Ray Harryhausen Bids Farewell to Animation

Ray_HarryhausenRaymond Frederick “Ray” Harryhausen
has died at the age of 92. Mr. Harryhausen pioneered the use of stop-action animation. His works include Jason and the Argonauts (which I watched too many times as a kid), One Million Years BC (starring Raquel Welch), various Sinbad movies, and the 1981 Clash of the Titans. In 1992, he received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for Technical Achievement at the Academy Awards. Host Tom Hanks said, “Some say Citizen Kane is the greatest motion picture of all time.  Others say it’s Casablanca. For me, the greatest picture of all time is Jason and the Argonauts.” Steven Spielberg saluted him by saying, “[He’s] the father of what we do today in the business of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure.”
Here‘s the New York Times obituary.


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