Ray Harryhausen: Favourite creature announced

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Three days ahead of what would have been Ray Harryhausen’s 100th birthday, The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation have revealed the results of the first official poll to find the world’s favourite Harryhausen creature.

Following thousands of votes from all over the world, the winner is… drum roll please…

The Skeleton Army from Jason & The Argonauts!

Talos from Jason & The Argonauts came in a respectable second place while Medusa from Clash of The Titans was voted third. The full top top will be announced in a podcast from The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation at 3pm on 27th June 2020 and will include discussion of the winners from Ray Harryhausen’s daughter, Vanessa, and members of the foundation alongside archive material of Ray discussing his creations.

Further to this, to celebrate Ray Harryhausen’s 100th birthday on 29 June, The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation will host a live viewing party of Jason & The Argonauts at 7:30pm UK time. They will be tweeting trivia and commentary on the film using #HarryhausenWatchParty.

An exhibition of Ray’s work is also scheduled to be displayed later this year at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Named Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema, it will allow the public to see recently restored versions of some of his most beloved creations.

Jason And The Argonauts is available to stream on Sky Cinema & NowTV and available for digital purchase on Amazon Prime, Youtube and Google Play Movies. The podcast announcing the full top ten will be available at 3pm on 27 June at Soundcloud, Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema will be released later this year.

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