Ray Harryhausen was born on June 29, 1920, in Los Angeles, California, USA. The first professional jobs for Ray Harryhausen were for director George Pal in short films that included animations. The great success came for Ray Harryhausen with “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (1958), a milestone of stop motion animations. In the following years, he created more extraordinary animations for “The 3 Worlds of Gulliver” (1960) and “Mysterious Island” (1961) up to what is considered his masterpiece, “Jason and the Argonauts” (1963).
In the following years, the animations produced by Ray Harryhausen ranged from the space creatures of “First Men in the Moon” (1964) to the dinosaurs of “One Million Years BC” (1966) and “The Valley of Gwangi” (1969), a project Harryhausen had been trying to develop personally for years.