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May 14, 2013
I was fortunate to have been able to work closely with Ray Harryhuasen and Charles H. Schneer in the publicity and promotion for the U.K. releases of "The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad"(1972)and for mid 1970's re-issue of "The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad" as well as for their joint stage appearance with Tony Dalton at a British Film Institute regional film theatre at Southampton in England. Both RH and CHS worked tirelessly to ensure that their films found their widest audience in theatres, on video and later on laser disc and dvd. Ray would often seek out theatres where his film(s) were screened and slip in as part of the audience to see how the patrons reacted to his movies. He later allowed me to visit him at his small west London effects studio to watch him animate the baboon chess game sequence (with Jane Seymore) for "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger". What a master of his art Ray was, for although he was under great pressure he still managed to retain his great sense of humour as he worked his fantastic Dynamation/Dynarama magic for us all to enjoy. I shall always treasure my association with them both all those years ago and for the encouragement and kindness they showed to me. Despite the passing of Ray and Charles, they live on through the legacy of their films. My heartfelt condolences to Ray's wife Diana and to his daughter Vanessa at his recent passing and to the other family members and close friends who share in his loss.
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