Ray Harryhausen, dies, May 7th 2013
As of the passing of special-fx wizard, Ray Harryhausen, I’d just like to show my tribute by listing all of the wonderful movies he has worked on in his many years. Although he hadn’t worked in the field in his later years, he was a creative inspiration to modern animators such as Tim Burton, Jim Danforth, Sam Raimi and Nick Park (Wallace and Gromit)
Thankfully, Ray was finally recognized for his creative body of works with an Honorary Academy Award in 1992. He passed away Tuesday in London at age 92. Thank You, Ray, for your wonderful gift to the history of motion pictures.
Monster and Sci-fi films
Mighty Joe Young (1949) (Under the supervision of Willis O’Brien)
20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
The Valley of Gwangi (1963)
One Million Years B.C. (1966)
The First Men in the Moon (1964)
Earth vs. The flying Saucers (1956)
The Animal World (documentary) (1956) (all dinosaur sequences)
Mythology and Fantasy
The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960)
Mysterious Island (1961)
The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974)
Sinbad and The Eye of the Tiger (1977)
Jason and The Argonauts (1963)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
If you were to purchase any of these films on Blu-ray or dvd, they are loaded with excellent documentaries, interviews, and behind the scenes features.
The full dinosaur sequence of The Animal World is one of the special features on The Black Scorpion dvd.