/ March 30, 2010/ Animation, Film, Visual Effects

When I was kid I really enjoyed those movies with monsters then I learned the person behind those creatures were Ray Harryhausen. I had the pleasure to attend an event when his book came out, “Ray Harryhausen An Animated Life,” and I was thrilled to meet the master behind the creatures that I enjoyed during my childhood.  On this post I collected some clips to showcase his work as special visual effects creator.

Clash of the Titans – 1981

Last film to work on Visual Effects. The clip below is Harryhausen’s reaction to the remake of “Clash of the Titans”

The trailer:

Best creature ever, Medusa:

The Scorpions:

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger – 1977

The Trailer:

In case you have time to watch the film this is part 1 of the film on YouTube, just follow the next parts after this:

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad – 1974

Kali Scene:

Watch part 1 of the film:

The Valley of Gwangi – 1969

Cowboys meet prehistoric creatures.


One Million Years B.C. – 1966


First Men in the Moon – 1964


Jason and the Argonauts – 1963

The Skeleton Fight, best part of the movie:

The film is available in 11 parts, below is part 1:

Mysterious Island – 1961

The trailer:

The 3 Worlds of Gulliver – 1960

“Gulliver arrives at Brobdingnab and is captured by Glumdaclitch”

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad – 1958

Cyclops Scene:

20 Million Miles to Earth – 1957

The trailer:

It Came from Beneath the Sea – 1955

The creature attack San Francisco:

Ray Harryhausen also worked on animations like the Mother Goose stories, recently I found this: The Tortoise & The Hare – 2002.  According to IMDB trivia this project started in 1952 and it was completed in 2002, 50 years after.

Part 1:

Part 2:

This is just part of his work, for a complete filmography visit Ray Harryhausen’s IMDB page.  Which Harryhausen’s film is your favorite?

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