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Stop Motion Sunday: A Tribute to Ray Harryhausen

Earlier this week, the stop-motion industry lost a great gem as Ray Harryhausen, the legendary stop-motion effects artist behind the visuals of classics such as Clash of the Titans and Jason and the Argonauts, died Tuesday at the age of 92.

Ray Harryhausen, whose body of work has inspired legendary filmmakers such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson, first became interested in the art of stop-motion animation when he was 13 years old and watched the classic King Kong in 1933. He would later on work the 1949 production of Mighty Joe Young, then see his career take off starting from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms ten years later.

The video above is an interview from 1974, while the one below is a compilation of all of Harryhausen’s animated creatures in feature film, which can be found, listed here.

written by geegraphy

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