Love Me, Love Me, Love Me (1962) is Richard Williams’s second or third animated short film, which he directed, produced, and animated. Rarely seen, Williams considers the film to be a private joke.
Richard Williams immigrated to the UK, but had trouble finding work for a year. Animator Bob Godfrey helped establish Richard’s career by giving him a job at Biographic Cartoons Ltd. This allowed Williams to use the studio camera for personal purposes after doing commercial animation and still drawings.
The Little Island (1958) is Richard Williams’s first animated short film, which he wrote, produced, directed, and animated. It won Best Experimental Film of the Year in Venice, and the following year it won a BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film.
Before becoming the legendary draftsman we know of today, Williams did illustration for a living and also painted in his spare time. He detested the art world of his time, and subsequently pursued a career in animation, despite having to work in commercial art again.