Today is the centenary of Ray Harryhausen's birth, so I've done a short animated tribute.  Last time, for his 90th, I focussed on the Cyclops in 7th Voyage (Walking the Walk).   This time I picked an iconic moment with Talos in Jason and the Argonauts.  But as before, I wanted to do it slightly indirectly, without exactly making a Talos puppet.   I meant to put my existing Skeleton and Cyclops puppets in as substitutes for Hylas and Hercules, but the cyclops was too small and had been modified, so I had to make a new one. 

I know Angus Lamont has been doing a tribute as well, don't know if there are others.  There were a lot of animators around the world doing them for Ray's 90th back in 2010, you can still find a few on Youtube by searching Harryhausen90.  

Harryhausen100 tribute H264 from Nick Hilligoss on Vimeo.

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Very nice tribute! But didn't Ray see himself more at the mercy of his creations and had himself carried off by a giant bird?

The surface gauge was a nice touch. 

this has been such a cool film to see! such a good little story

Great job!  Such a nice tribute.

Wonderful. Truly a colossus. 

And yes..."It's just the pictures that got small". How true.

Very cool! 

Man, I haven't seen a 'StopmoNick' short in a while. So fun seeing the ol' skeleton again.

Also, you did a wonderful job capturing Ray's likeness in that puppet!

Thank you, Santino!

I did Ray's head sculpt first, because I wasn't sure how I would go. If I couldn't get an adequate likeness, there was no point in doing the rest.

I did post a tiny little 1 minute film 3 months earlier, called Wolf Moon, but there was a long period before that when I didn't have anything new to post.  

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