‘Jurassic World’ Animation Supervisor Glen McIntosh Holding Lecture This Saturday at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology!

If you’re anywhere near the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Alberta, Canada, you’re in luck! ‘Jurassic World’ Animation Supervisor, Glen McIntosh, is giving a lecture this Saturday May 4th! The lecture will take place on May 4th at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium, where Glen will talk about realistic creature design and animation.

As a bonus, Glen will be signing original artwork (limited supplies) in the museum lobby after the talk, which is not to be missed!

The lecture is free with admission, so if you’re an artist of any kind, or just a movie or dinosaur fan, it’s something you don’t want to miss! Glen has worked on numerous Jurassic projects, including Jurassic Park 3, World, and Fallen Kingdom, and has worked with both the designs, art, and of course, the animation of the dinosaurs.

Will you be attending? Be sure to share your comments and photos online so!

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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Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

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Get Papo Velociraptors from Dan’s Dinosaurs!

Looking for new places to buy dinosaur toys? Check out Dan’s Dinosaurs!

Dan’s Dinosaurs started in 2009 as a small business specializing in paleontological collectibles. Dan started the company for dinosaur enthusiasts (like us!) with the goal of having a store that carried all dinosaur products in one place. If you live near Mayfield, Kentucky, you can go check out the brick and mortar storefront in person! Be sure to say hi to Dan for us!

They carry a wide range of educational products, high-end models, and fossil replicas. They currently sell well known brands such as: Safari Ltd, Papo, CollectA, Favorite, and Sideshow Collectibles. Many independent artists and other business owners also sell their work through the store and site. They sell and ship both locally and internationally.

We received a Papo Velociraptor (2016 version). This version of Papo’s popular raptor figure is 6″ by 4″ and has paint that is similar in style to Delta and Charlie in Jurassic World. All of the Papo raptors have a similar sculpt, complete with an articulated jaw and yes, they have sickle claws. This figure has more detail and texture than the recent Hasbro and Mattel raptors, and I think the Papo raptors would make excellent additions to collections. Also, Dan is great to work with, and the shipping was very fast. The figure came in good packaging and was undamaged. Dan’s Dinosaurs is an excellent resource for finding dinosaurs to add to your collection!

If you see something that you have to have, make sure enter “Jurassic Outpost” in the “How did you hear about us?” field during checkout to receive a free bonus gift with your order!

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New early art and dinosaur renders surface from Jurassic World

New concept art and renders have surfaced from Jurassic World as part of yesterdays YouTube update! While many of the videos were part of the Blu-ray set, quite a few were brand new and loaded with never before seen content. Coming in at over 5 minutes long, a new feature titled ‘Dinosaur Experts’ is loaded with fun new content, including some brand new art!

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For longtime followers of our site, the early Indominus Rex render may seem a bit familiar in concept. That’s because it’s from when the dinosaur was called the ‘Malusaurus’, something we hinted at years ago and described as looking like a ‘beefed up Masiakasaurus‘. This version of the design is also the clear inspiration for the early Hasbro toy prototype:

We’re always thrilled to see new behind the scenes footage and concept art, so hopefully more will surface in time. While it may seem a bit too late for a Jurassic World art book, perhaps a special edition that includes Jurassic Park art in celebration of its 25th anniversary could be released next year? The long road to Jurassic World and its evolution over time would make a fantastic visual journey. (Take a hint, Universal!)

Do you prefer the final design of the Indominus Rex, or do you prefer the early Diabolus/Malusaurus designs.. and what happened to those Aviary scenes from the guests perspective? Sound off in the comments below, and as always, stay tuned for the latest on everything Jurassic!

Legendary’s ‘Kong: Skull Island’ trailer teases monstrous Dinosaurs

Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures roared into San Diego Comic Con’s Hall H with the debut trailer for ‘Kong: Skull Island’. The latest King Kong movie is a re-imagining of the classic tale, set during the 1970’s when a group of explorers stumble across the deadly island.

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ is sure to impress, and is loaded with talent. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), with a cast starring actors such as Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. The films writing credits include Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy , and Jurassic World’s Derek Connolly.

Check out the trailer below!

That’s one big great ape! This reboot features the largest King Kong to date, partly due to the announcement of an upcoming ‘Godzilla vs King Kong’ film. As such, the films dinosaurs seemingly have also seen a colossal size boost. While these dinosaurs are likely closer to monsters than animals when compared to Jurassic Park, it’s always great to see more mainstream films featuring the extinct beasts.

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The cataclysmically beautiful ‘Kong: Skull Island’ releases March 10th, 2017 – and it may just be the movie we need to bide time until Jurassic World 2 in June 2018.