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Ray Harryhausen Dead?

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Date of Death: May 07, 2013
Cause(s) of Death: Not Known
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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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  • Chris Cathrine avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:18:44

    @Swiftraptor @Ray_Harryhausen Awesome. I have it in DVD but am tempted to upgrade to BluRay. I've got Jason and the… https://t.co/2k0KtwGn6D

  • Rob weighill avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:12:11

    @stevethefirst @Ray_Harryhausen So you dont feel left out! ;) https://t.co/5bsg0vi7Th

  • Steve F*r*t*n*u*g avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:11:55

    @Swiftraptor @Ray_Harryhausen Guess you found that club. 😁

  • Rob weighill avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:10:45

    @stevethefirst @Ray_Harryhausen Sorry Steve.She's ALL mine matey! "Blaaaagh!" ;)

  • Steve F*r*t*n*u*g avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:09:24

    @Swiftraptor @Ray_Harryhausen Where's MY Cave Girl? 😬

  • Ray Harryhausen avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:08:52

    RT @Ray_Harryhausen: Just one week left to see Ray's original models at the @BarbicanCentre's #IntotheUnknown exhibition! Have you been? ht…

  • JonnyA avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:08:28

    RT @Swiftraptor: @Ray_Harryhausen Now watching this classic on Blu-ray! Where's my club? https://t.co/lfW9VrC9TQ

  • Ray Harryhausen avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:07:51

    RT @Swiftraptor: @Ray_Harryhausen Now watching this classic on Blu-ray! Where's my club? https://t.co/lfW9VrC9TQ

  • Antonio Luciano avatar Aug-23-2017, 16:05:42

    RT @kmansell1: Thank you @Ray_Harryhausen #Foundation & @Tate for giving us a chance to see these beautiful pieces. Photos don't do them ju…

  • Travis Fauber avatar Aug-23-2017, 15:24:54

    RT @kmansell1: Thank you @Ray_Harryhausen #Foundation & @Tate for giving us a chance to see these beautiful pieces. Photos don't do them ju…

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