Ray Harryhausen was a pioneer of stop-motion animation who won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects in 1949 for his work on Mighty Joe Young with Willis H. O'Brien.
He was created the infamous skeleton sword fight from 1963's Jason and the Argonauts, and also worked on similar big-monster classics like The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and Clash of the Titans. As you can see in the video, it's an impressively meticulous body of work!
It’s “happy happy joy joy” for fans of The Ren & Stimpy Show. Twenty-five years after ending its run, the popular adult animation is returning to TV. New episodes of the show are headed to Comedy Central. Consequence of Sound: The ViacomCBS-owned network is hiring a new creative team for a “reimagined take” on the […]
YouTube comment: “I feel like it’s Sesame’s Street’s goal to have all of their shorts pop up into people’s minds when they get older and ask themselves “Did I actually see that, or was it a dream?'” [via r/ObscureMedia]
Three months ago Kevin Kelly gifted me with a 3-month subscription to The Browser daily newsletter. I got hooked and paid for a subscription as soon as my gift sub ran out. From today’s newsletter, I learned about” Transfiguration,” a 6-minute animation of a walking figure that slowly changes into different kinds of matter (plastic, […]
“The way to have power is to take it.” — Boss Tweed. We think an 18th-century political power broker probably had a different definition of power in mind when he made that statement, yet the sentiment still applies. We’ve all got devices all but falling out of our pockets and the need for power to […]
If the last 50 years of education have taught us nothing else, it’s that it often requires different tactics to best reach different learners. To pick up a foreign language, some students take best to the old-school high school language lab method, using heavy repetition, verb conjugation and grammar emphasis to embed a new language. […]
For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]