I grew up watching Ray Harryhausen movies, from MIGHTY JOE YOUNG to BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS to JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS to the SINBAD and CLASH OF THE TITANS MOVIES. They were one of the influences of why I wanted to make movies.-and I had plenty of Super 8mm film animation movies to show for it! So when I heard about this I was pretty excited-and the documentary not only shows Ray's passion for his work but how he, in turn, has influenced our most famous fantasy directors, from James Cameron to Peter Jackson.
The feature length documentary alternates from Ray talking about his work, and showing the footage and behind-the-scenes clips/photos from those movies, back and forth to such industry professionals as Nick Park (WALLACE & GROMIT), Phil Tippet, Terry Gilliam, John Landis, Guillermo del Toro and even Steven Spielberg talking about those same films help shaped them. It also touches upon how Ray's "Dynamation" was very different from CGI, and more memorable because of it.
It's a very informative and entertaining program, highly recommended to all fans of fantasy films.