Staying at Home with Animation Legend Ray Harryhausen

June 29, 2020 would have been Ray Harryhausen’s 100th birthday. Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013) was the artist and designer behind such film fantasy milestones as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Jason and the Argonauts, and this legendary stop-motion animator influenced generations of filmmakers, visual effects artists, and animators.

In honor of Ray Harryhausen’s 100th birthday, the Rafael Film Center director of programming, Richard Peterson got together with Oscar-winners Craig Barron, Ben Burtt, Dennis Muren, and Phil Tippett, to discuss Ray’s influence and legacy, including plenty of film clips and insights into the master’s work.

The discussion can be found at California Film Institute’s Vimeo page.