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Ray Harryhausen, stop motion movie legend, passes away

Ray Harryhausen, the legend of movie making stop motion animation, passed away on May 7th, 2013, in London.

As a youth of the 50s and 60s, Harryhausen's monsters played a significant role in sparking my imagination. He influenced many of the science fiction and fantasy producers and directors who followed in years to come. Long before computer animation and CGI, Harryhausen was bringing to life dinosaurs, flying saucers, skeletons, and many mythological creatures. His mastery of the art and craft of stop motion animation will long live on in his body of work.

Take a look at Ray Harryhausen's art:

http://harryhausen.com

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By the way, if you have the SONY Movie Channel, they have been showing a number of the Harryhausen movies this month.

HE WAS STILL ALIVE?!?!??!?! I

HE WAS STILL ALIVE?!?!??!?!
I loved all of his movies and would rent them every weekend (when people still rented vhs). He was a pioneer. I'd much rather see someone slave over making models frame by frame instead of CGI goofy effects in today's motion pictures.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Harryhausen


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John Carter (film):

During the late 1950s famed stop-motion animation effects director Ray Harryhausen expressed interest in filming the novels.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Carter_(film)

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