JurassicWorld.com has evolved!

The official Jurassic World website has been inactive for roughly a year now, showcasing a fictional operational park hub with a few adverts for the Blu Ray. However, the inactivity came to an end earlier today, when the website evolved into a hub for the entire franchise! Sporting a fresh new look, the site now covers a multitude of subjects.

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The websites now serves as fun page to learn the latest official news about the franchise, as well as including various facts, current video games, videos and more. I’m personally thrilled to see this change which is something I was hoping would happen for some time – while the new site is currently lite on content, hopefully as time goes on it will add new sections (canon/encyclopedia, editorial content, toys, books, etc.) and further flesh out its existing ones with more content. With the right team and management, the website can further evolve into something great (look to HaloWaypoint.com and StarWars.com for some fantastic examples.)

Thankfully, they also preserved the website created for the fictional Jurassic World park on Isla Nublar, which can be reached by clicking the link on the top of the site (or going directly to islanublar.jurassicworld.com). I wonder if future in-universe websites will be created that reflect the current happenings of the franchise – there’s plenty of room to expand, and Jurassic World 2 is right around the corner! Either way, this hub site is a great fit for the Jurassic Park franchise, and it’s great to see some change and life post 2015.

So, what are you waiting for? Go explore! After that, be sure to keep checking back here for even more news regarding all things Jurassic! Do you like the new look? Sound off in the comments below!

There’s over an hour of unavailable new content on the Jurassic World YouTube

So, this is strange. The other day when the Jurassic World YouTube updated with content (some new, some old) it also was updated with ‘unavailable’ videos. While these videos don’t show up on the channels page, they do show up in subscribers feeds. They have titles, descriptions, thumbnails, and lengths.. but are currently unable to be viewed. We’ve compiled a list below:

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Update (9/12/2016) – 4 new videos uploaded and added to the list!

  1. Jurassic World: From art to park (3:10)
    https://youtu.be/MIHzEbEV2Xg
  2. Jurassic World- Asset Containment Unit vs. Indominus Rex. (1:07)
    https://youtu.be/yvIEoLcFiAE
  3. About Trex behind the scenes. (1:29)
    https://youtu.be/JWbIXMY8eWE
  4. Behind the scenes, building the boardwalk. (:052)
    https://youtu.be/ZjqTcSNzILs
  5. Jurassic World: Building the Dino Creation Lab. (1:40)
    https://youtu.be/PXY81JSIESc
  6. Jurassic World: Chris Pratt in the control room. Behind the Scenes. (1:07)
    https://youtu.be/O9RRKq0dcvU
  7. Jurassic World: Vincent D’onofrio in the control room. Behind the scenes. (1:39)
    https://youtu.be/eymmxMlUGW4
  8. Jurassic World: Filming with Dimorphodon head (0:57)
    https://youtu.be/XzxBFw-dHKQ
  9. Jurassic World: Family reunion after attacks on Main Street. Behind the scenes. (0:57)
    https://youtu.be/IgVFFbIu9GM
  10. Jurassic World: Helicopter escape -behind the scenes. (2:16)
    https://youtu.be/Ap3ZSB01eQs
  11. Jurassic World: Helicopter escape – dailies. (2:16)
    https://youtu.be/oF0FVOKrRag
  12. Jurassic World: Final battle- dailies. (8:37)
    https://youtu.be/osmig0NsQGo
  13. Jurassic World: Building the Innovation Center. (0:58)
    https://youtu.be/Wmrx8PGcrdY
  14. Jurassic World: How the ankylosaurus sound was made. (0:56)
    https://youtu.be/1UGgh2xsczA
  15. Jurassic World: Helicopter escape- feature. (2:16)
    https://youtu.be/oOBuKmhurLw
  16. Jurassic World: How the Mosasaurus was made. (1:06)
    https://youtu.be/xMdOYm6xpMM
  17. Jurassic World: Kids find the gas jeep. Behind the scenes. (1:33)
    https://youtu.be/Rgzjw7TYzqM
  18. Jurassic World: Helicopter escape – previs. (2:16)
    https://youtu.be/oYrqIb2EnHA
  19. Jurassic World: How the Velociraptor sound was made. (1:27)
    https://youtu.be/DhPifkEptrA
  20. Jurassic World: Jimmy Kimmel creating gyrosphere video. (4:00)
    https://youtu.be/TDM_Q6STMF0
  21. Pratt jurassicjournals motorcycle (1:41)
    https://youtu.be/7EQ_l-hJRO0
  22. Jurassic World: Final Battle feature (8:37)
    https://youtu.be/FtCslvCjZEY
  23. Jurassic World: Final Battle Previs (8:37)
    https://youtu.be/_49Do3RqEM8
  24. Jurassic World: Building Main Street. (1:13)
    https://youtu.be/A6ef1G7wdpI
  25. Jurassic World: Making raptor heads. (1:07)
    https://youtu.be/NOLpvQdxILM
  26. Jurassic World: Pteranodon heads. (:049)
    https://youtu.be/Sg0z1MUQtJ8
  27. pratt jeep (1:13)
    https://youtu.be/YJ2UxrIjclo
  28. Jurassic World: Creating dinosaurs (this may be from the Blu Ray) (17:49)
    https://youtu.be/ffTOQLjahfc
  29. Final Battle Behind the Scenes (8:37)
    https://youtu.be/qzwIBYFtFcc
  30. Gyro previs (4:37)
    https://youtu.be/7rN1oEbWK2o
  31. Gyro bts (4:37)
    https://youtu.be/xjavlnRhXzo
  32. Gyro feature (4:37)
    https://youtu.be/MXoxXFNRrCc
  33. Gyro dailies (4:37)
    https://youtu.be/r8TK0R8_nI0

That’s about 1 hour and 30 minutes of content if you don’t count the 28th video, or 1 hour and 47 minutes with it. Extracting the YouTube thumbnails confirms that the majority of the videos are loaded with new content, not previously available on the Blu Ray or online.

It seems strange to unload all this new content online, without any fanfare or promotion. Possibly some of the uploads were accidental, and a new Blu Ray set is inbound. This would make further sense as the new Lego short film ‘The Indominus Escape’ (roaring in at 24 minutes) is hitting this October. Either way, new behind the scenes content is inbound, which is something fans have been asking for!

Stay tuned, we’ll reach out to Universal to see how and when these videos will be released. As always, sound off in the comments below, and let us know what you’d like to see in this content!

#ThrowbackThursday: Kenner Jurassic Park Carnotaurus Design Sketch (Exclusive)

Hey everyone, it’s Thursday and that means it’s time to look back into the prehistoric past of the Jurassic franchise! Today for #JurassicJune we have a very special exclusive throwback: the original conceptual design sketch of the Kenner Jurassic Park Carnotaurus! This sketch dates back to around 1992, and is straight from the table of the artists themselves (note the clay smudges!) Check it out in its full glory below:

The Jurassic Park Series 2 Carnotaurus released in 1994 and is one of the more iconic and sought after classic Jurassic toys by collectors. Due to its rarity and fan favorite status, it nets a hefty price if you manage to find one now (upwards to $500 MIB). This piece of art is an awesome, previously unseen part of Jurassic history that gives a very rare peek behind the curtain of its creation.

Image courtesy of JurassicToys.net
Image courtesy of JurassicToys.net

Want to know more about about the series 2 Carnotaurus? Head over to its page at JPtoys.com and read up! As always, sound off in the comments below, join the discussion in our forums, and stay tuned for the latest on everything Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, and more!

Thanks to an anonymous contributor for sharing this art!

Win a Jurassic World poster SIGNED by Nick Robinson & Ty Simpkins! [CLOSED]

To celebrate Jurassic June, we are happy to announce our first competition under our new name Jurassic Outpost: Win a Jurassic World poster signed by Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins themselves, who played Zach and Gray in Jurassic World!

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Along with the poster, you could also win a Hasbro Tyrannosaurus Rex, Jurassic World on DVD, a Jurassic World t-shirt (large) and a replica brochure from the first movie!

There are three ways in which you can enter:

1. Retweet this tweet and make sure you are following us on Twitter
2. Like this image on Instagram and comment your favorite quote from the Jurassic Park franchise
3. Like this photo on Facebook and comment your favorite quote from the franchise

We are allowing you to enter via all three options to increase your own chances of winning – but please only answer on each platform once!

The competition is NOW OPEN and will close Saturday 11th June. Winners will be announced Monday 13th June and prizes will be shipped out within 7 working days.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

WINNERS:
1st Prize – Via Twitter – Electrazahra
2nd Prize – Via Facebook – Jacqui
3rd Prize – Via Instragram – JurassicWill

Escape from Jurassic Park – 1993 animated series detailed

It’s no secret that Jurassic Park nearly had a cartoon –  over the summer William Stout revealed many pieces of concept art, which unsurprisingly went viral. Despite the great artwork, and the franchise lending itself to the concept perfectly, the cartoon was sadly canceled in the early stages of production. Other than these glimpses of concept art, little was known about the mysterious series. Until now.

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1993: Hot off the heels of Jurassic Parks success, the now defunct Universal Cartoon Studios began to explore a continuation of the story via an animated series. The series was meant to be tonally similiar to the film, utilizing an art style that appropriately matched. The story revolved around the essential characters and dinosaurs of Jurassic Park, alongside many fun new additions – drawing further story inspiration not only from the film, but from the book.

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Over the month, we will be exclusively revealing  details about the cartoon straight from the story bible, including a breakdown of its planned episodes. We’re thrilled to be celebrating #JurassicJune in such a fun way, and we hope you’re as excited as us.

Stay tuned, we’ve got a wild month planned!

Huge thanks to an anonymous contributor for making this happen.

Welcome to the Jurassic Outpost!

Hello, and welcome to Jurassic Outpost, your home for all things Jurassic Park and Jurassic World! We hope you like our new look – we have been working very hard for the past few months to bring this website together and we are very happy to finally be open! And we couldn’t have chosen a better day – Happy Jurassic June!

Take a good look around the website which has been populated with content from all aspects of the franchise. We have also opened our brand new discussion boards – The Jurassic Forums – so join up there for some friendly Jurassic discussion!

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Along with our website rebrand, we have rebranded our podcast to InGeneral, which I’m sure many of you Trespasser fans will appreciate. We are continuing with the same format, and our debut episode under our new name, featuring an interview with Matt Winston, is now available below!

We are also pleased to announce our brand new encyclopedia – something Alex and the team have been hard at work on for a some time now! The encyclopedia is in on-going development and is constantly growing with facts and information about your favorite franchise. Be sure to take a wander over there and have a good look around. We are looking for contributors, so if you are interested in writing about the franchise then please get in touch!

I do hope you enjoy navigating your way through our new website. There are some areas that are still in development, so please excuse any mess! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for following our website and social media feeds over the past few years and for those who listen to our podcast. We love hearing all of your feedback and we are excited to continue this experience with you all!

In case any of you were wondering what happened to all of the news from the old website – don’t worry, it’s safe and it will be available for you to read on this site in an ‘archived news’ section. Stay tuned for that!

Here’s to an exciting month! Long live Jurassic Park!