Tuesday, June 29, 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAY HARRYHAUSEN!
Jason And The Argonauts, The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad, Mysterious Island, The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Mighty Joe Young,...these are just a small handful of the amazing list of films Ray Harryhausen is responsible for. Ray Harryhausen, born June 29th, 1920, is a true pioneer in the world of stop-motion animation. At a young age, Ray was inspired by the work of Willis O'Brien, the man responsible for creating KING KONG. After that, Ray dedicated his life to improving the art form, with different techniques and amazing creature designs. His work on the Greek mythology films, and the Sinbad series, is highly regarded as some of the best stop-motion work ever done in the motion picture field. Computers have taken over now with their elaborate CGI, but in my opinion, nothing beats a good time watching a Ray Harryhausen film! Happy Birthday to one of the greatest creature creators of all time!