In June, legendary special effects animator Ray Harryhausen will get his star on the Hollywood walk of fame. The stop-motion master behind such classic films as Jason and the Argonauts, The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and 20 Million Miles to Earth received a lifetime achievement Oscar in 1992.
The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, which hosted the December premiere of Harryhausen’s new short film, The Tortoise and the Hare, will follow up with an extended tribute scheduled for June 13-15 to coincide with the June 10 star ceremony. Information on specific films to be screened is yet to be released.
The 82 year-old Harryhausen, who makes his home in London, England, is regarded by many as the father of modern visual effects and his body of work continues to be the single greatest inspiration for artists working in the field.