The Valley of Gwangi (1969)
Arguably the most famous of the dinosaurs, ever, is Tyrannosaurus rex. But did Ray Harryhausen ever animate a T. rex? Maybe. Sort of. The lead dinosaur character in The Valley of Gwangi, was the theropod dinosaur Gwangi. But what was Gwangi? An Allosaurus, or a Tyrannosaurus rex? Perhaps a bit of both, according to palaeontologist and palaeoartist, Dr. Mark Witton (you can listen to his opinions on Gwangi and more @ The Ray Harryhausen Centenary Podcast.
Photo: Tyrannosaurus rex (T. rex) jaw with teeth, Tyrannosaurs exhibition, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Location: National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
Photographer: Jason Gilchrist