Ray Harryhausen turned 90 years old on June 29th.
If the name isn’t familiar to you, Harryhausen was the master of stop motion animation, creating a bounty of some of the most imaginative motion pictures of the 50s, 60s and 70s. While crude by today’s CGI standards of cinematic effects, Harryhausen’s work was nothing short of magic on the screen.
I grew up watching Harryhausen movies on TV and in the theater, and still enjoy his creations today. From the alien attack in Earth vs the Flying Saucers, the fiece Ymir of 20 Million Miles to Earth to Jason and the Argonauts and the various Sinbad movies, Ray Harryhausen brought his fantastical creations to life one painstaking frame at a time.
As a tribute to his genius, I want to share this video montage of his creations with you all.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Harryhausen. Thanks for the magic.