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Jurassic World has been making the news recently-especially since an online troll managed to convince the world Steven Spielberg killed a triceratops.
When Facebook user Jay Branscomb posted an image of Steven Spielberg in front of animatronic triceratops from 1993’s Jurassic Park, he thought the internet would be in on the joke. After all, dinosaurs went extinct over 60 million years ago. Not a whole lot of trophy hunting cases back in the day.
But Hollywood Life’s Meganrosshl found out that /4/not be the case. In “Steven Spielberg: Internet Freaks Out & Believes Director Killed A Dinosaur,” the author notes the internet’s a wide space and not everyone /4/be in on the “double-troll.” According to Branscomb, double trolling refers the fact a “great majority of shocked remonstrancea were tongue-in-cheek,” so no one believed his outrage.
But new people get online every day. Never count out the new or naive. Even if math tells you the likelihood is slim unless you’re in an Asylum flick on SyFy.
Plus, the caption should have said everything. “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.”
/4/be not so obvious since Meganrosshl seems to think Branscomb was lampooning Texas Tech cheerleader Kendall Jones-she of the trophy animal killings that’ve gone viral recently. Never assume anyone’s in on the gag, though.
And to be fair, the dinosaurs looked pretty real in 1993. Business Insider recently interviewed Steven “Spaz” Williams-a computer graphics (CG) animator at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), which helped to create Jurassic Park‘s on-screen dinosaurs. Breaking down the steps, a lot of work went into seamlessly incorporating the CG and real live action portions of the film.
“How 4 Minutes Of CGI Dinosaurs In ‘Jurassic Park’ Took A Year To Make” by Kirsten Acuna explains that it took 4 months to create the T. rex running behind the Jeep in the original Jurassic Park. Every frame took 12 hours and 76 frames; it was a long, arduous task to move beyond stop-motion (think old school Godzilla). Williams says, “Basically /4/of ’92 to /4/of ’93 was the entire build and composite time for probably 40 shots” with just the T. rex. Imagine when you add in all the dinosaurs.
Inquisitr’s Glenn Brock breaks it down a little further since director Colin Trevorrow’s not following the current all CGI model in “‘Jurassic Park 4’ To Abandon CGI For ‘Real Feel’”. Going back to the roots of the movie, the animals will be a combination of both styles since it worked for the original film. And the animals do hold up over two decades later. Well, save for the recent discovery of feathers, but there’s no telling what the actual dinosaurs will look like in 2015 for Jurassic World.
Needless to say the realistic skin on the animatronic dinosaurs might be a little confusing if surfing online without really looking. Hopefully.
The next series of dinosaurs shouldn’t be quite so confusing for audience, as the World dinosaur villain will be a “mutant creation, created by fusing different breeds of dinosaurs, to create a new attraction for visitors to the park.” Or so claims Brock. And if you listen to Chris Pratt, who plays a raptor researcher, the world’s never going to be the same either.
And we thought the flying dinosaurs nesting throughout the world was bad in Jurassic Park III.
Today’s Jenna Bush Hager visited the movie set recently. In the latest movie, 22 years have passed since John Hammond began the project and Jurassic World has 20,000 visitors a day coming to visit the park.
As Pratt put it, “you’re never going to believe it, but it doesn’t go well” when you start mutating dinosaurs. Never would have guessed from the first film, right?
Frog DNA didn’t help nature find a way at all.
Jurassic World will hit theaters on June 12, 2015.