The man known as the "king of stop-motion," and for revolutionizing the way we will forever know film, Ray Harryhausen died this week. He pioneered animation and special effects in movies, producing classic titles like The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. "Without Harryhausen's effects work over the last five decades, there never would have been a Star Wars or a Jurassic Park," said Steven Spielberg.
To honor the film genius, we've rounded up some of the best stop-motion videos from the Internet, all of which carry on Ray's creative legacy. Incredible doesn't even begin to describe them, and they'll each leave you thinking, "How did they do that?" Click on for shorts about everything from talking shells to dancing books that will make you stop whatever else you're doing and hit play.