In a recent interview, Monsters Inc. director Pete Docter talked about Ray Harryhausen, the special effects legend who passed away this week, according to the L.A. Times. Harryhausen, who inspired countless filmmakers after him, was honored in Docter’s film by having a restaurant where a pivotal scene takes place named after him. “His pioneering efforts were always in support of fantasy. So when we were making a film about monsters … we thought, what a better way to make a slightly obscure tribute to this guy?”