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Frank Marshall Congratulates Star Wars Team on Box Office Win!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 21 December 2015 at 07:12PM – 2 Comments

Similarly to how Kevin Feige congratulated the Jurassic World team on breaking the worldwide box office opening weekend record, producer of Jurassic World Frank Marshall has now tweeted a congratulatory graphic to the Star Wars team (wife and head of LucasFilm Kathleen Kennedy, director JJ Abrams and Disney). Click the preview below to see the full image!

While the full numbers have not been reported, and as of 19:26pm GMT on 21/12/15, Box Office Mojo still has Jurassic World in first place with a total of $524.9 million, and The Force Awakens is sitting in second place at $517 million.

However, multiple reputable movie websites have confirmed that Star Wars has flown past Jurassic World ever so slightly, reaching a total worldwide debut of $528 million. It should also be noted that Star Wars has not opened in China, meaning it missed a large international audience for the opening weekend.

Both Jurassic World and Star Wars are this year’s tentpole movies and were always expected to dominate the domestic and international box office. Both films have broken multiple records and it was expected that the films would compete for the number one slot. Star Wars does have a larger audience – or more, fandom – than Jurassic Park does, and while a lot of the attraction for both films was nostalgia, it was only natural that Star Wars would overtake Jurassic World.

The real worldwide box office figures will arrive once Star Wars: The Force Awakens has opened in China on January 9th. Do you think Star Wars will be able to beat Avatar and Titanic and claim its victory at the top of the highest grossing movies of all time?

If you saw The Force Awakens this weekend, what did you think? Did you prefer it to Jurassic World? How do you think both sequels honoured what came before them? As always, let us know in the comments section below and give us a Tweet or follow our Facebook page for more Jurassic goodness!

Source: Box Office Mojo, Variety

Chronicle Collectibles Debut 1:5 The Lost World T-Rex!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 18 December 2015 at 04:48PM – 1 Comments

Collectible company Chronicle Collectibles has debuted a brand new and official T-Rex head bust from The Lost World: Jurassic Park! The item has been cast from an original Stan Winston Studios mold and comes mounted on a logo backdrop.

The announcement comes after Chronicle announced their ownership of the Jurassic Franchise license on June 11th 2015. The announcement summarised how the company can produce figures, dinosaurs and props for all four of the Jurassic films.

Here are some more photos of the bust from Chronicle’s T-Rex announcement:

The T-Rex will be available to pre-order before Christmas with further information coming this week. With promise of more items to come, it’s refreshing to see a genuine accurate collectible on the market for fans and collectors alike. We are told that it will have a limited run and we’re estimating that it will be around the $650 mark.

Be sure to check out Chronicle Collectibles’ website which details their current products and a section dedicating to finding a distributor near you. Listen out for the next episode of our podcast too, where we’ll be speaking with the Art Director for Chronicle Collectibles, Paul Francis!

We’d also like to wish a Merry Christmas to all of our followers and fellow fans out there! Check out this fantastic Jurassic Park Christmas light show to get you in the festive/Jurassic spirit. We have some exciting things coming in the new year!

‘Jurassic is No. 1. Remember that.’ Frank Marshall jokes with George Lucas at Star Wars Premiere
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 15 December 2015 at 06:42PM – 4 Comments

Last night marked the official World Premiere for the upcoming and long-awaited entry into the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens. Many celebrities, filmmakers and actors attended the premiere and many discussed other projects on the red carpet, although conversation tended to stick mainly to the film at hand.

Jurassic World producer and husband to LucasFilm president Kathleen Kennedy, jokingly grabbed George Lucas on the red carpet to say “You’re not going to beat my movie, are you? Jurassic is No. 1. Remember that.”

George Lucas replied with: “The job is they have to crush you like a bug.” before the two embraced and walked out of shot. Check out the clip below which starts at 45:52.

Jurassic World broke records with its $208.8 million opening at the domestic box office, while The Force Awakens is expected to open to anywhere between $185 – $220 million domestically, with many believing it stands a strong chance of crushing Jurassic’s record.

When December 18th rolls around, we’ll know for sure. Will you be going to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens this Friday? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to tell us if you think Star Wars will beat Jurassic World’s box office record!

Source: THR, Deadline

Visit Isla Nublar at the newly announced Jurassic World The Exhibition!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Sunday 29 November 2015 at 03:19AM – 8 Comments

Dinosaurs roared back to life on the big screen in June, shattering records and wowing audiences. Now they’re stomping out of the screens and into reality, with the newly announced Jurassic World Exhibition!

Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film. Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.

Travel to Isla Nublar as a VIP guest and explore Jurassic World. Come face-to-face with a Pachyrhinosaurus; visit The Hammond Creation Lab; stare in wonder at a towering Brachiosaurus; get a rare up-close look at the most vicious dinosaur of them all, Tyrannosaurus rex; and learn all about top-secret projects currently in development.

Created in close collaboration with renowned paleontologist Jack Horner, the Exhibition is infused with interactive educational elements—drawn from the real-world science of dinosaur DNA that allowed Jurassic World to come to life. Visitors of all ages can now learn all about these incredible prehistoric creatures.

Don’t miss the awe-inspiring journey into Jurassic World: The Exhibition. The world premiere event debuts in Melbourne on March 19, 2016, and the exhibition runs for a limited time only. Book your tickets today, and remember, if something chases you…run!

While the exhibition is currently only announced for Melbourne Australia, a global tour has been confirmedaccording to 7 News Melbourne it will remain in Australia for 8 months before embarking on the 5 year long global tour!

Its creators ‘Creature Technology Company‘ are best known for their traveling shows like Walking With Dinosaurs the Arena Spectacular and How To Train Your Dragon Live. Coupling that with Jurassic Worlds popularity and success, it’s likely further details about the widespread release are around the corner.

Watch the reveal trailer below!

 

#JurassicWorldExhibition stomps onto the stage in 2016! Opening Australia before touring: https://t.co/xHfGjve1VR pic.twitter.com/eMwV7ilDUY

— Jurassic World (@jurassicparkiv) November 29, 2015

 

Be sure to visit the website, where you can already pre-order tickets! As always, stay tuned for more on this newly announced event, and everything else Jurassic!

‘Bring Back the Phantom Harbour!’ Jurassic Park key artist & puppeteer Shannon Shea launches new Kickstarter campaign!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 17 November 2015 at 03:39PM – 0 Comments

An active member in the online community and a supporter of Jurassic June, key artist and puppeteer for the original Jurassic Park film has launched his own Kickstarter campaign for his web series, ‘Phantom Harbour’.

As stated on the Kickstarter campaign page, “Phantom Harbor centers on the exploits of haunted sea-Captain, Jonas McAllister and his fantastical crew including a hulking Goblin, the shrunken-head of a tyrannical Naval officer, a dancing corpse and more!

In the spirit of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and Mystery Science Theater 3000, Phantom Harbor is a variety show that presents a through-story punctuated with features including spooky animated readings, fan stories and art, and animated music videos.

You can view his highly-detailed Kickstarter campaign video below:

There are plently of unique and interesting rewards including original signed art prints, t-shirts, a signed book, the entire Making Monsters DVD collection, all the way to actually puppeteering or acting as a creature on one of the webisodes!

So if you were a fan of the original web series, or just want to support a talented artist and puppeteer, then do check out the Kickstarter campaign page which has a wealth of information and a large number of varied pledges and rewards.

Shannon was also kind enough to share these exclusive photos with us, showing a behind the scenes look at the original Jurassic Park dinosaurs!

Be sure you’re following Shannon on Twitter and find us on Twitter here and Facebook here!

LEGO builders create ‘Jurassic Collab’ set displaying scenes from all four films!
Posted by RyanJPShu – Tuesday 17 November 2015 at 01:51AM – 1 Comments

We’ve seen many fantastic ‘Jurassic’ LEGO sets built this year that have made us go, “Ooohh and Awwww” – but now friends and LEGO builders Paul Trach and Markus Aspacher appear to have created something that will drive kids out of their minds! The two recently built a collaborative ‘Jurassic’ LEGO set that depicts every film in the franchise and displayed it at the Bricking Bavaria Munich convention where they took home the ‘Best in Show’ award!

Marcus and Paul began planning the Jurassic LEGO set over a year ago and coordinated their efforts from over 372 miles (600km) away from each other. Marcus took on the Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park 3 sets, while Paul built The Lost World and Jurassic World sets.

“We have been thinking about that project for more than a year, but started building it only three months ago. Our aim was to build an impressive and popular display to represent our LUG [Imperium der Steine] at the “Bricking Bavaria” exhibition. The upcoming JW movie seemed legit, because as everybody knows, kids love dinosaurs.” -Paul Trach

Each set fits together cohesively to create one beautifully designed LEGO homage that will make every Jurassic fan envious.

 

 

You will notice that the first set on the left begins with the original Jurassic Park gate, allowing the viewer to move through each park/movie that eventually ends with the Jurassic World gate – a signature from start to finish. The collaboration is a huge success for these two, given their distance and the technicality of the project and the ‘Best in Show’ award couldn’t have gone to a cooler project.

What do you think of Marcus and Paul’s ‘Jurassic Collab’ and which set is your favorite?! Tell us in the comments section below and keep it right here for all of the best ‘Jurassic’ news and updates!

Source: Brothers-Brick

Universal Pictures campaigning for Jurassic World at the 88th Academy Awards!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 16 November 2015 at 10:37PM – 1 Comments

Universal Pictures have begun a campaign with the intentions to bring Jurassic World to the 88th Annual Academy Awards!

JPLegacy first reported the story with a photo of a screener copy of the film with a list of potential nominees on the inside case. Click the image on the right to enlarge it!

The movie has broken multiple records and has had a surprisingly successful run for the fourth film in a franchise that had been extinct for 14 years. It is even on track to become the year’s best-selling Home Entertainment release!

On top of that, Jurassic World has also fared well with critics, reaching a solid 71% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 80% audience vote. It’s fair to say the movie was a success, which explains Universal’s decision to push for an Oscar run.

While it’s uncertain that it will be nominated, it certainly is refreshing to see our favourite franchise be considered for this and I do hope it at least is nominated for something, perhaps the moving score by Michael Giacchino, or the production design by Ed Verreaux.

You can find a little bit of more information here at Universal’s official website.

What do you think Jurassic World should be nominated for, if anything? Let us know in the comments section below!

Thanks to DinoReviews101 at JPLegacy for the source, great find!

The Advertising for Jurassic World 2 has begun!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 13 November 2015 at 12:51AM – 9 Comments

The first advertisement for the sequel to Jurassic World has shown up in a small magazine. At this moment in time we are unsure what the magazine is and where the photo was taken, but it looks as though it is at a convention that is happening at this very moment in time.

The advert shows an original Jurassic World poster with the text Jurassic World 2 Coming Summer 2018 added below. Click the image on the right to see the full advert!

At this point in time we aren’t sure exactly where this advert originated, but we know that it is definitely from a convention. There was a Brand Licensing Europe expo in October and Universal Pictures have booth E45 at the EXPOCAD that is happening right now.

It’s worth noting that at the bottom of the poster in the magazine, it says “Visit Us At Booth E090“.

Credit to DinoReviews101 at JPLegacy for the find, and James Ashworth for the original post.

What are you hoping to see in the sequel to Jurassic World? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below and stay tuned for more info.

UPDATE: As suspected, the advertisement came from Brand Licensing Europe. You can see the full advert by clicking the image below!

Information, Pictures and Videos Surface from the Unreleased Jurassic World Video Game!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 09 November 2015 at 01:10AM – 14 Comments

Back in June a rumor surfaced that Cryptic Studios Seattle would be closing, and that they were working on an open-world Jurassic World video game. Unfortunately, it was confirmed shortly after that the studio had shut down. While the Jurassic game evidence was always fleeting, there was enough to logically conclude that the rumor was true.

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The original information, which came from Reddit, described the game as such:

‘I got to see some screenshots of Cryptic Studio’s newest game, which was based on Jurassic World. It was a 3rd person game where the player controlled Chris Pratt’s character. Several dinosaurs from the series were going to be in it including: Gallimimus, Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Velociraptor, Spinosaurus and Baryonyx.

Not quite sure what you would have done in the game other than it being described as being similar to ‘H1Z1.’ Early Access on Steam would have come out soon but that’s all the info I know.’

Today, assets have surfaced from numerous ex-cryptic artists that can all but confirm the games existence, even if they don’t outright say it’s a Jurassic game. Ironically, some of these have been online in demo reels for 5 months, but were simply unnoticed until now.

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Further, artists from Cryptic shared highres images of dinosaur models, some of which, like the Baryonyx, utilize designs similiar to those by Julius Csotonyi made for JurassicWorld.com . Also included are images of characters from the game, with none other than Chris Pratt as Owen. Check out some of the images below!

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An artists shed’s some more information about the game:

Creature/Environment Artist
Cryptic Studios (Perfect World)
June 2014 – June 2015 (1 year) | Seattle, WA, United States of America

I worked as both a creature artist and an environment artist for an unannounced project. I created numerous creatures from scratch, and helped out with assets/textures for an open-world environment. Created props, foliage & modular architecture. My duties : Zbrush, Model, Texture, Skinning, Collision, LODs, Level Editing

Looking back to another artists, she shares that the ‘unannounced project’ was built utilizing Unreal Engine 4, and was planned for release on Steam, Xbox Live and PSN. The game was likely digital only, and probably would have retailed for somewhere between $19.99 – $39.99 – however, from the videos and assets above it seems they were sparing no expense while bringing this Jurassic world to life.

This story is bittersweet; while we get to see some really cool unreleased Jurassic World game bits, it’s weighed down by the fact that these talented artists and many more were layed off when the studio shut down. Hopefully they all land on their feet and find a new job soon, if they haven’t already. As for the game, lets hope Universal finds a way to bring it back from extinction. A good Jurassic game is long overdue, and this seemed to be a great concept that would have been a hit with fans across the board.

Huge thanks to @romainrevert who linked me to one of the pages! Be sure to give him a follow – he’s one of the talented artists at Illumination Entertainment, and has worked on films such as Minions!

As always, stay tuned for the latest news. It’s a very special Dinovember, and we’re sure more is on its way. If you ever have news or information to share, such as details about this game, don’t hesitate to tweet or email us! Until then, be sure to comment below and share your thoughts on this Jurassic game, and what you would like to see in the future.

Names and images removed at the requests of the artists as the information reguarding their origin is speculation on our part.

Nick Robinson says the Apatosaurus was the LAST animatronic in the franchise
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 03 November 2015 at 02:14PM – 8 Comments

In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins, who played Zach and Gray in Jurassic World, stated that the animatronic Apatosaurus would be the last animatronic used in the franchise.

This news comes as quite a shock to those hoping for more animatronics after the success of the film, and seems to pull the new trilogy even further away from the original three films, which were always praised for their use of visual effects mixed with animatronic dinosaurs.

Check out the video below from 0:20 seconds in:

After stating that it was a nod to Stan Winston and everything he did for the first three films, Nick says: “I think that’s going to be one of the last animatronics they ever make actually.” with Ty confirming, “Yeah, that’s what Colin said, last dinosaur animatronic.”

Now obviously we have not heard this directly from Colin himself or anyone who makes these decisions, but with Jurassic World’s heavy reliance on visual effects and computer generated dinosaurs, it seems fitting that the franchise would head in this direction.

I was very much hoping that due to the unexpected success of Jurassic World, the production team would consider more animatronics in the sequel, to bring back that realism and interaction with the dinosaurs which made the first film so great.

The Apatosaurus scene in Jurassic World was one of my favourites, and showed how perfectly Legacy Effects’ animatronics and ILM’s visual effects can blend seemlessly.

Later in the video above, Bryce Dallas Howard reveals that the late Michael Crichton’s 6 year old son was on set and was present for the filming of the Apatosaurus scene. When he saw the animatronic, he believed it was real. How beautiful is that?

We have reached out for an official confirmation on this.

Thanks to Brycenator and JPLegacy for finding this!

Source: Brycenator/JPLegacy

Jurassic World on Pace to Become Year’s Best-Selling Home Entertainment Release!
Posted by RyanJPShu – Sunday 01 November 2015 at 01:21AM – 3 Comments

Just over a week after Jurassic World’s release on DVD and Blu-Ray, it’s no surprise that Variety is reporting the Dino-Mega-Hit is on pace to become this year’s best selling home entertainment release!!!

After blowing away the box-office this summer, both physical and digital formats are estimated to have generated $82.6 million and counting! At this point, the Blu-Ray is gaining so much popularity that it could become the largest live-action Blu-Ray release in history, and Universal’s most popular release!

The previous best-selling release this year was Disneys, “Big Hero Six” – in which Jurassic World outpaced it in it’s first week by 25%… meaning Dinosaurs have once again become the most dominant species on the face of this planet.

Which format of Jurassic World do you plan on buying?! Tell us in the comments section and be sure to keep it right here for all your ‘Jurassic’ news!

Source: Variety

J.A. Bayona Was Being Eyed to Direct Jurassic World 2
Posted by Sandy – Friday 30 October 2015 at 10:07PM – 6 Comments

Acclaimed director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphange) was very recently being eyed as the director for Jurassic World 2. The Hollywood Reporter has reported that he was being looked at for the gig while his next project (World War Z 2) was stuck in re-writes.

However, these rumours seemingly have urged Paramount to bring on new writers to script the sequel to World War Z, in an effort to get the project moving forward sooner rather than later to keep J.A. Bayona attached.

J.A. Bayona is squarely on board to direct, though rumors surfaced recently that his involvement was on thin ice after being eyed to direct the Jurassic World follow-up. Sources say there was little Bayona could do given that he has a holding deal for World War Z 2, but the Jurassic World 2 overtures helped light a flame under Paramount to keep Bayona happy and get a new script in motion with the fanboy-friendly writer.

Despite Bayona being an excellent choice for the next Jurassic movie, it is unlikley that we will direct it as World War Z 2 comes out a year before Jurassic World 2, in June 2017.

What are your thoughts on this potential director? Who would you like to see direct the sequel to Jurassic World? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Jurassic World Blu-Ray Review!
Posted by RyanJPShu – Wednesday 28 October 2015 at 10:55PM – 3 Comments

It’s finally here!!! Jurassic World is officially for sale on Blu-Ray and DVD and just like you, we’ve played it countless times since its release last week.

While the content and length are somewhat questionable, there is no doubt the Blu-Ray has a decent amount of exclusive features, many of which you can find here and here. The features are fun – that much is true, and considering it is (for now) the biggest movie of the year, and one of the most successful films of all time, we thought we’d take a look at some of the swings and misses that the Jurassic World Blu-Ray has to offer.

The Movie:

First and foremost, the film literally shines above all other content in the Blu-Ray. Upon first glance, there is an obvious technical change with the way the film looks. Most films have a saturation that tends to look darker in the movie theater than how it was originally edited, due to the lack of brightness that a film projector can produce. Jurassic World is no exception in this case and the saturation change in the Blu-Ray is very obvious.

It may simply look warmer due to the conversion to Blu-Ray, but the movie looks and feels brighter than it did in the theater and it allows the viewer to better connect to the previous films, all of which had warm gradients throughout the series. For natural reasons, Colin and company used blue tones and filters in the film, and some scenes seemed to look too dark or over saturated. However, the Blu-Ray looks to counter those issues by providing a warmer tone to the film and allowing the viewer to gain a better sense of familiarity to the original Jurassic Park.

The warmer gradient also allows the HD to really shine. The detail in some of the special effects scenes is outstanding and you’ll notice scales, bumps and scars that you may have missed before. It is amazing how a perception can be changed just by adding a slight difference in color and in our opinion, the change is much welcomed.

Special Features:

The special features are a great way to explore some of the action behind the scenes and it offers the fans an insightful – but short peek into the making of the film. The varieties of features are somewhat slim, with the deleted scenes offering more of the interesting content.

It’s great to see Spielberg, Colin and the rest of the cast talk about the film and what went into it, but inevetably it leaves us all only wanting to see more. So much of what we see happens all too fast and much of it could have been broken down in further detail. The features feel all too much like simple webisodes and it pulls from content that most of us had seen since before the movies theatrical release.

That being said, the bonus content is far from boring and it is still great to see how many of the sets, props and special effects were used in the film.

Consensus:

With a limited and unexciting selection of bonus content, the Jurassic World Blu-Ray still offers viewers a dynamic and colorful experience, followed by an extremely beautiful HD performance that is bound to thrill everyone!

Have you bought the Blu-Ray yet? Tell us what you think of it in the comments section! Also, make sure to stay tuned for more exciting Jurassic World news and rumors and follow us on Twitter!

Cinefex Magazine provides a Behind the Scenes look at the Visual Effects in Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 08 October 2015 at 02:46PM – 9 Comments

While I was in London I went into The Cinema Store to have a look at what Jurassic items they had on offer. The shop is great and is filled with old and new merchandise and books from films and tv shows, but I was stunned to find that there were no Jurassic World books, collectibles, or anything related to the franchise in the slightest. I was able to find a Jurassic World UK Quad poster, but that was it.

However, while I was scanning the book section, I noticed our friend the Indominus Rex on the front of the latest issue of Cinefex magazine, which focuses on the Visual Effects work in movies. Naturally I purchased it and then realised it’s filled with a thorough behind the scenes look at the post-production work on the film, and features interviews with visual effects supervisor Tim Alexander, animation supervisor Glen McIntosh, model supervisor Geoff Campbell and many more! They also spoke with Legacy Effects artist Ian Joyner about the collaboration between themselves and ILM.

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The entire article details the process that director Colin Trevorrow and his crew made to keep the dinosaurs as animal as possible and as accurate to what was portrayed in the first film. Notably, the team at ILM were unable to re-use the original CG models of the dinosaurs, but they certainly used them for reference, as Tim Alexander explains below:

“A lot of the designers are straight out of Jurassic Park. We actually restored the models from all three Jurassic Park movies. We couldn’t use those outdated models, of course, but we studied them for reference.” In studying the original models, the ILM team was surprised to discover some inconsistencies – most notably, significant discrepancies between the animatronic T-rex built by Stan Winston Studio and ILM’s digital T-rex. “A lot of the differences were just due to the way things were modelled at the time, versus how much more exact we can be with our CG modelling now.”

Tippett Studio head Corey Rosen spoke about Phil Tippett’s involvement in the film and how it all began…

“In December 2013, Phil went down to L.A. to meet with Colin, producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley, and key people from ILM. They wanted him involved in some way, although the exact role he would plau was to be determined. Mainly, the director wanted Phil’s experience and eye on the dinosaur animation, most particularly, the raptors. Phil proposed that Tippett Studio do previs for two of the big raptor scenes – the ‘raptor arena’ and ‘raptor betrayal’ sequences – and two of our animation leads, Chuck Duke and Tom Gibbons, jumped onto that.”

Jurassic World had some incredible full scale sets built for the production in New Orleans, by the fantastic production designer Ed Verreaux and his crew. For wider shots however, ILM created an entirely digital theme park, as Tim Alexander explains: “We had so many big shots showing the whole park that we built it as a full, live asset that we could re-light as needed. It was good for layout, as well. When we showed Colin shots, we could sit with him and changed how big specific buildings or other features should be in the shot, or where they should be positioned.”

The Gyrosphere sequences were lead by ILM Singapore’s Tony Plett, and incorporated live-action footage of actors inside the gyrosphere rig and then blended with CG depending on the shot. “In post, visual effects artists replaced the glass of the practical gyrosphere – which reflected crew members and camera equipment in most shots – with a digital enclosure that reflected the environment.”

The magazine goes on to detail more the visual effects work and how it was blended to work with the practical sets, including the holograms in the Innovation Center, the monorail shots, and the Petting Zoo scenes which were filmed at the Honolulu Zoo. “We redressed the elephant paddock there, and put saddles on large performers dressed in gray suits so we could shoot kids riding baby dinosaurs.”

It’s known that there were not many animatronics used in Jurassic World at all, and in fact some models built by Legacy Effects were only used as a reference, but the one in-camera mechanical dinosaur that was used was the dying Apatosaurus. “It was about 10 feet long, and we threw everything into it, mechanically – cable controls, breathing bladders, and radio control eyes, nostrils and tongue, all supervised by mechanical leads Rich Haugen and Kan Ikeuchi.”

The ILM team refer to the Indominus Rex as the D-Rex, which shows that at one point during the production, the original name was the Diabolus Rex.

The magazine is filled with a really in-depth look at the post-production of the movie and provides such a great insight into the collaboration between Legacy Effects and Industrial Light & Magic. I have included some of the photographs that are in the book but there are plenty more. If you’re a fan, then you should really try to get hold of the Cinefex magazine.

What did you think of the visual effects in Jurassic World? Were you hoping to see more animatronic dinosaurs? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to follow our Twitter for round the clock news and updates! And if you do pick up this magazine, let us know what you thought!

Awesome 360° Video of Chris Pratt’s Motorcycle Ride!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 08 October 2015 at 12:52PM – 0 Comments

If you’ve subscribed to the RaptorPass then this email will hit your inbox shortly, inviting you to take a look at an interactive video of Owen Grady’s motorcycle ride!

As a RaptorPass member, you already know that Jurassic World is the greatest Theme Park on Earth. Now, when you can’t be there in person, an interactive 360° video is the next best thing.

The video shows a 360° view of the film crew shooting the scene where Owen follows the Mobile Veterinary Unit, and allows you to pan from the angle on Chris Pratt, all the way around to the film crew themselves where you can see Colin Trevorrow, John Schwartzman, and a handful of other crew members.

It’s a cool video and gives us a great behind the scenes look at the film! Check it out below:

Be sure to follow our Twitter and Facebook feeds for round the clock updates on the upcoming Blu-Ray release, and of course, news on the sequel to Jurassic World.

Source: RaptorPass

A New Jurassic Park Ride is Opening at Universal Studios Japan!
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 04 October 2015 at 11:55PM – 2 Comments

Universal Studios Japan have announced a brand new attraction coming to their park in 2016 called Jurassic Park: The Flying Dinosaur! Click the preview below to see the full image!

Not much is known about the attraction, other than it seems very similar to Universal Orlando’s Pteranodon Flyers at Islands of Adventure. Below is the description from the official website (beware for a bad Google Translate…)

Since opening in 2001, it has been popular from the guest around the world, “Jurassic Park”. Actually Within the site, to eliminate human management to the limit, the area that Pteranodon of wild living was secretly exist. “Jurassic Park” development team, to make the dream of attraction to fly with them, have been over many years research. And finally, to discipline the Pteranodon wild, it succeeded in to fly in a stable state. However, it said that well-trained, they are wild dinosaur. During the flight, it’s careful because say suddenly sometimes you lose control ….

We’re not sure on the exact date that the attraction will open, but we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on all the specifics! It’s surprising that there hasn’t been an announcement for a Jurassic World expansion at one of the parks yet! What would you like to see in a Jurassic World attraction?

Source: Universal Studios Japan

Jurassic World officially releases on Digital HD!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 01 October 2015 at 11:03AM – 8 Comments

If you’re not based in the UK, then Jurassic World has officially released on Digital HD! This means that you can now purchase the film on iTunes and other digital outlets!

It has been a while since many of us have seen the film which means this Digital HD release couldn’t have come soon enough! Will you be buying Jurassic World on Digital HD? Or will you be waiting for the physical Blu-Ray, which launches on October 20th?

Jurassic World is currently the third highest grossing movie of all time, sitting at $1,662,897,055 worldwide box office, just behind Avatar and Titanic. That’s pretty impressive for a sequel, let alone a sequel for a franchise that’s been dormant since 2001.

The film holds a 7.2 rating on IMDb and an 81% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Let us know if you’ll be buying the film in digital HD in the comments section below! In case you were wondering, it will be available on October 5th in the UK.

#TeamJurassic – Win a Digital HD copy of Jurassic World + Hasbro Stomp and Strike T-Rex!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Wednesday 30 September 2015 at 01:50AM – 54 Comments

The #1 movie of the year proves that once again, dinosaurs rule the earth. Jurassic World is stomping onto Blu-ray and DVD 10/20, and is available on Digital HD this Thursday, October 1st! We’ve teamed up with #TeamJurassic again on a new giveaway where you can win a Digital HD Apple iTunes copy of the film, plus a Hasbro Stomp & Strike Tyrannosaurus Rex!

To enter the contest, simply comment on this article with a valid email address sharing your Twitter handle, AND follow us and retweet this tweet on Twitter! Open to US mailing addresses only. Prizes ship in an estimated 7-14 business days. Contest ends Tuesday, October 6th. Prizing courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Hasbro.

About Jurassic World

The Jurassic World theme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park’s attractions – a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island. Now it’s up to Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save the park’s tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.

About the Hasbro Toy

JURASSIC WORLD STOMP & STRIKE TYRANNOSAURUS REX Dinosaur (Ages 4 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $34.99/Available: Fall 2015) The powerful Tyrannosaurus rex stomps onto the JURASSIC WORLD scene! This ULTIMATE TYRANNOSAURUS REX figure features an intimidating stomping action when kids press down on its body. Push down on its tail and this beast will let out a ferocious roar before its mouth shuts. Requires 2 AA batteries, demo batteries included. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.

As always, stay tuned for the latest news, giveaways and everything else Jurassic! Also, keep posted for our upcoming review of the Blu-ray and its special features.

Watch some of the Deleted Scenes from Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 29 September 2015 at 02:34PM – 7 Comments

Over the weekend, a number of fans gained access to the Jurassic World ‘Digital’ Blu-Ray release and were able to watch the film in 1080p HD as well as the Special Features that are included.

Apparently a Brazilian based fan’s iTunes allowed him to purchase the release early, and since then a number of other people have been able to watch it.

While I personally would have liked to wait for a physical copy of the Blu-Ray to first see the deleted scenes and the other special features, the deleted scenes have been upload to YouTube which you can see below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE5FzKuWtIk

However, not all of the deleted scenes seem to be on the Blu-Ray, as Colin himself has spoken about other deleted scenes in interviews. The ones included however show a bit of an extended look at Zach and Gray’s time in the restricted zone, as well as Owen’s and Claire’s.

I think a lot of these scenes were wrongly cut, one of my first thoughts after seeing the movie was that it would have benefited from some breathing time; a calmer scene in the jungles to further explore our main characters. I also thought that Zach and Gray could have spent a whole night in the restricted zone and learned a little more about the old park.

What do you think? Do you like them? Do you think the film benefited from them being cut? Let us know in the comments section below!

Brand new behind the scenes photos from Jurassic Park 3!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 24 September 2015 at 01:08PM – 3 Comments

ILM have recently updated their website with more information on each of the films they have worked on, and surprisingly a load of new behind the scenes photos have surfaced from Jurassic Park 3!

The photos were found by Christian and show an inside look at the film’s visual effects work, as well as some of the practical work done on the plane. Check the images out below!

 

Along with these new photos from Jurassic Park 3, two new behind the scenes photos from the original Jurassic Park were also released! See them below.

 

Unfortunately there were no new images released for The Lost World or for the recent Jurassic World, but hopefully those will come in time. For now, we can enjoy a better look at the work that was done on Jurassic Park 3.

Thanks Christian for sending these our way, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for round the clock news!

Source: ILM

Jurassic Time: The Memoir of John Hammond
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 24 September 2015 at 09:50AM – 1 Comments

Remember Trespasser? What a great game. Unfortunately it was released unfinished and missing certain elements, but the late Richard Attenborough did reprise his role as John Parker Hammond in a fantastic voiceover that guides you through the game.

Derrick Davis has now released the final and gold edition of Jurassic Time, which is a collection of the voiceovers recorded for the game with sound effects and music added to it. It’s a wonderful album that’s perfect for any Jurassic fan wanting to get their fix, or simply hear that sweet Scottish voice again.

Jurassic Time has gone gold for its truly final release of the audio memoir cobbled from Trespasser- The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Experience the best presentation ever of Richard Attenborough’s masterful performance of John Hammond: the tragic man whose dreams of bringing dinosaurs back to life came true; before being swiftly ended. Featuring amazing music from the game by Bill Brown, some original music, and a myriad of sound effects; you’ll feel like you’re right with John Hammond as he makes his trips across Isla Sorna, plays “God” in the laboratory, and recounts how he felt those horrible days after that fateful incident at Isla Nublar. It’s a story you won’t soon forget.

The total runtime of this new editions runs at just under an hour and there are two brand new tracks at the beginning and at the end.

Be sure to check out the official Jurassic Time website here and to download your own copy! And while you’re at it, check out Derrick’s novel Invertiverse which he is currently writing!

Source: Trescom

#TeamJurassic – Own Jurassic World on Blu-Ray/DVD on October 20th!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 23 September 2015 at 06:53PM – 0 Comments

The #1 movie of the year proves that once again, dinosaurs rule the earth! Experience JURASSIC WORLD in stunning hi-definition with the Blu-Ray Combo Pack in limited edition collectible steel packaging.

Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time. The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history. Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015 and on 3-D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015!

Experience the thrill of #JurassicWorld and bring home the park on Blu-ray & DVD 10/20, Digital HD 10/1.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-rayTM:

  • WELCOME TO JURASSIC WORLD: An in-depth take on the creation, look and feel of Jurassic World. Director Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg discuss how the idea of the film came together and how the casting was decided with actors’ commentary on their roles and filming locations.
  • JURASSIC WORLD: ALL-ACCESS PASS: Chris Pratt and Director Colin Trevorrow discuss key moments in the film, supported by behind-the-scenes footage and VFX breakdowns.
  • INNOVATION CENTER TOUR WITH CHRIS PRATT: Chris Pratt gives a tour of the Innovation Center, a museum/exhibit, built just for the movie.
  • JURASSIC’S CLOSEST SHAVES: Clips from all films in the franchise showing “near death” or extremely scary encounters with dinosaurs.

BLU-RAYTM and DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • DELETED SCENES
  • DINOSAURS ROAM ONCE AGAIN: Behind the scenes look at the making of Jurassic World’s visual effects, how the dinosaurs came to life, and actors filmed scenes.
  • CHRIS & COLIN TAKE ON THE WORLD: Chris Pratt and Colin Trevorrow (Director) interview each other and discuss Jurassic World as well as the other Jurassic Park movies.

Along will all of this new information about the release, Universal Pictures have also released a brand new trailer which you can watch below:

Have you pre-ordered the Blu-Ray? What are you most excited to see again? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to use #TeamJurassic and #JurassicWorld hashtags on Twitter to find relevant and thrilling conversations about Jurassic World!

Incredible concept art from the new Jurassic Park arcade game!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 03 September 2015 at 04:53PM – 4 Comments

While this game seems to have gone under the radar, we have reported about it before and hopefully some of you will be aware of it. Arcade game company Raw Thrills, Inc. developed this game over the past three years and successfully released it in 2015, just before the release of Jurassic World.

In Jurassic Park Arcade™ you must rescue the dinosaurs on an island run amok! Use your high-powered tranquilizer gun to subdue menacing dinosaurs and restore order to the island.

Based on what we can see in the trailer and gameplay videos, the game seems to be set after Jurassic Park 3 but before Jurassic World and involves the clean-up of Isla Nublar before Masrani came in.

Arcade games are often over-the-top and while Jurassic Park has never been about blasting dinosaurs with high-powered weapons, the whole premise of the game is exciting and something that I am sure many fans would love to see. The clean-up of Isla Nublar.

 

I stumbled upon this interview that I have not read before, which is an interview with Eugene Jarvis who co-founded Raw Thrills, Inc. and saw through the development of the game. Check out a snippet of the interview below:

AH: What features make this different from other games Raw Thrills has worked on over the years?
We have done some pretty wicked games over the years – but this one I think takes the cake. It is our first full motion simulator, environmental cabinet, quad sound, the best dinosaur animations ever done, and super realistic environmental art. It really takes the arcade experience to a new dimension – we call it THRILL-D ™!

AH: How was the research process handled in regards to the dinosaurs?
We worked closely with Universal to make sure the dinosaurs incorporated all the latest archaeological findings, as well as being faithful to Jurassic Park. So you are going to see all your favorites from Jurassic Park, as well as seeing the bright colors and feathers that science has now determined were part of the dinosaur world eons ago.

Along with the interview a number of screenshots and concept art were released showing the development of the game and the detail that the development team put into the environments, dinosaurs and playable characters. Check out some of that below!

 

 

The developers certainly seemed to have a lot of faith in the game and the concept art shows an incredible look at Isla Nublar after the events in 1993. I’m not sure if all of these made it into the final game but hopefully they did.

There is a hell of a lot more artwork and in-game screenshots on the interview website, as well as the full interview with Eugene! Be sure to check that out here.

Have you seen this game in your local arcade? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Arcade Heroes, Raw Thrills, Inc.

Exclusive Behind the Scenes look at Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 26 August 2015 at 05:02PM – 7 Comments

Universal Pictures have released a new behind the scenes look at Jurassic World, via some promotional material for the upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release, which is October 20th in the USA, and October 19th in the UK!

Check out some of the videos below!

And see more on our YouTube channel here! You can also read more about the special features that come with the Blu-Ray in this article!

How excited are you to watch Jurassic World again? Let us know in the comments section below!

Jurassic World is stomping onto Blu-ray & DVD 10/20, Digital HD 10/1 – Special Features Detailed!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 24 August 2015 at 07:13PM – 6 Comments

Today Universal officially unveiled the details of the Jurassic World home release, announcing the formal dates and special features. Check out the trailer and information below!

The #1 movie of the year proves that once again, dinosaurs rule the earth! Experience JURASSIC WORLD in stunning hi-definition with the Blu-Ray Combo Pack in limited edition collectible steel packaging.

Shattering records globally, Jurassic World crushed the opening-weekend box-office, scoring the highest domestic, international and worldwide openings of all time. The film has taken in more than $1.6 billion globally to become the third-highest grossing film in history. Now fans can experience the thrill and awe when Jurassic World arrives on Digital HD on October 1, 2015 and on 3-D Blu-ray™, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on October 20, 2015.

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO Blu-rayTM:

  • WELCOME TO JURASSIC WORLD: An in-depth take on the creation, look and feel of Jurassic World. Director Colin Trevorrow and Steven Spielberg discuss how the idea of the film came together and how the casting was decided with actors’ commentary on their roles and filming locations.
  • JURASSIC WORLD: ALL-ACCESS PASS: Chris Pratt and Director Colin Trevorrow discuss key moments in the film, supported by behind-the-scenes footage and VFX breakdowns.
  • INNOVATION CENTER TOUR WITH CHRIS PRATT: Chris Pratt gives a tour of the Innovation Center, a museum/exhibit, built just for the movie.
  • JURASSIC’S CLOSEST SHAVES: Clips from all films in the franchise showing “near death” or extremely scary encounters with dinosaurs.

BLU-RAYTM and DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • DELETED SCENES
  • DINOSAURS ROAM ONCE AGAIN: Behind the scenes look at the making of Jurassic World’s visual effects, how the dinosaurs came to life, and actors filmed scenes.
  • CHRIS & COLIN TAKE ON THE WORLD: Chris Pratt and Colin Trevorrow (Director) interview each other and discuss Jurassic World as well as the other Jurassic Park movies.

Further, you can check out a short preview of the special features over at IGN, which showcases a cool look at some behind the scenes making of footage! Are you looking forward to the home release? Sound off and let us know what version you will be picking up, and which special features you’re most excited to see!

Concept art found for unreleased Jurassic Park animated TV series!
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 23 August 2015 at 06:57PM – 5 Comments

This past weekend the website has unfortunately been offline so apologies if you were affected and could not access the site. On Wednesday, a redditor found some never before seen concept art for an unreleased Jurassic Park television series!

Until now, nobody has any real idea about this television show other than that it was planned and unfortunately did not make it past the concept stage. Check out some concept art below, by artist William Stout!

The show was commissioned by Universal Cartoon Studios, but the artist states that he had heard that Steven Spielberg, who had final say on the cartoon, didn’t ever actually watch the trailer that had been made, so the show was cancelled.

“Towards the end of all of this merchandising I got a call from artist Will Meugniot, asking if I’d be interested in designing a Jurassic Park animated series. This was not going to be a kiddy show (although kids of all ages, including myself, could enjoy it). They wanted the show to be a mature prime time series with top writers and state-of-the-art television animation augmented with quite a bit of CG animation. Universal Cartoon Studios wanted a “graphic novel look” to the series. I came in, showed my portfolio and was hired.

We made a trailer to communicate the look and feel of the series, also showing how we would combine computer animation with traditional animation. All we needed was Spielberg’s approval.

I heard through the grapevine that he never bothered to watch what we had done. By that time the word was out that he was burnt out on Jurassic Park merchandising and all of the film’s commercial exploitation. So, it never got made.

Too bad.”

Here is some more artwork from the artist’s blog.

There are also these three unreleased posters that the artist also did, from the original Jurassic Park film.

It’s great that we are finally getting to see what could have been after so long. The franchise had huge potential to grow after the first film, and while success followed through to The Lost World, it began to fade around 2001 with the release of Jurassic Park 3.

Hopefully an animated television series, or even a live-action one, may now become a reality with the incredible success of Jurassic World. Here’s hoping!

Let us know what you think of the art in the comments section below, and be sure to check out William Stout’s official blog for more of his artwork!

Source: Reddit, William Stout’s Blog

The Jurassic World sequel will hit UK cinemas TWO WEEKS before opening in the US!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 13 August 2015 at 02:11PM – 27 Comments

The official Universal Pictures UK Twitter just announced that the sequel to Jurassic World will release a whole two weeks earlier in the United Kingdom than in the United States.

The news comes as a bit of a surprise and while dates are always subject to change, it’s nice to see the UK in favour for once. The US release date was announced recently as June 22nd, 2018.

Director Colin Trevorrow has stated in interviews that Jurassic World was always written with sequels in mind, but unlike other large franchise universes, a route for the sequel was only subtle and played as background to the main story.

He hinted that the story could go a number of ways and could involve dinosaurs being used by other companies for non-entertainment purposes.

“I really like the idea that this group of geneticists aren’t the only people who can make a dinosaur. When you think of the differences between Apple and PC – the minute something goes open-source, there are all kinds of entities and interests that may be able to utilise that technology.”

He also stated in a further interview that “it’s not always gonna be about a Jurassic Park.” and that the sequel may not even be about the Jurassic World themepark.

Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly are currently writing the script and are expected to turn in a first draft sometime this month. Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are currently signed on to return but the director is yet unknown.

As always, stay tuned for news and information on the upcoming sequel to Jurassic World! (now it just feels weird to say that!)

Source: Universal Pictures UK

First look at Jurassic World Storyboards!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 11 August 2015 at 05:42PM – 19 Comments

A couple of months ago, we got to see some of the concept art that was created for Jurassic World by artists such as Craig Shoji, Dean Sherriff, and Gadget-Bot. Unfortunately, Universal Pictures requested that we remove the concept art. We were hoping that they were planning to release an art book – but that hasn’t happened yet.

But now storyboard artist Dave Lowery has published some of his incredible work online, showcasing some scenes in Jurassic World that didn’t make the final cut. Dave has been with the franchise from the very beginning, working on each installment within the art department, starting as an illustrator for Jurassic Park.

From this point on the article will include spoilers.

Immediately we can see that the opening montage was supposed to continue after the camera flies over the park and show off some of the herbivorous dinosaurs in their enclosures, which then links with the jungle boat cruise that we see later in the film. It also included an extended look at the Gallimimus stampede and a real look at the Pteranodon Aviary.

 

The storyboards reveal a much grander look at the park than we actually got to see. While we saw Main Street in all its glory, we didn’t really see much of the dinosaur enclosures, except for a few shots of the petting zoo and in the T-Rex Kingdom.

Some favourite scenes from these storyboards for me would be the Brachiosaur Valley, which shows a tour vehicle entering the valley, where it drives past Brachiosaurs in the water. There is also a viewing pod with a feeder, meaning the guests can get close-up views of the Brachiosaurs feeding, much like Grant, Tim and Lex did in Jurassic Park. Another favourite is the Raptor Den which reminds me of the original novel, but would allow visitors to the park to witness a pack of Velociraptors hunt and kill its prey.

I won’t spoil the rest of the art, but I’ll say that it’s slightly disappointing that we didn’t get to see some of these amazing set pieces in the final film. Budget restrictions and the re-write likely played a part to ensure that only the most important expositional scenes feature.

These storyboards also reveal that the Indominus Rex was previously called the Malusaurus, which leads us to believe that these storyboards may have been completed before Colin Trevorrow re-wrote the script, and are based more on Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver’s original script. The park was also still named Jurassic Park.

You can see the rest of the storyboards on Dave Lowery’s blog here. It is unfortunate that we seeminly have missed out on some incredible set pieces, but we know for sure that the concepts behind the franchise are growing and that there are plenty of them. Who knows what we may see in future films.

What do you think of them? What scene would you have loved to see in the final cut? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Dave Lowery’s Blog

Universal Studios Japan has a new Jurassic Park attraction coming in 2016!
Posted by RyanJPShu – Sunday 02 August 2015 at 10:36PM – 27 Comments

The Jurassic Park ride is well known throughout many of Universal Studio’s parks around the world, and it seems as though the studio in Japan is adding another ‘Jurassic’ attraction to it’s collection! Although the exact details of the ride are being kept closely guarded, we can start to speculate on what we might expect thanks to this picture posted by Instagram user, Shichan14.

The picture shows us a construction wall at Universal Studios Japan, with the original Jurassic Park logo and a heading that reads, “The greatest dinosaur ride in the world! Coming in 2016…”

The only clue we have at the moment is a shadowy figure of a Pterodactyl on the construction wall – and some theories are already circulating that this could be an originally proposed ‘Helicopter ride’ hat was conceptually designed for Islands of Adventure.

The idea was very similar to ‘Soaring Over California’ at California Adventure, where guests would go on a virtual ‘Helicopter tour’ of the island, only to be attacked by Pterosaurs. Eventually it was scrapped and the attraction never saw the light of day.

With the success of Jurassic World, it is very likely that this new ride will reflect upon the film. However, the Jurassic Park logo on the construction wall could suggest it will tie-in with the original rides. What exactly is going on behind those walls in Japan will remain to be seen, but it’s exciting to know that a new ‘Jurassic’ ride is coming our way soon!

Let us know what you think we might see with the new ride in the comments section below, and make sure to keep checking back here for all your ‘Jurassic’ news!

Source: Behind the Thrills

COMPETITION: The BIG FAT Jurassic Giveaway!
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 02 August 2015 at 12:31PM – 841 Comments

We are once again teaming up with Jurassic June to bring you an awesome giveaway! Our prizes were kindly provided by our friends at Fathead.com who have a load of Jurassic World merchandise available to order from their site!

We have a huge Indominus Rex wall decal to giveaway, along with a huge Mark Englert variant wall decal and a (you guessed it) huge Jurassic World logo wall decal! These are all around the $100 mark and are very large, very high quality wall graphics.

Jurassic June have provided some rarities, including the 2011 Pachyrhinosaurus, a Jurassic Park T-Rex Alarm and some Jurassic World Mike and Ikes!

All you have to do to enter is answer the following three questions in the comments section below!

1) Which dinosaur lives in Paddock 9?
2) Who was the head of the ACU?
3) What was your favourite dinosaur in Jurassic World?

Answer those three questions in the comments section and make sure you’re following both Jurassic June and us on Twitter too! (Always good measure to follow us on Facebook too!)

Good luck! Huge thanks to Fathead for providing some incredible prizes!

UPDATE [01/09/2015]: This competition is now closed.

Jurassic World Blu-Ray/DVD cover art and special features revealed!
Posted by RyanJPShu – Tuesday 28 July 2015 at 08:32PM – 17 Comments

Our first look at the Jurassic World Blu-Ray/DVD cover art has been revealed, as well as a full list of the Blu-Ray special features! The cover art has the same design as many of the promotional posters and banners – featuring Owen riding along side the raptor squad on his motorcycle.

 

A list featuring variant cover art and releases can be viewed here.

What may be even more exciting than the cover art itself – a full list of the Blu-Ray special features! We now have a good idea as to what we will be seeing in the bonus content, as the title of each special feature gives us a solid indicator.

 

The title of each Jurassic World special feature are listed as follows:

  • Jurassic World – Jurassic Props: 9m 26s
  • Jurassic World – The Experts: 5m 21s
  • Jurassic World – The Sound And The Fury: 12m 19s
  • Jurassic World – Chris And Colin Take On The World: 8m 33s
  • Jurassic World – Building The Gyrosphere: 4m 15s
  • Jurassic World – Deleted Scenes: 5m 52s
  • Jurassic World – Dinosaurs Roam Once Again: 15m 47s
  • Jurassic World – Classic Jurassic: 7m 6s
  • Jurassic World – Your Host For Jurassic World… Jimmy Fallon!: 2m 32s
  • Jurassic World – The Innovation Center Tour With Chris Pratt: 2m 0s
  • Jurassic World – All Access Pass: 10m 9s
  • Universal Pictures – Jurassic World Pearl & Dean Ident: 1m 0s

Tell us what special features you are most excited for down in the comments section below, and make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Source: BBFC, Blu-Ray

Jurassic World Blu-Ray will include almost six minutes of deleted scenes!
Posted by RyanJPShu – Saturday 25 July 2015 at 02:33AM – 24 Comments

Looks like we have a few more minutes of Jurassic World footage waiting in store for us! Recent information was released confirming that the Blu-ray will indeed feature deleted scenes from the film – with an approximate run-time of 5m 52s.

Exact details of the deleted scenes were not disclosed, but we will most definitely see an extended scene at the waterfall with Claire and Owen, when Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) smears dinosaur droppings on her body. We also might get an extended look at Gray and Zach walking through the jungles of Nublar, right before they visit the old visitor center. Both scenes were featured in earlier trailers but were cut prior to the film’s release.

With 5m 52s of material, there is sure to be some incredible footage that will help us dive deeper into the lore of this franchise. Tell us in the comments section below what deleted scenes you think might be on the Blu-ray – or tell us what you would like to see!

Source: BBFC

Jurassic World sequel to hit cinemas on June 22, 2018!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 23 July 2015 at 07:54PM – 32 Comments

Variety have just reported that the sequel to Jurassic World has just been greenlit by Universal Pictures and will hit cinemas on June 22, 2018!
This is a custom logo made by Jack and does not reflect the film’s setting.

The report states that Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are set to return, and that Colin Trevorrow will co-write the script with writing partner Derek Connolly.

It is our understanding that a first draft of the script is due in August.

Stay tuned as this story develops!

Source: Variety

Jurassic World passes ‘Avengers’ to become third-highest grossing film of all time!
Posted by RyanJPShu – Wednesday 22 July 2015 at 10:37PM – 8 Comments

Dinosaurs continue to rule the summer, as Jurassic World is now the third-highest grossing film of all time – sitting behind ‘Titanic’ and ‘Avatar.’ The film pushed past ‘The Avengers’ ($1.520 billion) on Tuesday with an estimated $1.522 billion and rising!

Jurassic World has earned a respected $614.3 million domestically, while it’s international sales have currently reached $907.3 million. Rising to third place is an amazing accomplishment but it still has a long way to go before beating out ‘Titanic’ ($2.186 billion) and ‘Avatar’ ($2.788 billion), inflation aside.

Jurassic World has yet to open in Japan – Aug 5th – and sales are not expected to push the film above third place.

Either way, the film has exceeded expectations far and wide and it’s fantastic to have a ‘Jurassic’ film take the third place crown! Tell us what you think the final numbers will be for the film in the comments section below and as always, keep checking back here for all your Jurassic World news!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

It’s time for a Jurassic Park video game
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 22 July 2015 at 06:27PM – 41 Comments

Jurassic World has made over a billion at the worldwide box office. It is now sitting at fourth place on the world’s most highest grossing films. Theatre chains across the globe are still out-selling showings of the film, and kids are running around pretending to be Chris Pratt, leading his pack of Velociraptors.

The franchise is back… but where is the video game?

It seems strange that one of the highest grossing films of all time – which is a sequel to a highly loved franchise – has yet to receive a blockbuster video game. While some expected a movie tie-in game, others were unsure as it was uncertain whether or not the film would perform this well at the box office. But now that records have been broken, shouldn’t we be hearing about a video game?

Game Informer seems to think so. In a new piece, dubbed ‘Genetically Engineering Our Perfect Jurassic Park Game’, Christian Belland describes how they should approach a video game and exactly what he would like to see. From hardcore hunting to building an operational park, his ideal game has it all, and you can read about it here.

What is your ideal Jurassic Park video game? When would it be set? Who would you play as? You may remember a previously cancelled video game that was scheduled for a November 2001 release, title Jurassic Park: Survival. While the game now obviously looks dated, it looked like a very appropriate game for the franchise, which wasn’t repeating the stories from the films, but was creating a logical side story about the mysterious dealings of InGen.

It is a shame that game got cancelled, because it was not able to show Universal Pictures the kind of video game that the fans, and the general audience, want to see. People loved The Last of Us. People loved Alien: Isolation. People will love a next-gen Jurassic Park. The timing is perfect.

It’s time for a Jurassic Park video game.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Game Informer

Jurassic World begins to take over Islands of Adventure!
Posted by RyanJPShu – Saturday 11 July 2015 at 11:52PM – 5 Comments

The ‘Jurassic mania’ continues as Universal Orlando continues to expand Jurassic World’s influence at Islands of Adventure. The park has recently seen a heavy dose of Jurassic World merchandise at Jurassic Outfitters, with exclusive items found only at the park, as well as a major overhaul in Jurassic World logos and banners at the Thunder Falls Terrace.

As you can see, the theme is certainly taking a turn more towards Jurassic World with the design layouts being very similar to that of the Innovation Center and Main Street seen in the film. Jurassic World attractions are displayed in certain areas of the terrace windows and the food menu has also been revamped. Everything from small signage to new street banners can be viewed and even the color blue has seeped its way into the decor – adding more to the Jurassic World vibe.

As of right now, the JW theme is limited only to Jurassic Outfitters and Thunder Falls Terrace with the River Adventure and Discovery Center sticking with the theme of the original film.

With the recent introduction of the Raptor Encounter, as well as the overall success of the film, it seems as though the gears might be turning for a few upgrades at the park. It will be interesting to see if any new shops or attractions will be built in the near future but I believe we would all endorse the addition of a Jurassic World Main Street in Orlando.

Be sure to check out the comments section below and tell us what you think of the new theme and what new shops/attractions you would like to see!

Source: Alicia Stella’s Blogosaurus

Buy your Jurassic Park & Jurassic World shirts here!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 08 July 2015 at 10:29AM – 1 Comments

We have teamed up with TeePublic to bring you an amazing collection of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World t-shirts, all designed by fans and artists around the world! There is an amazing collection of designs including the original Jurassic Park t-shirt that Lowery wears, and some shirts straight from Jurassic World.

Click on the image above, or here, to visit our TeePublic affiliated store!

Which design is your favourite? Will you be buying Lowery’s shirt that might be in bad taste? Did you survive the Jurassic World Aquarium? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter for more Jurassic news!

Masrani Global Update: ‘URGENT MEMO’ sent to Masrani employees after events at Jurassic World!
Posted by RyanJPShu – Monday 06 July 2015 at 02:58PM – 5 Comments

Jurassic World Viral website MasraniGlobal.com has updated its site once again following the recent incidents on Isla Nublar.

Richard Wiesner, Chief Operating Officer for Masrani Global, recently sent an emergency memo to their investors and employees, encouraging everyone to remain calm as the company decides how to move forward:

Dear Investor,

Due to the unforeseen circumstances at Jurassic World, resulting in the worst financial crisis the company has ever seen, the Masrani Global Corporation will be holding an emergency board meeting to discuss the future of the company and its various subsidiaries.

Our head office phone lines have been extremely busy. We encourage our investors not to panic, but to have trust in the thousands of Masrani employees all over the world who will continue doing the excellent work they have always done to deliver high quality results to this corporation.

Yours Sincerely,

Richard Wiesner COO.

Masrani Global

This is the first update we have seen on the Masrani site since the release of the film and it will be interesting to see what further developments, if any, appear on the site in the months ahead. It would definitely be great to see future updates – as it might help bridge some unanswered questions and give us an insight into possible Jurassic World sequels. Will we learn more about the mysterious ‘Project Martel’ and it’s relation to InGen’s ‘IBRIS’ security project? What’s to become of Masrani Global?

Either way, the ‘Jurassic’ hype continues! Make sure to check back here for all your Jurassic World news and info and let us know what you think of the Masrani Global memo in the comments section below!

Jurassic World 2 script in by August, will move forward under Spielberg’s approval
Posted by Sandy – Sunday 05 July 2015 at 03:59PM – 3071 Comments

It seems as though the Jurassic World sequel news/ rumours are already starting to slowly come to life. This update comes from user “spatulashack” on the Box Office Theory forums, who is known to have provided accurate information many times in the past (such as the trailer dropping during The Hobbit Part 3).
This is a custom logo made by Jack and does not reflect the film’s setting.

As always, take this with a grain of salt.

Colin and Steven had a meeting with Donna Langley and the goal is for Colin to have a very rough script by August. Colin isn’t directing the sequel but he will be very involved just like Spielberg. And if Spielberg doesn’t like the script, the studio won’t set a date yet. In other words, this won’t be like the Furious films. We’ll be getting a sequel and it’s all happening quickly but the camera won’t start rolling until both Donna and Spielberg are happy.

It’s good to see that despite Jurassic World being a monstrous hit, the studio and creative team aren’t rushing into a sequel blindly. It is also great to see that Colin will remain involved creatively, and hopefully will continue his story and vision which he laid the groundwork for during Jurassic World.

With this news, it is likely that we will be hearing more regarding a sequel in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Where do you want the future films to go? As always, sound off in the comments below!

Source: spatulashack

‘We’re in the Hands of Engineers!’ A Jurassic Party Experience…
Posted by RyanJPShu – Wednesday 01 July 2015 at 08:13PM – 7 Comments

In honor and celebration of Jurassic June, the Stan Winston School of Character Arts hosted the Jurassic Party live webcast this past Friday night in a private event, where fans had the opportunity to watch and ask questions to the crew of all four Jurassic Park films!

The experience was like none-other as the crew gathered around the room with as many as 400 Jurassic Park fans taking part in the SIX AND A HALF HOUR EVENT! Hosted by Stan Winston’s son, Matt Winston, dozens of crewmembers took part in the chat and answered many of our questions as they discussed each film in it’s entirety. The event felt like a giant, Jurassic Park reunion and it was fantastic to see so many familiar faces. We heard from former Jurassic Park film designers and engineers, such as Mark “Crash” McCreery (Design Artist), John Rosengrant (Visual Effects Supervisor) and many, many other talented designers to which I couldn’t possibly remember.

The night was filled with commentaries over every dinosaur that was created at Stan Winston’s School – initially starting with the design processes in creating the herbivores and shifting the conversation to the carnivores. Every ounce of detail was given into the creation of these wonderful creatures, such as renderings, sculpting, molding and foam adhering. We were also introduced to NEVER BEFORE SEEN pictures and footage, as well as cut material of a few, select dinosaurs, from all four films! Truly spectacular stuff!

There were so many great highlights and surprises that would make any Jurassic Park fan giddy – but here are a few that stood out to me!

Click below to read my detailed review of the event!

Jurassic Park

Hearing from John Daw a.k.a ‘JD’, talk about how he made the T-Rex eye dilate through a practical design, literally gave me goosebumps. As a fan of the original film, I remember the 8 year-old me being blown away when I saw the T-Rex peer through the glass. It looked, and still is flawless to this day and it only fuels my personal fire of wanting MORE PRACTICAL EFFECTS!

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

I think the most exciting shocker of the night came from Paul Mejias (TLW Key Artist) and Time Gore (Master FX Artist) and their involvement with the “dead Parasaurolophus” sculpt. As many of you know, within the T-Rex nest, there lies a dead Parasaurolophus that is rotted and partially eaten – What we didn’t know until this past weekend is that the sculpt was originally suppose to be used in an alternate opening sequence!

The sequence was completely different from that of the yacht cruise, where instead a Japanese fishing boat pulled up the dead carcass from the ocean. The carcass was to be covered in seaweed and crabs and meant to look like it had been eaten by marine life. The net of the dead Parasaur carcass then breaks, and the boat crew watches as the body slowly sinks below the surface… ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?! So Cool!

Another highlight from TLW was the appearance of potential Pterosaur animatronics. It was obviously never used, but seeing the sculpts and their slightly different designs from that of JP3 or JW, was very exciting.

 

Jurassic Park 3

The biggest that stood out to me from the JP3 talk was the conversation about the raptors. The Velociraptors went through the biggest design change from JP and TLW, and it was great to hear about the evolutionary process that the artists took. If there is one thing I love about JP3, it’s the look and feel of the Velociraptors – the practical effects look outstanding.

There was also talk about the epic fight between the Spinosaurus and the T-Rex, where there were original plans to have animatronic film sequences within the fight scene. Apparently some test footage of that could possibly be floating around out there and I’m sure we’d all like to get our claws on that!

A question regarding the T-Rex from JP3 and whether or not it is the same baby T-Rex from TLW, was brought up – to which Matt Winston and crew jokingly confirmed to be true. I’m not sure if they actually know if that is truly the case, as Matt Winston said, “Yes! We’re just making stuff up,” but I think they would like to believe it, just as much as us fans do.

Jurassic World

With the Apatosaur being the only animatronic in the film, the discussion was purely on what went into the creation of such an emotional scene. Like many of you, I was saddened to hear of the lack of animatronics in the new film, but the dying Apatosaur was one of the most well done scenes in the entire movie, IMO. You could see that the crew at Stan Winstons School took great pride into their work and that they have a deep, profound love for this franchise.

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And… to end it on a high note, Matt and the crew expressed that they too would like to see more practical effects in future Jurassic Park films, to which the audience at home let out a huge applause in agreement. MORE PRACTICAL EFFECTS PLEASE!

The night was filled with so many great moments – too many for me to fully write about, but the experience was nothing short of fantastic. Hopefully more events like this happen in the future and I can’t wait to see you all again when it happens! Shout out what your favorite moments were from the Jurassic Party in the comments section!

Source: StanWinstonSchool.com

 

Dinosaur Makers from the Jurassic Park Films Reunite in a Live Webcast!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 25 June 2015 at 11:46AM – 6 Comments

To celebrate the end of Jurassic June, the Stan Winston School of Character Arts are hosting a live webcast which will feature over 100 of the crew members that worked on the animatronic dinosaurs for the Jurassic Park franchise.

The event will take place this Friday, June 26th at 5:30pm-8:30pm PDT. This will start at 1:30am for us on British Standard Time.

This 3+ hour online event will give JP fans the opportunity to hear behind-the-scenes stories and see never-before-seen pics and video. Even better, the event is interactive, providing fans with the chance to ask questions about the JP film franchise and what it was like to be a part of movie history.

As well as seeing exclusive behind the scenes footage and being able to speak with the animatronic crew members, you will also have the chance to win a screen-used T-Rex tooth!

Stan Winston’s son Matt Winston is hosting the event and has been actively spreading the word, as well as posting numerous never-before-seen videos from the production of the Jurassic Park films. Be sure to check out more of their videos on their YouTube channel:

Will you be joining the event? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Stan Winston School

Jurassic World is the fastest film to cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 23 June 2015 at 01:21PM – 25 Comments

As we recently reported, Jurassic World is continuing to break records in the box office, and has now become the fast film to cross $1 billion dollars worldwide!

Two days ago Variety reported that the film is predicted to cross $1 billion, and today that became a reality.

The Colin Trevorrow-directed Jurassic Park sequel achieved the feat in less than two weeks, gobbling box office records previously held by Marvel’s The Avengers along the way. It took The Avengers 14 days to hit $1 billion, while Jurassic World reached it in just 10.

Despite competition from Pixar’s Inside Out, Jurassic World was still king of the box office during its second weekend in theaters. Though this weekend’s numbers aren’t final, estimates track Jurassic World’s domestic totals above $400 million and foreign totals at 583.1 million.

The film has beaten predictions by more than double and has broken a total of 13 records in both the domenstic and international box office markets. Here is a list of the current records that the Jurassic sequel holds:

  • Highest-grossing weekend of all time with $524.4 million
    (Previous record: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ with $483.2 million)
  • Highest-grossing international weekend of all-time with $315.6 million
    (Previous record: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ with $314 million)
  • Highest-grossing domestic weekend of all time with $208.8 million
    (Previous record: “Marvel’s The Avengers” with $207.4 million)
  • Biggest domestic June debut
    (Previous record: “Man of Steel” with $116.6 million)
  • Biggest PG-13 rated film debut
    (Previous record: “Marvel’s The Avengers” with $207.4 million)
  • Fastest film to $200 million
    (Previous record: “Marvel’s The Avengers”)
  • Universal’s highest-grossing international weekend
    (Previous record” “Furious 7″ with $250.4 million)
  • Universal’s highest-grossing North American weekend
    (Previous record: “Furious 7″ with $147.2 million)
  • Imax record international weekend of $23.5 million
    (Previous record: “Transformers: Age of Extinction” with $16.7 million)
  • Imax record domestic weekend of $20.6 million
    (Previous record: “The Dark Knight Rises” with $19 million)
  • Premium large-format record of $16.2 million
    (Previous record: “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with $13.1 million)
  • Biggest debut for a Chris Pratt film
    (Previous record: “Guardians of the Galaxy” with $94.3 million)

How many times have you seen the film? Let us know in the comments section below and follow our Twitter and Facebook for news, giveaways and podcast interviews!

Source: ComicBook, Variety

An Interview with Colby Boothman – Young Raptor Handler
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 19 June 2015 at 03:42PM – 8 Comments

A few days ago, Asees and myself spoke with actor Colby Boothman, who you’ll recognise as the young Raptor handler who falls into the Raptor paddock in Jurassic World. Colby has also worked on a number of other projects, including Hot Tub Time Machine 2, The Last Exorcism Part II and more recently the new Star Wars Battlefront videogame.

We had a great interview via Skype and Colby told us multiple stories from the set and detailed his time working on the film. He had a lot of praise for the film as a whole and thoroughly enjoyed his time working with Colin, Jack Horner, the dancers who played the Velociraptors and everybody else.

I use a piece of software called ‘MP3 Skype Recorder‘ to record a backup of our podcasts (we individually record our own audio) and I use this same software for interviews. It has never failed for the 18 episodes of the podcast we have recorded. Unfortunately, for a reason that is beyond me, the recording of our interview with Colby had a huge chunk missing. I’m not sure how, but the first 5 minutes, and the remaining 10 minutes of the conversation (which includes us connecting with Colby), are there, but the middle 40 minutes of the interview are missing.

Needless to say, I’m incredibly disappointed that this happened and I have tried everything I can to source the missing audio. I can only apologise to you guys, and to Colby that this happened.

Anyway, I will do my best to relay some of what Colby said. Aside from telling us that he loved every minute of filming Jurassic World, he said he was on set for three or so weeks, and was in awe of the Raptor Paddock said, which was incredibly detailed up to a paddock security sign that was never once seen in the film. All of these tiny details made the set feel real.

He worked with four professional dancers who wore latex suits and donned a Velociraptor helmet, which gave the actors something to look at and respond to. He praised these four dancers, who he has worked with before, for their ability to respond to the environment if something changed or if an actor played something differently. We know that motion capture was used on the Velociraptors and he said that the motion capture was all captured after the main filming, but they did put the tracking dots on the suits for a couple of shots.

While he could not say much about what else he filmed that didn’t make the final cut, he did say that the behind the scenes team did capture some pieces with him. The behind the scenes team are the same team who made the on-set videos with Chris Pratt. He praised the team and said there really is some exciting stuff coming with the Blu-Ray, and told us that the video of Chris Pratt learning to whistle is all real and that he really couldn’t whistle until filming!

Colby’s character is also in the LEGO Jurassic World videogame and by using a cheat code, you can play as him. His character is named in the game as Leon and you can check out a walkthrough of his mission here, and see his character here.

We talked about his two scenes and Colby told us that his stunt double did the impressive fall into the Raptor paddock. He obviously said he would love to return for a sequel, if his character is needed. We asked what was next for him, to which he told us that he has recorded some motion capture work for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront videogame. He worked on a lot of the sequences in the game with the lightsaber dueling.

It’s really unfortunate having to try and recall this from memory, as the interview truly was insightful.

Below you can listen to our latest podcast where we discuss our own thoughts on the film, and at 2h28m40s in you can listen to what is left of our interview with Colby.

Thank you to Colby and his agent for allowing us to speak with you, and apologies again for this recording mishap. I won’t be using that piece of software again, that’s for sure.

Watch Legacy Effects build the Jurassic World animatronic in this new video!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 19 June 2015 at 03:43AM – 15 Comments

In a new video released from Legacy Effects we take a look at creating the Apatosaurus animatronic for the film. This is the one and only animatronic used in the movie, though maquettes of some other dinosaurs were created for stand ins to be replaced via CG in post. Check out the amazing work that went into bringing this beautiful effect to life in the video below!

What did you think of the scene that this stunning work was featured in during Jurassic World? Personally it is one of my favorite moments, and its intimacy is only amplified by utilizing a practical Dinosaur. While I absolutely love Jurassic World, I certainly would have liked to see more animatronics used. Animatronics are a Jurassic Park staple, so it was surprsing seeing only one in the film.

Be sure to stay tuned for all the news- whether it be making ofs, games, art, sequel news or more! As always, sound off below and let us know if you would like more practical dinosaurs in future Jurassic installments.

Even more incredible Jurassic World concept art!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 03:58PM – 11 Comments

Yesterday, I posted some of the concept art that had been release for Jurassic World – some of it shows the new park in all of it’s glory, but some of the art shows parts of the old park including the Visitors Center and maintenance shed where a couple of the original Jeeps were stored.

Now, even more of the concept art has been released, this time by conceptual artist Craig Shoji. Check out the gallery below:

Images removed at the request of Universal Pictures

What is your favourite piece of concept art that you have seen? You can see more from the gallery here! I’m so glad that these artists are able to share the work that they did for Jurassic World. Some of these concepts translated so well in the film.

As always, follow our Twitter and Facebook for more news and information on the film and it’s sequel!

Source: ComicBook.com

News Roundup: Jurassic World 2
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 15 June 2015 at 08:17PM – 34 Comments

For a very long time now, Jurassic World (formally Jurassic Park 4) has been referred to as the beginning of a new trilogy. It was always Steven Spielberg’s and Universal Pictures’ plan to lay the groundwork for a new trilogy, and that is exactly what Jurassic World has done.

While the movie is a brilliant stand-alone film, it is filled with nods and hints at a sequel and now that the film is breaking records at the box office, people are beginning to talk. Chris Pratt first confirmed that he signed on for multiple sequels (likely two more), and now the man himself, Colin Trevorrow, is talking about the sequel plans.
This is a custom logo made by Jack and does not reflect the film’s setting.

In a video interview with Collider, Colin speaks of building the foundation for future installments and says that these movies won’t always be about a Jurassic Park; there is the potential for humans to share the planet with dinosaurs like we do with animals now. Check out the whole video interview below:

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It is a great interview and you can really tell that Colin has a lot invested in the franchise and truly cares about it. Initially I was confused as to why he has already stated that he isn’t directing the sequel, but he has made some solid points about keeping the franchise fresh.

Slashfilm spoke to Frank Marshall last Monday (June 8th 2015) and asked him about a potential sequel to Jurassic World, to which he replied:

Well they were pretty general in that we leave the door open to have further chapters in the story. What’s funny is I’m on my way to have lunch with the studio and Colin to talk about a sequel. Like now.

So the sequel to the record breaking Jurassic World is confirmed as being in early development, with the studio heads and producers themselves discussing the direction for the franchise.

We will be keeping you up to date as news pours in!

Source: Collider, Slashfilm

Jurassic World has biggest opening weekend in history!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 15 June 2015 at 08:00PM – 7 Comments

It’s official – Jurassic World now has the BIGGEST opening weekend in HISTORY! We reported a couple of days ago that the movie had the third biggest opening day of all time, and it was predicted that it may reach the second biggest opening weekend by end of play Sunday.

Well, now the numbers are in and Jurassic World has beat The Avengers to the biggest opening weekend (take that, superheroes) with a total U.S. debut of $208.8 million compared to The Avengers’ $207.4 million!

It also topped “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” which had an overseas launch of $314 million. Jurassic World had $315.6 million!

Globally, “Jurassic World” became the first movie to cross $500 million in a single weekend. It debuted to a massive $100 million in China and opened in first place in all 66 international territories where the film was released. Based on that performance, Contrino said the film will cross the $1 billion mark “without even blinking.”

This is great news for Universal Pictures and everybody involved with the movie, but it is also great for the fans who want more of the franchise. While it was always likely that a sequel would be greenlit regardless, now it is a certaintly that Universal will keep this franchise going.

Source: Variety

Jurassic World concept art is revealed, and it’s awesome!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 15 June 2015 at 07:10PM – 7 Comments

Now that Jurassic World has been released worldwide all of the cast and crews photos from set can now be shared online, as well as individual’s own material that was made for the film.

Something a lot of us have been looking forward to seeing is the concept art for the film and today, it has been released! Below are some personal favourites, and below that you can find links to the original galleries that have all of the artwork.

Images removed at the request of Universal Pictures

The first lot of concept art is by Gadget-Bot, and the second is by Dean Sherriff. You can find the rest of their galleries at their respective websites. What is your favourite piece of concept art? Did you think it translated well in the film?

Be sure to let us know in the comments section below!

Chris Pratt is signed on for more Jurassic World movies + third biggest opening day of all time!
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 13 June 2015 at 04:52PM – 34 Comments

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Chris Pratt revealed that he is signed on for future Jurassic World movies, saying “I am. They have me for I think 38 movies or something.”

While he’s joking about being signed on for 38 movies, it is very likely that Universal Pictures have him signed on a contract for two more Jurassic films, which would complete a new trilogy for the franchise.

Most of you who are reading this website will have now seen Jurassic World and you likely watched it on opening night, be it the 11th or 12th June. Well, the box office numbers are in, and Jurassic World has chomped through the competition and now has the third highest grossing opening day of all time, opening somewhere between $181 million – $200 million!

Domestically, The Avengers ($207.4 million) boats the top three-day opening of all time, followed by Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million). Jurassic World is assured of at least placing No. 3, bumping Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million) to No. 4. It also marks the biggest opening of all time for the month of June, as well as Universal’s top showing ever, coming in ahead of global blockbuster Furious 7 ($147.2 million).

The movie also earned an international total of $130 million, which is of course climbing through the weekend.

What did you think of the film? Was it everything you hoped it would be? You can share your own reviews in our forum and comment and discuss other peoples reviews, as well as all things Jurassic Park!

Have a great Jurassic weekend!

Source: EW, Variety, THR

After 14 years of waiting, Jurassic Park 4 is here!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 11 June 2015 at 06:19PM – 64 Comments

After tonight, all three of us here at JurassicWorld.org will have seen Jurassic World, or should we say, Jurassic Park 4. For 14 years of our lives, we grew up alongside rumours of a fourth entry into the franchise and hoped that we would once again see these islands.

Tonight we get our chance.

I would just like to thank director Colin Trevorrow for bringing this franchise back and for creating (what I’ve heard) is a well thought out sequel that feels like a genuine return to Jurassic Park. Producer Frank Marshall has been getting this film together for a long time and I would just like to thank him too, for bringing this franchise back.

For everybody involved: thank you. I am so very excited to watch this film in less than three hours, and I cannot wait to hear all of your reactions too!

Be sure to submit your own review in our forum. I look forward to reading them all.

You can now pre-order your Blu-Ray/DVD copy of Jurassic World from Amazon and other retailers – the release date is set for October 19!

The film is here, and so are we. We will be here to cover the news of Jurassic World 2 when that begins and our podcasts will continue. In fact, we have some amazing guests lined up! So stay tuned for that, and I really hope everybody enjoys Jurassic World!

THE PARK IS OPEN

THE PARK OPENS IN ONE DAY!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 03:03PM – 27 Comments

It’s official: there is only ONE DAY left until the official worldwide release of JURASSIC WORLD! It has been a crazy fun ride and tomorrow (or June 12th for those in the US) we will finally get to see Jurassic Park 4.

We would like to thank you for following our website over the production of the movie and for getting involved with our competitions, giveaways and for listening to our podcast!

I started this website in 2008 when news on Jurassic Park 4 was sparse, and now that the film is nearing release, it still doesn’t feel real. I think that feeling will only kick in once I’ve sat down in the theatre and the Universal logo comes on. Then it’s real.

Thanks again to those who follow our website and listen to our podcast. We have a lot to come in the future, so stay tuned. It’s only just begun.

And once you have seen Jurassic World, submit your review and comment on others in our dedicated forum, right here. We look forward to hearing what you all thought of the film!

THE PARK IS OPEN

Jurassic Waterloo: New Photos AND a Teaser Video!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 09 June 2015 at 05:47PM – 14 Comments

You likely saw our previous post about the Velociraptors that are now on the loose in London’s Waterloo train station. Well now, we have even more to show from there, including an awesome teaser video!

https://www.facebook.com/JurassicParkUK/videos/1650844845146896/

How cool was that?! I can honestly say, this is some of the best marketing that Universal Pictures have done for these films. One of those Velociraptors was seen at the Paris premiere a few weeks ago, but the rest of the pack have not, and it’s great to see them in Britain!

A couple of my friends also visited there yesterday and shared some photos:

 

Paleontology consultant Jack Horner was just yesterday in London and stopped by the Velociraptors for a couple of interview, like this one with HeyUGuys:

When asked what his favourite part of Jurassic World is, he replied “the end… you’ll see”. It’s great to see Jack Horner so excited about his work with Jurassic World. He’s fortunate enough to have been involved with all four of the films within the franchise.

There are only TWO DAYS to go until the official release of Jurassic World! How excited are you? Let us know in the comments section below, and stick to our Twitter for a live premiere video feed from the red carpet, tonight in LA.

Access All Areas: Empire’s behind the scenes look at Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 08 June 2015 at 11:36PM – 16 Comments

While Jurassic World was filming in New Orleans last summer, Empire Magazine’s Nick de Semlyen got to visit the set along with a few other journalists and interviewed those who brought this franchise back – Colin Trevorrow, Frank Marshall, Pat Crowley, and a handful of others.

The Empire magazine special can be read about here, but today, Empire released even more from the interviews that Nick got, giving us an even deeper look into the history of Jurassic World as it is today, and just some of the reasons why the story developed the way it did.

Here are just some tid bits:

Pat Crowley (producer): In early 2012, we had a script (by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver) for Jurassic Park 4, as it was then known, and we were looking for a director. I talked to Colin on the phone and was really impressed. I told Steven, “We should meet him in person.”

Trevorrow: They gave me the current draft of the script to read. And I instantly knew I couldn’t make that movie. I went back to them saying, “I’m so honoured, but if I’m going to do this we really need to build a different movie. I’ll bring in my writing partner Derek and do it quickly and efficiently. But please give us the opportunity to do that before this relationship ends.”

Trevorrow: There was a tremendous amount of potential in it being a functional park. The other idea that had been developed already was a character who has a relationship with the raptors. In earlier versions of the script he was out there with them in the jungle, hunting down drug lords. I couldn’t go there. But I could make a movie about the very tenuous relationship between a man and a vicious animal. Those guys who run around with lions on Animal Planet fascinate me.

B.D. Wong (Henry Wu): I didn’t take Jurassic Park that seriously when I did it 22 years ago. To be honest, I was quite disappointed that this complex and interesting role from the book did not translate at all to the movie. I have a friend, Nathan, who is a big fan of the franchise, who over the years kept saying, “You’ll see– it’ll come back to you…” He had all these fan-fiction ideas about how it would happen. And it happened!

Phil Tippett (dinosaur consultant): I was dinosaur supervisor on the first movie. All the fans say I did a terrible job because the dinosaurs got loose, so they demoted me. My job this time was to throw out ideas and try to make the big sequences better. I helped Colin work out the actions some of the creatures could do.

Robinson: Our big, epic running scenes, where we’re being chased by dinosaurs, were in Oahu. We actually went to the ranch where the original was filmed. It was beautiful.

Marshall: One of the restaurants on Main Street is called Winston’s, after Stan Winston. I was there when the set was going up and showed Steven Spielberg a picture. He got really emotional. There’s a lot of heart and loyalty and family in this movie.

McIntosh: The last Jurassic Park film was in 2001. Now it’s 2015, which is like a lifetime in visual effects. We had parkour athletes performing the raptors on set, whose work is combined with that of animators.

Giacchino: The first conversation I had with Colin was about where we wanted to use the John Williams theme. We both desperately wanted to hear that in the theatre. From then on, Colin was saying, “Now it’s our movie and we can go where we want.”

It’s a fantastic read and gives us a good insight into the production of the film and how Colin came on board. If they had not hired Colin, this movie would be significantly different. Make sure you read the entire article here – I’m really hoping we get a detailed 14 year history for this film at some point!

JoBlo is reporting that during the opening weekend, IMAX screenings of Jurassic World will open with six minutes of footage from Marvel’s Ant-Man…

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Jurassic World is going to be IMAX’s biggest ever worldwide release. The film is headed to over 800 IMAX screens across the world, with 445 international screens starting on June 11th and an additional 364 screens when the movie opens in America on June 12th.

And to top this news off, a new TV spot was released today which features titled ‘4 Days’ – check it out here. And a new clip featuring Owen and his Raptor Squad was also released. It features new footage so be warned.

Tomorrow is the official world premiere in LA for Jurassic World and we will be live streaming the event using Periscope, a Twitter app. Follow our Twitter for all the information!

Source: Empire Magazine, JoBlo, THR

Team Jurassic Giveaway #2: Win a Backpack, T-Shirt, Hat and Keychain!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 08 June 2015 at 06:17PM – 243 Comments

As you may have seen, we recently joined up with Universal Pictures for #TeamJurassic, a campaign set to celebrate the upcoming release of Jurassic World on June 12th (or June 11th if you’re in the UK!). Last week we ran a giveaway so that you could win a couple of prizes provided by Universal Pictures, and today we begin the second giveaway!

Prizes!

  • Jurassic World T-Shirt (colours vary)
  • Jurassic World Backpack
  • Jurassic World Hat
  • Jurassic World Keychain 

    Prize pack value: $50

To win these prizes, you will need to follow the instructions that are listed below, as well as answer the simple questions at the bottom of this post.

Instructions!
Ensure that you follow these instructions clearly so that you are eligable for the giveaway! Those who have entered will be considered for the prize draw on June 10th!

  1. Follow both our Facebook and Twitter pages!
    2. Follow the official Jurassic World Facebook and Twitter pages!
    3. Once you have entered the contest, tweet (or post on Facebook) the following: “I have just entered the second #TeamJurassic giveaway at @jurassicparkiv! – http://www.jurassicworld.org/?id=318 – #JurassicWorld @UniversalPics”
    4. Answer the following questions in the comments section below!

Questions!
1. Who is the director of Jurassic World?
2. Who is playing Simon Masrani in Jurassic World?
3. What date is Jurassic World released?

All you have to do is follow the instructions above, answer the questions in the comments section below, and you have been entered into the second #TeamJurassic prize pack giveaway! The winner will be chosen on June 10th.

Check out this brand new featurette that has just been release, which features a look at Jack Horner’s work on Jurassic World.

Don’t forget, Jurassic World opens on June 12th in Theaters, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D! Get your tickets today!

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly & Trevorrow, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Good luck and thanks to those who enter! Huge thanks to Universal Pictures for inviting us to #TeamJurassic and for providing the gifts for these two giveaways! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news and information.

Velociraptors are on the loose in Jurassic Waterloo!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 08 June 2015 at 09:58AM – 17 Comments

Over the weekend, Universal Pictures UK have been hard at work trying to wrangle four adult Velociraptors into London’s Waterloo station, and it looks like it all went to plan!

According to commuters and fans stopping to take photos in #JurassicWaterloo, the Velociraptors are making sounds and generally have made their presence known. Along with the Raptors, there are trained handlers and even a Jurassic Giftshop which is selling copies of the trilogy on DVD/Blu-Ray but also some exclusive Jurassic World treats.

If you’re lucky enough to be in London right now then definitely go and check this out in London Waterloo station and share your photos with us on Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments section below!

This is a really great piece of marketing and it’s nice to see something like this reach the other side of the pond! Now if only I was in London…

News Roundup: Amazing new trailer, Simon Masrani talks Indominus Rex, Jimmy Fallon talks his role, Ty & Nick on Today Show, and possible sequel direction!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 05 June 2015 at 04:41PM – 14 Comments

Phew! Writing the article title alone was a challenge, let alone the whole article! The past week has seen the marketing for Jurassic World pick up at a dramatic speed, leaving the chance for the audience to actually miss a piece of news. In this post I’m going to round up the recent news!

Firstly, last night a new teaser trailer for the film was released on the Universal Pictures Latino Twitter, which is potentially the best trailer that we have seen so far. It’s pretty chilling, watch below:

I’m really digging the haunting music in this trailer, as well as that sequence of the Indominus Rex hatching out of her egg. Super creepy.

The Masrani Global website was recently updated with a new blog by CEO Simon Masrani. He talks about his excitement to see what the scientists at Jurassic World have been cooking up – the latest attraction, the Indominus Rex. In keeping with the film’s narrative, Simon Masrani talks about his upcoming arrival at Jurassic World, and that he hopes to meet some of the guests while there.

On June 3rd, Bryce Dallas Howard was a guest on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, and opened the discussion about Jimmy Fallon’s cameo in Jurassic World. While they do not go into detail about the cameo itself, Jimmy has nothing but praise for the movie!

“It’s just the best idea, I just love it. I was a fan of Jurassic Park obviously, but this thing is like… every kid in the world is going to love this movie. I just think the idea is great, I think the actors are perfect, the director… it’s just phenomenal!”

They talk about the petting zoo scene, and Bryce reveals that her son is in the scene – the kid that hugs the dinosaur! Check the interview out here:

Also on June 3rd, Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson were on the Today Show to talk about their roles in the upcoming film. They talk about their chemistry on set and how they almost instantly became really good friends. In the interview, Nick Robinson talks about the practical sets that they had, claiming that all of the sets we see in the film were built from the ground up. While the dinosaurs are of course CGI, it’s a testament to the world of practical effects that Jurassic World did not rely on much greenscreen work.

http://www.today.com/video/jurassic-actors-dinosaurs-were-tennis-balls-on-sticks-456398915934

And finally, talks of a possible Jurassic World sequel are beginning to surface, with the director himself talking about a possible director for Jurassic World 2. In an interview with Radio Times, Colin Trevorrow compares the sequel to the Apple vs Microsoft tech race.

“It would be like the way we have relationships with animals on this planet right now – there are animals that are kept in zoos, like Jurassic Park, but they are also used in agriculture, and medicine and in war. We are the Alpha now and we dominate all of the other animals. But when you throw in animals that were the Alpha on this planet for far longer than we’ve ever existed in with us… I don’t really know who’s in charge there.”

Unfortunately, he also stated in the interview that he has no planes to return to the franchise in a directing capacity, but he has created the opportunity for a new director to take this franchise where it needs to go – off the islands.

That’s it for now – I’m sure there will be plenty more of these roundup posts next week at the rate news is pouring out! How excited are you for Jurassic World? With only six days to go, how are you coping? Follow our Twitter and Facebook for round the clock Jurassic news!

Source: Twitter, Masrani Global, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Radio Times

First Impressions From Jurassic World Press Screenings in LA!
Posted by Sandy – Friday 05 June 2015 at 06:14AM – 21 Comments

Yesterday, a screening of Jurassic World was held for media and other personalities and despite an embargo for reviews and impressions, several have started to roll in on various social media feeds. Despite being early on, the buzz is positive.

 

And naturally, there are the negative impressions as well.

 

Lovely, Mr. Curtis, just lovely. Glad you thoroughly enjoyed yourself.

These positive impressions are always good to see but it should be noted that early impressions are usually positive and hyped. We’ll see what reviews begin to say on the 10th.

Less than one week until the long awaited movie is finally released!

News Roundup: Owen releases the Raptors in new clip, Virtual Reality Jurassic World, and new Colin Trevorrow interview!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 03 June 2015 at 11:10PM – 5 Comments

With only eight days to go until the release of Jurassic World the news and marketing is pouring in, meaning I am now having to do a news roundup post to catch up with what has gone on today! Let’s get things started…

A scene from Jurassic World was released today, featuring the sequence where Chris Pratt’s character Owen releases the Velociraptors from their cages. The scene really builds up the atmosphere and manages to capture that feeling that was established in the first movie. The clip obviously contains spoilers, so avoid if you’re trying to save things for the movie itself!

 

There is also this new clip which features a section of the Gyrosphere scene with Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson.

Next up: Samsung are currently showing off their latest technology around Best Buy stores in America – the Virtual Reality headset collaboration with Jurassic World. When you put the headset on, you are transported to Isla Nublar and you can watch as an Apatosaur does it’s thing, next to your ’92 Wrangler Sahara.

How cool was that? I mean seriously, that was incredible. We can only hope that somehow, somewhere down the line, this will be made into a videogame.

Just before the Paris Premiere of Jurassic World, the film was shown in a closed off screening to a small handful of press in London, UK. British movie news site Den of Geek were there and got the chance to speak with Colin about the film, it’s history and how he became involved. The whole interview is great but one snippet that truly is interesting, is that the film itself was never test screened…

“Three weeks ago, I showed it at Skywalker Ranch to employees of ILM, Lucasfilm, Pixar and Skywalker Sound. All internal. That was the only crowd that ever saw it. And then we locked it.”

According to Colin, Steven Spielberg became more and more engaged as the edit went on and saw the film several times, but as they hit the final cut that Spielberg was supposed to come back (from shooting The BFG) to watch, he just said: “You know what? Colin’s got it.”

It becomes fairly clear that Colin Trevorrow was seemingly a wise choice for this sequel. We have been following Jurassic Park 4’s production for 14 years and while Steven Spielberg, Frank Marshall and a handful of writers could never correctly nail the story, writing team Derek Connolly and Colin Trevorrow were able to in one draft. That speaks volumes.

I guess we’ll see on June 11th/12th. Check out the rest of Den of Geek’s interview here – it’s well worth the read!

Another British site HeyUGuys also were at the screening and have just released a video interview with Colin Trevorrow where they discuss the characters and the kill count in the movie, which according to Colin is higher than the previous films combined. Check that out below:

And don’t forget, our first #TeamJurassic giveaway ends tomorrow! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for round the clock Jurassic World news!

Source: Den of Geek

Official website updates with new photos from within the park!
Posted by Sandy – Tuesday 02 June 2015 at 11:03PM – 2 Comments

The official website for the park has been updated with a huge collection of photos from within the park itself, collaborating with Google Photos. Theses new images show various activities that are occurring around the park including attractions, dinosaurs, and the island itself to name a few. If you look closely, you can even spot a cameo apperance from Jurassic World writer, Derek Connolly.

A few of these images have been seen before in trailers and in other marketing, but the majority are new an taken from the perspective of visitors attending the park. The site and the images help the dino destination feel like a real location and create a sense of realism, making everyone wish this was a real place they could visit.

In related news, the Barbasol cannister has been added to the Park Map and gives us a little bit more information on the tie-in with the movie, as well as a couple of new facts: the Barbasol cannister can hold up to 18 varieties of dinosaur DNA.

If you don’t mind the spoilers, a new TV spot dropped today featuring some new footage from the movie. Don’t forget, we host a Jurassic World podcast which is available on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube and more!

Source: Jurassic World Website

Team Jurassic Giveaway: Win a Velociraptor Hand Puppet & Where Dinosaurs Come to Life Book!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 02 June 2015 at 04:32PM – 65 Comments

As you may have seen, we recently joined up with Universal Pictures for #TeamJurassic, a campaign set to celebrate the upcoming release of Jurassic World on June 12th (or June 11th if you’re in the UK!). As part of the campaign we will be giving away two prize packs, the first begins today!

Prizes!

Jurassic World Chomping Velociraptor Head
Roam your territory as the cleverest of all dinosaurs: Velociraptor! With this chomping Velociraptor head, you can pretend to turn your hand into the ultimate predator. Available at most major toy retailers nationwide and on
HasbroToyShop.com.

Jurassic World: Where Dinosaurs Come to Life (Hardcover)
The official Augmented Reality book to accompany the highly anticipated Jurassic World includes five breathtaking Augmented Reality sequences featuring life-size dinosaurs and a brand-new dual user mode.
This book is the perfect purchase for every Jurassic World and dinosaur fan. Plus, a free interactive app brings the action alive . . . right at home!

To win these prizes, you will need to follow the instructions that are listed below, as well as answer the simple questions at the bottom of this post.

Instructions!
Ensure that you follow these instructions clearly so that you are eligable for the giveaway! Those who have entered will be considered for the prize draw on June 4th!

  1. Follow both our Facebook and Twitter pages!
    2. Follow the official Jurassic World Facebook and Twitter pages!
    3. Once you have entered the contest, tweet (or post on Facebook) the following: “I have just entered the first #TeamJurassic giveaway at @jurassicparkiv! – http://www.jurassicworld.org/?id=312 – #JurassicWorld @UniversalPics”
    4. Answer the following questions in the comments section below!

Questions!
1. What is the new attraction at Jurassic World?
2. Who is the CEO of Masrani Global?
3. Where is Jurassic World set?

All you have to do is follow the instructions above, answer the questions in the comments section below, and you have been entered into the first #TeamJurassic prize pack giveaway! The winner will be chosen on June 4th.

Don’t forget, Jurassic World opens on June 12th in Theaters, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D! Get your tickets today!

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly & Trevorrow, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Good luck and thanks to those who enter! We will of course be doing even more giveaways in the future, with the second #TeamJurassic giveaway happening very soon! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for news and information.

Steven Spielberg gives Colin Trevorrow his seal of approval in new Jurassic World Featurette
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 01 June 2015 at 07:26PM – 4 Comments

Another new featurette has hit revolving on what makes a Jurassic Park movie special, and how Colin Trevorrow was the right man for the job. Watch Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard discuss the film in the video below!

We couldn’t agree more about the priority of the story and characters being the most important thing while bringing Jurassic World to life. Capturing the desired heart and soul in the film is no easy task, but Colin Trevorrow truly seems to have brought it. It’s refreshing seeing a director who is so genuine, passionate and involved and we cannot wait to see his vision on the big screen June 12th!

This featurette isn’t all talk however, showcasing some gorgeous new looks at the film such ‘Raptor Cams’ and behind the scenes footage of the Apatosaurus animatronic. Legacy Effects animatronic work is a franchise staple, and we can’t wait to see more of the process that went into bringing the animal to life.

Sound off and be sure to stay tuned, the news is charging in fast with plenty more on the horizon.

Step inside the Samsung Innovation Center with this new Jurassic World featurette!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 01 June 2015 at 06:47PM – 4 Comments

A new Jurassic World Featurette has been released that revolves around the Samsung Innovation Center, the films re-imagined Visitors Center! Join Producers Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley along with Production Designer Ed Verreaux as they give a small tour and explain the Samsung connection.

The Innovation Center certainly lives up to its name, with hi-tech interactive learning displays and life sized dinosaur holograms taking the center stage! It will be a blast to explore the place once the film comes out- not only is the production design astounding visually, the majority of what you see is real. From the displays, to the buildings this place existed and was explorable.

While the movie mostly steered away from animatronics in favor of CG it’s fantastic to see such awe inspiring and impressive sets, and further add’s to the believability and grandeur of the park. It’s clear that much like Masrani and John Hammond before him, the filmmakers spared no expense.

You can also watch this footage at a Best Buy near you on their 4K displays, and catch an extended cinematic trailer while you’re at it! Be warned though, the trailer features a spoiler about the Indominus Rex that has previously been kept under wraps. If you’re still interested, be sure to locate the nearest store via this page!

What did you think of the new footage? Be sure to sound off and stay tuned, we have lots more coming!

Check out this awesome Jurassic World B-Roll!
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 31 May 2015 at 05:37PM – 11 Comments

Eager for some even more behind the scenes footage from Jurassic World? Well then check the following video out – it’s a B-Roll from both the Hawaii and New Orleans set.

How cool was that?

In slightly related news, Colin Trevorrow has again addressed the lack of feathers in Jurassic World.

“Steven tried having dinosaurs with feathers in his TV show, Terra Nova, and it didn’t satisfy him emotionally. To me, it also didn’t necessarily fit with the canon, because the book made very clear that these dinosaurs were already different from what they could look like. We use a bit of dialogue in Jurassic World from the first book where Dr Wu says, ‘If the genetic code were pure, a lot of them would look quite different. But that’s not what you asked for. You asked for more teeth.'”

He had previously addressed no feathers back in 2013 before the movie began filming.

Source: Twitter

First look at Legacy Effects’ dinosaur maquettes!
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 31 May 2015 at 04:32PM – 7 Comments

In an international promotional video for Jurassic World that has just popped up on YouTube, we finally get our first real look at the work Legacy Effects have been doing on the movie. Check out the photos below:

You can also see the video below – the action starts at 3:20. There is also another video here which shows some more of the Apatosaur animatronic work!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-QJOUW_p48

What do you think? They certainly look as highly detailed as expected, and hopefully we’ll see a lot more of Legacy Effects’ work in future featurettes. You can also get a good look at the Apatosaur animatronic in the trailers and TV spots.

Thanks to Christian for sending this my way!

Colin Trevorrow not directing Jurassic World 2
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 31 May 2015 at 02:48PM – 11 Comments

On the 29th May, Jurassic World officially premiered in Paris, France. Typically, the red carpet allows the press to ask the cast and crew various questions about the movie but also potential sequels. Director Colin Trevorrow was asked if he was going to helm the sequel, to which he answered, no.

“Jurassic Park is like Star Wars. Different directors can give a different taste to each movie, I would be involved in some way, but not as director.”

Jurassic World is set to be a popular movie, both with critics and with the box office, where it is expected to open to over $100 million.
This is a custom logo made by Jack and does not reflect the film’s setting.

What do you think about this news? Obviously it is hard to judge as the movie is not out yet, but this news has kind of shocked me. I was hoping the director who re-established the franchise would stay on board for the sequels, but perhaps a new director for each movie is just what this franchise needs.

And hey, I’m available!

Let us know what you think in the comments section below, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for round the clock Jurassic news and info.

Source: ComingSoon.net

New Jurassic World ‘Control Room’ clip featuring Lauren Lapkus, Irrfan Khan and more!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 28 May 2015 at 07:44PM – 12 Comments

The new footage keeps rolling in, this time with a peak inside of the control room of Jurassic World. Lauren Lapkus talked to KTLA about many of her projects, and premiered this new clip during the interview. In the scene herself, Irrfan Khan, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jake Johnson discuss just how to handle the Indominus Rex escape. Watch below! (Clip starts at 3:00)

http://web.archive.org/web/20160402075427js_/http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.html#ec=IxNDVkdTprfoPafWVS27DSwRp9L2cTdx&pbid=f987944e2b8d47c5ad7da7977780b8bd&docUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fweb.archive.org%2Fweb%2F20160401121127%2Fhttp%3A%2F%2Fjurassicworld.org%2F%3Fpage%3D22

What do you think of the new clip? I know these clips are certainly making us more and more excited, although we also are trying to avoid too many spoilers at the same time.

Be sure to stay tuned as more Jurassic World news is sure to hit, and our #TeamJurassic fun will start soon!

Source: KTLA

JurassicWorld.org joins #TeamJurassic with Universal Pictures!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 28 May 2015 at 12:04PM – 7 Comments

With the release date to Jurassic World nearing, Universal Pictures have reached out to a select number of fans who run dedicated fan websites and have invited us to take part in their new campaign – #TeamJurassic.

As described in our invitation email, #TeamJurassic is a group of avid fans who will partner with Universal Pictures to celebrate the release of Jurassic World on June 12. As part of the campaign, we will be reviewing some of the official Jurassic World merchandise, but also hosting giveaways so that you can win your own Jurassic World products!

It’s going to be a great run-up to the release and we can’t thank Universal Pictures enough for inviting us to be a part of this. Make sure you’re following their official channels!

The next few weeks are going to be very busy, so be sure to stay tuned to our website for the latest news, and stick to our Twitter and Facebook!

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by Michael Crichton. The screenplay is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Derek Connolly & Trevorrow, and the story is by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015. Rated PG-13.

JURASSIC WORLD – THE PARK OPENS JUNE 12

Savage Empire: a upcoming crowdfunded graphic novel described as Jurassic Park meets Black Hawk Down
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 28 May 2015 at 01:58AM – 1 Comments

In a brief reprise from news directly related to Jurassic World tonight we’re taking a look at a new name in dinosaur related media. Meet Savage Empire, a new crowdfunded graphic novel from the designer of Turok 2008, described as ‘Jurassic Park meets Black Hawk Down’!

A massive earthquake has shattered the West Coast, tearing a large swathe of California coastline free. At the quake’s epicenter, pulsing energy portals appear – random gateways to another world. Through these portals, ancient creatures reclaim their territory, killing indiscriminately and acting as harbingers of an even more malevolent force in the Pacific. This is the story of a group of wetworks operatives, sent into the zone to retrieve the technology that holds the key while acting as the reluctant handler for a man who specializes in finding those who don’t want to be found. A thrilling tale of extraordinary people and extraordinary odds, set against a backdrop of the ultimate apex predators – dinosaurs vs humanity!

So just why should you care? Well, for one thing more dinosaur related media is always a good thing. As of now there are no Jurassic World comics planned, nor are there any action adventure video games (beyond the admittedly charming LEGO Jurassic World). Yes, while Savage Empire is a graphic novel now, it has plans to potentially evolve into something even bigger, and may fill the void Jurassic fans and gamers have wanted for years. Here is what Tim Lewinson, the lead of the project has to say:

“JURASSIC PARK” got me into gaming. The sense of wonder as Spielberg’s creations came to life made me believe that my life’s work would be in entertainment, and dinosaurs have been a central pillar in my career arc. Joining Disney as senior designer on “TUROK” was a dream come true, and now I’m creating my own high-action dinosaur story in the epic graphic novel “SAVAGE EMPIRE”. Tales of extraordinary people set against the backdrop of a living, breathing dinosaur ecosystem, filled with danger and adventure. On Tuesday, June 2nd, I invite you to visit the world of “SAVAGE EMPIRE”. Then I’ll look forward to joining you at the movies!”

Savage Empire already has some big name supporters such as Gary Whitta (writer of Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One) and Josh Holmes (Studio Head for Halo 5: Guardians), and has the potential to be something all fans of dinosaurs can enjoy. It exceeded its goal on Thunderclap (a free way to support via social media) in just 3 days, and the Kickstarter launches June 2nd!

You can follow Tim on Twitter here, visit the website here, and visit the Thunderclap here. If it piques your interest be sure to give some support and help dinosaurs come back in all major forms of media! As always, sound off and stay tuned for the latest news- we have some big things planned for Jurassic World in the near future as part of #TeamJurassic!

Chris Pratt Relaxes the Raptors in New Jurassic World Clip
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 27 May 2015 at 05:27PM – 30 Comments

Yahoo Movies have just posted a brand new clip from Jurassic World which features Chris Pratt trying to calm his angry Velociraptors. Watch the clip below, beware of spoilers!

What did you think of the clip? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and follow our Twitter and Facebook for more news and information!

Source: Yahoo Movies

Colin Trevorrow talks Jurassic World in a new interview plus first commercials from Dairy Queen!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 26 May 2015 at 03:59AM – 9 Comments

Today has been a non stop thrill ride when it comes to Jurassic World news, and it shows no sign of slowing in the foreseeable future. In fact, it seems likely things will continue to amp up as the cross-promotion marketing goes full swing. Speaking of cross-promotion, Dairy Queen has officially announced their involvement with Jurassic World and are now running commercials on TV! Check one out below:

That’s just one of what will likely be many ads- you can already watch another online here! Moving on to another Jurassic subject, Entertainment Weekly conducted an interview with Colin Trevorrow where they talked the film and its main big bad, the Indominus Rex! To start, they asked about the I-Rex and whether or not it’s animal to be found in a museum. Colin had this to say:

“No, it’s not a real dinosaur. The Indominus was meant to embody our worst tendencies. We’re surrounded by wonder and yet we want more. And we want it bigger, faster, louder, better. And in the world of the movie the animal is designed based on a series of corporate focus groups. Like in the same way a lot of movies are. They sit a bunch of people down and they ask them, “What can we do to make the dinosaurs more entertaining for you? What would make you tell a friend to come to Jurassic World?” And their answer is, of course, “We want to see something bigger, faster, louder, more vicious; we want a killer.” And they get what what they ask for.”

On what DNA it is created from:

“It’s a hybrid of specific dinosaurs with great movie names like the Giganotosaurus and Majungasaurus, as well as other animals that exist in the world today, with certain attributes that Dr. Wu [B.D. Wong] felt would create the ultimate piece of entertainment.”

Finally, on the design leaking out through merchandise:

“At this point I realize that, just like the Indominus Rex itself, we have not been able to keep it in a cage. We failed. People have seen the animal. And to me, it’s not that I don’t wish we could’ve kept it a secret. Sure I do. But to me the exciting part of this movie is what happens and how it happens. So it’s okay that we think of the dinosaurs like the actors—you know, come see what Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and T. Rex and Indominus Rex are going to do. But the fact that stuff was leaked through merchandising plays right into what we’re doing. Indominus is an abomination and a killer—and on party plates.”

Be sure to read the full interview over at Entertainment Weekly where he goes more in depth about the I-Rex, why it exists and what it represents! As always, be sure to stay tuned for our continuous coverage of everything Jurassic World. Sound off in the comments below, and let us know what you’re hoping to see- or not see -next!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

New Creepy Extended Jurassic World TV Spot ‘Hatched’
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 25 May 2015 at 07:56PM – 9 Comments

The past week has been crazy busy for me and I haven’t had the chance to even check emails, let alone keep myself up to date with Jurassic World news. I finally played catch-up today and have now seen all of the new featurettes, on set videos, tv spots and viral marketing videos. It’s safe to say, I am now even more excited for this movie to finally be released.

Out of all the TV spots, Universal have blown people away with this incredibly creepy TV spot that shows a very ominous scene where a dinosaur hatches out of it’s egg. This spot immediately screams horror!

There are so many more TV spots to watch, so if you don’t mind the spoilers, check all of them out on YouTube! Which one has been your favourite so far? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below!

New Jurassic World Featurette – A Look Inside!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 25 May 2015 at 06:37PM – 15 Comments

Check out this brand new featurette about Jurassic World, which features new interviews with Colin Trevorrow, Steven Spielberg and lead actor Chris Pratt. It also features a lot of scenes from the very recent TV spots in clearer detail. See it below:

In related news, emileeid.com just posted some brand new production photos from Jurassic World including some stills directly from the movie. Here’s a personal favourite:

Check out the rest here! How excited are you for this movie? With only 17 days to go, how are you handling the anticipation? Let us know in the comments section below!

Listen to two songs from Michael Giacchino’s Jurassic World soundtrack
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Sunday 24 May 2015 at 03:51AM – 22 Comments

It’s been 14 years since we last heard new music from the Jurassic Park franchise with Don Davis’s Jurassic Park 3 score. That changes now. Take a listen to two tracks from the Jurassic World soundtrack- ‘As the Jurassic World Turns’ and another that is currently untitled- thanks to WQXR Radio!

The Jurassic World soundtrack is composed by Michael Giacchino who won an Academy Award for his music on UP, and also worked on other iconic soundtracks such as Star Trek (2009 and Into Darkness), Ratatouille, Tomorrowland and LOST. Giacchino is the second composer to take the reigns from John Williams who composed the amazing and iconic scores for Jurassic Park and The Lost World.

While most of the music in the tracks above is new, the original theme comes into play towards the very end of the first, and the second track has a very familiar Jurassic sound to it in general. Giacchino said the score is 117 minutes long, so we have a lot of new music to look forward to come June 9th, when you can buy the soundtrack in stores and online!

What are your thoughts on the new music? Sound off below, tell your friends, and be sure to stay tuned for all the latest news on everything Jurassic World!

Source: WQXR Radio

Simon Masrani and Claire Dearing watch the Indominus Rex in this new clip from Jurassic World!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 21 May 2015 at 07:12PM – 20 Comments

Today we have the third official clip from Jurassic World where Simon Masrani (Irrfan Khan) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) discuss in the Indominus Rex outside her enclosure! Watch it in all its creepy glory below:

I couldn’t agree more that it will give the kids and parents nightmares! As we’re so close to release I also can’t help but wonder if that was our first taste of Michael Giacchino’s soundtrack. It certainly fits the scene!

As always, stay tuned for all the latest news on everything Jurassic!

Jurassic World Mercedes Benz Featurette with new footage
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 18 May 2015 at 05:34PM – 8 Comments

Hot off the heels of our last article, we have a featurette showcasing the Mercedes vehicles of Jurassic World in action! While most of the footage is behind the scenes, some bits showcase the vehicle in action within the film! Check it out:

It’s great to finally see some of these vehicles in motion, as many have been absent from the trailers. The Mercedes vehicles featured in Jurassic World (that we know of) are as follows: 2016 GLE Coupe, 2015 G-Class, Unimog retrofitted into MVU, AMG 6×6 and the Sprinter Van! The Mercedes partnership is nothing new when it comes to Jurassic Park- most of the vehicles in The Lost World were also part of the family.

Simon Masrani (or should I say the filmmakers) truly spared no expense on the vehicles of Jurassic World! What vehicle are you looking forward to seeing in action the most? Be sure to sound off and stay tuned for more news!

New Jurassic World Indominus Rex promo pic plus International Photoshoot Behind the Scenes video
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 18 May 2015 at 02:03PM – 10 Comments

Finally, some fun news that doesn’t revolve around a TV spot spoiling a little too much! Today two separate pieces of new dropped at relatively the same time. If you have been following Twitter you may have seen the Mercedes Benz ‘#UnlockAlphaCar’ campaign which required a certain amount of tweets to unlock a picture. Well, the quota has been hit and the picture is here!

Talk about awesome! To the right is obviously the star of the photo (though Mercedes may say otherwise) the Indominus Rex, with the Mercedes Benz 2016 GLE Coupe to the left. It’s hard to say at the moment due to the smaller image size, but that may be an I.Rex animatronic- however, I believe it’s CG. Either way, it’s cool stuff, and I can’t help but wonder if we will get Jurassic World themed Mercedes commercials featuring Dinosaurs.

Our second bit of news revolves around behind the scenes footage of the Jurassic World international photoshoot! Check it out below.

Talk about awesome! Some of those pictures were used in the Empire Magazine Jurassic World cover story, though it seems quite a few have yet to hit publications formally. Keep an eye out as more Jurassic World stories are likely to hit print and web publications using the photos!

There are 24 days until Jurassic World releases and we couldn’t be more excited! Sound off in the comments below and stay tuned for all the latest news!

New iPhone app: Jurassic World Mobile MovieMaker!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 15 May 2015 at 11:27AM – 18 Comments

A new app for Apple devices has been released by NBCUniversal and has been developed by Tippett Studios! Jurassic World Mobile MovieMaker is an app that allows you to film your own footage and then simulate the post-production on a Jurassic movie and add in a computer-generated dinosaur into your scene!

You can check out the app here on iTunes which provides more information, screenshots and a direct download link for your phone.

Have you tried the app out? What did you think? Be sure to share your own Jurassic creations in the comments section below!

New Jurassic World video ‘InGen Technologies Tomorrow, Today’ featuring BD Wong as Dr Henry Wu!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 15 May 2015 at 12:42AM – 22 Comments

Dr. Henry Wu (BD Wong) has returned to give us a tour of what InGen is about in this new company commercial, reminiscent of Apple style ads! The video explores the advances in technology that have overtaken our world, and how InGen has only continued to evolve to new fronts as well. Take a look below!

For more on InGen check out the official viral page here!

Not only is InGen investing in the marvel of de-extinction, they also are exploring the ways they can apply their technologies to the worlds of medicine, agriculture and military. While Jurassic World obviously revolves around the story of the Dinosaurs, one has to wonder if any of those other elements come into play within the bigger picture. InGen is playing god on both sides of the field, life and death, it it paints a potentially morbid picture.

Are you excited for the larger premise of InGen’s role within Masrani Global, and how do you think it will come into play within Jurassic World? Sound off in the comments, and stay tuned for all the latest news!

New LEGO Jurassic World trailer featuring gameplay footage from all 4 films!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 14 May 2015 at 03:04PM – 11 Comments

The news storm just doesn’t stop, and this time it comes in form of 65 million bricks! WB and TT Games have dropped a new LEGO Jurassic World trailer, which includes all 4 films! Check out the trailer below.

LEGO Jurassic World is an open world game based on Isla Nublar (Jurassic Park, Jurassic World) and Isla Sorna (The Lost World, Jurassic Park 3). Each movie has its own section of story based missions featuring all your favorite moments brought to life in exciting new ways. LEGO Jurassic World is releasing June 12th on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and PC.

Did you like the new trailer? This was the first time we have seen footage from Jurassic World in the game, and it seems to be shaping up nicely! Be sure to sound off in the comments and stay tuned for all the latest news!

New Jurassic World TV Spot features John Hammond’s voice + new footage!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 14 May 2015 at 02:15PM – 18 Comments

Yet another TV spot for Jurassic World has hit the web which features the familiar scenes, but with new shots and titlecards. It begins slightly different to the other TV spots, moving slower with the familiar voice of John Hammond, before erupting into madness. Beware: spoilers!

If you’ve been watching all of the recent TV spots, which has been your favourite? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below!

Don’t forget to follow our Twitter and Facebook for round the clock Jurassic news!

Hug a baby dinosaur in this new extended Jurassic World TV Spot!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 01:38PM – 41 Comments

Another day, another TV Spot! While this one mostly uses clips we have already seen, it has a more ‘magical’ feel to it. However, it certainly has some new scenes and updates, so give it a watch below if you can’t resist!

Most notably,the TV Spot features the Gentle Giants Petting Zoo, where park visitors get to feed, touch and perhaps even ride baby dinosaurs! A baby Triceratops was planned for Jurassic Park, and an animatronic was even built, but sadly it didn’t make the cut of the film. Jurassic World finally realizes the scene, and brings it to life in an even larger scope! Other than the stray new clip this Spot also features CG enhancements, such as the Monorail being added back behind the Mosasaur and the Raptor eyes being fixed.

Did you watch the new clip? Sound off and stay tuned for all the latest Jurassic news!

Source: JoBlo Trailers

Celebrate the 1-month countdown to Jurassic World with a movie marathon!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 12 May 2015 at 07:30PM – 16 Comments

In celebration of one month until the release of Jurassic World, I am proposing a monster movie marathon! Ok, so I wouldn’t call Jurassic Park a monster movie, and nor are many of the many of the movies on this list- but there is no one easy way to classify the film. As such, many of the movies fit comfortably alongside the Jurassic franchise, whether it’s due to them being Dinosaur movies, monster movies or just fun adventure films with cool creatures.

Some are classics, some are pulpy cheese fests, a few are to set the mood, and the rest are just the films we grew up with alongside Jurassic Park. So without further ado, here are 30 movies to watch while counting down to Jurassic World!

  1. The Lost World Jurassic Park
  2. King Kong (2005)
  3. Jumanji
  4. Godzilla (2014)
  5. The Land Before Time
  6. Congo
  7. Super 8
  8. The Neverending Story
  9. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (1960)
  10. Pan’s Labyrinth
  11. Trollhunter
  12. James Cameron’s Avatar
  13. King Kong (1933)
  14. Anaconda
  15. The Goonies
  16. The Indian in the Cupboard
  17. Disney’s Dinosaur
  18. Tremors
  19. Aliens
  20. Pitch Black
  21. Jurassic Park 3
  22. The Thing
  23. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  24. Cloverfield
  25. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
  26. Abyss
  27. ET
  28. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  29. Jaws
  30. Jurassic Park

While you can watch them in any order, or swap a movie out in place of another, I have listed them in my recommended order (ending with Jurassic Park)! Join us here at JurassicWorld.org in our movie marathon and take to the comments and twitter if you’re partaking! As always, stay tuned for the latest on everything Jurassic World!

New Jurassic World TV Spot featuring a familiar Jurassic Park sight! [UPDATE!]
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Sunday 10 May 2015 at 12:49AM – 24 Comments

With just over a month until the release of Jurassic World the marketing machine is kicking into full gear! Today we have another new TV spot which aired during the NBA Playoffs. Give it a watch below, but be warned- it contains spoilers that some may wish to avoid until seeing the movie in its entirety!

The TV Spot gets up close and personal with the Velociraptors, and ends with a familiar vehicle from Jurassic Park- specifically JP Jeep #29, Hammond’s Jeep! Currently, we only have the off-screen version but will update the article with a higher quality video once it is available.

Huge thanks to @rojasjacob45 on Twitter for spotting, recording and uploading the footage! As always, be sure to sound off on the comments below and stay tuned to JurassicWorld.org for all the latest news!

UPDATE: Jack here! Overnight, two new TV spots were broadcast showing the occasional new shot from the film. Be warned, there are minor spoilers – TV spot 5 and TV spot 6. What do you think of the TV spots? I for one can’t wait to see them in HD! Along with the new shots, we also learn that Jurassic World is officially rated PG-13.

Jurassic World’s runtime is officially 124 minutes!
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 09 May 2015 at 06:01PM – 7 Comments

The past few days has seen fans debating over the official runtime of Jurassic World, with multiple theatre chains listing multiple runtimes and most fans assuming that the film was going to be over two hours in length.

Now, the director himself has put all of these rumours to rest with a reply to a question by our writer Chris:

Compared to Jurassic Park’s runtime of 127 minutes and The Lost World’s at 129 minutes, it seems like a very fitting length. I wonder if we’ll be seeing a director’s cut?

New Barbasol commercial features new footage!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 07 May 2015 at 11:02PM – 12 Comments

A new commercial for product tie-in Barbasol has been released online, featuring two new clips from Jurassic World! Check it out below:

As part of the Jurassic World promotion, Barbasol Shave have release two limited edition collector cans featuring artwork by Mark Englert.

They’re in stores now, have you picked up yours?

A new Jurassic World TV spot is here!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 05 May 2015 at 06:45PM – 33 Comments

Last night during the NBA playoffs, a new TV spot for Jurassic World was shown on national TV which features new footage from the movie! Check it out below:

Unfortunately it’s not in HD but I’m sure that version will arrive shortly. Right from the get-go we are treated with a new shot of the entire main street area showing the monorail, the Innovation Center, and what looks like T-Rex Kingdom to the left.

Many of the shots aren’t new but are extended versions of what we have seen already. There is a new shot of the Velociraptors and we see the worker that feel into the pit backing away from the pack. The second half of the spot goes quiet and reveals a new shot of Judy Greer and an extended look at the Pteranodon picking up Zara (Katie McGrath) and dropping her into the Mosasaur arena. We get a beautiful underwater shot (SPOILERS ahead) and then the Mosasaur eats her and the Pteranodon.

Everyone remain calm. June 12th.

The Jurassic World tracklist is here!
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 02 May 2015 at 12:32PM – 15 Comments

Composer Michael Giacchino recently finished composing the music for Jurassic World and now the tracklist has been revealed, with the official score now available for pre-order on multiple websites. As usual with tracklists for Giacchino scores, the titles for individual pieces are often comical, but do of course reflect what the scene is about.

As you’ll notice from the full tracklist below, a number of tracks relate to what we have seen in the trailers – while some hint at scenes that we will only seen come June 12th. Be warned, the whole tracklist will contain spoilers.

In an interview with Variety, director Colin Trevorrow spoke about Michael Giacchino’s score and how it works with the movie.

And if it’s a big summer movie, does the score need to be big and loud too? Especially if there are dinosaurs? “If it does, then we’re doing it wrong,” says “Jurassic World” director Colin Trevorrow. “The music is something that stays intimate even in the most intense action sequences.

“This movie is about the relationship we have with dinosaurs, and how it mirrors our relationships with animals we have on the planet today. Michael’s music has themes that are very personal, so once things start to go crazy, it makes it that much scarier.”

Giacchino also compared Jurassic World to the two other films he recently scored:

“After going through the emotional roller coaster of ‘Inside Out’ and the thoughtful and provocative ‘Tomorrowland,'” he says, “Jurassic World” is “more of a thrill ride.”

Will you be pre-ordering the music of Jurassic World? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to follow Michael Giacchino on Twitter.

Thanks to Derrick for sending this our way!

Source: Screen Archives, Variety

New Jurassic World footage featuring cast and crew interviews – including Steven Spielberg!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 30 April 2015 at 04:38PM – 26 Comments

The Jurassic World hype train (or is it monorail?) just doesn’t stop, and today we have an awesome new video showcasing scenes from the film, filming and interviews from the cast and crew talking Jurassic Park and Jurassic World!

We hear from Steven Spielberg, Chris Pratt, Colin Trevorrow, Bryce Dallas Howard and more! Enough reading, check out the interview below:

How about that hologram station inside of the new visitors center? One of the things I am most excited about is seeing the new park up and running, and every peak we get at that has me incredibly happy. Be sure to sound off and let us know what you think!

Also, the Lego Jurassic World site is live and has a ton of information to pour over (article coming later), so be sure to check that out!

The Lost World & Jurassic Park 3 are still canon
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 30 April 2015 at 11:38AM – 31 Comments

It’s too bad when a fan site has to perform damage control, but unfortunately it looks like it’s a neccessity given the latest round of “news”.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic Park 3 (2001) are still canon.

The idea that the events that happened in the two sequels to the original Jurassic Park (1993) are going to be ignored in the upcoming Jurassic World (2015), come from the culture website Uproxx, who spread said article yesterday.

Their article title was simple: ‘Jurassic World’ Will Ignore The Events Of ‘The Lost World’ And ‘Jurassic Park III’. Wrong. If the writer at Uproxx had even considered carrying out research before pursing spreading false information, then he would have seen that the viral website Masrani Global directly references the events at the end of Jurassic Park 3, where escaped Pteranodons from Isla Sorna fly out to the mainland.

“A seasoned security contractor, Vic Hoskins was involved in overseeing the infamous flying reptile “cleanup” operation over Canada in 2001.”

Vic Hoskins is the Head of Security at InGen Security and his backstory and reason for his position at Jurassic World, comes down to his cleanup of those Pteranodons that escaped in Jurassic Park 3. Does that sound like those events will be ignored in Jurassic World?

In Uproxx’s article they directly reference director Colin Trevorrow, who is quoted as saying that his film is a direct sequel to Jurassic Park. He says that the previous sequels aren’t being written out of continuity, but placed to the side because they happened on a different island. The events are still canon, but we will not visit Isla Sorna in the film.

Isla Sorna is a real island and everything that happened on Isla Sorna in 1997 and 2001 are real and happened in the franchise of Jurassic Park.

I hope this has helped to clear things up – it’s a shame that websites report false information. Usually these kind of articles would go unnoticed but this began to spread and we felt like we should put things right.

Anyway! Thank you for reading and be sure to check out our Jurassic World podcast where we’ll probably discuss this, among other things!

Source: Uproxx, Masrani Global

Jurassic World set visit reports and pics from Empire, Slashfilm and more!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 28 April 2015 at 08:38PM – 34 Comments

Today is a huge news day for Jurassic World, as the embargo for set visit reports has been lifted. As such, we have new exciting and detailed reports from Empire Magazine, Slashfilm, Aint it Cool News, Yahoo and IGN! There is a ton of information to pour over, and we have collected some of the biggest highlights- but be warned, there are some spoilers! If you want to know everything you can before the film hits then read on, and welcome yourself to Jurassic World.

Our first bit of coverage revolves around fantastic new Empire Magazine cover story which we highly recommend picking up (especially if you’re a collector of Jurassic products, the cover alone is worth it!) The issue is loaded with new exclusive pictures and information that can only be gleaned from the magazine, but here is a picture from the magazine!

(Click to see full image)

Go hunt yourseld down a copy of the magazine, which should be on shelves now! Alternatively, you can subscribe to a digital copy for viewing on your mobile devices. The full 11 page story is filled with new pictures and goes into a ton of unique detail, such a describing a gory Velociraptor attack, motion capturing the Dinosaurs, Owens (Chris Pratt) personality, how Colin Trevorrow initially turned down directing the film due to script issues and much, much more! But wait- there’s more than just ‘more’! The article also talks about how ‘Jurassic Park 4’ became ‘Jurassic World’, how Colin snuck out of his house to see Jurassic Park in his youth and then goes on to provides details about an iconic returning location (Spoilers: it’s the Visitors Center!)

Next up in our Jurassic World set visit onslaught comes via Slashfilm, who spoke to Frank Marshall and Colin Trevorrow on just how he got the job. Interestingly, it spawned from Brad Bird who was being considered for Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens. Brad had a scheduling conflict due to Tomorrowland, but had an idea on how to possibly make it work- he was going to have Colin stand in for him during the preproduction stage. However, this was not meant to be and JJ Abrams got the job- but Colin Trevorrow was now on Frank Marshall’s radar, who flew him in to talk to Steven Spielberg about the job! As you can imagine, the interview went very well.

Aint It Cool News brought some unique insight from their set visit, describing some interaction between Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Lowery (Jake Johnson):

“The set up for this scene allowed for Jake Johnson to use his mumblecore training to be conversational and a little off the cuff. His character is a bit of a Jurassic Park fanboy. He wears an old JP tee shirt (which he mentions is one of the real deal originals that someone stole from the original gift shop sometime after the incident in the first movie) and when Claire notices it she asks him if it occurred to him that wearing a Jurassic Park tee was in poor taste. People did die there, after all. I get the feeling that aside from the Walt Disneyification of John Hammond this new attempt at the park is trying to avoid all branding with that incident.

Lowery bites back, though. He’s a bit of a Park hipster. He points to his shirt, “This place was real. It didn’t need genetic hybrids. They just needed dinosaurs.” Johnson’s character doesn’t like how corporate this has become. Creating a new dinosaur just to get asses in seats and up revenue doesn’t sit well with him, to the point where he starts joking they should just go ahead and name the new dinosaur Pepsisaurus or Tostidodon.”

It’s fantastic to see the movie has a sense of self-awareness, and Lowery seems to be the medium which much of it is conveyed. When the concept of a ‘fake’ Dinosaur was revealed the internet (myself being no exception) shared their skepticism and cynicism. However, reading the previews provided from the multiple set reports it is clear that this story has been meticulously and cleverly crafted as a labor of love from Colin Trevorrow who is certainly sparing no expense bringing this colossally epic yet genuinely thoughtful sequel to life.

While each of the set visits typically cover roughly the same material (with Empire housing a few exclusives not seen in the others) they are each worth reading, and are jam packed with information on just how much heart and soul went into making this movie. Be sure to give them all a read: Slashfilm, Aint it Cool News, Yahoo, and IGN – though again, be warned, there are spoilers aplenty.

Jurassic World opens June 12th, and we couldn’t be more excited. Be sure to sound off in our comments, forums and stay tuned for the all the latest news! If all goes according to plan we will record a new podcast this week! Expect us to digest all of this fantastic new information and more. Hold on to your butts, we’re in the final stretch.

Watch official gameplay from the upcoming LEGO Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 26 April 2015 at 11:19PM – 12 Comments

As the release date of LEGO Jurassic World nears, the marketing has kicked into full swing, with the guys behind the game sharing images and videos on the official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Today, an official gameplay video was posted onto YouTube, showcasing some key scenes from the film, now converted into the LEGO world. Check out the video below (it starts in German, but they quickly start speaking English!):

What do you think of the game? Will you be buying it next month when it is released? Let us know in the comments section below! Be sure to check out our podcast where we discuss all things Jurassic World.

Jurassic World impresses audience at CinemaCon!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 24 April 2015 at 12:24PM – 11 Comments

Just yesterday, Universal Pictures attended CinemaCon in Las Vegas and showed off a number of movies on their upcoming slate – including the upcoming Jurassic World. Those in attendance were film bloggers and writers for movie sites like Collider, JoBlo, FirstShowing, BadassDigest, and many more.

According to numerous tweets and articles, Chris Pratt and Colin Trevorrow showed an extended version of the latest trailer (often referred to as a ‘sizzle reel’) which revealed more dinosaur action and a little more about the plot of the film. Chris Pratt described this reveal however, as “just the tip” of Jurassic World.

While the sizzle reel mostly contained extended scenes from the trailer, they also showed a couple of new scenes from the movie, including one where Owen Grady (played by Chris Pratt) rescues a worker who has accidently fallen into the Velociraptor pit. There is much more to the scene but I won’t spoil that for you, but you can read more about it on IGN or BadassDigest.

TheWrap described what they saw as potentially too violent for the younger audience, but everybody in attendance was on the edge of their seats. They say that director Colin Trevorrow conjures the magic of the original Steven Spielberg film.

But that’s not all that Universal Pictures showed at Comic Con! As well as new footage in the form of a sizzle reel, they also had the Gyrosphere from the movie there at the Coca Cola party, as well as a Virtual Reality tour that they are currently working on for Jurassic World.

 

The Virtual Reality decide is something that Simon Masrani has recently discussed on the Masrani Global website:

“We’re already laying out plans to have a VR tour of Jurassic World, for those unable to travel to Isla Nublar. Obviously it will have its limitations, but it would share the wonder of our amazing theme park with those who have yet to experience it.”

How cool is that? Potentially a virtual tour of Jurassic World – and perhaps this is something that can be used for an upcoming Jurassic World video game?

Those in attendance at CinemaCon have all praised the footage that they were shown for Jurassic World and you can read their extended descriptions at CinemaBlend, The Wrap, and Variety. Be warned though – spoilers!

What did you think of the latest trailer for Jurassic World? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below, and if you haven’t seen it already, check out our trailer analysis video where Chris and I go through the trailer frame by frame!

New scene from Jurassic World featuring the Indominus Rex escape!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 23 April 2015 at 03:24PM – 35 Comments

The Ellen Show just shared a new clip from Jurassic World, showcasing the Chris Pratt running away from the escaping Indominus Rex while people in the control room watch! Check it out below!

The clip has arrived in direct feed!

The clip features Chris Pratt as Owen, Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire, Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani, Jake Johnson as Loewry and Lauren Lapkus as Vivian! While we have seen almost all of these clips in the trailers that came before, it’s neat to see it all pieced together in its natural form.

Chris Pratt also talked about his experience filming Jurassic World and described the theme of the movie as ‘how societies relationship with technology and science has evolved.’

What did you think of the new clip? Sound off, and be sure to stay tuned for anything and everything Jurassic World!

The epic new Jurassic World trailer has arrived! Plus screenshots!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 20 April 2015 at 03:52PM – 117 Comments

Universal has unleashed the epic new Jurassic World trailer! What are you doing- quit reading this and watch below!

This is the second full theatrical trailer for Jurassic World, the first having arrived in November. Since then we have also seen the Super Bowl Spot, a TV spot and an extended clip from the film. Stay tuned for our extensive coverage of the new trailer- we will be dissecting it later, and follow it up with a podcast!

Be sure to sound off in the comments – what do you think of the new trailer? Click below to see 80+ HD screenshots!

First look at Barbasol Jurassic World tie-ins!
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 19 April 2015 at 10:32AM – 8 Comments

Nobody can forget the iconic Barbasol cannister that Nedry fills with dinosaur DNA and tries to smuggle off the island. He was unsuccessful, but not due to the Barbasol cannister (which is likely still sitting in the mud where it lay to rest on Nublar).

Now, 22 years later, Barbasol are embracing their iconic roots and are releasing a product tie-in for Jurassic World! Take a look at the two designs below:

 

Thanks to our friends at Reel Tours Hawaii for the photos! Will you be picking up these cannisters to celebrate the movie’s release?

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for round the clock news and info!

First look at Jada’s diecast Jurassic World toys which are hitting shelves now!
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 18 April 2015 at 05:42PM – 9 Comments

It looks like Jada’s upcoming Jurassic World diecast toyline are showing up early on shelves! A post in the JPToys group on Facebook revealed that the Jeep Wrangler, the Mercedes G-Class and the Mercedes 6×6 are now on shelves at Toys R Us stores in New Jersey.

According to the post the diecast items aren’t actually available for purchase yet, but will be available in May – $5.99 for the Wrangler and the G-Class, and $14.99 for the 6×6.

Update: pictures of the back!

Thanks to Rob for the on shelf photo!

Update 2: It looks like Toys R Us have slacked on holding these until May, as Daniel was able to purchase the lot and post a video review on YouTube. Check out his video which shows the vehicles and the detail on the back of the packaging! It’s also worth nothing that the film has a confirmed rating of PG-13.

New Jurassic World poster out now; new trailer out monday!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 17 April 2015 at 05:07PM – 36 Comments

Finally, the moment we have been waiting for is almost upon us: the second full Jurassic World trailer is hitting Monday! Director Colin Trevorrow took to Twitter to share the news, as well as revealing there will be three new theatrical posters! Check out the first poster below!

As you can see, the poster focuses on Claire (played by Bryce Dallas Howard) looking into the Indominus Rex paddock. Oh, and in case you missed it, the I-Rex is staring right back at her. The other two posters are expected to release between now and Monday.

If this poster looks familiar, that’s because we first saw it on a leaked Dairy Queen cup! If the other two posters follow format they will likely showcase the Pteranodons inside the Aviary, and the underwater viewing area of the Mosasaur. Stay tuned, we’ll update the article as the other posters hit. Update: Poster 2 has hit, featuring the Mosasaur!

Are you excited for the new Jurassic World trailer, and what are your thoughts on the new poster? Sound off and let us know! See you Monday Jurassic fans.

Source: Colin Trevorrow

Win a trip to the premiere and check out these new dino renders via Margaritaville!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 16 April 2015 at 04:00PM – 12 Comments

Are you ready to escape to Margaritaville Isla Nublar? Because now is your chance! In a new contest, you can enter to win a visit to the Jurassic World Premiere in Hollywood California!

Margaritaville is a chain of restaurants owned by renowned singer Jimmy Buffet, and is one of restaurants that appears in the park. While this contest will only host one grand prize winner, a trip for 4 to the premier, it’s certainly worth entering! Plus, they shared some nice renders of the Jurassic World Pteranodon and Dimorphodon. Check them out below!

As always, stay tuned for the latest on everything Jurassic World- and try not to waste away at this Margaritaville, there’s a good chance you’ll be eaten.

Source: Margaritaville.com

And the winner is…
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 12 April 2015 at 06:07PM – 23 Comments

Well, it’s been a blast! This competition was fun from the start, and something I have wanted to do for a while now. There are so many talented fans out there who submitted their entry and it truly was difficult to decide on the winners. And here they are!
First Place
Second Place Third Place

The winners have been emailed so please reply as soon as you can so we can send out your prize as soon as possible!

We have run contests before but nothing this big. It was amazing to go through all of your entries and read your story concepts and briefs. It’s very clear what the fans want to see for a Jurassic World game, and I think we will send some (if not all!) these entries to Colin Trevorrow/Universal Pictures, just to show what the fans are hoping for.

We’d like to thank you all for entering and for sharing the contest around! We had 73 entries in total. You can view all of the runners up here! We will be giving full feedback to those who won, and the runners up in our next podcast, so stay tuned for that.

We would like to thank Phil Tippett & Niketa for their amazing support for this contest and for providing the winning prize, the signed poster! Huge thanks to Jonathan from Jurassic Fan Gear for also providing some of the winning prizes. And a final thanks to Mark from Fifth Sun t-shirts, for providing the awesome Jurassic tees!

Entertainment Weekly’s preview on Jurassic World
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 10 April 2015 at 05:45PM – 28 Comments

Last summer, while the cast and crew of Jurassic World were in New Orleans filming, Entertainment Weekly visited the set to interview the director and the lead actors about the film. They describe the Main Street set as “elaborate”, which includes a visitors center, a gift shop, and restaurants which can all be seen on the park’s official website.

“It’s going to be super boring,” jokes Chris Pratt, who plays an ex-military dude living on the island and studying raptors. “It’s just, like, us watching dinosaurs for an hour and a half.” Hardly. Soon enough, Pratt and costar Bryce Dallas Howard are ducking for cover from flying pteranodons and screaming, “Run!”

The article describes how Park Operations Manager Claire Dearing, played by Bryce Dallas Howard, introduces a new hybird dinosaur – the Indominus Rex – into the park to boost attendance, but this dinosaur quickly eludes the security and escapes it’s enclosure, causing havoc across the park.

Colin also discusses the relationship between Claire and Owen, which was seen briefly in the new clip shown on MTV. He says that they don’t like each other at all, but “by the end that’s changed.”

Producer Frank Marshall also discussed the film and spoke about his and Steven Spielberg’s choice of Colin as the director of the film.

“Colin understood the [Jurassic] movies,” Marshall says. “That’s what Steven and I felt was the most important thing – he’s a storyteller.” Trevorrow is aware of the tall order he faced. “There are a lot of people in my generation who dreamed of being filmmakers who would love to have this job, and I feel a responsibility to all of them to make this everything that we all wish it could be,” he says. “If I can pull that off, that’s my gift back to Steven.”

Be sure to read the entire article on Entertainment Weekly’s site! What did you think of the new clip? Be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

Source: EW

Watch Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard bicker the first clip from Jurassic World!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 09 April 2015 at 03:55AM – 61 Comments

MTV just premiered the first clip from Jurassic World! Take a look below.

“They’re alive.” and ironically though this clip doesn’t say it, they’re definitely going to kill and eat some people! Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard share some good chemistry – and some sexual tension to boot!

What are your thoughts on the new clip? Sound off below, and stay tuned for all the latest news!

Chris Pratt sings his Jurassic World theme on MTV!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 08 April 2015 at 05:40PM – 9 Comments

With new footage from Jurassic World set to debut tonight on MTV for the Movie Awards, MTV are busy hyping up the reveal and have lead actor Chris Pratt with them to discuss the film. In a new video posted a few hours ago, Chris Pratt gives his own take on the Jurassic World theme song, stating that the “score is so beautiful” and that they were all singing it on set.

Another video has also appeared on the Italian Jurassic Park Facebook page that shows Chris Pratt on MTV’s set, telling Facebook users to look out for the film on June 11th.

With an official first look at a scene from Jurassic World set to debut tonight, be sure to stay tuned on our website, Facebook and Twitter for round the clock news and information! The footage is set to debut at 11pm E.T.

Source: MTV

Listen to an early sample of Jurassic World’s score!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 07 April 2015 at 07:56PM – 13 Comments

Composer Michael Giacchino has posted a short excerpt from the score of Jurassic World, which is currently being composed as we speak. Be sure to watch the video here, which is described as “Jurassic World – DAY 2! Nothing like a 103 pc Orchestra – all together – all in the same room.”

He has also posted some images on his Instagram and Twitter. Hopefully we will be seeing and hearing a lot more from the orchestra soon! Just this short clip has me incredibly excited; it sounds perfect for Jurassic Park.

Michael Giacchino Begins Recording the Jurassic World Score
Posted by Sandy – Monday 06 April 2015 at 07:22PM – 7 Comments

Michael Giacchino has now begun recording the Jurassic World score and has taken to Instagram and posted an image of part of the score sheet for the track “As the Jurassic World Turns”. The image can be seen below.

Colin Trevorrow also took to Twitter and posted another picture of the score sheet for a piece titled “Welcome to Jurassic World”. This is interesting because this piece was composed by John Williams and adapted by Michael Giacchino. It could mean that Williams composed it specifally for this movie or that it is the original theme from Jurassic Park but adapted by Giacchino for this movie. Colin Trevorrow also tweeted “Honored” when he posted the image which can be seen below.

It looks as though Giacchino is titling the tracks based on puns relating to Jurassic World, just as he did for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Do you like this naming scheme? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to follow our Twitter and Facebook page for more news and information.

Source: Colin Trevorrow, Michael Giacchino

New Jurassic World footage premiered during The Walking Dead!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 30 March 2015 at 02:19AM – 37 Comments

And just like that, Jurassic World premiered a new TV spot loaded with new footage during The Walking Dead!

What did you think of the new trailer? Sound off in the comments below, and stay tuned for updates!

Michael Giacchino to record Jurassic World score in two weeks plus tons of new merch pictures!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 27 March 2015 at 07:37PM – 16 Comments

We have lots of news today, so lets get started! First up, some big news: Michael Giacchino will begin recording the Jurassic World score in two weeks! Susie Seiter, a professional orchestrator who recently worked on Tomorrowland and Minions tweeted this:

“Minions is finished!!! Time for sleep…. Oh wait Jurassic World records in two weeks. Nevermind!!! https://instagram.com/p/0spNgDv–L/

The composer Michael Giacchino is best known for his work on LOST, Up, and Star Trek with his most recent work being Jupiter Ascending and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. He is picking up the reigns from the immensely talented and renowned John Williams, who scored Jurassic Park and The Lost World.

Next up, we have some fun new images via promotional merchandise, including a small glimpse at the Mosasaur underwater!

Pictured above are a select few pictures of theater merch, bedding, bubbaloo bubble gum and party supplies. Check out the sources below for even more pictures, including new renders of the Indominus Rex!

As always, stay tuned for the latest on everything Jurassic World- we know Jurassic World was originally supposed to have an appearance at Kids Choice 2015, but it seems those plans have changed. However, rumors are still circulating about a trailer appearing on Furious 7, so we hopefully will have news soon!

Source: Vianney, CinemaSceneMarketing, The Jurassic Collection

First look at LEGO Jurassic World Raptor Escape set!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 24 March 2015 at 09:12PM – 11 Comments

When we first reported the list of LEGO Jurassic World sets there were a total of 6 listed. However, last month at Toy Fair only 5 were shown off. We now have pictures of the previously elusive Jurassic World ‘Raptor Escape’ set!

The new set features Omar Sy’s character ‘Barry’, a vet and the Velociraptors Charlie and Echo. Also featured is an ATV and what seems to be a Raptor research or containment station. While the exact price of this set isn’t entirely clear, it seems reasonable to assume it will retail for $39.99.

This completes the ‘Raptor Squad’ when coupled with the ‘Raptor Rampage’ ($49.99) set which features Chris Pratt’s ‘Owen’, Bryce Dallas Howards ‘Claire’ an ACU trooper and Velociraptors Blue and Delta. The sets are expected to hit shelves this May.

Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook! As always, stay tuned for the latest on Jurassic World!

Source: extraklocki.pl

Jurassic World Footage to be Previewed During 2015 MTV Movie Awards!
Posted by Sandy – Monday 23 March 2015 at 06:17PM – 38 Comments

On Wednesday, April 8th, MTV will be showing off an exclusive first look at Jurassic World along with an appearance from star Chris Pratt, which will be a part of the “MTV Movie Awards Takeover Week”. The exclusive MTV sneak peak will air at 11 PM E.T. and will hopefully give fans more to chew on until the release of the movie.

What are you hoping to see in the new footage? Are you done with watching new footage until the release? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to follow our Twitter and Facebook page for more news and information.

Source: MTV, Broadway World, Jurassic World Twitter

Jurassic World posters signed by Colin Trevorrow up for auction; proceeds support fan and movie extras battle with Lymphoma
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 23 March 2015 at 02:13PM – 3 Comments

It’s not every day you can win a movie poster signed by a director themselves, and it’s even rarer when its for such a great cause. Mariah Lambes isn’t your usual Jurassic World fan – she’s one lucky enough to have acted as an extra in the movie!

However, Mariah is currently battling Lymphoma and has an upcoming bone marrow transplant. Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow remembered her from set and learned of her upcoming transplant, not only writing her a fantastic letter but also giving her a few signed posters to auction off to help pay her medical bills. Mariah took to instagram to write this:

“I can’t express to you how amazed I am and how lucky I feel. This morning I received some packages from Colin Trevorrow (the director of Jurassic World)! He sent a note saying that he remembered me from set and that he had learned about my fight and upcoming transplant. So to help with some funds he sent me 4 theatrical posters that he signed that I can sell. He also sent me a “keepsake”: a framed still from one of my scenes. I’m still beaming.

Mariah has listed the first poster for auction here. The Jurassic Park fanbase is a strong, passionate and diverse group – lets rally around this rare opportunity to help out a fellow fan and support a good cause! If the poster is out of your price range you can still support the cause by spreading the word.

Update: Mariah has a GoFundMe! If the poster is out of your price range this is a great way to help out! Be sure to follow Mariah on Twitter and Instagram to help show her what a great community she is part of!

Full trailer for LEGO Jurassic World plus new screens and details!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 05:56AM – 15 Comments

Hold on to your bricks, because the full LEGO Jurassic World trailer is here! LEGO Jurassic World is based upon all 4 films, and releases this June. Watch the trailer below, and read on for more details!

“Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World™ is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films.

Reimagined in LEGO form and told in TT Games’ signature classic LEGO humor, the thrilling adventure recreates unforgettable scenes and action sequences from the films, allowing fans to play through key moments and giving them the opportunity to fully explore the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.

LEGO Jurassic World includes over 100 playable characters – including Mr DNA and the Dinosaurs themselves! Unlock DNA to create your own hybrids, or simply play as a Triceratops to bulldoze obstacles in your path! The game features Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna as two open world hub islands, and each film has 5 levels based upon the movies story. Check out the screenshots below!

It’s hard not to be excited for LEGO Jurassic World, and we can’t wait to see more! Sound off in the comments below and as always, stay tuned for the latest on everything Jurassic!

Source: Gameinformer

Bryce Dallas Howard talks Jurassic World: ‘it’s looking sensational!’
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 12 March 2015 at 09:39AM – 6 Comments

In a recent interview with Bustle, actress Bryce Dallas Howard spoke about her role in the upcoming sequel, Jurassic World. In the film, Bryce plays Claire Dearing the park operations manager.

It was made clear a couple of days ago that BD Wong, Vincent D’Onofrio and Ty Simpkins were back at Universal Studios to record some ADR (Automatic Dialogue Replacement) and now we have confirmation that Bryce Dallas Howard was there too.

“That trailer is extremely fun. Everything about doing Jurassic World was a dream come true. I did an ADR session the other day and it’s looking sensational!”

Bryce had nothing but praise for the film which comes as no surprise – all of those involved with the film have spoken very highly of both the film and the director, Colin Trevorrow.

“I would have played a tree in the background if they asked me to! It’s hard to choose the biggest highlight because it was my first movie back after having my daughter and I was just pinching myself the whole time because I couldn’t believe how lucky I was. Jurassic Park is so iconic and getting to be a part of that in any way is astonishing.”

The plot for Jurassic World is still being kept under wraps, but we do know from the trailers that there is a new park that’s up and running, and that the scientists have created a new hybrid dinosaur which breaks out of it’s enclosure. However, those involved are being very secretive about the film which will hopefully allow the audience to have huge surprises when it hits cinemas this Summer.

“My scariest moment is hard without giving too much of the plot away, but I will say this: relaunching an iconic franchise is terrifying for all involved. There’s just so much to live up to. If you get it right though, it’s thrilling.”

Be sure to read the rest of the interview here. Follow us on Twitter and don’t forget about our new competition that we are running, where you can win a signed Jurassic World poster!

Interview with Jurassic Park Art Director John Bell!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 10 March 2015 at 06:32PM – 2 Comments

Today we have a new and exclusive interview with the art director and concept artist John Bell. John mainly worked on Jurassic Park and was the person who chose the now iconic Barbasol canister for Nedry’s DNA stash. John also returned to the franchise in 1996 and concepted many of the vehicles for The Lost World. He also worked on Jurassic Park 3, and Jurassic World back in 2014 which is briefly mentioned in the interview.

Be sure to check out the interview here and click the pictures to show the enlarged versions of his concept art. Huge thanks to Derrick Davis who conducted the interview with John and brought it to our website, and big thanks to John Bell for speaking with Derrick and giving our readers something very exciting to read!

COMPETITION: Win a SIGNED Jurassic World poster & more!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 06 March 2015 at 05:37PM – 14 Comments

We are very excited to announce this new competition! We have teamed up with Fifth Sun and Jurassic Fan Gear to bring you an exciting new competition where you can win an official Jurassic World t-shirt, a bunch of Jurassic Fan Gear, but also a SIGNED and AUTHENTIC Jurassic World poster!

The poster was signed by Jurassic Park & Jurassic World Dinosaur Supervisor Phil Tippett, and is a double-sided, authentic one-sheet poster from MoviePoster.com.

All you have to do is design your own Jurassic Park/World next-gen game cover! This is a really creative competition, and all of the relevant information can be found at our forum here. Be sure to read the rules and information in detail before entering.

We have been waiting to start this competition for a couple of months now and finally everything is in order! Huge thanks to Phil Tippett & his crew, Mark at Fifth Sun and Jonathan at Jurassic Fan Gear for providing some amazing prizes!

The contest end date is Friday 3rd April 2015. Good luck.

Omar Sy’s role in Jurassic World revealed!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 06 March 2015 at 03:53PM – 9 Comments

In an interview with the French website Premiere, director Colin Trevorrow revealed information about Omar Sy’s character in Jurassic World, and talked about his relationship with the Velociraptors.

Colin has previously spoken about Chris Pratt’s and Omar Sy’s friendship in the movie but up until now there has been a lack of information on him and what his role in the film is.

“I wrote the role especially for Omar, I’m a huge fan, I spent a lot of time in France, my wife is French. He has a bigger role than you think – he works for Chris Pratt and is also a Raptor tamer. When Chris, who’s in charge, is done with training the Velociraptors, Omar brings them to their cage and takes care of them, checking their teeth, these kind of things. He has a very special relationship with them. There’s a great scene with Vincent D’Onofrio when Omar speaks French to the Raptors and Vincent pretends to understand what he’s saying. I have not tried to Americanize him – he is French and has a great action scene. Everything he does results in a close relationship with the Velociraptors.”

So there we have it, Omar Sy actually plays quite an important role in the film and is close to the lead character Owen, played by Chris Pratt. Colin had a lot of positive things to say about Omar Sy as an actor.

“He is so cool, we used his aura and his acting skills. It’s not a common role: anyone could have played Bishop in X-Men: Days of Futures Past. I think they wasted his amazing personality.”

And the final important question that they asked: Does Omar Sy’s character die in the film?

“Ah ah no! Everybody expects him to die. I think you’ll like what we’ve planned for him. No one wants to see Omar die.”

It’s great that we are hearing more about the other characters in the upcoming film and it’s refreshing to hear that Colin has really gone in-depth with all his characters and uses an actor’s personality to better the role.

Courtney James Clark has also spoken very positively about the way Colin works on set and how well he knows each of his characters. This all just makes me even more excited for the film!

Thanks to Jurassic World News France & JurassicParkFR for sending this our way, and helping translate the interview to English!

Jurassic World sequel in early development
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 03 March 2015 at 09:12PM – 68 Comments

Welcome back to Jurassic Park. After more than twelve years in development hell, the fourth Jurassic Park film ‘Jurassic World’ is finally releasing this June. The wait has paid off – the current buzz surrounding the movie is exceedingly positive, with many praising the stories exciting new direction while others are just happy to return to Nublar. Fans have continued to express their excitement and support across the internet, with the first Jurassic World trailer breaking YouTube records, reaching 53.9 million views in one week.

Fans aren’t the only ones excited; We’ve heard that Universal Pictures are incredibly confident regarding Jurassic World. Not only are they very happy with the film and story that Colin Trevorrow has created, they are also projecting strong box office numbers.
This is a custom logo made by Jack and does not reflect the film’s setting.

Unsurprisingly, early production of a Jurassic World sequel has begun. It’s all very ‘blue sky’ right now, as the current focus is finishing Jurassic World and making it the best movie possible. That said, Universal is moving forward with the franchise, exploring the exciting new story possibilities paved by Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly.

Speaking to Empire Online director Colin Trevorrow has already said he had ideas for future films if Jurassic World is a success.

“We definitely talked about [sequels] a lot,” the director/co-writer revealed. “We wanted to create something that would be a little bit less arbitrary and episodic, and something that could potentially arc into a series that would feel like a complete story.”

A new trilogy was always part of the plan, even when Joe Johnston was involved, so this comes as no surprise. Whether or not Colin Trevorrow will return to direct the sequel or take on a new venture elsewhere remains open, but it is likely he will be involved in the stories direction either way.

As with any industry report, feel free to take this with the appropriate amount of skepticism, but know that we go through lengths to ensure accurate reporting. It’s difficult for us to know the possible options without knowing the full story to Jurassic World, but where would you like to see the sequel go? Sound off in the comments section below!

First look at Jurassic World’s Dinosaur Field Guide!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 02 March 2015 at 10:12AM – 2 Comments

Some of you may remember way-back-when Jurassic Park Institute was a thing; a wealth of online dinosaur information with a Dinopedia, Dino Guides, and even resources for teachers. They also released a number of books, the main one being the Dinosaur Field Guide which was put together by Dr Michael Brett-Surman and Dr Thomas R. Holtz Jr and was illustrated by Robert Walters.

Well, that same team are now back and a new Dinosaur Field Guide is set to be released this coming May, a month before the release of Jurassic World. Check out the covers below:

 

There’s also plenty more books and covers showing up on Amazon and related websites now – ‘Where Dinosaurs Come to Life’ is a Jurassic World book that also works with a smartphone app that uses virtual reality to bring you life-size dinosaurs wherever you point your phone camera!

There’s also a Junior Novelization and a full colour storybook featuring stickers and more inside.

Will you be preordering these books? Let us know in the comments section below! Also, today marks 100 days until the release of Jurassic World!

Thanks to our friends at Scified for the discovery!

New Jurassic World video ‘Inside the Hammond Creation Lab’ showcases how to make a baby dinosaur!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 27 February 2015 at 09:31PM – 8 Comments

The news onslaught continues! Step “Inside the Hammond Creation Lab” and learn just how to make a baby Dinosaur is this fantastic new Jurassic World video. This new update comes via JurassicWorld.com’s ‘Raptorpass’, which previously was reserved for new images. Read the description and catch the video below!

A new Age of Dinosaurs starts here at The Hammond Creation Lab. In our state of the art facilities, the world’s greatest living paleogeneticists work to extract, sequence and assemble the DNA necessary to bring dinosaurs back from extinction to Jurassic World. Watch the scientists in the Hammond Creation Lab bring dinosaurs to life through our patented de-extinction process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYFdE_E3mSM

With the websites attention to detail and supplemental videos, it’s easy to forget Jurassic World isn’t a real place that you can actually visit. This glimpse into the inside workings of the park is hopefully one of many, and truly helps to bring the film to life.

Be sure to sound off in the comments and share your thoughts, and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!

Seven new dinosaurs added to the Jurassic World website!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 27 February 2015 at 03:28PM – 11 Comments

The official Jurassic World website has been updated, with seven new dinosaurs popping up on the dinosaurs page. The list includes a couple of species that we have seen in the Jurassic World trailer(s) but also a few species that have not appeared in a Jurassic Park film before. Click the pictures below for a larger view!

 

 

While the Pteranodon and Dimorphodon are renders based upon the ILM models, the five other new dinosaurs are art created by Julius Csotonyi. Julius confirmed that he had creative freedom over the designs, and while he is unsure if they will appear in the film he has described any potential variations as a side effect of the cloning process.

Oh, and while you’re here, check out the new Jurassic Park Arcade trailer:

What do you think of the new dinosaur images? Let us know in the comments section below!

Empire Magazine reveals new pictures from Jurassic World!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 27 February 2015 at 12:23PM – 2 Comments

The good folks over at Empire Magazine have released the first in what they have promised to be a series of exciting set visits that took place last year whilst Jurassic World was in the thralls of shooting in New Orleans.

Though the article didn’t reveal anything too ground breaking, it certainly painted a picture of a production that carried the original film close to its heart. Invited into the “most absolute high-tech” Jurassic World Control Room, Colin Trevorrow demonstrated the wealth of practical effects in use. The new control room is described as being a huge futuristic update to the one seen in the original 1993 film, with large 4K screens and expensive ergonomic chairs.

“It’s the most absolute high-tech room we could possibly imagine,” says Trevorrow, casting a proud eye over the spared-no-expense, not-yet-filmed-on set. He waves us over to a fully functioning console, encouraging us to paw at it: “Do you want to see what it’s like to control Jurassic World? Have a go.” Then he spots some cookie crumbs scattered across the workstation, presumably left by one of the set builders. And proving beyond any doubt his Jurassic Park fanboy credentials, he immediately narrows his eyes and exclaims, “Nedry!”

As we have seen in the trailers for the film, the large monitors in the control room display CCTV images from around the park, showing hundreds of people filling up main street and other sections of the park. Trevorrow swipes his finger across the screen, which reveals the same CCTV shots of the park, but now the tourists are running and screaming and fleeing paddocks.

The director describes the amount of work that had gone into these CCTV video feeds, with a seperate crew filming from at least four angles during takes.

“The movie is romantic and funny and scary and suspenseful, most of the time you only have to be one of those things, but we have to be eight things, because Jurassic Park doesn’t have a genre. I guess you could say it’s a sci-fi terror adventure.”

The final paragraph in the article mentions how there are a group of security troopers out on a mission looking for an animal, presumably the Indominus Rex after she has escaped from her enclosure. The troopers have cameras on their bodies, so POVs are seen in the control room via video feeds which reminds me a lot of this intro video for The Lost World on Playstation.

While a short read, the Empire article was filled with new information and tidbits for fans, as well as more proof that the director Colin Trevorrow is as much a fanboy as we are. Thanks to PartTimeHero and JW News France for the pictures!

Also, if you have been seeing any errors while trying to comment, those should all be fixed now. I was having some issues with the commenting system and couldn’t find the source of the problem. Please let us know if you encounter any more errors.

Be sure to follow the writer of the Empire article, Nick de Semlyen on Twitter, as well as our official Twitter and Facebook pages. We’ll be discussing what happened to our Facebook page on the next podcast. Thank you to all our readers out there!

Masrani Global updates: Beautiful new video; Ice Age animals teased!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Wednesday 25 February 2015 at 05:40PM – 4 Comments

Jurassic World Viral website MasraniGlobal.com has updated yet again, showcasing a cool new video! If you’re just tuning in, Masrani Global is the company that owns Jurassic World and InGen, and is a world leader in many industries. Check out the video below:

Interestingly, the website has also updated with the ‘2014 Investors Report’ which has some potential new information seemingly loaded with hints. First up, we have learned that Masrani Globals CFO is named Richard Wiesner- a role Vincent D’Onofrio was originally rumored to play. D’Onofrio is playing Vic Hoskins, head of InGen private security- but judging by earlier trade rumors it seems safe to assume Mr. Wiesner will appear in the film, perhaps played by James DuMont.

Further, the investors report also points out the heavier focus on ‘Project Martel’, which is an expedition to recover frozen Cenozoic Era (65 mya – present) specimens from Siberia. Siberia is known for producing frozen corpses from Ice Age animals such as the Wooly Mammoth, and this seems to hint at the potential for Ice Age animals in future Jurassic films. The website acknowledges that potential directly via a quote from Dr. Henry Wu (played by BD Wong):

“Right now we are focused on the construction of the world’s most complete genomic library”, Dr. Wu reiterated. “But if the world tells us that’s what they want to see, we’re more than prepared.”

Jurassic World is only 107 days away, but the world it’s set in continues to grow with incredible depth and fascinating promise. Masrani Global has continued to raise interesting questions, such as Project Martel’s true importance- right next to IBRIS, the mysterious InGen security project. The answers to how this all fits together remains elusive, but the promise of the puzzle fitting together June 12th is endearing.

As always, stay tuned for the latest on everything ‘Jurassic’, and be sure to sound off in our comments and forums!

Irrfan Khan confirms Indominus Rex animatronic!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 20 February 2015 at 11:31PM – 4 Comments

In an interview with Bollywood Hungama, Jurassic World actor Irrfan Khan was asked briefly about the upcoming film in which he plays Simon Masrani, the park owner.

While we know that the film primiarily used visual effects for the dinosaurs, Legacy FX (formally Stan Winston Studios) were on board to bring some life-like dinosaurs to the screen. Irrfan Khan confirms that while he was on set, there was an animatronic made for the new attraction at Jurassic World – the Indominus Rex.

“In earlier Jurassic films, they had real dinosaurs, robot dinosaurs. In this they were more relying on special FX, so later they could create, the technique has changed. The one which is the main pivitol for the story, they made it… and it’s scary. It gives you a strange feeling, something strange about his behavior”

As far as we know, there were roughly four animatronics made for the film – two Velociraptors, the Apatosaurus head, and the Indominus Rex. It’s unclear whether or not it was a full bodied animatronic or if it was just the head but either way it’s good to know that there was one.

Check out the video below. The Jurassic World segment begins at 21:52.

While not everyone at Stan Winston Studios is happy about the lack of animatronics in Jurassic World, at least the main dinosaur isn’t purely CGI. Hollywood has changed, and some would argue not for the better.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for round the clock news and updates! Thanks to everybody who sent this my way!

New Jurassic Park Blu-Ray collection coming this May!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 18 February 2015 at 01:13PM – 1 Comments

Over the past twelve years while we’ve been waiting for Jurassic Park 4, there have been a number of DVD and Blu-Ray re-releases of the first three films. As expected, another collection has been put together for release a month before Jurassic World hits cinemas, and this trilogy pack also has space for Jurassic World!

This trilogy collection includes four discs: Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park 3D, The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3. It also includes $7.50 Fandango Cash to see Jurassic World in theaters and space for both Jurassic World 2D and 3D discs – which will be released later in the year.

Will you be picking up this new collection? Let us know in the comments, and pre-order your copy here!

Thanks to Scallenger for discovering this!

LEGO Jurassic World sets officially unveiled at New York Toy Fair
Posted by Sandy – Saturday 14 February 2015 at 04:33PM – 15 Comments

LEGO has finally unveiled the highly anticipated Jurassic World sets, which are currently set for a May release. The sets are said to be key scenes from the movie and feature a variety of characters and dinosaurs including the Dilophosaurus, Pteranodon, T-Rex, 2 Raptors and the new addition to Jurassic World, the Indominous Rex. It should be noted that the sets may also include small spoilers.

Below are some pictures of each of the sets – click to enlarge!

Dilophosaurus Ambush

 

This set contains Gray and an ACU troop mini-figure, a Dilophosaurus, gyrosphere, and what looks to be a Jeep similar to the original Wrangler but sporting a fresh new blue paint job. It is interesting to see the Dilophosaur in the Lego set that are from key scenes from the movie. There seems to be a pretty good chance that its going to be seen in the movie.

Pteranodon Capture

 

This is the smallest of the Lego Jurassic World sets. It includes a Simon Masrani and an ACU trooper mini-figure, a Pteranodon and a helicopter (JW001) with a firing net feature.

Raptor Rampage

 

This mid range set features an Owen, Claire and an ACU trooper mini-figure along with raptors Blue and Delta. Owen’s motorbike and the Mobile Vet Unit vehicle are also included. It seems as though the Raptors are attacking the Vet Unit and Pratt.

T-Rex Tracker

 

The Rex set is one of the two largest sets of the line. It features Hoskins, a vet, and another ACU trooper minifigure and the fan favorite T-Rex. Also featured is a very large transport/capture vehicle for the Rex.

Indominus Rex Breakout

 

This is the largest of the Jurassic World sets that is being released. There are 4 mini-figures: Dr. Wu, Zack, Vet, and an ACU troop. But the star of this set is the Indominus Rex. The I-Rex’s paddock, a helicopter and a gyrosphere are also present.

Personally, I think these sets look fantastic. There are a good amount of mini-figures, dinosaurs and vehicles that fans should be very happy with. Look for these to start hitting in May before the release of the movie.

Source: LEGO Group Twitter, Brickset

 

First look at Hasbro’s Indominus Rex, LEGO sets and much more!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 13 February 2015 at 03:03PM – 13 Comments

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have an official first look at the new attraction to Jurassic World – the Indominus Rex. As the article states, a number of pictures of the toy have leaked online but now Hasbro have officially unveiled the toy to the audience at Toy Fair 2015 in New York.

Hasbro’s toyline will be revealed tomorrow on the 14th, but EW got an early look at the dinosaur.

The Indominus Rex was officially revealed recently via an update on Masrani Global and a huge new banner image on the official Jurassic World website, that led to more information about the hybrid, which is currently 40ft tall.

According to EW, the Indominus Rex toy will be $35 and is battery-operated which allows it to roar, chomp, and it also has light-up skin on its back.

Some images from Hasbro’s toyline have leaked online in the past few weeks, but as expected they have been revealed at the Toy Fair in time for their release this Spring and Fall. Below are two more pictures showing the two Jurassic favourites, the ‘Stomp and Strike’ Tyrannosaurus Rex (Fall, $34.99) and the ‘Growler’ Velociraptor ‘Blue’ (Spring, $14.99).

 

The entire product line will be available in May, which includes toys, games, apparel and more. Thanks to Nublar7 for sending this my way!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

UPDATE: It looks like today is merchandise news day! SuperHeroHype have now posted first looks at even more of the Hasbro toyline. Below is a shot of the original Jurassic Park gates, modified for Jurassic World, with the original fencing. It also has a new Gyrosphere ball with it.

Check out all of the pictures here or some key highlights below, which include a picture of the Dilophosaurus, Mosasaurus and many more!

We have had a few looks at the upcoming LEGO toyline too, but now we have the first official pictures of the sets, which show two Velociraptors (with capture gear on their heads) and a Chris Pratt minifigure, as well as two others. The Mobile Vet Unit is also there, as is Owen’s motorbike! Check out the pictures here!

Source: SuperHeroHype, Mashable

Masrani Oil have discovered a way to help InGen in the hunt for prehistoric organisms
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 13 February 2015 at 02:22PM – 2 Comments

Since October we have been getting monthly news updates from Masrani Global which highlights information about the company and talks about their upcoming projects. February’s update, which was posted yesterday, gives us a hint at how the Mosasaur may have been created, as well as hinting at new marine reptiles in future films.

The update describes how “new innovations in fossil fuel technology will be able to aid in the identification of well-preserved fossils, the key element needed to bring Jurassic World’s dinosaurs to life.”

“Fossil fuels are hydrocarbons such as coal, oil and natural gas, derived from the biological remnants of prehistoric organisms”, explains Emma Hannigan – Masrani Oil’s Head of Public Relations. “An analysis of an offshore peat deposit in the United Arab Emirates has shown identifiable carbon and iron-rich organic structures from the late Cretaceous to mid Miocene periods. This has InGen’s scientists very excited. With the prospects of adding to InGen’s ever expanding aquatic and botanic genomic library, who knows what else is out there?”

It’s little elements like this that really make this film. Not just having dinosaur DNA extracted from amber, but actually pushing that theory and the science behind it and having new DNA found in crude oil. Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy always used to speak about balancing the science with the adventure and something tells me they have done that with Jurassic World.

Meet Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) in video highlighting InGen’s security with new footage!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Tuesday 10 February 2015 at 07:00PM – 24 Comments

Hold on to your butts, cause this is a big one! Masrani Global just updated with a video highlighting their security division, run by Vincent D’onofrio’s character Vic Hoskins.

In the video they showcase some amazing new footage, filled with high-tech weaponary – and much, much more! Watch the video below, and keep your eyes open – you can catch a glimpse of Hamada, played by Brian Tee as well!

That video contains a lot of information to digest – we already covered InGen being a world leader in private security, but now we have a better idea on how this applies to Jurassic World.

Further, on the website we see that Vic Hoskins was hired in 2001 after assisting in the “cleanup” of the escaped Pteranodons from Jurassic Park 3! The website has quite a few amazing new pictures, including one of InGens ACU soldiers holding a very unique looking weapon.

As the release of Jurassic World gets closer, the movie’s fantastic viral marketing continues to ramp up! Are you excited to see Vincent D’onofrio in Jurassic World, and what role do you think his character will play?

Sound off in the comments, our forums, and stay tuned for all the latest news!

Introducing Brawlasaurs: New Hasbro lineup that connects with a game app!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Monday 09 February 2015 at 11:28PM – 107 Comments

Fans of toys and video games now have something new and exciting to look forward to- Introducing ‘Brawlasaurs’, a new interactive toy from Hasbro. Brawlasaurs are particularly exciting because of the multiple ways to play, whether physically by winding up their tails and setting them to battle in the arena, or by scanning the codes on their legs and battling them digitally in the new Ludia Jurassic World game. Visit the official website of the game at ludia.com/jurassicworld!

The premise is simple – following the premise of Rock, Paper, Scissors the toys have Slash, Bash and Bite attacks. Choose your attack in secrecy from your opponent, send them into battle and see who wins! Check out the pictures below for a look at some of the initial lineup! (Screenshot to right is from the Ludia Jurassic Park Bulder app)

 

Brawlasaur Battle Arena (MSRP $19.99)

Brawlasaur Dino 2-packs (MSRP $9.99)

Brawlsaur Single Dinos (MSRP $5.99)

With the success of games that utilize physical items to augment a digital game such as Skylanders these toys are sure to be a hit! For that matter, Brawlasaurs are not Hasbro’s first foray into the market with digitally augmented toys, previously releasing the Angry Birds Telepods line.

Are you excited for the new Brawlasaur product range? Be sure to let us know, and stay tuned for the latest news!

Source: wind-designs, Toys R us UK

Official pictures of Jurassic World Hasbro toys including first packaged shots!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Sunday 08 February 2015 at 07:01AM – 64 Comments

The first official in-package shots of Hasbro’s first wave of mainline Jurassic World toys have hit! While the first wave of Hasbro items will include more, notably the ‘Hero Masher’ and ‘Brawlasaurs’ lineup, these images are fairly representative of the action figure lineup. Wave 1 is expected to hit retail shelves late April, with wave 2 mid Summer, and the third wave hitting in the fall. Check out the pictures and item descriptions below!

Jurassic World Chomping T-Rex (MSRP $19.99, approx. 18 inches long)

The Jurassic World Chomping Tyrannosaurus Rex towers over its prey and bites with a vengeance, using push-button chomping action! Feed the ferocious appetite of the legendary Tyrannosaurus Rex, a dinosaur so powerful its bite force was over 6 tons! The Jurassic World Chomping T. Rex features basic articulation in its arms, legs, and tail.

Jurassic World Velociraptor Asst. (MSRP $12.99, approx. 12 inches long)

Clever as ever, Jurassic World’s velociraptors — Charlie, Delta, and Echo — are masterful hunters. Now, they’re teaming up to hunt the ultimate predator! Each one stands 12 inches long and features basic articulation in its arms, legs, and tail. Includes one figure. Each sold separately.

Jurassic World ‘Growler’ Asst. (MSRP $14.99, approx 8 inches long)

Chomp, stomp, and ROAR! The Growlers assortment has the same thrashing and biting action as the Bashers and Biters assortment but also adds ferocious sounds to the fight! Each Growler stands eight inches long and features LED battle damage! Screech from the skies and descend on your prey with Dimorphodon! Or distract from the front and come roaring in from the side with Velociraptor! Includes one figure. Each sold separately.

Jurassic World ‘Basher & Biter’ Asst. (MSRP $9.99, approx. 8 inches long)

Jurassic World is open for business! The Bashers & Biters assortment is all about chomping jaws and bashing tails in a prehistoric fight for survival! Go head-to-head and claw-to-claw with the monstrous main attractions of Jurassic World, the latest thrilling chapter in the Jurassic Park movie franchise: Tyrannosaurus Rex, Spinosaurus, and more. Each figure includes either bashing or chomping action! Includes one figure. Each sold separately.

Fan fare for these items has been a mixed bag, with many fans having a negative reaction over the sculpt quality and paint detail. However, it is important to remember that the target audience for these items is ages 4-11, not adult collectors. Playability is the most vital factor for the target audience, and these items have fantastic features. With that said, past Hasbro Jurassic Park toy lines targeted the same age group & playability, yet had higher quality sculpts and paint applications, attributing to the the general cynicism.

Unfortunately, Hasbro and Universal have made some critical mistakes with two items in particular: The Playskool T-Rex, which has 3 fingers, and the 12″ Velociraptor assortment, which lack sickle claws. In the past, the ‘Jurassic’ brand was a mark of quality, and strove for fairly accurate representations of the Dinosaurs, and avoiding critical errors like those above. Velociraptors without their sickle claws is hugely disappointing, considering it is a such a well known and unique part of their anatomy- and something they use in the films. These errors are something previously reserved for cheap knock off lines, and are surprising coming from a licensed Hasbro brand.

While it seems unlikely Hasbro will fix future runs of these particular items, we remain hopeful they won’t repeat the mistakes in the future. Those issues aside, the toys seem to be a fantastic, fun and appealing addition to the Jurassic brand, and are sure to fly off shelves. As always, be sure to stay tuned for more product and movie news!

Source: wind-designs.com

First Look at Owen’s LEGO Minifigure
Posted by Sandy – Wednesday 04 February 2015 at 08:37PM – 6 Comments

Earlier today, Chris Pratt unveiled the first look at his LEGO minifigure that will be appearing in the upcoming LEGO Jurassic World sets and the LEGO Jurassic World video game, both slated to be available this summer.

The Jurassic World LEGO game was announced a few days ago and is described as follows:

“Reimagined in LEGO form and told in TT Games’ signature classic LEGO humor, the thrilling adventure recreates unforgettable scenes and action sequences from the films, allowing fans to play through key moments and giving them the opportunity to fully explore the expansive grounds of Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna.”

You can check out the trailer here.

Source: Chris Pratt, WB Games YouTube

The teaser trailer for the LEGO Jurassic World game is here!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 04 February 2015 at 02:09PM – 11 Comments

Last week, the rumoured LEGO Jurassic World game was announced, and will include the stories from all four films in the franchise into the one game! Today, as of a few minutes ago, the first teaser trailer for the game was released.

While it doesn’t show any actual gameplay from the game itself, it gives us a taste of what the dinosaurs will look like, and how the animation will look. So far it’s looking good, as does the Rex!

Did you like this teaser? Let us know in the comments section below, and follow the game’s official Facebook and Twitter pages for more information!

Official Jurassic World Super Bowl Spot!
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 01 February 2015 at 11:50PM – 90 Comments

As producer Frank Marshall hinted, the official Jurassic World Super Bowl spot hit just after the coin toss and is now online for you to watch! Check it out below!

Let us know what you thought of it in the comments!

Click below to view 30 HD screenshots from the trailer!

Official website updates with Park Cams, Merchandise and Tickets!
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 01 February 2015 at 06:41PM – 12 Comments

As fans patiently await the new Jurassic World trailer that is set to premiere at the Super Bowl tonight, the official Jurassic World viral website has updated with heaps of new information!

The whole website has updated with an entire plan your visit section that shows you what the park has to offer!

A new section has opened, revealing “live” CCTV cameras from around the park showing you main street, workers, dinosaur enclosures and more! See the park in action, as John Hammond had always dreamed.

 

A plan your visit also opened up which reveals the available tickets for your visit to the park, including the family package, the John Hammond package, the romance package and more!

Also added to the website was a couple of links where you can purchase official Jurassic World t-shirts!

Two new videos have appeared on the Masrani Global website too, which reveal heaps of information on the Masrani Corporation, but also includes some shots of Jurassic World and information about when they acquired InGen in 1998.

The second video titled Meet Masrani is available here.

The website has loads more information and will keep you reading until the Super Bowl trailer hits this evening! Be sure to join in the discussion on our forum topic and follow our Twitter for live tweets!

Colin teases Raptor ahead of tomorrow’s trailer
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 31 January 2015 at 05:18PM – 12 Comments

While fans are eargerly awaiting tomorrow’s new Jurassic World trailer which is premiering at the Super Bowl, director Colin Trevorrow and the team are no doubt deep into the post-production on the film, ensuring the dinosaurs and visual effects work are up to scratch before the release this June.

However, Colin took two minutes away today to share with us a new photo that features one of the Velociraptors in the film. Click the photo below for the full size!

The Raptor looks like it is on the hunt, deep in the jungles of Isla Nublar. Very glad to be seeing the classic Raptor design returning and this is the kind of photo that really feels like Jurassic Park!

See you tomorrow.

Colin Trevorrow warns us about the new hybrid dinosaur!
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 31 January 2015 at 10:20AM – 10 Comments

Two days ago, the new hybrid dinosaur in Jurassic World was officially revealed via the Masrani Global and Jurassic World website. The Indominus Rex is a genetic hybrid, created by the scientists at Jurassic World. It looks like a T-Rex, but contains genetic material from the Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops and Giganotosaurus.

The fictional park website certainly hints at how dangerous this dinosaur is, and we got a silhouetted tease of how it looks. Now, Colin has spoken with USA Today about the hybrid, warning us of how crazy it may be…

“When you grow up in captivity, you don’t know your mother and you’ve never seen another thing like you. Farmers will tell you that hybrid cows are a little crazy. What we did was had this corporation create something new with modern genetics but it was driven by that need to constantly offer the audience something with more teeth. As a result, there’s only one of them, so it’s ‘the other,’ and it makes these other synthetic dinosaurs into something organic in comparison to this.”

It’s great that Colin spoke about the new dinosaur, and hopefully we’ll be seeing more of her in the Super Bowl trailer. What do you think will happen to this new hybrid dinosaur at Jurassic World when it is revealed?

With only one day to go until the Super Bowl, be sure to stay tuned to our website, Twitter and Facebook for our trailer coverage!

Source: USAToday

New concept art teases Indominus Rex!
Posted by Jack DLM – Thursday 29 January 2015 at 06:53PM – 20 Comments

Today, the official Jurassic World website updated and revealed a new piece of artwork showcasing the name of the new hybrid dinosaur at the park: the Indominus Rex.

The image shows a family orientated crowd walking towards a very large enclosure, strikingly similar to the large enclosure that we shared photos of a while back. Inside the enclosure we can see a huge block of seating which means that potentially, the Indominus Rex will be on display for the public.

The new dinosaur was also named on the viral website Masrani Global where the CEO, Simon Masrani, spoke of InGen’s latest work in the lab…

“Today at Masrani, we have a fantastic announcement to make. Over the last three years, the brilliant minds at InGen, lead by the great visionary Dr. Henry Wu, have brought us a new attraction for Jurassic World – the likes of which have never been seen before. While I cannot reveal any important information behind its creation at this time, I can reveal the title of our finest endeavor: the Indominus Rex.”

The blog further describes that ‘Indominus’ means fierce and untamable, which is probably something they don’t want to be promoting!

Also found on the official website is some new information on the hybrid dinosaur. It’s length is currently 40ft – which hints that she is still growing. According to the website, she closely resembles a T-Rex, but has a distinctive head ornamentation. The I-Rex has genetic material from the Carnotaurus, Majungasaurus, Rugops, and Giganotosaurus.

 

The roar of the hybrid is estimated to reach 140-160db (the same as a Boeing 747 taking off and landing!) and they have clocked the I-Rex at 30mph… you have an I-Rex?

Stay tuned for all the latest news on Jurassic World by following our Twitter and Facebook!

Source: Masrani Global

LEGO Jurassic World game announced & will include the stories of all 4 films!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 29 January 2015 at 02:58PM – 14 Comments

Hold on to your bricks! LEGO Jurassic World the game has been officially announced! We first broke the news that a LEGO game based upon Jurassic World was coming on September 2nd, and today the details have been made public:

LEGO Jurassic World™
Following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, as well as the highly anticipated Jurassic World, LEGO Jurassic World is the first videogame where players will be able to relive and experience all four Jurassic films. The game will be available in June for the Xbox One, all-in-one games and entertainment system, the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system, the Wii U™ system from Nintendo, Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, and Windows PC.

LEGO Jurassic World is being developed by TT Games, and will include the storylines of all 4 films! Releasing this June alongside the movie LEGO Jurassic World is a must buy for any fan of the franchise! You can currently follow LEGO Jurassic World on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

We expect today’s news to be just the tip of the iceberg – more news should hit soon and new movie footage has been confirmed to air February 1st during the Super Bowl! Be sure to stay tuned to this site for the latest on everything Jurassic World!

Source: Business Wire

New interviews with Jake Johnson and Courtney J. Clark!
Posted by Jack DLM – Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 08:33PM – 2 Comments

With Jurassic World’s cast now moving onto other projects, many of them are again in the spotlight and are always asked about Jurassic World, which nobody knows anything about. Today, we have two new interviews – one from Jake Johnson who plays Lowery in the film, and one with Courtney James Clark who plays Sarah, a Park Announcer.

First up is Jake Johnson’s interview with MTV where he is asked “the question that no one asks”. And that question is how normal is it to be working with Colin and Derek again. Watch the video below:

He says “They’re my friends, we were here at Sundance with this indie movie [Safety Not Guaranteed] we made for $600,000 – and then we’re on the [Jurassic World] set.”

“It’s the question I’ve never gotten,” Johnson continued, “about how normal it was between action and set. When Colin calls, ‘Quiet!’ It’s just like, ‘Alright, now I’m working with Derek and Colin’s words.'”

In the second interview, Courtney James Clark spoke with the guys at the Atomic Geekdom podcast and spoke about her role in Jurassic World. As you can expect, she couldn’t reveal anything, other than the name of her character ‘Sarah‘, and that she plays a Park Announcer.

Here are some key points from her interview: She says that Jurassic Park is ET for her generation, and she loved Jurassic Park growing up. The audition process was super secretive and it wasn’t titled ‘Jurassic World’ (most likely Ebb Tide). The material she read for wasn’t the same material on-set and she didn’t know what she was auditioning for until she got a callback. She had sent a tape in and was amazed to find out it was Jurassic World.

Courtney praised Colin as a director, saying he was like a kid in a candy store on set; he was so excited, awesome to be around and pumped about every detail. “He’s a fantastic person and director who let’s you play, and gives you what you need. He deserves every good stuff that comes his way.”

Every set she’s worked on has been positive, but this one she felt like her and Colin were already friends before filming. He remembered things about her audition, tiny things. She worked with some of the cast, she can’t say who. Everyone was excited… the grips, crew, hair and make-up, actors, everyone was fantastic. One of the best sets to be a part of.

Courtney mentioned that the filmmakers are making sure little things from the previous films are kept in Jurassic World – meaning reaction shots and such, and she said how the previous films have always had a humour element to them and Jurassic World does too.

Everybody was “serious about the work but ready to play”. Some stuff was green screen, some wasn’t. She was only in Louisiana. “I hope so” about being in a sequel. “You never know”. And finally, Courtney was asked if she had seen the movie yet, to which she hinted that she may have seen a cut of it.

You can listen to the podcast here. Her interview begins at 6:30.

Source: MTV, AtomicGeekdom

What Can Judy Greer Tell Us About Jurassic World?
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 25 January 2015 at 10:26AM – 9 Comments

With Jurassic World less than six months away, we’ve yet to learn the actual synopsis for the film, other than what has been hinted through the trailer and what has been assumed based on the merchandise and viral marketing. Those involved with the film have spoken positively about it and about their time on set, but have been sparse on details with Vincent D’Onofrio even saying that he can’t say anything about it – and saying that no one has guessed the plot as of yet.

Thanks to a Facebook Q&A, we know that Judy Greer plays Bryce Dallas Howard’s sister in the film, and is Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson’s mother who sends the boys to Jurassic World.

Judy Greer was recently on the Larry King show and naturally was asked about the upcoming film. As expected, she couldn’t say anything – even with Larry prompting her about the new hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex. Check out the video below:

While it is a shame that the actors aren’t able to speak about the film, it will be worth it when we get a surprise in cinemas come June 12th. I think the best bet is to stay connected to JurassicWorld.com and MasraniGlobal.com and to enjoy the viral marketing that is beginning to hint at Jurassic World’s plot.

What are your thoughts on the film’s marketing so far? Let us know in the comments section below, or in our forum!

Jurassic World audiobook set for May release!
Posted by Jack DLM – Sunday 25 January 2015 at 09:57AM – 4 Comments

A new Augmented Reality book has popped up on Amazon, set for a release a month before Jurassic World hits cinemas! The book is described as follows:

Jurassic World takes viewers closer than ever to genetically engineered, awe and terror-inspiring dinosaurs. Including five breathtaking Augmented Reality sequences featuring life-size dinosaurs and a brand-new dual user mode, this book is the perfect purchase for every Jurassic World and dinosaur fan.

The book is available for pre-order on Amazon UK and Amazon US. The book is a total of 32 pages and will be released on May 14 2015.

Are you going to pre-order this audiobook? Let us know in the comments section below and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more Jurassic goodness!

Jurassic Park screenwriter gives praise to the Jurassic World script
Posted by Sandy – Friday 23 January 2015 at 04:23PM – 6 Comments

Jurassic Park writer David Koepp was recently intreviewed by the Radio Times while promoting his new film and naturally, the topic of Jurassic World came up. As reported back in 2012, he was approached to draft a Jurassic Park 4 before Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly were brought on board, which he turned down. However, Koepp has revealed that he has read some drafts of Jurassic World and thinks they’re terrific.

“I’m very excited, I read a couple of drafts of their scripts and thought it was terrific.”

He also talked about the challenge of finding new ways to bring people to he island after the previous instalments and that Jurassic World does this in a believable way.

“The thing about the Jurassic Park movies is they’re not a serialised adventure, as you’re not following a character as he goes off to a new place. Every time, you have to come up with a reason why rational people would go back to this island. I think they did it brilliantly this time in a way that I absolutely believe a hundred percent, and makes me really believe in the movie.”

In addition to talking Jurassic World, he also spoke about the original movie. Among the things said, Koepp stated that he ranks Jurassic Park as his best work.

Source: Radio Times

Hasbro’s Jurassic World toyline receives awards for Best New Toys!
Posted by Jack DLM – Wednesday 21 January 2015 at 03:36PM – 18 Comments

While there are a good few months until the toys for Jurassic World are released, Hasbro are showcasing some of their upcoming items this week in London, at the 2015 Toy Fair.

We know that there were no human figures or vehicles on display, but there were a number of items from their Hero Mashers line which we posted about on Monday, as well as a Velociraptor and Dimorphodon from the more traditional line. Check the pictures out below:

 

The article also gives a price of £14.99 for “Hasbro Jurassic World Growlers Assortment”.

In related news, a Hasbro catalog has been discovered online which also reveals some of the items in the Jurassic World toyline. There was also this pretty funky piece of artwork in there:

Be sure to check out the catalog here, and take a look at some of the items which features the Hero Mashers that we have seen previously. The Jurassic World section starts on page 52.

What do you think of the Velociraptor and Dimorphodon shown above? Let us know in the comments section below!

Source: Idle Hands

UPDATE: Thanks to the same blog, we have more pictures of a new item – a Playskool Heroes Tyrannosaurus Rex with figure. Interesting to see a Rex with three fingers!

Click the image for a full view and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

First official look at Hasbro’s Jurassic World toyline!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 19 January 2015 at 04:26PM – 30 Comments

Thanks to an interview with Forbes, we now have our first official look at some of the items from the upcoming Jurassic World toyline. The interview was with Adam Biehl, the Vice President of Global Brand Strategy and Marketing for Hasbro where he talks about the success of the Hero Masher toys and how they are introducing this line to the Jurassic World toyline.

FORBES: Did you have any obstacles expanding into the Jurassic World’s non-humanoid form Hero Masher world but still making them a part of the Hero Masher universe or are you going to encourage, at least for the first wave, to keep Jurassic World Hero Mashers with Jurassic World Hero Mashers?

Mr.Biehl: I think any challenges we had, I think our design team solved very elegantly. This is a connected system of play, that’s very important, at the heart of it. But we’ve done, already in 2014, we’ve done all different sorts of body types—from athletic fit guys like Spider-Man to big bulky guys in Hulk—we’ve done dino-based characters in the Transformers Hero Mashers line. Our holiday set included Grimlock [from Transformers: Age of Extinction], which is a huge dino, so we’ve been working on how to make this all fit together as an interconnected play system from the beginning. We designed it from the beginning to be such, because we really had a vision for this to be a platform of play not just an in and out segment.

The article shared some pictures of the toyline, which you can see below.

 

The first picture features three Jurassic World Hero Mashers from the Dino Assortment. The approximate retail price is $9.99. The second picture shows A Hybrid Dino Assortment “unmashed” Triceratops ($14.99) and an “unmashed” T-Rex from the Tyrannosaurus Rex Pack ($19.99). The final picture shows what looks like a Stegosaurus and a Spinosaurus at most likely the same price as the items above.

However, these Hero Mashers are only a small section of Hasbro’s line. These non-final prototype images have appeared on online retailers and show a more traditional look to the dinosaurs. Click the images below for a larger view!

 

Above we have the Allosaurus Basher ($9.99 – 8″), the Chomping Rex ($19.99 – 18″) and the Titan Raptor “Echo” ($12.99 – 12″). The line is schedule to be released “Spring 2015” to coincide with the movie’s release in June.

What do you think of the line? Let us know in the comments section below or alternatively discuss the toyline in the forum! Thanks to Nublar7 for sending this our way!

Source: Forbes

New footage from the upcoming Jurassic Park arcade game!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 19 January 2015 at 12:40PM – 7 Comments

A while ago we showed you footage from a brand new Jurassic Park arcade game, simply called ‘Jurassic Park’. The game was rumoured for an early 2015 release and now a new gameplay video has surfaced thanks to Arcade Belgium. Check out the video below:

As stated in our earlier post last November: the games story revolves around a security team on Isla Nublar blasting their way through numerous species of dangerous dinosaurs in an attempt to save one of each core species. It seems the story is loosely based upon Masrani Corps cleanup of Isla Nublar in preparation to build Jurassic World!

The game certainly looks fun and was initially posted in an article by Kotaku, entitled “No, Arcade Games Are Not Dead”. I think after seeing this gameplay footage, that statement is very true. The game looks as fun as The Lost World’s arcade game, which I remember playing fondly in airports!

What are your thoughts on the look of this game? Will you be racing to your nearest arcade to play this when it’s out? Let us know in the comments section below or in the gaming section of our forum!

Thanks to JPLegacy for finding this!

Source: Kotaku

Universal secures deal with Dreamtex for Jurassic World bedding, towels, cushions and more!
Posted by Jack DLM – Friday 16 January 2015 at 05:16PM – 7 Comments

Today it was announced that Universal Partnerships & Licensing have secured a deal with Dreamtex Ltd to create a range of Jurassic World textile products.

According to Licensing.biz, the agreement was brokered by CPLG – Universal’s UK licensing agent – and covers bedding, cushions, towels and blankets.

“We are all incredibly excited about Jurassic World,” commented Andrew Downie, commercial director at Dreamtex. “We have some great ideas for the range and we are really looking forward to developing the concepts.”

Did you ever used to have Jurassic Park bedsheets? If you missed out on that opportunity, now you’ll be able to decorate your furniture with Jurassic World sheets and covers this coming Summer.

“The Park is Open, and we can’t wait.”

In related news, actor Brian Tee spoke to The Korean Times about his role in the upcoming movie. It was revealed a few months ago that his character name is Hamada and now, thanks to this article, we know the character’s full name – Katashi Hamada.

Thanks to Nublar7 for sending this our way!

Source: Licensing.biz, The Korean Times

New Jurassic World footage shows the Mercedes vehicles in action!
Posted by Jack DLM – Monday 12 January 2015 at 05:02PM – 11 Comments

Currently in Detroit, numerous car manufactuers and CEOs of companies are showing off their new vehicle lines. We recently reported that Mercedes have partnered up with Universal Pictures to provide the vehicles for Jurassic World, with even a special new vehicle debuting with the film.

Mercedes took their opportunity at the Detroit Auto Show to talk about their new range of vehicles, and show off some exclusive footage of those vehicles in use on Isla Nublar. Check out these screenshots below:

 

 

While some of the footage looked more for use with a commercial and was most likely filmed specifically for Mercedes’ promotional events, some of the shots looked like they could have come right out of the film, especially the nighttime shots and the shot of Bryce’s new car, the 2016 GLE 450 AMG Sport, on the dirt road. Be sure to watch the video below:

Now, I genuinely got excited watching that footage. There’s something about all-terrain vehicles driving through a muddy, overgrown jungle that screams Jurassic Park to me. The jungle road footage resembles The Lost World to me, and if this really is an indication on how the film will look, then I’m in!

Huge thanks to our friends at Reel Tours Hawaii for posting the original video!

UPDATE: Mercedes Benz has revealed some of the footage on their official Instagram account! Check it out here.

Check out this amazing fan made Lego recreation of the Jurassic World trailer!
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Sunday 11 January 2015 at 07:53AM – 3 Comments

If you can’t stop watching the Jurassic World trailer and want a change of pace, or just love Lego then this is the video for you! Check out this fantastic Lego recreation of the Jurassic World trailer by Youtube user Kristo499!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3s9s5tQZ_Q

Be sure to check out the creators YouTube channel as it features a number of other Lego recreations of trailers, including one of the short Jurassic World teaser trailer!

Hopefully this will help hold fans over until the new footage drops February 1st with the Super Bowl! What do you want to see in the next Jurassic World trailer? Sound off in our comments and forum, and be sure to stay tuned for everything Jurassic!

Frank Marshall talks Jurassic World leaks
Posted by Jack DLM – Saturday 10 January 2015 at 02:59PM – 4 Comments

In an interview with Collider, producer Frank Marshall spoke about his upcoming slate, including a potential Goonies sequel, the Bourne franchise, Indiana Jones 5 and of course, Jurassic World.

While talking about how there isn’t a script for The Goonies 2, and how they won’t just make the film to please the fans, the topic of Jurassic World came up.

Is that why it took some time to get to Jurassic World?
MARSHALL: That’s one of the reasons, yeah. It was about story.

Jurassic fans will be very aware of how long it took to get Jurassic Park 4 into production. For the past 12 or so years, the movie has been teased in and out of development while the producers and specifically Steven Spielberg tried to find the perfect story.

And people expect so much more now.
MARSHALL: Oh, they do! I believe that the audience wants to discover the movie in the movie theater. I don’t care what you say, with all of the leaks, I think it’s a spoiler. You want to see Star Wars like you saw Star Wars the first time when you had no idea, or Back to the Future or Goonies or Bourne. You don’t want to know what’s coming.

I think this is an interesting point – Jurassic World is the first film in the franchise that’s being made in an incredibly social society, where everybody has Facebook, Twitter, Instagram… leaks are bound to happen, not just from people who have worked on the film, but from those who have stumbled upon sets or information.

It’s a shame that even though now we have a full high-definition trailer available to us, with heaps of information from the official website and the Masrani website, leaks are still happening. We’ve always strived to bring you the latest information and news on the film and while we’ve shared potential spoilery material before, we’ve never shared anything that would ruin the story and/or experience for an audience member, and we never plan to.

Jurassic Park was one of those films because you saved the big reveal of the dinosaur for the movie, but that was such a technological breakthrough. Is there another breakthrough you can make on the fourth film?
MARSHALL: Not technologically. You’re right, everybody has seen a dinosaur now, so it can’t be about that. We have to have a good story.

Be sure to read the full interview here. Thanks to JPLegacy for the tip. In related news, the British Board of Film Classification has approved a Jurassic World trailer “for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS).” This suggests that it is not a new trailer, but a cut of the original trailer intended for future Universal Blu-Rays and DVDs. We’ll be sure to keep you informed on any new trailer information!

Source: Collider, BBFC

Masrani Global Update: Vic Hoskins (Vincent D’Onofrio) – Head of Security Operations for InGen
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Friday 09 January 2015 at 03:10PM – 8 Comments

Viral website MasraniGlobal.com updated today and provided some interesting new story hints, the biggest of which is that InGen is a world leader in the private security division. While this division is employed in Jurassic World, it is not limited to it. Read the update below:

“January 2015: InGen receives funding boost from Masrani Global

CEO Simon Masrani has announced a boost of $225 million over the next three years to subsidiary InGen. Funds are allocated to further support InGen’s private security division, which has become a world leader specializing in peacekeeping, drone operation and contingency services. “Jurassic World is a global destination, and that comes with a certain set of risks” says Vic Hoskins — Head of Security Operations for InGen. “Our job here on Nublar is to work with Asset Containment and park staff to ensure a safe environment for the millions of people who visit every year.” According to Mr. Hoskins, the increase in funding will drive research as the company continues to develop more advanced security measures.”

Previously we here had learned that Vincent D’Onofrio played a character named Hoskins, though we were unsure on his role in the film. We now know that Vic Hoskins is Head of Security Operations for InGen, and not the CFO as initially reported when the casting announcement was made. That initial casting report said D’Onofrio plays a seedy and sleazy businessman who shields himself via the guise of a family man, but time will tell if that description still stands.

What do you think the implications of InGens private security division are? Sound off in our comments, and drop by the forum! As always, stay tuned for the latest on everything ‘Jurassic’.

Jurassic World and Mercedes partnership detailed; first look at all new GLE Coupé
Posted by ChrisLikesDinos – Thursday 08 January 2015 at 10:53PM – 5 Comments

The Jurassic Park franchise is no stranger to Mercedes‑Benz, previously teaming up for The Lost World, and now again for Jurassic World. These high-class and high-style vehicles aren’t just for show though – they are more than capable off-road, which is absolutely necessary on a tropical, dinosaur-infested island.

Today Mercedes and Universal have partnered to bring our first look at the movies all new 2016 GLE 450 AMG Sport, which will hit markets this summer, alongside Jurassic World. Take a look at the stunning vehicle on set in the photos below:

“We are delighted to have been able to support this epic action-adventure with our vehicles,” said Dr. Jens Thiemer, Head of Marketing Communications for Mercedes-Benz Cars. “Our wide range of SUVs in particular fit perfectly with Jurassic World’s various requirements, with the focus on our new trendsetter, the GLE Coupé.”

Some have suggested this vehicle seems too flashy for a park like Jurassic World, but rest assured, this isn’t the ‘tour vehicle’. Rather, this seems to Claire’s (Bryce Dallas Howard) personal car, further supporting her position of power and importance at the park itself. While that vehicle seems unique to her character, with other park staff driving Merecedes G-Wagens and Sprinter Passenger Vans. Also appearing is the impressive Mercedes 6×6, a behemoth of vehicle driven by the parks Asset Containment Unit security.

 

“Unveiling the new GLE Coupé in Jurassic World was a natural fit as we continue our relationship with Mercedes,” said producer Frank Marshall. “Audiences will find that the vehicles featured in the film lend themselves perfectly as the transportation of choice in the fully functioning international theme park we have created at Jurassic World.”

As one would imagine, high levels of security and secrecy were followed to stop the vehicles from leaking, especially as the 2016 Coupé was only just unveiled in December. With this diverse lineup of vehicles Jurassic World is all but certain to have high-stakes chase scenes, with many dino-thrills.

Are you happy with the transportation of Jurassic World? Sound off in our comments or forum, and be sure to stay tuned for the latest news!

Source: emercedesbenz