Ray Harryhausen was the stop-motion special effects pioneer behind movies like Mighty Joe Young, Jason and the Argonauts, and Clash of the Titans. And while his creations were impressive on the screen, it's equally remarkable to see Harryhausen creating and manipulating them in his studio.

The from Mighty Joe Young, 1949

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The Rhedosaurus from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, 1953

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Ymir, from 20 Million Miles to Earth, with Ray Harryhausen and Forrest Ackerman, 1957

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A Skeleton Warrior from 7th Voyage of Sinbad, 1958

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The Snake Dancer from The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, 1958

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This is how a skeleton from Jason and the Argonauts (1963) was animated

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The fight of an elephant and Gwangi, from The Valley of Gwangi, 1969

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With dinosaurs on the set of The Valley of Gwangi, 1969

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The Kraken from Clash of the Titans, 1981

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The Pegasus from Clash of The Titans, 1981

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Medusa from Clash of the Titans, 1981

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