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Today I just found out that Ray Harryhausen, one of the greatest stop motion pioneers who ever lived, the man behind such great films as The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts and the original Clash of the Titans...has passed away at the age of 92. He was such a big influence on me and was one of the reasons I wanted to be both a filmmaker and an artist. He's also influenced such other famous people like Tim Burton, Peter Jackson, and even George Lucas. Later this year, I was planning on doing a countdown of my absolute favorite creatures he has done, and now that I've heard this news, I shall devote the countdown in his memory! But for now, rest in peace, Ray. May you be reunited with your friend, Ray Bradburry, and finally see the dinosaurs like you wanted to when you were a kid. We shall all miss you. :(
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raventhedoll Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh sad man very sad indeed
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Rest in peac, Ray. Your Movies are awesome!
But atleast his legacy lives on. And he lived a long life.
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
He sure did. :)
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MugenSeiRyuu Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Yep.
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streetgals9000 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
It's a shame for the loss of one of your idiols Hewy, he was one the greatest stop motion animators
of all times next to Will Vinton, Nick Park and even Tim Burton. the original Clash of the Titans and Jason
and the Argonauts will always be my favorites films that he worked on. rest in peace Mr. Harryhausen,
we will miss you.
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T-R-E-V Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
It appears only the geekly-inclined seem to know about this great man, which isn't a bad thing, but still...

May he rest in peace.

"The Golden Voyage of Sinbad" and the original "Clash of the Titans" will forever be on my favorite movies list.
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Mine too, as well as Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, my very first Harryhausen film.
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T-R-E-V Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
All the Sinbads are great, but "Golden Voyage" is by far my fave.

I hope Ray will be remembered in the way he deserves to be. Like I said, the geek community seems to know about him the most, but I wish your average joe also knew how important he was/is.
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Silver-Fox-Princess Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
:pray: R.I.P Mr. Ray Harryhausen

You were an amazing man and shall never be forgotten. :pray:

Hewy, I believe that this man shall have a special places in the hearts of movie creators and viewers alike. May his soul find peace. :salute:
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Slasher12 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Filmographer
He will be missed:(
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Yes, he will. :(
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:iconhewylewis:
Hewylewis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Yes, he will. :(
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JakeCrusher4 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Writer
Why is it I only find out about such people in their obituaries?
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shanster67 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
you want to know something when i was a kid i never heard of ray harryhausen but when i got little older i now became a fan of his work i wish i could meet him in person like stan winston and walt disney but maybe when i pass away i'll meet him in heaven
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(takes off hat and puts it over heart) Want me too put on Amazing Grace, Hewy?
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:iconhewylewis:
Hewylewis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Yes, please.
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Here you go:

[link]
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:iconhewylewis:
Hewylewis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Thanks.
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Shadow-DJ Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
No prob
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magic135 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
he will be missed. i feel your pain.
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The-Man-Of-Tomorrow Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even though I'm not wearing a hat right now, I will still take my headphones off for a moment to pay my respects.

God rest your soul, Harryhausen...You will be missed...
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lol20 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
He shall be missed, but his hard work and his great animations shall live on forever for generations to come. May he rest in peace
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ChipmunkRaccoon2 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A countdown of your fave creatures from Ray Harryhausen, eh? I'll be the on the lookout for that. ;)
And yes, after seeing "Jason and the Argonauts" and the original "Clash of the Titans" for myself, I too can say, RIP Ray Harryhausen. :pray:
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WhitewolfStormrunner Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He was responsible for some of my absolute FAVE movies when I was growing up (the original "Clash of the Titans", the "Sinbad" Trilogy, "The Valley of Gwangi" (that I still, to this day, have the coloring book to); etc.), and he WILL truly be missed.

Another giant of the movie industry is gone, never to be replaced.

R.I.P., Harry, my friend.
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Fictioncreatorartist Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't heard of him, but he sounds like such a great person. May he rest in peace.
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RockyRock76 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We will miss you Ray
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dragonwar23 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
(Salute's to Ray)

RIP Ray Harryhausen

--
In the brightest day and in the darkest night,
No evil force shall escape our might,
When darkness falls and hope is lost,
Beware the power of Harmony's Light!
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YuiHarunaShinozaki Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
one of those guys who did the special effects epic before CGI took over and also one of the biggest influences ever on cinema and art.
The sad truth is that there are people who don't appreciate others artwork until he or she are dead....
+sigh
Guess I am one of those :iconaloneplz:
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TheRedSpider Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
RIP Ray Harryhausen
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NakamuraXAkira Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have little doubt that his rest will be a peaceful one. I shall take the time this weekend to watch several of his works, including Valley of Gwangi. It is the best I can do to honor him.
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ShironaKarius Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's nothing new!

Just a few months ago...

Patrick Moore (UK Astronamer)
Gerry Anderson (Creator of Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet)
Richard Briers (Actor)
And my Grandad

Died!
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
DUDE!!! He was one of my idols. Show some respect!
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ShironaKarius Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I will, if you respect mine!
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megadrivesonic Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
May he rest in peace, i had no idea he was even still around. Imagine all the things he's seen change around him.
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UltramanReddo Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I loved the Sinbad trilogy and the creatures he made. Damn, he was a legend
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I'll watch the original Clash of the Titans to remember him. Also, in my opinion, he had the absolute best-sounding name.
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Hewylewis Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Damn straight he did! :D
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Tohokari-Steel Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I want to change my last name to that and move to Germany. That way, whenever I'm addressed, I have to be called Herr Harryhousen.
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Draccyvangirl7 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Rest in peace, Harryhausen (I've seen only bits of his work, but I can agree that he is a legend).
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Dinossword Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
RIP Ray Harryhausen
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Wrestlemaniac829 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Writer
And once again, another big time celebrity bites the dust.

He will be missed.
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rkerekes13 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I've recently watched his movie "Clash Of The Titans". May he rest in peace. :pray:
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