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Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

Directed by Don Chaffey. With Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith. The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece.


Jason and the Argonauts (1963). This movie has aged so well and is still one of my favourite movies. I love the famous stop motion animation scenes created by Ray Harryhausen.

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Moving art: the magic of animation

R.I.P. Ray Harryhausen, creator of one of the all time greatest effects sequences, the battle against The Children of the Hydra's Teeth in Jason and the Argonauts.


Ray harryhausen is a visual effects pioneer. Becoming a Stop Motion animator, he worked on such classics as Jason and the Argonauts, Clash of the Titans and the Sinbad films. when king kong was first created there was weakness, Ray harryhausen began perfecting these weaknesses. He would later call his development Dynamation Animation. This was a type of animation that combined both live action film and special effects like miniatures and models.