Wednesday, May 3, 2017


COMET TV will be honoring the achievements of special effects guru Ray Harryhausen (1920 - 2013) with a movie marathon featuring some of the classic movies that he worked on during his career.  Harryhausen was a master at creating groundbreaking visual effects.  He created a style of stop-motion animation called "dynamation" that in an era before computerized special effects provided the appearance that live actors were interacting directly with detailed models of aliens, monsters, and other amazing characters on the screen though both were filmed in separate sequences and combined into one scene when the movie was edited.  George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Tim Burton, James Cameron and Guillermo Del Toro have all credited Harryhausen for having an inspiration on the movies they've made.

Harryhausen was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Oscar in 1992 from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for his contributions in the advancement of special effects for the film industry. For more information about this acclaimed special effects artist, please visit

Four of his classics will be shown by COMET TV on Sunday, May 7, 2017 during a movie marathon.  Tune in to see The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (1960), Jason and The Argonauts (1963) and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1973).  You can watch COMET TV in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan via digital antenna on Channel 19-7.  CLICK HERE to see if COMET TV is broadcasting in your area.  If not, COMET TV can also be viewed for free by utilizing its app on Apple TV and Roku or watching its live website stream at

These films will also be shown at differently scheduled times throughout the month following the movie marathon.  Visit for more detailed scheduling information.

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