‘Dinosaur Crossing’ Jurassic World Motion Comic Drops – Featuring A Triceratops vs Ankylosaurus Battle

Jurassic News seems to be dropping thick and fast for fans of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World – with the second instalment of the Jurassic World motion comic series already dropping on the official Jurassic World YouTube Channel! This entry, titled ‘Dinosaur Crossing’,  continues the idea of giving us a bite-size look at a post-Fallen Kingdom world with some interesting tidbits thrown in which perhaps hint at the direction which we will see the story take in 2021’s Jurassic World 3.

Before we dive into our own thoughts, you can check out the second episode, ‘Dinosaur Crossing’ below.

The focus of the second short is two Herbivores – the Ankylosaurus and the Triceratops – locked in an all-out dual on a busy road somewhere in America. The main character of the short, who is an employee for the Department of Wildlife (and also the husband of Rebecca, whom we are introduced to in the first short), heads out to a job in the middle of nowhere when he stumbles upon the two animals brawling. Thrust into a dangerous situation, he has to quickly get his vehicle out of a sticky situation so that he can drive away and escape the potential threat which the herbivores may pose.

I have to admit – it is incredibly fun getting to see two Herbivores ‘butting heads’ in a literal manner. Frequently within the films, we will see fight sequences which Carnivores are particularly prominent within, since they tend to have more appeal for wider movie-going audiences. With this in mind, it is nice seeing the creative team behind the motion comic experiment with bringing different creatures to the forefront. Whilst both the Ankylosaurus and the Triceratops have appeared in the films, they only have a handful of memorable moments – so seeing them going toe to toe is pretty awesome. However, the short brings much more to the forefront than just the two animals fighting.

Dinosaur Crossing - National Emergency Screenshot

As the above image shows, this particular short also looks at the wider impact which the dinosaurs being lose in the public is having – with a state of National Emergency declared. We also see several other sequences with different dinosaurs causing injury to members of the public – building upon the short pieces of footage which we saw at the end of Battle at Big Rock. Clearly, this is becoming an issue a lot quicker than we would have predicted after Fallen Kingdom – so perhaps more dinosaurs have escaped from other InGen facilities, like those hinted at within the Live Show. It is apparent that something will need to be done within the third film to round these creatures up – and the way in which they do this will be interesting. Perhaps Sanctuary Island does exist?

Returning to the short, however, it is a fun dive into a world which is being ravaged by dinosaurs. Whilst I am not a massive fan of the art-style which Universal have chosen for the Motion Comic, I am incredibly grateful to see more Jurassic material being pumped out in a non-movie year. This shows that Universal are willing to invest in the franchise year-round now, and also has me hopeful for what else we may say in 2020 and throughout the buildup to the third entry in the Jurassic World series.

What did you all think of ‘Dinosaur Crossing’? Were you happy to see Herbivores getting to come to the forefront for a change? And what do you think about the Jurassic universe currently being in a state of emergency? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned for more on the Motion Comic as soon as it releases!

Celebrate ‘Jurassic Day’ with up to 50% off Jurassic Park Merchandise on Fanattik

Jurassic Day - Header Graphic featuring Keyring, Raptor Claw, Pin and Playing Cards.

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s safe to say that we are all looking for the perfect Jurassic Park gifts which we can get our claws on during this festive season! We’ve already shared some fantastic items in recent weeks – including Jurassic World Stills, Brand-New Mattel Toys and plenty of other fantastic products! Today, however, we are excited to dive back into the world of a 1993 Isla Nublar as we explore some of the great offers which are friends at Fanattik are having on their Jurassic Products for today’s ‘Jurassic Day’ – a part of their larger Black Friday sales.

Let’s take a look at some of the great offers which Fanattik have on products this week!

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For a vast assortment of Fanattik’s products, there will be a fantastic 30% off today – allowing you to grab everything from lithographs to pins, to keyrings and even limited-edition collectable coins. Fanattik pride themselves on creating items which pay homage towards the original films, and their assortment offers a vast variety of different options – meaning there is something for everyone! We have some personal favourites in the line ourselves. The ‘Find Nedry’ coin is particularly beautiful, as we love the beautiful render of the Dilophosaurus on it – a dinosaur which we really hope returns for Jurassic World 3. We also love the Jurassic Park Pin which Fanattik have created, as it conveys some of the incredibly dynamic sequences seen within the Tyrannosaurus Rex breakout scene from the first film in a fun and quirky manner which is sure to stand out in any collection.

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The great assortment available today even includes items like Jewellery – allowing you to add a little bit of Jurassic flare to your daily look! We could see some of these accessories pairing nicely with the beautiful collection of Jurassic Park merchandise from Drop Dead (you can view our coverage of that line here).

It is worth noting, as well, that one special item from Fanattik’s collection will be available at 50% off for one day only too!

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That item is the beautiful Jurassic Park Raptor Claw Bottle Opener – a beautiful, curved rendition of the Jurassic Park Raptor’s sickle claw – complete with magnets on the back of the claw. This bottle opener is perfect for any big Jurassic Park fan – capturing perfectly one of the most iconic items to appear within the original film. This is perfect for Alan Grant cosplays – all for telling little know-it-alls what a Velociraptor would do to them if they got in it’s way!

Shop the complete Fanattik collection, which is on sale for TODAY ONLY, by clicking on the image below.

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Jurassic World at Universal Studios Hollywood Revealed – Soft Opens of the Ride Begin and New Dinosaurs Debut!

The grand opening of the Jurassic World ride at Universal Studios Hollywood is right around the corner and the park has really ramped up activities and stores in preparation for the launch. Just last month, we saw the opening of Isla Nu-Bar, a spirited effort of serving up the latest and greatest cocktails a dino-enthusiast might ever want to enjoy. Spare no expense.

Universal has raised the gate on another attraction sure to drive kids out of their mind: a baby raptor encounter. Pictures and videos have surfaced showing Universal employees dressed in Owen Grady wardrobe carrying a juvenile raptor around to park-goers of all ages. The raptor wrangler engages with people by allowing them to pet the baby raptor under its chin or even having the raptor briefly lash out for dramatic effect. Check out the video below the raptor and wrangler in action.

The great thing about this new addition to the Jurassic World section is just how mobile it is. With the traditional encounter, attendees are relegated to standing in a line and waiting for their photo opportunity with the larger Blue velociraptor. Now, the baby raptor can come to you. What this new raptor lacks in gesticulations, it completely makes up for in utter adorableness. The wranglers we have seen so far look to be doing an amazing job with their new dinosaur partners.

Universal has also unveiled another new mobile attraction this week in the form of a GIANT roaming Triceratops. The creature wanders around in the Jurassic World section interacting with guests as it passes. This is a huge addition to the current lineup in this section of the park. The animatronic looks fantastic as it lumbers around the area. The eyes may look a little off on this creature, but the rest of it is simply stunning. Check out the trike in action in the video below.

The newly redesigned Raptor Encounter is also now up and running. This attraction features a full size Blue character that can pose for pictures and scare nearby parkgoers with a wide range of movements and familiar sounds. The redesign adds a containment unit similar to the raptor pen enclosure in the first Jurassic World film to serve as a backdrop for photographs with guests. Check out the new setup below.

Last, but certainly not least, the Jurassic World ride itself has begun testing with Universal employees and VIP guests at the park. These soft opens are a way for the park to unofficially debut the ride to guests, and work out any last minute issues. Videos of the ride have emerged on YouTube giving us a POV shots of the entire ride. Honestly, most are not the best quality video and recommend people refrain from watching, to avoid spoilers. However, for those who can’t wait – check out the embed below!

Our opinion? Wait until you get the chance to visit the ride itself. The video shows a promising start, but chances are that finishing touches still need to be made and the best way to experience the ride will (obviously) be in person.

What do you think of all the new attractions opening up at Universal Hollywood? Does this get you excited for when the actual Jurassic World ride opens sometime this summer? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for more news about the ride opening soon!

Chronicle Collectibles Announces 1:5 scale Jurassic Park Triceratops Bust is available for Pre-Order

Chronicle Collectibles has announced that their Jurassic Park 1:5 Female Triceratops Bust is now available for pre-order and will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2019. The bust is 19″ from base to nose on a 16″ diameter base and will cost $750.00. 3, 6 and 10 month payment plans are available.

Thanks to the massive success of our previous 1:5 scale T-Rex busts, we are continuing the line with the world’s first officially licensed 1:5 scale Triceratops Bust from the original Jurassic Park. As you will recall, the Triceratops played a key role in the film by giving Dr. Grant and Ellie their first up close encounter with a fully grown dinosaur. At Chronicle Collectibles, we are thrilled to bring home this magic moment of cinema for Jurassic Park fans with this striking 1:5 scale Triceratops Bust

This gorgeous dinosaur bust was created from a scaled down 3D scan of the Sick Triceratops as seen in the first film. Since the existing life-size scan of the Sick Triceratops only featured one side of the face, our skilled artists mirrored the head for the opposite side and then carefully detailed it to ensure it was wholly accurate and not just a mirror image. The result is a stunning portrait that complements our previous busts and can either be featured with them or as a standalone piece.

This amazing bust is designed to be wall mounted and is roughly the same size as our T-Rex busts; 16″ in diameter for the base and 19″ from base to nose (not including the horns). We also offer an elegant tabletop stand that fits this bust if you prefer not to mount it to your wall (sold separately). This limited edition 1:5 scale Triceratops Bust comes individually numbered and will be sought by collectors long after it is sold out.

Visit Chronicle Collectibles official website for more information about the Jurassic Park 1:5 Triceratops. So what do you think about about this bust, and do you plan to pre-order? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: Chronicle Collectibles

Asset Out of Containment! The Indominus Rex Has Arrived in ‘Jurassic World: Evolution’!

The hybrid everybody loves to hate has finally arrived in Jurassic World: Evolution! That’s right folks, we have a new attraction; and it’s the Indominus Rex!

For those of you who need reminding, the Indominus was the love child of Henry Wu in Jurassic World. A killer blend of Velociraptor and T. rex, it is known infamously as the creature that took down Jurassic World!

With a bullet proof hide and psychopathic tendencies, it will surely be a force to contain in the game. Perhaps you’d better put A.C.U. on alert now?

In case you missed it, we visited Frontier’s Offices in Cambridge (Hey! Isn’t that where Nedry’s people are?) and got talk to the people building the game! Check out our video below:

Jurassic World: Evolution launches next week! Will you be playing? Comment below!

June “Colossal” Lootcrate to Feature Jurassic Park Items

Time for some new Jurassic collectibles! At this point, everyone probably knows what Lootcrate has to offer. The monthly subscription of fun, geeky knick knacks has been partnering with major brands such as Marvel, DC, and Star Wars to bring fans fun items. To coincide with the release of Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom and Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary, June’s theme is “Colossal” and will feature at least one item from the franchise but it is more likely that it will be something from the first movie. Check out the fun art from Lootcrate below:

This is not the first time Lootcrate has offered items from the series, with some previous items including a raptor claw key-chain and an electrified fence sign. You will have until June 19th at 9PM PT to order the crate. In addition, you will also receive items from the Godzilla series, Ghostbusters, and Marvel. Even more reason to get this crate. If you get the crate, make sure you let us know what you get.

Source: Lootcrate

RUMOUR: Orlando to Break Ground on New Jurassic Park Ride?

You might be forgiven if you forgot that Universal has a theme park in Orlando, especially with the announcement of a re-theme in their Hollywood Park, a parade debut in Japan and rumours of a Jurassic World section in Beijing. But the largest and most complete Jurassic Park ride has resided at Universal’s Islands of Adventure since 1999 and if rumours are to be believed, it’s finally getting a much needed upgrade!

With the spotlight elsewhere, Universal discretely filed a demolition permit for a 9,100 Square Foot area in the park earlier this month. This could easily be mistaken for the new ‘Harry Potter’ ride, but demolition and construction are already well underway at the site of the former ‘Dragon Challenge’ attraction, which was listed as Project 942. The new permit is listed as Project 741, a distinctly older number. Sources inside the park have hinted that area to be cleared is the former Triceratops Encounter/Discovery Trail, which closed in 2005, but was temporarily reopened in 2011 and 12 as an overflow attraction during the debut of ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’. The size of the area certainly matches to that reported in the permit.

This is not the first time that Universal has filed for permits to modify the Jurassic Park area, though disappointingly those turned out to only be small changes; Carnival style booths in part of the River Adventure’s extended queue, and the Raptor Encounter in the exit to the Triceratops Encounter. Given the scale of the area, is certainly looks as though Universal is finally pushing forward with a new attraction, especially given that the former attraction has previously sat dormant for over 15 years.

At this time we can only speculate what the new attraction will be. Whispers from insiders are hinting at a coaster, perhaps in the style of Japan’s ‘Flying Dinosaur’ though at this early stage all bets are off. Prior to the park’s opening, attractions known as ‘Jeep safari’ and ‘Helicoptours’ were planned for the Jurassic Park area though were eventually written off due to budget constraints. The patches of land reserved for these attractions have since been filled by other IPs but perhaps one of them could have a resurgence on this new plot.

Demolition is set to begin on June 1st with a reported cost of $300,000. Keep your eyes peeled for more info then!

Owen and Claire try to pass off Blue as a service animal in Comedy Sketch

The website CollegeHumor has released a new comedy sketch featuring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard as their Jurassic World characters Owen Grady and Claire Dearing. In the sketch, Owen and Claire are at an airport trying to pass Blue the Velociraptor off as a service animal.

As June quickly approaches it almost seems daily that interviews, photos, and behind the scenes videos are being released. This sketch is another side of the promotion where Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard can have some fun with their characters. Check out the comedy sketch video below:


What are your thoughts on this comedy sketch? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: CollegeHumor

Jurassic World Parades Through Universal Studios Japan

Dinosaurs and gyrospheres roam the streets of Universal Studios Japan as part of the park’s Spectacle Night Parade! The Jurassic World section of the parade showcases some fan favorite dinosaurs, starting off with a Stegosaurus in a flashing red enclosure and ending with a roaring animatronic Tyrannosaurus Rex. The procession features a Parasaurolophus, as well as an infant Brachiosaurus and Triceratops being handled by Jurassic World employees.

In one exciting moment, three Velociraptors escape from their enclosure and run along the street, before being corralled by one man dressed as Owen and others dressed in Asset Containment Unit uniforms. Samples of Michael Giacchino’s music from the Jurassic World Soundtrack can be heard as the floats and Jurassic employees march down the parade path.

The dinosaurs used in this event seem extremely well constructed. The T-Rex alone has nearly full motion in its head, torso, and tail. Its extremely tall body towers over the gathered spectators and lets out some classic Jurassic roars as its glowing red eyes scan the area around it. The Velociraptors and Parasaurolophus are costumed employees, but still look pretty natural amidst the chaos unfolding around them. The parade also employs the use of “Parade x Projection Mapping” which utilizes state-of-the-art technology to project scenery onto buildings and transform the park as the event moves through it.

This new event at Universal Studios Japan was announced last October and debuted this month. Watch footage from the parade below.

What do you think of the new parade? Would you like to see it stampede into the streets of Universal Orlando or Hollywood as well? We want your opinions in the comment section below!

Source:  Universal Studios Japan

IGN has first look at Isla Pena, the most dangerous island yet in Jurassic World: Evolution

IGN has another exclusive first look for the upcoming Jurassic World: Evolution game, this time of Isla Pena, which they deem as the most dangerous island yet.

Isla Pena is the smallest of the five islands that make up the Muertes archipelago, alongside Isla Matanceros, Muerta, Tacano and Sorna. Accordining to IGN, Pena is one of the most dangerous and challenging islands in the Jurassic World: Evolution game.

It’s one of the most challenging islands for two reasons: first, only a small area of land is suitable for development, so you really have to make every square foot count. Second, everything on Isla Pena takes place at night. Who knows why the Hammond foundation picked it as a great spot for a park full of tourists but there we are.

Some of our team members went hands on with Jurassic World: Evolution at the Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration in Hollywood, and they cannot get over the game. Check out the video for Isla Pena below!


What are your thoughts about Isla Pena being in Jurassic World: Evolution and the challenges this island present? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on our forums.

Source: IGN