So out of all of Rays creations, and I mean ALL of his work, adverts, fairy tales, test footage, EVERYTHING! which is your favorite character hes ever made...and you can choose up to 3 of his creations.

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My personal favs are...

The Rhedosaurus from the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

The Ymir from 20 Million Miles to Earth

And Gwangi from The Valley of Gwangi

Tough to say, really. I have my favorite characters, the ones I think are his best, and the ones that seem to advance the story the most or provide the most memorable or dramatic scene.

Standalone favorites: 1) Rhedosaurus, 2) Cyclops #1, 3) Saber Tooth Cat

"Best": 1) Cyclops #1, 2) (tie) Hydra, Medusa, 3) Baboon

Most dramatic: 1) Skeletons (any of them), 2) Medusa, 3) Ymir.

I would have to go with:

1. Trog ( Big suprise, right?) It is a beautiful model and the subtle "personality" animation is incredible

2  Allosaur. One Mllion Years BC.  Great Energy!

3 Ymir. This is an iconic character and the range of performance, from the haunting hatching to the savage

   attack on the farmer, is a benchmark of stopmotion.

Medusa; she's the only Harryhaussen monster I find genuinely creepy. Furthermore, I'd argue her scene in Clash of the Titans was some of his best technical work - he even managed to get the flicker from the torches and the shadows from the pillars. 

Indeed, that's my main reason too; and I say a big part of why she is so scary is because Harryhaussen did some masterful work with the lighting in that scene - just remember how she stalked in and out of the shadows and that the only part ever clearly lit was her eyes. 

Here are mine

1. Rhedosaurus (a.k.a. The Beast from 20'000 Fathoms)

2. Gwangi

3. Mighty Joe Young

4. Griffon (from THE GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD)

5. Troglodyte

The best

1. The Cyclops

2. The Skeletons 

3. Kali

4. They Hydra

5. Ymir

1. Cyclops

2. Kali

3. Sabre Tooth Tiger

 

It's hard for me to choose anything after my #1 and #2, but I always liked the movements of that cat--very realistic.

 

 

1. Mighty Joe 

2. Cyclops

3. Skeletons

My MOST favorite character without a doubt is and always will be the Allosaurus from ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. I would love to have a puppet of that character made just to display and pose on occasion of coarse. The other two would be the Hydra from Jason and the Cyclops from 7th Voyage.

Talos, the Siren Figurehead, the Cyclops.

1. The Cyclops

2. Mighty Joe Young

3. The Evolution of the World T-Rex

Has to be the ymir, mighty joe, & skeletons ... and the worse (I know it wasn't part of the question) has got to be the stupid mechanical owl Bubo ...  jbd

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