Episode 20-Psycho Bob Says Who was
Ray Harryhausen?

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.

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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)