Classic fantasy movie producer Charles Schneer dies

Have you ever seen “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers”, “Hellcats of the Navy”, “It Came From Beneath The Sea”? Okay, how about “Jason and the Argonauts” or “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” or “Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger” or “Clash of the Titans”?

All of those movies helped make up the 25-film legacy of Charles H. Schneer, whose long-time partnership with stop-animation special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen defined a generation of fantasy movies that millions of kids grew up on.

Schneer passed away at the age of 93 in a Florida hospice today. His imagination helped bring many adventures to life and his dedication to the fantasy film generation helped lay the groundwork for today’s blockbuster science fiction and fantasy film industry.

The L.A. Times has a nice retrospective celebrating the life and career of Charles H. Schneer.


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