Cool Videos: The stop-motion creations of FX legend Ray Harryhausen
As just a youngster, even before I saw a Tattooine farmboy oppose the Empire's oppressive reign, my imagination was sparked by witnessing dinosaurs, skeletons and other astonishing fantastical creatures flicker to life on a big ol' radiation-emitting TV set. This was the wondrous work of stop-motion animation pioneer Ray Harryhausen, who undoubtedly and single-handedly spawned an appreciation for cinematic spectacle in several generations of movie lovers.
In celebration of the groundbreaking, beloved virtuoso's recent 91st birthday (!!), have a look at his immortal imagery assembled in this collection of all the various mythological, extraterrestrial, underwater and unreal beings created during his masterful career.
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