May 7, 2013

A giant laid to rest

Beloved animator and director Ray Harry Hausen passed away today at age of 92. One of the hardest working men in film in this century, Harryhausen was a visionary pioneer of stop-motion animation. If not for this man's work, so many of us that work in the monster-making field never would have been inspired to pick up our pencils, paints, clay or cameras. He will be missed.

Here are a few examples of his work.

The skeleton army in 1961's Jason and the Argonauts:

Mr Joseph Young in 1949's Mighty Joe Young:

The Kraken in 1981's Clash of the Titans:

Medusa, also in Titans:

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