On this day, in 1920, special effects legend Ray Harryhausen was born in Los Angeles, California.
For those raised on modern CGI techniques, for whom the likes of Pixar and ILM have always been there, it might be difficult to understand why this man is held in such estime. But for those of us who remember life before Spielberg and Lucas, Ray Harryhausen was the god of special effects, raising the technique of stop motion photography to an art form.
Awesome. Ray Harryhausen, we salute you!