Episode 20-Psycho Bob Says Who was
Welcome to the 18th Episode! In this 10-minute installment, Psycho Bob the Cat & Shakin Shaner explore the films and legacy of special effects and animator Ray Harryhausen. Join them as they discuss "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms", "Jason and Argonauts" and "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad."
In “What's Shakin with Shaner’s” recent episode of Hercules v Heracles, our good friend Randy mentioned that he first got interested in Greek Mythology from watching the 1963 movie, “Jason and Argonauts.” The special effects were provided by Ray Harryhausen.
Ray Harryhausen was an American-British animator and special effects creator who developed the technique of rear and front projecting footage one frame at a time while animating to do stop-motion on a budget. This technique, which he named Dynamation, is still used by stop-motion animators today.
Visual effects (17 credits)
1998 Mighty Joe Young (VFX Consultant - uncredited)
1981 Clash of the Titans (creator of special visual effects)
1977 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (creator of special visual effects)
1973 The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (creator of special visual effects)
1969 The Valley of Gwangi (creator of visual effects)
1966 One Million Years B.C. (special visual effects creator)
1964 First Men in the Moon (creator of special visual effects)
1963 Jason and the Argonauts (creator of special visual effects)
1961 Mysterious Island (special visual effects creator)
1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (special visual effects creator)
1958 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (special visual effects creator)
1957 20 Million Miles to Earth (technical effects created by)
1956 Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (technical effects created by)
1955 It Came from Beneath the Sea (visual effects - uncredited)
1953 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (technical effects created by)
1949 Mighty Joe Young (technician - uncredited)
1942 Tulips Shall Grow (Short) (chief animator - uncredited)