Most everyone who knows me knows this: When I was young I rarely watched children’s movies. My dad would often rent videos for us (remember renting movies?). He worked near a movie rental store called “The Movie Shack” (remember video rental stores that were not Blockbuster?) and 90% of the time instead of renting Lady and the Tramp or one of those stupid Fievel movies he would pick up a collection of Three Stooges shorts or—if we were lucky—a terrible monster movie from the fifties.
This is what I believe led me to love stop-motion animation. I still have a collection of stop motion movies and old monster movies that I watch. Ray Harryhausen is the master of the genre and this video shows why.
The bees from Mysterious Island still give me the willies.