An­i­mated trib­utes to king of stop-mo­tion

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - NEWS -

By now, you should be aware that one of the great masters died this week. From the late 1940s to the early 1980s, Ray Har­ry­hausen made the medium of stop-mo­tion spe­cial ef­fects his own do­main. To this day, when writ­ing about dig­i­tal suc­ces­sors, crit­ics quite prop­erly re­fer back to his work on films such as Clash of the Ti­tans, Ja­son and the Arg­onauts and It Came from Be­neath the Sea. Trib­utes to the great man, who was 92, came from far and wide. Nick Park ac­knowl­edged his in­flu­ence on the Wal­lace and Gromit films. “He is one of the true greats, if not the true great of stop-mo­tion an­i­ma­tion.” Ge­orge Lu­cas ad­mit­ted that with­out him, “there would likely have been no Star Wars.”

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