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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

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.

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.