Almost one year after it was announced that Feld Entertainment Inc. and Universal Brand Development were joining forces to create a live-touring arena show based on the Jurassic World films, comes news on the new venture. The upcoming Jurassic World Arena Show will be holding open casting for actors, stunt performers, and more!
Jurassic World Fans — get ready for this all-new, live-action show coming to your hometown! Experience the excitement of being face-to-face with life-sized dinosaurs, including the vicious Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Velociraptor Blue and many other favorites. Adventure is guaranteed with arena-sized action, special effects and physical stunts that will leave you on the edge-of-your seat
At the time of the announcement it was said the show would start sometime in the Fall of 2019. We now know the show will begin it’s tour in the United States this upcoming September. The exact location of the first show and the overall global schedule is still yet to be released, so please stay tuned for future updates.
In the meantime, the first open casting call for the show will be taking place this Thursday, January 17th, in Chicago, Illinois. They are looking for the following types of skills for the show:
performers, puppeteers, full body and remote operation and actors. Ideal candidates would be fit and athletic performers from a range of heights, ages and ethnicities, possess stage combat and puppetry or character costume experience in addition to training in one or more of the following disciplines: harness flying, parkour or motorcycle riding, freestyle trials motocross and tricks are a plus. Stunt training and experience with high falls is a plus.
If you’re not from Chicago, don’t worry! They will also be casting at Henderson Nevada on January 22nd, ans Culver City California on January 24th. At the time of this article (January 15th), there was a casting call held in New York City.
If you are interested and feel you have the qualifications for one of these roles, head over to backstage here or here and apply to be part of the casting call. If hired, rehearsals for the show will begin in mid-July in Palmetto, Forida.
Another thing to keep an eye on is the name of the show itself. While originally announced as “Jurassic World Live”, Feld Entertainment this past Summer also trademarked “Jurassic Live” and “Jurassic Empire” as potential show titles.
Do you plan to apply for Jurassic World Live? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.
Hold on to your bricks LEGO Jurassic World fans in and around London, England – you’re invited to a special fan screening of ‘The Secret Exhibit’ before it debuts in the UK!
We’ve partnered with Universal Pictures to screen the latest LEGO adventure in a unique theater venue for fans. Seating is LIMITED, so be sure to RSVP ASAP.
Wednesday December 5th at 4 – 5:45 PM
Seating is limited, and RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. An RSVP does not guarantee a ticket; confirmation emails will go out prior to Wednesday. A total of 2 tickets can be reserved per person – please use your real name, and be prepared to present a valid ID to claim tickets. Venue location will be made available to those who secure tickets via email, so please be sure to check. If you RSVP tickets but cannot make the event, let us know so we can release the seats and other fans can attend.
While unlikely, venue date and time is subject to change. Stay tuned to JurassicOutpost.com for any and all updates.
Our good friends at Jurassic Collectables has something very special to share today with the Jurassic fandom. They have recreated the iconic vibrating water glass from 1993’s Jurassic Park with some assistance from Oscar Award winning Michael Lantieri, who worked on the special effects for the film.
After 25 years, Jurassic Collectables has recreated the famous Jurassic Park vibrating glass of water seen in the Main Road Attack. After sourcing the exact same cup used on screen, Jurassic Collectables contacted Michael Lantieri to find out the exact make & pitch of guitar string and the accompanying hardware.
The project involved Jurassic Collectables building a contraption to keep tension in the wire, allowing vibration to travel from the string to the water. See the video for yourself today on Jurassic Collectables.
The people of the world have voted and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was nominated for four People’s Choice Awards! The film itself was nominated for “Action Movie of 2018”, Bryce Dallas Howard for “Female Movie Star of 2018” as Claire Dearing and Chris Pratt was nominated twice for “Male Movie Star of 2018” and “Action Movie Star of 2018” for his portrayal of Owen Grady.
In the category of “Action Movie of 2018”, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is going up against Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2 and Ocean’s 8.
Bryce Dallas Howard is going up against Scarlett Johansson (Avengers: Infinity War), Sandra Bullock (Ocean’s 8), Anne Hathaway (Ocean’s 8) and Lily James (Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again) for “Female Movie Star of 2018”.
In the category of “Male Movie Star of 2018”, Chris Pratt is nominated against Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity War), Robert Downey Jr. (Avengers: Infinity War), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) and former Jurassic World co-star Nick Robinson (Love, Simon). Pratt is also up against Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity Wars), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), and Danai Gurira (Black Panther) for “Action Movie Star of 2018”.
Winners will be announced on E! on November 11th at 9:00PM. Please click the links below to vote for Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt:
Jurassic Park, the 1993 classic film that started it all and spawned four sequels so far with a fifth sequel due in 2021, is set to return to select theaters this September in celebration of the film’s 25th Anniversary. In a report from Entertainment Weekly, Jurassic Park will return in more than 500 theaters nationwide for three special days, Sunday September 16th, Tuesday September 18th and Wednesday September 19th.
It’s been 25 years since the gates of Jurassic Park opened the first time, welcoming viewers into a time-lost amusement park filled with beautiful dinosaurs, terrifying dinosaurs, and soaring John Williams music. To celebrate the big anniversary, Steven Spielberg’s original film will be returning to more than 500 theaters nationwide for three days: Sunday, Sept. 16, Tuesday, Sept. 18, and Wednesday, Sept. 19. Tickets can be purchased online at Fathom Events’ website or at participating theater box offices.
In addition to the seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen, audiences will also get to see a special 17-minute fan film remake of the Steven Spielberg classic. The fan film reportedly was created by Jurassic fans from around the entire world and our guess it is a culmination of all the fan videos that the official website had asked for earlier in the year.
Entertainment Weekly also received an exclusive rare on-set photo from Amblin showing Spielberg, Sam Neill, BD Wong, Richard Attenborough and Jeff Goldblum preparing for the hatchery scene. Please take a look at the exclusive photo below.
Please visit Fathom Events for more information once they post it. Also, make sure to check Fandango and see if your local theater has any showings, as some already have tickets available for purchase.
Are you planning on seeing Jurassic Park on the big screen again when it is re-released in September for the 25th Anniversary? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.
The people have voted and Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt were winners tonight at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards. Chris won the award for Choice Summer Movie Actor and Bryce won the award for Choice Summer Movie Actress. Both awards were given to them for their work as Owen and Claire in this Summer’s mega hit Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Please check out the video below for the full presentation of the awards at tonight’s award show. Chris was able to accept his award in person but Bryce accepted hers via video as she is currently in London filming the Elton John Biopic “Rocketman’. Thank you to the Bryce Dallas Howard Network for the video.
Bryce beat out Emilia Clarke (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Melissa McCarthy ( Life of the Party), Sandra Bullock (Ocean’s 8), Shailene Woodley (Adrift) and Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2) for the award. Chris beat out Alden Ehrenreich (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Donald Glover (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Julian Dennison (Deadpool 2), Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2), and Sam Claflin (Adrift).
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.
Another year, another crazy San Diego Comic Con. While Jurassic has never made a peep there as a film itself, its brand partners oftentimes use the event as an exciting chance to show off their current and future merchandise. This year was no different, and while may companies brought their Jurassic World showcase, Mattel easily stole the show.
All eyes have been on Mattel, as they’re the first time a new company took the Jurassic Park core toy license since Kenner brought the line to life in 1993. It’s uncharted waters, but Mattel has shown they’re clearly in command of this diverse and fun property, bringing a toy line to life that not only matches but often exceeds the classic toys so many admire. While the toys have evolved for a new era of play in many regards, they still have the golden triangle of realistic and fun dinosaurs, humans, and vehicles all designed around a consistent scale and competitive price point. Play found a way.
As Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom begins to exit theaters, and wave 3 of the 2018 toys hit shelves, the number one question has been what does the future hold for Jurassic and the toy aisle. Thankfully Mattel answered with their Jurassic World Comic Con panel, where they not only talked deigning the current toy line, but teased what’s to come in the future.
Watch the panel in full below (huge thanks to Sickle_Claw on Twitter!), and read on for our summary and highlights!
One of the largest takeaways from the panel I had was how passionate and knowledgeable the team is about Jurassic Park, and how talented they are as designers. While they were careful not to throw Hasbro under the bus, let’s be honest, the 2015 Hasbro toy line wasn’t good for a plethora of reasons. Not only did Mattel carefully address those issues head on, they aimed far higher, and created a new standard when it comes to Jurassic. Before the toys released this year, I was skeptical, when they were released I was impressed, and watching the whole team talk shop I’m now inspired.
The property genuinely couldn’t be in better hands. So what does the future hold?
The first reveal made prior to the panel was the somewhat stealthy inclusion of Franklin Webb in their diorama display. While he was the only 2019 human part of their core 3.75″ line that they shared, there are surely plenty more on the way – perhaps favorites such as John Parker Hammond and Dr. Henry Wu? Time will tell!
The panel itself primarily focused on the new dinosaur toys of 2019, though they only teased what’s to come rather than showing full looks at the final toys. First up, they promised 16 new species of dinosaurs – this means dinosaurs that have not yet been made by Mattel since they launched the toy line in 2018. There will be far more dinosaur toys once you count the new sculpts of returning dinosaurs, and new paint jobs on previously released toys.
The three new species revealed during the panel are the following: Styracosaurus (All new Savage Strike assortment; $10), Amargasaurus (Action Attack assortment; $20) and the gigantic Brachiosaurus (assortment/price unknown). Yes, for the first time ever the Jurassic toy line is getting not one but two in-scale adult sauropod dinosaurs, which is utterly fantastic. Fans have been asking for a Brachiosaurus for years, and all new fans after seeing Fallen Kingdom have only strengthened the demand.
Take a look at the pictures below, which were mainly limited to teases – but showcase the silhouettes and size of the toys next to a 3.75″ action figure! (Pictures courtesy of Toy Shiz on Instagram)
While they didn’t confirm any other species beyond another new large Tyrannosaurus Rex, buzz leaving San Diego Comic Con suggests fans waiting for a large Indominus Rex will probably be happy. Other rumored new species (from short lived retailer listings) include Dracorex, Plesiosaurus, and Rhamphorhynchus! Although there is no definitive word on their existence, I’d fully expect other Velociraptors such as the respective females from Jurassic Park and JP3 plus Charlie, Delta, and Echo from World.
The panel did not touch on future vehicles, though it seems safe to assume the Ford Explorer Tour Vehicle will be inbound, alongside other classics and new fictional dino-capture themed rides. It remains unconfirmed, but one 2019 vehicle assortment is said to include a human, ATV, and dinosaur which would certainly be an exciting offering!
One of my largest worries for the future toys was the art style. While the majority of the current Mattel toys are wholly Jurassic, a few not based on movie dinosaurs have been more angular and stylized, lending to a more mean or cute cartoony appearance (Proceratosaurus and Dimetrodon for example). It may be too soon to call it, but the Styracosaurus showcased has immediately amended that particular fear and critique – its design would not look out of place roaming alongside the other animals in the films. I’m totally fine seeing new variations of dinosaurs we already know, with uniquely themed designs and colors, but I do prefer they stay within the constraints of the Jurassic style set by Crash McCreery and Stan Winston many years ago.
Moving on from the core 3.75″ line, Mattel announced their new 6″ collectors series, showcasing Owen Grady and Velociraptor Blue from Jurassic World, and Dr. Ian Malcolm from Jurassic Park. The 6″ toys are a larger format item, with more detailed sculpts and paint applications alongside more articulation for the ultimate control over displaying the figure. Prices and accessories were not announced, but it stands to reason the sets will come with some fun add-ons and be sold at a reasonable price. This line will not replace the core line, but serve as a limited scope series running adjacent to it, primarily aimed at larger format collectors!
While further 6″ dinosaurs and humans were not announced, nor was there talk of vehicles, if these items are successful the range will certainly continue to grow.
Mattel closed out the panel giving away some free toys, including limited-run toys that are all but canceled (incredibly limited numbers made) such as the Indoraptor vs Blue playset, and the Destruct-a-saurs Tyrannosaurus Rex set. Mattel did offer some promising news, saying that most of the Destruct-A-Saurs (previous Toys R Us exclusive line) will see distribution at retailers, so stay tuned for more definitive details about how the 2018 line will continue to expand.
Mattel has spared no expense bringing the Jurassic toys to life, and I am loving everything they’ve cooked up in their labs so far. I cannot wait to see what surprises come in the future (fingers crossed for more collectors aimed 3.75” characters and sets, hatchlings with humans rather than mini-dinos, or even Kenner style collector cards), and am sure whatever is on the horizon will continue to provide quality toys for kids and collectors alike. The diversity of play patterns and innovation within the line is incredible, and has really redefined what quality and affordable prices to expect in the toy isle. Hopefully Mattel does more panels such as this one (and perhaps other subsets of the Jurassic brand can follow their lead), as this was an incredibly exciting look behind the scenes which only further strengthened my interest for the future.
What did you like most from the panel, and what do you hope Mattel releases in 2019? Sound off in the comments below and stay tuned – more Mattel news and announcements are surely on the horizon!
It’s 2018 San Diego Comic Con week, and while Universal Pictures themselves will not be attending the fan favorite convention, Jurassic will still have a significant presence with various brand partners.
Arguably the most exciting Jurassic World brand partner is Mattel, who has an excellent array of toys in stores now based upon Fallen Kingdom, as well as the Target exclusive Legacy Collection featuring classic Jurassic Park characters. While Wave 2 is just hitting stores now, with wave 3 on the horizon, Mattel has plenty more to come, and are already eager to give fans at SDCC an exclusive look at exciting new products, including some items from their 2019 range!
Further, it will be your first chance to get your hands on products not yet in stores with exciting giveaways, including a one of a kind chance to get a hold of rare unreleased products that did not make it to final production! Yes – you read that right – toys that are to remain unreleased will be given away in limited numbers– holy grail’s for collectors. While Mattel has remained tight lipped on what those items are, they’re sure to excite and are not to be missed.
So how do you attend the panel, and when is it?We have the exclusive first details:
The panel is this Saturday (July 21st, 2018) at 11am – 12pm PST and will be hosted at Mattel’s San Diego Comic Con booth. Occupancy is limited to 100 people, and tickets will be given away at the very location the morning of. Get there EARLY to secure your tickets and seats – the panel is not to be missed, and features various members of the Jurassic design team, and has some GIGANTIC reveals planned. The exclusive product giveaway occurs at the conclusion of the panel, so be sure to stick around. Their booth is adjacent to Lobby D, number 3029, with a smaller booth behind (#2945).
If you’ll be at Comic Con, but not be around for the panel on Saturday be sure to still swing by Mattel’s booth. The dinosaurs have a huge presence throughout the event, with awesome product display dioramas, photo-ops, giveaways, and more! If you’re a Jurassic super fan, you won’t want to miss it.
You can follow updates from the Mattel at SDCC from our website as well as their newly launched official Instagram channel, dedicated to their Jurassic range:
We’re not yet sure if the panel itself will be streamed online officially, but stay tuned for updates should that option become available. If you plan to attend and stream, let us know and we will be sure to relay the info and media on our site – further, be sure to take plenty of detailed pictures!
Sound off in the comments below and let us know if you’ll be attending, plus what future items you hope to see – and as always, stay tuned for the latest news!
Japan is the last country where Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom will be released, on July 13th. Via Bloody Disgusting, to help celebrate the film’s release, Jurassic World themed cafes are being opened for a limited run in Tokyo and Osaka and are selling Jurassic World inspired food.
The Japanese website Natalie brings the limited time pop-up cafe to our attention this week, and they note that it’s open from July 5th to August 6th in Tokyo at Ikebukuro Parco, and from August 10th to September 30th in Osaka at Shinsaibashi Open in 161.
The fully Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom-inspired menu includes items such as “Mososaurus Soda,” “Volcano Curry,” “Jurassic World Burger” and even dinosaur cupcakes!
Make sure to visit the website Natalie for a full gallery of some of the food items being offered at these cafes.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.
The domestic opening for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is less than two weeks away and next week from June 11th to June 15th, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is going to be Jurassic themed. The show is being rebranded to Jurassic World: “Fallon” Kingdom and will include visits and interviews from the stars of the new film.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Universal Pictures today announced that next week will be the inaugural Jurassic World: “Fallon” Kingdom on The Tonight Show. With a weeklong series of events to celebrate all things Jurassic, Jimmy welcomes to the show guests including the film’s stars, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom arrives in theaters on June 22.
All week long we will see Jurassic World themed comedy skits and some Jurassic suprises are promised. Chris Pratt will appear on the show on Thursday and Bryce Dallas Howard will be on Friday’s Show. The show airs weeknights at 11:35PM EDT on NBC.
Are you excited for Jurassic World: “Fallon” Kingdom week on The Tonight Show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.