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Godspeed, Sir.
Your creations scared the living sh*t out of me as a kid.
Loved you for it!
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Crossover-lover56 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Poor Mr Harryhausen :'(
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nighthawk81 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Recquiescat in pace, Master Animator Harryhausen. We can only hope that your legacy is appreciated by those in your field, instead of the usual treatment ("Look at how big I am! A pygmy standing on the shoulders of a giant!")
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
sad how people you remember well from what they done leave us in life. :(
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RennisTora Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
.__.
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ACH-theNUTS Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lots of famous stars will be miss...
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KAIJUfreak Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*GASP* A great, talented and inspiring man he was... RIP A true legend.
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radarvictory1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I was in such awe watching his work in the Sinbad movies as well as Jason and the Argonaughts.... so incredible.
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gecko200 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen, he will live on through his amazing creations tho'
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Genesis1905 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
wow...I loved his classic movies growing up. He had a looong life. RIP
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Beast from 20000 fathoms, everyone? It's only because I don't have a copy of "Them".
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silentpassion Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Ray, you were an absolute legend, RIP.
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Man's a legend. But for me, it was Phil Tippet and Stan Winston who scared me stiff.
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Bobartles Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Clash of the Titans was my favourite film as a kid. Farewell, sweet prince. *salutes*
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Philbrush Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
There are probably few people who haven't at some stage seen his work (even if they don't know it)...truly a legend of his craft!
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gonzalexx1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Grew up watching his ideas and images, which will stay with us forever.
RIP
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WickedPrince Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Yeah, ditto on loving to be terrified by his animations as a kid. :)
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darquewanderer Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I've always like your films Harry. Always.
You did more to advance FX cinematography then, then most CGI hacks do today.
You will be missed.
RIP Harry.
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Aikurisu Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
All I want to know is why in God's name we still have mostly terribly articulated toys in this age when that dude had those models to work with decades ago. >_>

RIP, Ray. Your legend will never die.
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rabbitmaskedman Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The world has become a darker place, I feel....
I feel like the great artists critics and creators are leaving us... Leaving us with only the mediocre cash-sellouts to permanently baby sit us....
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
And another great one is lost to us.
Being a kid from the 80's, I always thought his special effects looked silly; but the evident effort put into each second of film was never lost to me.
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
He blew my mind with Clash of the Titans when I was 8 years old watching it in the theater. (Yes, I'm old.) His art is a lost one with computers doing everything.
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dragonrick912 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
:pepsi:
( Oh Buddhas and Bodhisattvas abiding in all directions,
Endowed with great compassion,
Endowed with foreknowledge,
Endowed with divine eye,
Endowed with love,
Affording protection to sentient beings,
Please come forth through the power of your great compassion,
Please accept these offerings, both actually presented and mentally created.

Oh Compassionate Ones, you who possess
The wisdom of understanding,
The love of compassion,
The power of doing divine deeds,
And of protecting in incomprehensible measure,
Ray is passing from this world to the next,
He is taking a great leap,
The light of this world has faded for him,
He has entered solitude with their karmic forces,
He has gone into a vast silence,
He is borne away by the great ocean of birth and death ..…
Oh Compassionate Ones, protect Ray who is defenceless. Be to [him/her] like a mother and father.
Oh Compassionate Ones, let not the force of your compassion be weak, but aid them.
Let Ray not go into the miserable states of existence.
Forget not your ancient vows. )
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dragonrick912 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
:pepsi: ( Darn, I missed one. Ah well, it was kinda obvious I copied that. My spelling could never be that great. )
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Bummer... didn't personally see much of his work but he certainly left his mark.
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Seaview123 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I remember the original "Clash of the Titans" and "The 7th Voyage of Sinbad" as a kid and how they were great fun to watch. Ray was a pioneer and a film making legend, and will be missed.
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Valeyard-Vince Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He was one of the greats...
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pl00pl00 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well said , his skeletons where creepy as all get.
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On-A-WHM Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Oh, yeah. He made the living skeletons in that Argonauts film.

I never realized that he was still around and had only passed recently. :cry:
May we never forget his contributions to cinematic special effects.
Rest in peace, Ray. :salute:
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Creeping-Jeebus Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
So dies a man to whom my respect was given. I raised a drink in his honor with a few of my friends. Everyone reading this should pay homage to a man who's vision outreached his lifetime.
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Kibichan Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I thought he had died a while back I guess I misheard or something

I loved his effects nothing like praitical effects!
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Sbaldur Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
He will be missed.

May his legacy live on.
Ray Harryhausen. :salute:
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Kaloyan-Alett Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
All the CGI in all the movies today wouldn't be possible without this pioneer in film effects.
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shuimulung Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Good Night Mr Harryhausen and flights of animated skeletons with greek shields sing thee to thy rest . . .
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
He left behind one hell of a legacy and his creations help inspire the next generation of filmmakers. God rest his soul.
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AuthorNumber2 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   Digital Artist
He shall be missed.
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EchoWing Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He had a good run and left a great legacy behind. Good way to go.
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DJH4311 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Jason and the Argonauts always had fantastic stop motion creations, sad to see him go.
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TheForbiddenTenet Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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Dragnos Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
The Godfathers of Hollywoods Visuals are punching in that last timecard. They will be missed, though dark as it may seem, they gave generations the stuffs of nightmares and dreams.
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Heighth Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
well this was highly unexpected. RIP
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pokecheckartz Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
His work was truly revolutionary...but his work and legacy live on, making him immortal as long as films in SciFi and Fantasy are with us!
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BenRG Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Stan Winston, Ray Harryhausen, Ralph McQuarrie... All the great illusionists of the movies of my youth are vanishing one by one. What do we get in exchange? Michael bloody Bay! Sigh!
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Wretneck Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I remember watching the original Clash of the Titans as a little kid... back then, even I saw it as great stop-motion, if not great special effects
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Tamashikiri Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
I regret to say I've only seen two of the movies he worked on (Beast From 20, 000 Fathoms and 7th Voyage of Sinbad), but what I did see were among the most stunning pre-CGI effects I've ever seen in a live-action film.

May he rest in peace.
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niekitty Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
may he sail the seas with sinbad, and NOT get run through by a skeleton.
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Queenstormwolf15 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RIP
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Coyotekin Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
So saddening. Clash of the Titans, the REAL Clash of the Titans, was one of my all-time faves.
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Jonas72 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
Aw, man... :( Another legend gone... R.I.P.
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Writer
I had the deep honour of getting to meet and speak with Mr Harryhausen a few years back at Montreal's Fantasia Festival, and got his autograph. The world has lost a true artist, the father of special effects :(
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Scumdog47 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
R.I.P.

:(
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