It’s 2018 San Diego Comic Con week, and while Universal Pictures themselves will not be attending the fan favorite convention, Jurassic will still have a significant presence with various brand partners.
Arguably the most exciting Jurassic World brand partner is Mattel, who has an excellent array of toys in stores now based upon Fallen Kingdom, as well as the Target exclusive Legacy Collection featuring classic Jurassic Park characters. While Wave 2 is just hitting stores now, with wave 3 on the horizon, Mattel has plenty more to come, and are already eager to give fans at SDCC an exclusive look at exciting new products, including some items from their 2019 range!
Further, it will be your first chance to get your hands on products not yet in stores with exciting giveaways, including a one of a kind chance to get a hold of rare unreleased products that did not make it to final production! Yes – you read that right – toys that are to remain unreleased will be given away in limited numbers– holy grail’s for collectors. While Mattel has remained tight lipped on what those items are, they’re sure to excite and are not to be missed.
So how do you attend the panel, and when is it?We have the exclusive first details:
The panel is this Saturday (July 21st, 2018) at 11am – 12pm PST and will be hosted at Mattel’s San Diego Comic Con booth. Occupancy is limited to 100 people, and tickets will be given away at the very location the morning of. Get there EARLY to secure your tickets and seats – the panel is not to be missed, and features various members of the Jurassic design team, and has some GIGANTIC reveals planned. The exclusive product giveaway occurs at the conclusion of the panel, so be sure to stick around. Their booth is adjacent to Lobby D, number 3029, with a smaller booth behind (#2945).
If you’ll be at Comic Con, but not be around for the panel on Saturday be sure to still swing by Mattel’s booth. The dinosaurs have a huge presence throughout the event, with awesome product display dioramas, photo-ops, giveaways, and more! If you’re a Jurassic super fan, you won’t want to miss it.
You can follow updates from the Mattel at SDCC from our website as well as their newly launched official Instagram channel, dedicated to their Jurassic range:
We’re not yet sure if the panel itself will be streamed online officially, but stay tuned for updates should that option become available. If you plan to attend and stream, let us know and we will be sure to relay the info and media on our site – further, be sure to take plenty of detailed pictures!
Sound off in the comments below and let us know if you’ll be attending, plus what future items you hope to see – and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!
Japan is the last country where Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be released, on July 13th. Via Bloody Disgusting, to help celebrate the film’s release, Jurassic World themed cafes are being opened for a limited run in Tokyo and Osaka and are selling Jurassic World inspired food.
The Japanese website Natalie brings the limited time pop-up cafe to our attention this week, and they note that it’s open from July 5th to August 6th in Tokyo at Ikebukuro Parco, and from August 10th to September 30th in Osaka at Shinsaibashi Open in 161.
The fully Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom-inspired menu includes items such as “Mososaurus Soda,” “Volcano Curry,” “Jurassic World Burger” and even dinosaur cupcakes!
Make sure to visit the website Natalie for a full gallery of some of the food items being offered at these cafes.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.
The domestic opening for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is less than two weeks away and next week from June 11th to June 15th, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is going to be Jurassic themed. The show is being rebranded to Jurassic World: “Fallon” Kingdom and will include visits and interviews from the stars of the new film.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Universal Pictures today announced that next week will be the inaugural Jurassic World: “Fallon” Kingdom on The Tonight Show. With a weeklong series of events to celebrate all things Jurassic, Jimmy welcomes to the show guests including the film’s stars, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives in theaters on June 22.
All week long we will see Jurassic World themed comedy skits and some Jurassic suprises are promised. Chris Pratt will appear on the show on Thursday and Bryce Dallas Howard will be on Friday’s Show. The show airs weeknights at 11:35PM EDT on NBC.
Are you excited for Jurassic World: “Fallon” Kingdom week on The Tonight Show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.
Are you located in the Las Angeles area, and itching to see and celebrate Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom prior to its US debut? Then this news is for you!
To celebrate Jurassic June and the release of the latest Jurassic Park sequel, Universal Pictures have announced a “Fan Fest” which will occur at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday June 13th, 2018. The activities start at 12pm PST and run until 6pm PST, at which time a first come first serve advanced screening of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will occur!
Read the full press release below:
JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM Free Fan Fest and special screening, available on a first-come, first-served basis. For the first time ever, Universal invites fans to experience the footprint of a Hollywood premiere. Event includes: photo-ops with production props & dinosaurs; larger-than-life LEGO® builds with Velociraptor Blue; VR experiences including the Voyager VR theater showcasing Jurassic World Blue; Jurassic games area featuring demos of Jurassic World Evolution, Jurassic World Alive and Jurassic World VR Expedition; design-your-own T-shirt stations; and food trucks. There will also be a Twitch Prime members’ area, where members can receive exclusive Twitch Prime swag.
Fan Fest culminates in a special screening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. A select number of screening tickets will be given away on the hour, every hour.
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
For more information, visit www.jurassicworld.com/fanfest
The event takes place the day after the red carpet premiere, which is also hosted at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and is sure to be loaded with fun Jurassic surprises. We’ll be attending, and will bring coverage from the event to those at home.
Will you be able to join the Jurassic World Fan Fest on the 13th, and how else to you plan to celebrate the release of the latest sequel? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for everything Jurassic!
Remind me to thank John for a lovely weekend. Wow! Last weekend at Universal Studios Hollywood, thousands of fans from around the world attended an official gathering for Jurassic Park which celebrates it’s 25th birthday this year.
Universal Pictures, the theme park team, and all of the partners and collaborators involved staged a fantastic and exciting event which span across the entire weekend. We were treated to a theatrical screening of the new 4K release of Jurassic Park, panels with the filmmakers and talent, trivia and costume contests, themed food, all within the lowerlot at the park.
Not only were multiple partners there showcasing their video games, merchandise and experiences, but Colin Trevorrow himself introduced the IMAX screening of Jurassic Park by showing the opening scene of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom which received fantastic reviews!
If you got to your screen early enough you would also catch the remastered original teaser trailer and theatrical trailer for Jurassic Park, which are pretty amazing to see at such high quality. Hopefully these will be made available soon! We couldn’t resist our own ‘reaction’ video for the opening scene of Fallen Kingdom, considering just how excited it made us:
From Friday night to Sunday night fans of all ages celebrated their love for the movie and the franchise itself, and were able to experience everything Universal Studios Hollywood has to offer.
Jurassic Park: The Ride remained open the entire time and some of us experienced it for the first time! Ryan also lost his hat.
The highlight of the event for all of the three nights were the live panels, hosted by Colin Trevorrow and featuring both cast and crew from the franchise. Panels are a fan celebration standard often associated with Comic Con that Jurassic has been devoid of until now.
It’s not often that fans can listen to the talent that brought the movies together sit and discuss the inner details of what it takes to make these movies, and these panels fulfilled that craving. Hopefully these panels are the start of a more in depth and fan community centered focus for the Jurassic franchise moving forward.
When we first arrived into the lower lot our attention was caught by Dennis Muren, who was standing below the gates in anticipation for the panel. Growing up with Jurassic Park and watching the behind the scenes documentaries meant fans like us admired the technical and creative talent behind the movie, so we introduced ourselves to visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren and expressed our love for his work!
Celebration events like this are very new to the Jurassic Park fandom but provide the ability for fans to meet their heroes; the people that inspired them. We captured the panels via a live stream for any fans that couldn’t make it out to the event, and we have embedded those below!
Friday 11 May
Colin Trevorrow w/ Dean Cundey, John T. Kretchmer, Dennis Muren
Saturday 12 May
Colin Trevorrow w/ Laura Dern, Frank Marshall, Phil Tippett and Jack Horner
Sunday 13 May
Colin Trevorrow w/ Jeff Goldblum, John Rosengrant, John T. Kretchmer, joined by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Gareth Edwards
With numerous stories from the making of Jurassic Park being shared on stage, the panels were a huge hit with the many fans that attended and hopefully we will see more in the future. It’s a fascinating way for the filmmakers and cast members to share their memories from the movies, especially now that the franchise has become so prominent in pop culture.
Throughout the three events those attending could make their way to the Activity Center, which hosted a wealth of original props and costumes from the movies on display, and featured booths from the various Universal Pictures partners, showcasing their products which included video games, collectables, VR experiences and more!
Jurassic Park: Danger! Board Game
The Ravensburger and Forrest-Pruzan Creative team were there hosting gameplays of their new Jurassic Park board game which we filmed below! We partnered with Ravensburger to giveaway two copies of the game during our live stream, with the winners being announced in the video on the right below. Huge thanks to Florian, Lindsay and Michele!
You can read more about the Jurassic Park: Danger! board game here.
Jurassic Park: The Chaos Gene
While very little is known about this upcoming board game, the team from Mondo Games were showing off their concept and allowing fans to signup for future updates on the game.
We’re expecting more information on the game this year to coincide with a release – be sure to read everything we know about the game here!
Jurassic World: Evolution
This one was definitely a surprise for fans – Frontier Developments setup gaming stations at their booth allowing fans to play the upcoming park building simulator game!
The demo they had allowed roughly ten minutes of gameplay, including sending your ACU team to tranquillise a dinosaur and then move it to another area in the park. It gave a good opportunity to learn about how the game functions and how beautiful it looks!
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Toyline
While Mattel weren’t on-hand at their booth, the display they had created perfectly showcased their upcoming toyline for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and they even had a number of the Legacy Collection toys on display too!
We love the toy line and have more reviews coming soon, so stay tuned!
Jurassic World: Blue VR Experience
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This one was not one to miss! Announced a little while back, this VR experience for Oculus features Blue on Isla Nublar after the events of Jurassic World, and shows her reaction to the impending danger that features in Fallen Kingdom. The whole experience is beautifully directed and animated, and may be one of the most magical looks at dinosaurs since the very first film in 1993.
We had the unique chance to go hands on with BOTH episodes while we were in Los Angeles, and cannot stress enough how incredible of an experience it was. Don’t sleep on these VR episodes – they’re a new form of Jurassic storytelling that invoke all the staples you love from the films, and could very much be the future way to tell side stories in the universe (or explore the park itself!).
Jurassic World: Alive
For fans of Pokemon Go, the team at Ludia Games (who were behind Jurassic Park: Builder and Jurassic World: Builder for iOS and Android) revealed their new game to fans which allows you to go out and capture dinosaurs!
The game ties in with the upcoming movie’s viral marketing, the Dinosaur Protection Group, and is available on both iOS and Android devices now!
Jurassic World: Pinball
The team at Zen Pinball had a couple if iPads setup allowing you to play their Jurassic Park themed pinball game! This one was a lot of fun and will be an easy winner for the game of choice when you’re waiting for your flight…
The entire partner booth area was setup with love for Jurassic in mind – with a jungle surrounding and the theme music playing, fans were in their element! The partner booths led to the main display which featured the Jurassic Park 29 Jeep which was seen in Jurassic World, the Gyrosphere and a couple of dinosaurs.
The Theme Park
A number of times at the event, people would ask us why the event was being held in Universal’s Hollywood Park as opposed to the much larger Orlando Park. And to every person we gave the same response: Orlando is a theme park that doubles as a Film Studio. Hollywood is a Film Studio that doubles as a Theme Park. And it was at this very Studio that Jurassic Park was filmed, edited and evolved.
The event was all about being able to reach out and touch the things that we had only been available for us to view on the screen until now, and that’s what made Hollywood the perfect venue.
When boarding the tram to the theater at end of the first night, the attendant pointed out that if we were stood exactly where we were right at that moment, 22 years ago, we would be seeing the RV trailers from The Lost World dangling off of the adjacent car park.
Working with the Jurassic Park Motor Pool we were able to organize a number of the member’s vehicles present at the event for photo opportunities, and some fans went even further! A few years ago Franck Galiègue purchased a screen-used vehicle from The Lost World: Jurassic Park… none other than the RV trailers that are pushed over the cliff by the two Rex’s!
Don’t worry – Alex is fine, he was just excited.
This was an incredible vehicle to see in person not only due to its sheer size, but because this vehicle featured in one of the greatest sequences constructed in this franchise, and is often a fan favourite. Thanks Franck for making this happen! Be sure to follow the team’s progress.
Trivia and Costume Contest
Activities happened all night in the park and shortly following the panels was the Live Trivia contest, in which fans could compete against each other over knowledge of the franchise!
Many fans also dressed up as their favourite characters from the movies – with Dr. Alan Grant and Dr. Ellie Sattler making regular appearances. People put so much effort into their various costumes and outfits, it was amazing to see!
The event was a blast and was an incredible way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park! Universal Studios Hollywood spared no expense with this weekend long event, and our team loved meeting so many Jurassic fans from across the world!
A few fans were lucky enough to meet and greet Colin Trevorrow at the event, and the members of our team that attended got a photo!
Stay tuned for more and if you were one of the unlucky fans who wasn’t able to make it out to Hollywood for the event, we hope you enjoyed our coverage! A big thanks to Universal Pictures and the various teams involved in bringing this event together – it was a blast!
What would you like to see at future Jurassic Park events? If you attended the JP25 celebration, what did you enjoy and what worked for you, and what could potentially benefit from improvements? Let us know in the comments section below as your comments may influence future events.
The World Premiere for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom took place today in Madrid, Spain. While celebrities and guests had to dodge rain and even hail during the red carpet, the day capped with the first official showing of the 5th installement of the Jurassic Park film franchise and it recieved a 10 minute standing ovation.
Early buzz and reactions from people who attended the premiere appear to be mostly positive. A lot of the praise seems to be in regard to the job director J.A. Bayona did on the film.
Check out some of the initial reactions on Twitter from the Spanish auidence. Rough translations of the tweets into English are below.
#JurassicWorld2 es la continuación que la saga merece. No solo es interesante tal y como se plantea, sino que lo que está por venir va a ser BRUTAL. @FilmBayona, no defraudas.
English translation: 10 Minutes applauding … #JurassicWorldElReinoCaido is awesome … and the impeccable seal @FilmBayona as always! I will not say more … well yes. Mandatory visit to the cinema next June 7 #JurassicworldPremiere
English translation: I’m hallucinating. #JurassicWorld # ElReinoCaido is a host of emotions and the beginning of a new era at the hands of @FilmBayona. #PremiereJW
Vale, vista Jurassic World: El reino caído. IMPRESIONANTE. Muy diferente a la primera, una fotografía increíble, la música me ha dejado flipado. Muy, muy, pero que muy recomendable. He estado toda la película con los ojos como platos. Id a verla. De verdad. pic.twitter.com/yrrI1vpw4j
English translation: OK, saw Jurassic World: Fallen kingdom.
AWESOME. Very different from the first, an incredible film, the music has left me blown away. Very, very, but that very recommended. I watched the whole movie with my eyes wide open. Go see it for real.
@FilmBayona lo tenía difícil pero ha conseguido superar mis expectativas con una película enorme. Ademas este #jurassicworld tiene para mi la mejor secuencia de inicio de la saga. Todos los aplausos han sido pocos
English translation: @ FilmBayona had it difficult but has managed to exceed my expectations with a huge movie. Also this # jurassicworld has for me the best start sequence of the saga. All the applause has been few
English translation: The #FallenKingdom is the movie of 2018. You will flip and you will load! Congratulations @FilmBayona!
I laughed. I cried. I found myself genuinely scared. All that even though it was in Spanish! In my opinion if that’s not the definition of perfect visual storytelling, I don’t know what is. #FallenKingdom CONGRATS @FilmBayona
While the far majority of the initial reactions were positive, not everyone was in love with the latest installment.
#JurassicWorld2 cumple como blockbuster pero me decepciona como película de Bayona. Es un encargo muy bien resuelto, pero ofrece pocas sorpresas. Es la primera película de Jota que no me emociona. Plantea varios debates morales/sociales muy interesantes.
English translation: #JurassicWorld2 It’s a blockbuster but disappoints me as a Bayona film. It is a very well-solved commission, but it offers few surprises. It’s his first movie that does not excite me. It raises several very interesting moral / social debates
Vista #JurassicWorld2 he de decir que algunas escenas me han sorprendido y resultado magníficas, pero algunas decisiones de guión como cierto momento relacionado con la pequeña… me han parecido bastante chapuceras.
English translation: Saw # JurassicWorld2 I have to say that some scenes have surprised me and turned out great, but some script decisions as a certain moment related to the little one … have seemed pretty sloppy.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens on June 6th in the UK and June 22nd domestically. Over the next couple of weeks we will start to see reviews from film critics pour in, so stay tuned for our coverage on that!
What are your thoughts about the first reactions of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom from the World Premiere in Spain? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.
Dinosaurs and gyrospheres roam the streets of Universal Studios Japan as part of the park’s Spectacle Night Parade! The Jurassic World section of the parade showcases some fan favorite dinosaurs, starting off with a Stegosaurus in a flashing red enclosure and ending with a roaring animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex. The procession features a Parasaurolophus, as well as an infant Brachiosaurus and Triceratops being handled by Jurassic World employees.
In one exciting moment, three Velociraptors escape from their enclosure and run along the street, before being corralled by one man dressed as Owen and others dressed in Asset Containment Unit uniforms. Samples of Michael Giacchino’s music from the Jurassic World Soundtrack can be heard as the floats and Jurassic employees march down the parade path.
The dinosaurs used in this event seem extremely well constructed. The T-Rex alone has nearly full motion in its head, torso, and tail. Its extremely tall body towers over the gathered spectators and lets out some classic Jurassic roars as its glowing red eyes scan the area around it. The Velociraptors and Parasaurolophus are costumed employees, but still look pretty natural amidst the chaos unfolding around them. The parade also employs the use of “Parade x Projection Mapping” which utilizes state-of-the-art technology to project scenery onto buildings and transform the park as the event moves through it.
This new event at Universal Studios Japan was announced last October and debuted this month. Watch footage from the parade below.
What do you think of the new parade? Would you like to see it stampede into the streets of Universal Orlando or Hollywood as well? We want your opinions in the comment section below!
UPDATE [MAY 2]: Both the Friday and Saturday night have sold out, but there are still tickets left for the extra night on Sunday 13th! With the additional night came additional details about the event, with the announcement that: “The event will also feature special guest appearances by those who worked the films as well as an all-new Raptor Encounter exclusive.”
Celebrate the Experience that Started It All with After-Hours Access,
Private Film Screening, Original Props, Exhibits, Themed Food, Expo Area,
Live Entertainment, plus Special Guest Appearances, and More
Relive the movie that started it all. For the first time, Jurassic Park has its own celebration event just in time for the films 25th Anniversary!
Spanning two nights during the second weekend of May, Universal Studios has spared no expense in creating the ultimate fan experience. Jurassic World now joins the ranks of Harry Potter and Star Wars, which feature similar fan experience events known for their panels and exclusive reveals.
Check out the video below!
Relive the movie that started it all at the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration on May 11, 12 & 13!
Take a journey back into the world of the dinosaurs at Universal Studios Hollywood™ to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the movie that started it all: Jurassic Park™. Enjoy special exhibits, themed photo ops, a fan costume show, live entertainment, giveaways, character sightings, exclusive after-hours access to face off against a 50-foot T. rex on Jurassic Park® – The Ride, and much more.
While here, join us for a private screening of the original film on the big screen at Universal Cinema on CityWalk.
The event is an after hours exclusive ticket, and begins at 5:30pm and ends at 12:40am on the 11th, 5:00pm to 12:00am on the 12th and 3pm to 9:30pm on the 13th! Tickets are on sale now, and Jurassic Outpost fans can purchase them through this link! Two ticket packages options are available: the standalone purchase ($69 per night) or as a bundle with general park admission ($129 per day/night combo).
If you plan to attend, be sure to purchase your tickets now before they sell out!
We at Jurassic Outpost will not only be attending the event as fans, but also to provide coverage for our followers back at home. Be sure to stay tuned for all the details, best rest assured that we’ll bring all the exclusive happenings to our website as they debut, meaning you won’t be left in the dark, Dennis Nedry style. If you attend the event and see us, be sure to swing by and say hi – and maybe join us on a live stream!
“Explore a showcase of props from the original film and get a glimpse into the future of the Jurassic Park franchise. Be on the lookout for Jurassic-themed items from merchandise and food to interactive demos and dance your fossils off with our modern stone-age DJ & tunes.”
As always, stay tuned for more to be revealed about the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration – when further details about the live entertainment and special exhibits are available, we will be sure to share! Considering the close proximity to the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, we’re hopeful for some exclusive reveals tied to that movie as well as other future projects, and of course, classic Jurassic Park content!
Will you be attending the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration? Sound off in the comments below, and don’t forget to buy your tickets!
The next stop on the tour for Jurassic World: The Exhibition has officially been announced, and after two stops in the United States it is heading across the pond to Europe. Starting on April 14th, it will be located in Paris, France at the Cité du Cinéma until September 2nd.
Inspired by one of the biggest blockbusters in the history of cinema, this event immerses young and old in the scenes inspired by the famous film. Here, the imaginary park comes alive … right under your eyes.
Discover Isla Nublar in VIP class and explore Jurassic World. Open your eyes in front of the imposing Brachiosaurus; talk face to face with a Velociraptor and approach the worst of all, the terrible Tyrannosaurus rex.
Created in close collaboration with a renowned paleontologist, Jack Horner, the exhibition is rich in interactive and educational content from scientific research on dinosaur DNA, discoveries that have allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Whatever your age, these incredible prehistoric creatures will have no secrets for you.
Signs like the one above have begun appearing around the region advertising the Exhibition coming to France.
While it isn’t a surprise that the Exhibition will be making a stop in Europe, it is a surprise that it is doing so in 2018. Cityneon Holdings Limited, who acquired the global rights to the Exhibition this past August had stated in their January Company Guide that two more United State cities were on deck for 2018. The show was then expected to move to a European city and Asian city in 2019. A second Jurassic World: The Exhibition traveling set is also currently under construction for a debut in Europe in 2019.
Obviously things can always change, and they have has as the orginial traveling set (JW1) is moving to Europe this year, which begs the question of where the second set (JW2) will actually make it’s debut in 2019. As more details on future city locations become available we will keep you updated.
This will be the fourth stop for the Exhibition so far after debuting in Melbourne, Australia at the Melbourne Museum. It followed up that with stays in Philadelphia at the Franklin Institute and Chicago at the Field Museum. Both of the last stops being in the United States.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.
Dinosaurs versus ninjas? Jurassic World is coming to ‘American Ninja Warrior’!
‘American Ninja Warrior’ is a competition show that has competitors attempting to complete increasingly difficult obstacle courses. The show consists of obstacles that test the competitors’ agility, strength, and speed. The courses must be finished within a time limit for the competitor to advance, and potential win cash prizes. The Salmon Ladder, the Flying Bar, and the Warped Wall are a few of the obstacles that the show features.
The show periodically does special episodes, and it looks like we are lucky enough to be getting one with dinosaurs and Chris Pratt! Filming of this special Jurassic World Night episode was discovered when posts from the Universal Studios Hollywood set appeared on Instagram.
This follows pictures from the Universal Studios Backlot tour, where a Pteranodon prop (above) was spotted on a set under construction – that’s one mystery solved! The air date for the episode isn’t known at this time, but it will be airing as part of Season 10 of ‘American Ninja Warrior’ sometime prior to the release of Fallen Kingdom.
Are you a fan of American Ninja Warrior, and what kind of obstacles are you hoping to see in the episode? Comment below with your thoughts!