Definitive Ray Harryhausen Documentary sets U.S. Premiere

Even if this documentary is simply 92 minutes of these guys* praising Ray Harryhausen, I’d say it would be worth the time to watch it.

* “these guys” include: James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Nick Park, Phil Tippett, Terry Gilliam, Dennis Muren, John Landis, Ken Ralston, Joe Dante, Randy Cook, Guillermo Del Toro, Steve Johnson and John Lasseter.

But it hints to be more, with rare production footage, tests and experiments, and interviews with Harryhausen himself shot over a five year period. Ray Harryhausen – Special Effects Titan will have its U.S. premiere showing at The Bal Theatre, San Leandro, next Saturday September 8, 2012, as part of the Bay Area Film Events. Guests that night will include ILM’s Dennis Muren and Phil Tippett of Tippett Studios. For more info, click here. What are you waiting for? Go!


  • Tim Hodge

    I doubt this will play in my area, but I look forward to getting it on Netflix!

  • Liesje

    “What are you waiting for?” For it to play in NYC! Anyone know if there’s a scheduled East Coast premiere?

  • Doug Nichols

    So there. And in my neighborhood! Thanks Jerry!

  • http://www.portapuppets.does.it uncle wayne

    Wow…and double wow! I can’t WAIT!!

  • David Halberston

    I HOPE THE PRODUCERS HAVE FINALLY CLEARED ALL OF THE RIGHTS FOR CLIPS USED IN THE FILM. AS RECENTLY AS FIVE MONTHS AGO, THAT HAD NOT YET BEEN ACCOMPLISHED AT SONY AND WARNER BROS. NO DISTRIBUTOR IN THE U.S. WILL TOUCH THE DOCUMENTARY UNLESS ALL RIGHTS HAVE BEEN CLEARED. GOOD LUCK TO ALL INVOLVED FOR A GREAT DISTRIBUTION.

  • SKent.

    Disappointed to see that the list doesn’t include people like Jim Danforth, Tony McVey, and Steve Archer, talented artists and animators who worked alongside Harryhausen on some of his films.

  • http://www.Segaltoons.com Steve Segal

    Skent: it’s possible they only listed the more familiar names (to the average movie going audience) I think it’s possible some of those are included (I hope so). Finally something cool in this area; I’ll be there.

  • http://houseofcartooning.blogspot.com/ Tyler Williams

    Did anyone else notice in that first montage of directors that everyone in every clip was waving their hands. Coincidence I think not!

  • http://dangerusscartoons.blogspot.com DANGERUSS

    This is cool! His work has such a great feel. I have always loved his work, even before I knew what it really was. Such a great sense of motion and weight! Life.

  • CastleRobber

    I like the way they use their hands.