Harrison Ellenshaw (born Peter Samuel Ellenshaw, July 20, 1945, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American matte painter, following his British daddy Peter Ellenshaw. He started his career at Walt Disney Studios. He cutting edge joined George Lucas's effects studio Industrial Light and Magic (ILM), where he produced many of the matte visual effects backgrounds for the films Star Wars (1977) and The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He later returned to Disney to work on the film Dick Tracy (1990), and eventually headed Disney Studio's effects department, Buena Vista Visual Effects (BVVE). He was furthermore visual effects executive for Tron (1982), where he had the distinction of living thing the first person to have that credit in a film.
He and his dad were nominated for an Academy Award for their work upon Disney's film The Black Hole (1979).
Harrison Ellenshaw is now pursuing his passion for fine art painting.
His son Michael Ellenshaw has directed a rushed film though his sister Lynda Thompson is moreover a visual effects artist.