Useful Links

Charles Knight
One of the most influential artists in the field of paleontology and subsequently film fantasy.  Charles R. Knight was the first artist to put flesh on the bones of dinosaurs and his interpretation of those creatures was the inspiration for not only Willis O’Brien but also Ray.  See also The Art of Ray Harryhausen.   

Aurum Press 
Aurum Press is the UK publisher of all three books by Ray and Tony.  They are renowned for their publications on or about filmmakers.  In 2011 they are due to publish Ray Harryhausen’s Fantasy Scrapbook.

One of the most popular sites for finding all items that relate to Ray Harryhausen and his work.  You will find the three books written by Ray and Tony plus DVD and Blu-ray discs.
All the Harryhausen / Dalton books are available on this site plus, DVD and Blu-ray discs.

A J Photographics
Andy Johnson is one of the UK's best high quality photographer's and ever since Ray and Tony were designing The Art of Ray Harryhausen Andy has been their preferred choice for photographically recording all of the models, artwork and other items in the collection.  Andy will be working with Ray and Tony on Ray Harryhausen's Fantasy Scrapbook.

Stop Motion Animation
The website that tells you everything about the art of stop-motion animation.  Run by Anthony Scott, who was inspired by the animation in King Kong (1933), Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) and Ray's The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), he launched it in 1999.  It is a successful meeting place for budding animators and includes a Message Board, Newbie Corner, Animation Department, Puppet Making, Miniature and Set Building and Special FX sections. 

Visual Effects Society
The Visual Effects Society (VES) is the entertainment industry's only organisation representing the full breadth of visual effects technicians including artists, technologists, model makers, educators, studio leaders, supervisors, PR/marketing specialists and producers in all areas of entertainment from film, television and commercials to music videos and games.

Raven Armoury

In association with Raven Armoury in England, the Foundation has agreed the creation of seven individually handmade bronze skeletons based on those created by Ray for Jason and the Argonauts.  You can view these sculptures in the Collectables section.  We hope that this association will continue into the future with additional bronze recreations.

The Official Ray Harryhausen Website


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Ray moves a model of Medusa into various positions to show how movement is animated