Help bridge the gap between the public and the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs with important fundraiser

Here at Jurassic Outpost, we love all things Dinosaur, and our friend Tom from The Jurassic Park Podcast made us aware of a very important fundraiser which is going on in London, UK, RIGHT NOW to help preserve and share to the public a piece of Dinosaur History.

Tom recently learned that the Friends of the Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs are fundraising for an amazing project. The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs are important, forming a part of dinosaur history. The dinosaurs were first revealed in 1854 as part of the Crystal Palace Exhibition, and are believed to be some of the most historically accurate models in the world. Rated at Grade 1, the sculptures have the same heritage value in the United Kingdom as somewhere like Buckingham palace. However, there is more than just dinosaurs within the park. There is a collection of distinct prehistoric, extinct creatures which visitors to the park can enjoy.

Previously, visitors to the park have only been able to see the dinosaurs from afar, with the creatures being situated on an island in the middle of a lake. However, this could be about to change. If the Friend’s fundraiser is successful, then a bridge across to the dinosaurs may be constructed, allowing members of the public an opportunity to get up and close with real pieces of history. This fundraiser not only provides an opportunity to renovate and provide accessibility to these incredible monuments, it also provides an opportunity for us to make paleo-history more accessible for generations to come. If you are a UK fan, we really recommend you check this out.

The Dinosaurs are a unique set of sculptures in Crystal Palace Park. They are located on islands which the public can’t usually get on to. The sculptures are Grade I listed heritage assets and are internationally important, as they were a pivotal event in the history of science.

The Friends of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs are frequently asked ‘Can we get onto the islands, get up close & find out more about the Dinosaurs?’ This is currently possible only a few times per year, when we pay to have an expensive and ugly temporary bridge erected.

We need a new, permanent bridge. A physical bridge to the island will enable us to build imaginative bridges to the past.

With a bridge we can deliver an exciting, interactive programme of events on ‘Dinosaur Island’ on a regular basis. We will run tours by experts in history, science, art and conservation. Volunteers will be able to get stuck in to projects around the sculptures. Gardeners and conservators can keep the site in shape.

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Source: Spacehive

J.A. Bayona will not have an official role with Jurassic World 3

One of the biggest films of 2018, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is finally being released on DVD and Blu-ray in the United Kingdom on November 5th. In anticipation of the home release, Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona and writer/executive producer Colin Trevorrow spoke with The Hollywood News about the middle film in the franchise’s second trilogy and even talked about their roles on the next film tentatively being referred to as “Jurassic World 3”.

It was announced earlier this year that Colin Trevorrow, who directed and wrote the fourth installment of the franchise and the first film of the second trilogy, Jurassic World, would be returning to the director’s chair for Jurassic World 3. The next installment in the franchise is set to hit theaters on June 11, 2021.

Trevorrow has been very involved with the creation of this new trilogy, and is the director on the next film, but what about Bayona’s possible role in the future of the franchise? Will he have any creative say or have an official role with Jurassic World 3? According to Bayona, it doesn’t sound like he will be involved, at least not in an official capacity. But he does leave the door open for a possible return to the franchise if there is another film. Jurassic Park 7 anyone?

J.A. Bayona – “Not really. I think it is great that Colin, who started it all, finishes the story. I would love to come back some day to the Jurassic universe but I think it is time for Colin to finish what he started.”

Though that doesn’t mean Bayona will not be consulted for the next film as Trevorrow goes on to acknowledge that he is now part of the “Jurassic” family.

Colin Trevorrow – “I am directing it but believe me I will be calling JA regularly to consult because he is part of our family now. When Steven Spielberg agreed that I wasn’t going to do the second one, he asked me if I would do the third and I promised that I would. I asked him to trust me that this choice was going to pay off and he did. He was a fan of Bayona as well. And I feel very good right now because I think that the choice did pay off. JA has directed a fantastic film. But it hasn’t changed my mind that we need to bring a strong new voice into each one of these films and for the third one I am bringing in a different writer, Emily Carmichael, who is working with me. I think doing that is something that keeps things fresh.”

Both Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom were box office monsters having grossed nearly $3 billion worldwide combined. It is a safe bet that Universal Pictures is pretty confident that Jurassic World 3 will continue that track and be another highly successful film for them. Trevorrow and newcomer Emily Carmichael are currently hard at work writing the script and targeting a shoot start date of early 2020.

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Source: The Hollywood News -Trevorrow interview, The Hollywood News – Bayona interview

Vibrating water glass from Jurassic Park has been recreated by Jurassic Collectables

Our good friends at Jurassic Collectables has something very special to share today with the Jurassic fandom. They have recreated the iconic vibrating water glass from 1993’s Jurassic Park with some assistance from Oscar Award winning Michael Lantieri, who worked on the special effects for the film.

After 25 years, Jurassic Collectables has recreated the famous Jurassic Park vibrating glass of water seen in the Main Road Attack. After sourcing the exact same cup used on screen, Jurassic Collectables contacted Michael Lantieri to find out the exact make & pitch of guitar string and the accompanying hardware.

The project involved Jurassic Collectables building a contraption to keep tension in the wire, allowing vibration to travel from the string to the water. See the video for yourself today on Jurassic Collectables.


Make sure to tune in at 4PM GMT today to watch the premiere video of Jurassic Collectables latest creation. The video can be seen here:

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Source: Jurassic Collectables

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom earns four People’s Choice Awards Nominations

The people of the world have voted and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was nominated for four People’s Choice Awards! The film itself was nominated for “Action Movie of 2018”, Bryce Dallas Howard for “Female Movie Star of 2018” as Claire Dearing and Chris Pratt was nominated twice for “Male Movie Star of 2018” and “Action Movie Star of 2018” for his portrayal of Owen Grady.

In the category of “Action Movie of 2018”, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is going up against Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2 and Ocean’s 8.

Bryce Dallas Howard is going up against Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Infinity War), Sandra Bullock (Ocean’s 8), Anne Hathaway (Ocean’s 8) and Lily James (Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again) for “Female Movie Star of 2018”.

In the category of “Male Movie Star of 2018”, Chris Pratt is nominated against Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity War), Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Infinity War), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) and former Jurassic World co-star Nick Robinson (Love, Simon). Pratt is also up against Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity Wars), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), and Danai Gurira (Black Panther) for “Action Movie Star of 2018”.

Winners will be announced on E! on November 11th at 9:00PM. Please click the links below to vote for Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt:

Action Movie Of 2018

Female Movie Star Of 2018

Male Movie Star Of 2018

Action Movie Star Of 2018

Should Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt win? do you plan to vote? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: E Online

Hummer from The Lost World: Jurassic Park Being Raffled off by Georgia Firefighter

Want to own a piece of Jurassic cinematic history? Want to help a great cause? Here is your chance! Firefighter Cody Mayfield, owner of body shop Mayfield Built is holding a raffle this Thanksgiving to raise money for the Carroll County Fire Department to build a new training facility. One of the items being raffled off is the original Hummer as seen in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, which has been fully restored.

A Carroll County firefighter is taking an unusual approach to improving training for his fire department.

It involves a big piece of movie memorabilia from “The Lost World: Jurassic Park.”

Firefighter Cody Mayfield is also the owner of Mayfield Built, a body shop in Villa Rica, Georgia. His team is now offering a completely restored Hummer H-1 with a custom engine, new transmission, and brand new interiors.

Donations to enter the raffle are currently underway now and will end on November 22nd at 11:59pm PST. Please visit the official website for Mayfield Built to read all the rules and terms for the raffle.

The Hummer was featured in the InGen dinosaur roundup scene early in the film and can be seen in the clip below.

Do you plan to donate to enter the raffle to possibly own a piece of The Lost World? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Fox 5 Atlanta

New Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom LEGO minifigure pack revealed

New Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom LEGO minifigures were revealed today and we are getting a new Owen Grady, Claire Dearing, Ian Malcolm and baby Blue!

According to The Brothers Brick, in past years minifigure packs have been part of Toys R Us’ annual Bricktober promotion, but as we all know Toys R Us officially closed their doors on June 29th. While LEGO has confirmed that the Harry Potter minifigure packs will be released at Barnes & Noble, it is unknown at this time where the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom pack will be available at.

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Source: The Brothers Brick

Jurassic Park returning to select theaters in September for 25th Anniversary

Jurassic Park, the 1993 classic film that started it all and spawned four sequels so far with a fifth sequel due in 2021, is set to return to select theaters this September in celebration of the film’s 25th Anniversary. In a report from Entertainment Weekly, Jurassic Park will return in more than 500 theaters nationwide for three special days, Sunday September 16th, Tuesday September 18th and Wednesday September 19th.

It’s been 25 years since the gates of Jurassic Park opened the first time, welcoming viewers into a time-lost amusement park filled with beautiful dinosaurs, terrifying dinosaurs, and soaring John Williams music. To celebrate the big anniversary, Steven Spielberg’s original film will be returning to more than 500 theaters nationwide for three days: Sunday, Sept. 16, Tuesday, Sept. 18, and Wednesday, Sept. 19. Tickets can be purchased online at Fathom Events’ website or at participating theater box offices.

In addition to the seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen, audiences will also get to see a special 17-minute fan film remake of the Steven Spielberg classic. The fan film reportedly was created by Jurassic fans from around the entire world and our guess it is a culmination of all the fan videos that the official website had asked for earlier in the year.

Entertainment Weekly also received an exclusive rare on-set photo from Amblin showing Spielberg, Sam Neill, BD Wong, Richard Attenborough and Jeff Goldblum preparing for the hatchery scene. Please take a look at the exclusive photo below.

Please visit Fathom Events for more information once they post it. Also, make sure to check Fandango and see if your local theater has any showings, as some already have tickets available for purchase.

Are you planning on seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen again when it is re-released in September for the 25th Anniversary? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt win Teen Choice Awards for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The people have voted and Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt were winners tonight at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards. Chris won the award for Choice Summer Movie Actor and Bryce won the award for Choice Summer Movie Actress. Both awards were given to them for their work as Owen and Claire in this Summer’s mega hit Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Please check out the video below for the full presentation of the awards at tonight’s award show. Chris was able to accept his award in person but Bryce accepted hers via video as she is currently in London filming the Elton John Biopic “Rocketman’. Thank you to the Bryce Dallas Howard Network for the video.

Bryce beat out Emilia Clarke (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Melissa McCarthy ( Life of the Party), Sandra Bullock (Ocean’s 8), Shailene Woodley (Adrift) and Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) for the award. Chris beat out Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Donald Glover (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2), and Sam Claflin (Adrift).

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Source: Teen Choice Awards 2018, Bryce Dallas Howard Network

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s heartbreaking scene inspired by Spielberg’s Classic E.T.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom director J.A. Bayona took to Twitter this week and revealed that the heartbreaking shot of the Brachiosaurus being engulfed by flames was inspired by Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

As Arcadia was pulling away from the dock, the characters of the film are horrified as they see a Brachiosaurus walking on the East Dock to the edge trying to escape the lava and flames of the Mt. Sibo eruption. It has also been revealed in interviews with Bayona that this is the same exact Brachiosaurus from Jurassic Park that is first shown on screen, which makes it even more heartbreaking to see her die in this way. But it is also very touching that she is the first dinosaur we ever see in full on Isla Nublar and is also the very last one we see.

For this shot Bayona referenced the glowing red heart of E.T. and is yet another hidden easter egg in Fallen Kingdom.

Do you like that this scene was inspired by E.T.’s glowing red heart from the 1982 classic film? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: J.A. Bayona’s Twitter

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom crosses $400 million domestically

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has proven to be a massive box office hit not just from a worldwide standpoint, but also domestically as it is crossing $400 million in it’s 41st day of release. It becomes the 15th fastest film to hit $400 million all-time.

By crossing $400 million domestically it becomes the 3rd film in the Jurassic franchise along with Jurassic Park ($402.5 million) and Jurassic World ($652.3 million) to hit this mark unadjusted for inflation. Though Jurassic Park crossed $400 million with the help of the 2013 3D re-release.

By the end of this upcoming weekend Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will pass Jurassic Park unadjusted to become the second highest grossing film domestically in the series. It is also currently the second highest grossing worldwide film in the series, having amassed more than $1.24 billion as of today.

Once it passes $403 million, it’ll be Universal/Comcast Corp.’s third-biggest (unadjusted) domestic grosser, behind E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial ($434m counting the 2002 reissue) and Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World ($652m in 2015). And if it passes the $413m gross of Wonder Woman (which seems likely), it’ll have the biggest domestic gross for any non-Disney release since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ($424m) in late 2013. With $1.237 billion worldwide, it is already the biggest non-Disney release since Jurassic World ($1.672b) in the summer of 2015.

While Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has earned less than Jurassic World did in 2015, the numbers it has done are massive for any film. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Forbes