Vale Ray Harryhausen. One of my few idols I’ve actually met and had a good long chat with. That say you should never meet your heroes – untrue, in this case. He was a very charming man who seemed genuinely happy to hang out with animator types at the beginning of their careers and talk shop over a beer or two. Brilliance.
Here’s a comic I made about it, way back when for h2g2.com. Forgive the use of Comic Sans. They were simpler times.