Ray Harryhausen, special effects pioneer and stop-motion genius, died today at 92. Harryhausen capable handiwork provided his creations with character, if not a soul. His most remarkable achievements in animation are featured in the original Clash of the Titans, Jason and the Argonauts and The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad. His influence reaches even further. George Lucas singled Harryhausen as his most enduring influence and the reason he made Star Wars. Sad day.