January 31, 2023
The Ray And Diana Harryhausen Foundation | A Celebration

Immerse yourself in this heartfelt tribute to the legendary godfather of special effects – from the Ray And Diana Harryhausen Foundation

The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation has released a charming tribute video to the legendary filmmaker; on what would have been his 101st birthday. The visionary godfather of special effects touched so many people’s lives with his iconic movies. And his birthday celebrations gave fans the chance to share their memories from his centenary year.

Ray Harryhausen and the Rhedosaurus

The video was directed by Becky Manson, National Galleries of Scotland, and features new interviews with friends of the site – John Walsh, Caroline Munro, and Ray’s daughter Vanessa.


Find out more about the charity that Ray founded in 1986 to ensure that his creations could be enjoyed by future generations. The Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation are responsible for preserving and promoting Ray’s legacy, including his incredible creature collection. Hear interviews with daughter Vanessa Harryhausen, trustee & filmmaker John Walsh, and actress & advisor Caroline Munro.


Ray’s centenary year was a joy to behold. And although Covid threatened to derail the celebrations, the Harryhausen Foundation managed to launch the Titan Of Cinema exhibition at the National Gallery. The event reopened to customers in April and is the most comprehensive exhibition of Ray’s work. But because of the widespread effects of the Covid pandemic, the organizers made a bold decision. Against all the odds, they managed to open a virtual exhibition for the fans unable to make the pilgrimage to Scotland. And it is incredible! We’ve already taken the tour several times, and we were blown away by its magnificence.

Ray Harryhausen Titan Of Cinema

It is a joy to see Ray Harryhausen’s work finally showcased in all its glory. If you’re in the area and able to travel, we’d urge you to do go. This is one exhibition you cannot afford to miss. The Children Of The Hydra’s Teeth demand no less!


Tickets will set you back a very reasonable £14-12 (concessions available). Visitors can secure their tickets online via www.nationalgalleries.org.

Source: The Ray And Diana Harryhausen Foundation


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