2013
05.07

Video by Mat Bergman

The four and a half minute compilation of every Ray Harryhausen animated creature in feature films, presented in chronological order.

Read the complete creature list at http://www.harryhausen.com

The song is “Mon Ti,” from the incomparable Tito Puente’s album “Top Percussion.”

Raymond “Ray” Harryhausen (June 29, 1920 – May 7, 2013) was an American visual effects creator, writer, and producer who lived in London, England, from 1960 until his death in 2013. He created a brand of stop-motion model animation known as “Dynamation.”

His most important works include the 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.
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The last film to feature Harryhausen’s work, Clash of the Titans (1981), is a personal favorite of mine. I grew up watching it over and over again on VHS. I remember hiding behind a chair whenever I got to the Medusa scene.

R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen. You will not be forgotten.