Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Ray Harryhausen dies at 92

From USATODAY, Ray Harryhausen, the legendary special-effects master whose influence was felt both in his sci-fi and fantasy movies as well as in the works of later filmmakers such as George Lucas and Peter Jackson, has died at the age of 92. Inspired by the original 1930s "King Kong," Harryhausen made monsters come alive and thrilled audiences with movies such as "Mighty Joe Young," "Jason and the Argonauts" and "Clash of the Titans."


Octopunk said...

Aw. I met him once, when I was working on Celebrity Deathmatch I said thank you.

The founders of Screen Novelties, a studio where I often work, approached Ray in 2002 and finished his "The Tortoise and the Hare" short that he'd started 50 years earlier. So proud of those guys.

Catfreeek said...

Noooooo! He was one of my idols.