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Look Dear -Walrus Giganticus! by Loneanimator Look Dear -Walrus Giganticus! by Loneanimator
Another scene from "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger"; a bloody huge walrus interrupts our heroes journey.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
 LA, please allow me to compliment you on having produced such excellent evocations of B-movie classics with A+ Special Effects; it's been rather a treat to be reminded of Old School pleasures such as these (and one remains perpetually grateful that I have yet to be ostracised from these boards for Delusions of Humour!).
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
My pleasure! I'm glad you enjoy my excursions into fantastic cinema just as much as I enjoy making them.
And I can't bear any ill will against an honest punster :)
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
 Don't Worry, I'm sure that one can fix that!EVIL Laughter! 
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
 "My dear, this is what happens when you accuse a Giant Walrus of being an overgrown Sea Lion, amongst other things - remember and please do moderate your language next time."

 "I STILL say it has no Earthly way to grow so big without abusing steroids!"

 <"It's ALL NATURAL!" - heard very faintly in the distance, over the roars and the screaming.>
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Must be all that Omega 3.
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018
 Either that or the eating has been very good these past few years!
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Patrick Troughton must have had a couple of Who flashbacks while making this movie! :)
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
For example..?
As usual, he's the best thing in the show :)
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
It's been awhile since I've seen it! :)  But you're right!
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
I was never quite sure about the walrus. Even if it was huge and having a bad day, it didn't seem as interesting as the other critters. But it was a well-done huge walrus, and I suppose that was what counted. 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
The walrus is a really strange choice. I read somewhere that Harryhausen originally thought about having Sinbad and his crew fight a Yeti. I'm guessing that was before Trog entered the picture.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
Hmm, there must have been some changes in the story from time to time, from a yeti to a Trog. Like that ever happens in movie making! :D  But no giant polar bear, it's a sudden walrus. Hey, it's original at least!  
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G-Rett Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Similar has already been stated, but the look in that walrus' eye can not be undersold; it's delightfully intense. 
To me, it says, "What fresh hell is this!?"
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I think he went from surprise to fuming anger pretty quickly!
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UrutoramanZenith Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, and here's a fun bit of non-trivia that I think only applies to me, but the Walrus's bellows are similar to Gomorah's from Ultraman
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, sound effects are recycled, so you never know. The screeches of the slayers in Krull are, apparently, the Mahars from Doug McClure's At the Earth's Core.
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UrutoramanZenith Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Huh. Well, live and learn
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single-leg Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
I saw this in the theater as a kid, I was too awed to even be scared!
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
As usual, it's a very dynamic Harryhausen sequence, even though it features a pretty sluggish monster.
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single-leg Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
This movie and the one with the many armed statue and the guy with the mask, those two films are so damn underrated. They were amazing, Harryhausen was like a magician with his work. No CGI will ever touch the art of stop motion. period.
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GoldandSliverDragon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
I always thought this was an odd scene 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It kind of is. It doesn't really go anywhere, but since it features a stop-motion monster, I'll take it anyway :)
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snicker1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
cute, thanks for sharing
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Glad you like it :)
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The-Vet Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
Maybe Melanthius was the 2nd Doctor on some kind of season 6b side step
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
I wouldn't be surprised! :)
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earthbaragon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's probably my favorite scene from the film. The music is just amazing and really propels the scene. While it's not as memorable as the score from 7th Voyage...I believe it is far better than Golden Voyage. I think what I love about it, is the fact that I cared about all the members of the crew that were with him. They were not used as fodder like they were in the previous films. The Walrus and giant turtle from 1 Million years B.C. were probably some of his best animated work.

As for the art....you did another freaking amazing job. Like I can't believe how well you did the snow. It's just heavy enough to convey the storm..but not so much as to block all the detail you did in the piece. man I would love to see you tackle the scene of the Ghouls that are standing in the pit of fire that happens much earlier in the movie.
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger seems to have weirder set-pieces than the other Harryhausen movies. Some scenes are almost throwaway, and they don't really go anywhere. The two that develop into real action scenes are the ghoul fight and when the tiger wakes up at the end.
The walrus and the Archelon (turtle) are unique in Harryhausen animation as they're just animals trying to get past the characters. They have a very natural behavior, and therefore pose a different kind of challenge to the animator.

As for the music, I think it's very lush and fitting. I don't know why the score for The Golden Voyage seems so lackluster, since it's by Hollywood epic stalwart Miklos Rosza.

I'm glad you think the snow effect works :) I tried to imitate the look in the movie, where the effect -superimposed- is actually very well balanced. Yes; I think I'll have to do something with the ghouls too :)
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scorpionlover42 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018
The guy and the lovely lady seem to be taking the situation pretty calmly. "Look, Dear! Giant Radioactive Walrus!" :D (Big Grin) And the look in the walrus's eye..."Guys, really? I could just roll over you little squirts." Wink/Razz 
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
"Wise man" Melanthius is just super excited to see another monster. And it's probably not called Walrus Giganticus; I think he just makes it up as he goes along :) His daughter, on the other hand, is used to her dad's erratic enthusiasm and is probably thinking "Here we go again.."
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KingOvRats Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018   Traditional Artist
Somehow this was one of the most memorable moments from all Harryhausen movies, maybe due to unique scenery. :)
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Loneanimator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's not a big balls-to-the-wall action scene, though it is very dynamic. And it takes place in a snow storm to boot, so yes; it's very different.
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