The dinosaurs in Stephen Spielberg’s adaptation of the Michael Crichton novel were done both digitally and with animatronics. Spielberg has been at the forefront of using technology to make this movie magic happen.
The audience has yet to see the T-Rex, and Spielberg is very deliberate about how he reveals the King of the Tyrant Lizards. The dinosaur was brought to life by legendary effects houses ILM, Stan Winston Studios, and stop-motion deity Phil Tippett.
Jurassic Park might not have been the first time a film was so effects-heavy, but it was certainly the case on such a grand scale, and, furthermore, with such cutting-edge VFX and animatronics.
Go behind-the-scenes of Jurassic Park with the team who brought the full-size animatronic T-Rex to life in the clip below.
Jurassic Park (1993) is an endless idea parade of creation and the ethics that come with it – that is what makes this movie shine as bright as it does. The film is asking whether mankind has the right to play God?
Dr. Ian Malcolm says; dinosaurs had their shot and nature selected them for extinction. It’s a disputable point, however, since John Hammond has already done it and the dinosaurs are here. But can we – the humans – control them? Of course not. We clearly don’t have the slightest idea of what to expect.
The amazing cinematography and the classic score by John Williams (the greatest film composer that has ever lived) is just exceptional. Welcome to Jurassic Park. Hold on to your butts.