Wednesday, May 08, 2013

RIP Ray Harryhausen

Yesterday, I got the sad news that Ray Harryhausen had passed away. If you're not familiar with him, you should be. He was a groundbreaking animator whose works with models rival or surpass many modern effects in their realism.

Mighty Joe Young. The Kraken. The skeletons from Jason and the Argonauts. Ymir. All of these and more were burned into the brain of a young kid sitting in front of the tube on a Saturday afternoon and helped fan the fan of love for science fiction and fantasy.

Thanks for all the hard work, Mr. Harryhausen. You will be missed, but not forgotten.

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