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Historian's commentary misses the mark on "Mad Monster Party"

Back in October I picked up a copy of Mad Monster Party produced by Rankin/Bass on Blu-ray to add to my Halloween movie collection. I finally got around to watching it, and the Special Features, which included some commentary by Rick Goldschmidt, credited as a Rankin/Bass historian. Some of his trivia and insights were interesting, […]

Tribute to Ray Harryhausen: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:19

I was privileged to be a part of the "Tribute to Ray Harryhausen: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:19." My thanks to CFQ, Dan Persons, Steve Biodrowski and Lawrence French: It is not an understatement to say that, for many who work within the industry of fantastic film and those who cover it, Ray Harryhausen was one […]

Who Are the Next Titans of the Imagination?

Earlier this week Ray Harryhausen passed away. There was a wealth of coverage all over the media, and as expected, the fan community expressed a lot of appreciation and a sense of loss with his passing. But this has got me wondering. In the past I interviewed Paul Davids who produced the documentary The Sci-Fi […]

Ray Harryhausen Has Died: The Loss of a Fantasy Legend

For a few years now I have wondered when the day would come that I would have to write this piece. Sadly, today is that day. Various media outlets are reporting that Ray Harryhausen passed away Tuesday. Harryhausen was a huge influence on me as a child and teenager. When I first encountered his fantasy […]

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Harryhausen Magic Restoration: An Interview with Alan Friswell

This interview was deleted at the request of Alan Friswell due to concerns raised by Tony Dalton at the Ray & Diana Harryhaussen Foundation. Please see the Ray Harryhausen Categories and Tags for related interviews and items.

Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks: Beginnings and Endings, Volume 1 available for pre-order

Archive Editions has just announced that Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks: Beginnings and Endings, Volume 1 is now available for pre-order. Written and produced over the past 10 years with Ray Harryhausen's cooperation and support, the complete 3-volume definitive 295,000-word career/biography features interviews with Ray and his colleagues and is profusely illustrated with […]

Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks, Vol. 1 available for pre-order

Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks, Vol. 1 is now available for pre-order. If I could afford it, these volumes would be in my library, and should be in those of every serious Harryhausen, stop-motion animation, and fantasy fan. Ray Harryhausen - Master of the Majicks Volume 1: Beginnings and Endings by Mike Hankin […]

New Documentary - Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan

From the Ray Harryhausen official website: The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of the definitive Harryhausen documentary to be called RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN which will be produced by Frenetic Arts, based in France, and the Foundation. This English language production is scheduled for completion in late […]

LOTTD Favorite Villainess - My Choice: Clash's Medusa

That group of horror bloggers, the League of Tana Tea Drinkers (LOTTD), of which I am a part, has come up with the theme for their latest roundtable group of posts. By early April those participants will have posted on their favorite villainess. It's been a while since I've done something on the lighter side, […]

BBC's "First Men in the Moon" Contrasted with Harryhausen's Classic

BBC Four will be airing their television version of H. G. Wells' The First Men in the Moon. Although I haven't seen it yet, for my money the best version of this story is the 1964 film of the same name produced by Charles Schneer with special effects by Ray Harryhausen. In my view it […]

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