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Monday, June 30, 2008

Ray Harryhausen Turns 88

Stop motion animation master Ray Harryhausen turned 88 Sunday. You've undoubtably seen The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963) or Clash Of the Titans (1981) he also produced or did special effects on dozens other films.

He began to make a name for himself making monster movies in the early '50s working with, among others, his mentor the great Willis O'Brien of King Kong (1933) fame.

Harryhausen is currently producing a new film War Eagles. A story originally planned to be made by legenday producer Merian C. Cooper with special effects by O'Brien but World War II intervened. The project was abandoned after the war but Harryhausen eventually acquired the rights and the movie is currently in Pre-Production.

Rays' official Site
Internet Movie Database Entry

Happy Birthday Ray!


Anonymous said...

Harryhausen, prologuista del libro de Carlos Aguilar "John Phillip Law. Diabolik Angel"

Jeff Cupp said...

For the non-film buffs out there: John Phillip Law played Sinbad in 1974's The Golden Voyage of Sinbad in addition to roles in dozens of other movies.