Ray Harryhausen, stop motion movie legend, passes awaySubmitted by JCole on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 15:32
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: