Ray Harryhausen

Biography

Born Raymond Frederick Harryhausen on June 29, 1920 in Los Angeles, California) is an American film producer and a special effects creator most famous for his brand of stop-motion model animation. Some of his most notable works have included his animation on Mighty Joe Young (with pioneer Willis O'Brien, which won the Academy Award for special effects) (1949), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (his first color film) and Jason and the Argonauts, featuring a famous sword fight against seven skeleton warriors. Before the advent of computers for camera motion control and CGI, movies used a variety of approaches to achieve animated special effects. One approach was stop-motion animation which used realistic miniature models (more accurately called model animation), used for the first time in a feature film in The Lost World (1925), and most famously in King Kong (1933).

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Spies Like Us

Dr. Marston

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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Himself - Filmmaker

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The Puppetoon Movie Volume 3

Self (archive footage)

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Masters of Magic: The World of Chandu

Self

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I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper

Self - Interviewee

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RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'

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Attack of the 50 Ft. Monster Mania

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Любовь-Морковь

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Trail of the Screaming Forehead

Himself - Presenter (as a Ray Harryhausen Presentation)

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Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror

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Starring In
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The Puppetoon Movie Volume 3

Self (archive footage)

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Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

Himself - Filmmaker

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The People vs. George Lucas

Himself (archive footage)

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Masters of Magic: The World of Chandu

Self

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Trail of the Screaming Forehead

Himself - Presenter (as a Ray Harryhausen Presentation)

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Любовь-Морковь

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RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World'

Self

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I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper

Self - Interviewee

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Comic Book: The Movie

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Elf

Polar Bear Cub (voice)

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Attack of the 50 Ft. Monster Mania

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Beverly Hills Cop III

Bar Patron

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Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror

Himself

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Spies Like Us

Dr. Marston

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20 Million Miles to Earth

Man Feeding Elephant (uncredited)

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