival Kit”


These DVD’s are for professionals and students and cover the knowledge of the underlying principles of sophisticated animation which apply to any style or approach to the medium, including computer, classical, games, stop motion and internet animation.

The Animator’s Survival Kit – Animated is about how things move, and specific work methods used to make characters live, breathe, think and give a sustained commanding performance. Williams demonstrates his points with drawing, performance and over 400 specially animated examples – many from his best-selling book.


1. Starting Right
2. Timing and Spacing
3. Working Methods
4. More Timing More Spacing
5. Building Walks
6. Flexibility in a Walk
7. Sneaks, Runs, and Animal Action
8. Flexibility
9. Overlapping Action and Weight
10. Takes
11. Vibrates
12. Accents
13. Dialogue 1
14. Dialogue 2
15. Giving the Performance
16. Putting it all Together

Over 10 hours in total of lessons and includes over 400 specially animated examples.