RIP: Ray Harryhausen (1920 – 2013)

If you’ve been anywhere on the web today, you’ve seen the sad news of Ray Harryhausen’s passing.

Harryhausen was responsible for some of my earliest childhood movie memories. The Sinbad films in particular (and later, Clash of the Titans) were standout films for me specifically because of Harryhausen’s vision, patience and skill. It’s funny how recent re-watches of these films don’t hold up to my memories of them…but Harryhausen’s animation is as charming as ever. That’s an amazing feat in the age of photorealistic animation.

Here’s a Ray Harryhausen tribute video we posted a few years back.