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Ray Harryhausen Dead?

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Date of Death: May 07, 2013
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Raymond Frederick "Ray" Harryhausen (born June 29, 1920) is an American visual effects creator, writer and producer. He created a brand of stop-motion model animation known as "Dynamation." Among his most notable works are his animation on Mighty Joe Young (with pioneer Willis O'Brien, which won the Academy Award for special effects) (1949), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (his first color film) and Jason and the Argonauts, featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeleton warriors. Before the advent of computers for camera motion control and CGI, movies used a variety of approaches to achieve animated special effects. One approach was stop-motion animation which used realistic miniature models (more accurately called model animation), used for the first time in a feature film in The Lost World (1925), and most famously in King Kong (1933). The work of pioneer model animator Willis O'Brien in King Kong inspired Harryhausen to work in this unique field, almost single-handedly keeping the technique alive for three decades. While O'Brien's career floundered for most of his life – most of his cherished projects were never realized – Harryhausen achieved considerable success. Harryhausen

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  • Karla Silva avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:06:52

    RT @41Strange: Ray Harryhausen's puppet animated tale of King Midas and his lust for gold (1953) https://t.co/igiRM9eMkZ

  • Annelisa J. Purdie avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:03:43

    RT @41Strange: Ray Harryhausen's puppet animated tale of King Midas and his lust for gold (1953) https://t.co/igiRM9eMkZ

  • Annelisa J. Purdie avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:03:35

    @41Strange @Kinetograph I found this on one of those huge boxed sets of public domain animation at the dollar store… https://t.co/DlxOzHdQ3L

  • Shoeless Dick avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:01:14

    RT @41Strange: Ray Harryhausen's puppet animated tale of King Midas and his lust for gold (1953) https://t.co/igiRM9eMkZ

  • (☞゚ヮ゚)☞ avatar Mar-30-2017, 19:00:02

    RT @41Strange: Ray Harryhausen's puppet animated tale of King Midas and his lust for gold (1953) https://t.co/igiRM9eMkZ

  • Todd avatar Mar-30-2017, 18:54:52

    RT @41Strange: Ray Harryhausen's puppet animated tale of King Midas and his lust for gold (1953) https://t.co/igiRM9eMkZ

  • e-ko avatar Mar-30-2017, 18:18:28

    RT @41Strange: Ray Harryhausen's puppet animated tale of King Midas and his lust for gold (1953) https://t.co/igiRM9eMkZ

  • Words and Pictures 💬 avatar Mar-30-2017, 18:14:39

    RT @ToonHallofFame: Mar 30 in #AnimationHistory: 1992 @Ray_Harryhausen received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the Academy Awards Ceremony.…

  • Mary Olsen avatar Mar-30-2017, 18:03:47

    RT @ToonHallofFame: Mar 30 in #AnimationHistory: 1992 @Ray_Harryhausen received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the Academy Awards Ceremony.…

  • mark thirlwell avatar Mar-30-2017, 17:33:46

    RT @41Strange: Ray Harryhausen's 'Mother Goose Stories' made in 1946 https://t.co/n4jdMOG5p1

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