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Ray Harryhausen

 (20th century)
Ray Harryhausen is active/lives in California.  Ray Harryhausen is known for illustration-stop-motion animation.

Biography   Ray Harryhausen


Known for his stop-motion animation, something far ahead of his time, Ray Harryhausen developed a love for this after he first saw Willis O'Brien's work on "King Kong." His parents, very supportive of his interest and helped him purchase a 16 mm camera and set up a studio for him in their garage. His father made armatures for him, and his mother helped with fabric work, all based on Harryhausen's designs.

During World War II, he worked for Frank Capra producing animation and training films, and at the end of the war he was offered a job by Willis O'Brien, his idol, and worked on "Mighty Joe Young". From that time, he was successful and eventually worked on his own. Most of his contributions were special segments inserted into live-a   ...  Displaying 750 of 916 characters.

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