... that the filmmakers used a combination of full-sized robotic and computer generated dinosaurs in both movies. Here's how to tell the difference:
Wide screen shots are primarily computer generated ...
... and close-ups are robotics.
... A helpful fan has recorded all the fun on the Universal Studio's Jurassic Park: The Ride. If you can't get to either the Hollywood or Orlando amusement parks, here is some vicarious fun:
... Academy Award winning composer John Williams wrote the music for Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park. The theme song in the original movie is one of our all-time favorite movie theme songs and we feature it here for your enjoyment:
... in 1993, "Weird Al" Yankovic created a song parody of the movie Jurassic Park. Set to the music of MacArthur Park, the music video featured a claymation take on the Jurassic Park story. Here it is:
... it is the iconic scene from Jurassic Park. A rumbling mysterious sound in the distance, the vibration in the glass of water. The T-Rex approaches. Some very clever person (with a lot of time on their hands) recreates the scene with Legos. We have it here for you:
Grauman's/Mann's Chinese Theater Footprints
Steven Spielberg is just one of the many legendary celebrities to leave hand and footprints outside the famous Grauman's (now Mann's) Chinese Theater.
Steven Spielberg Prints
Mann's Chinese Theater
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA SEE MAP
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
In the early 1960's, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce developed the idea of the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." The sidewalks of the most famous streets in the heart of Hollywood were lined with "stars" recognizing celebrities' life-long contributions to the entertainment industry. Receiving a star is still to this day considered a huge honor. Here's where you can find Samuel L. Jackson's star:
Samuel L. Jackson
Walk of Fame Star (Motion Pictures)
7018 Hollywood Blvd.
You'll find the set of Lost World on the studio tour at Universal Studios Hollywood, and don't miss Jurassic Park: The Ride for a chilling escape from a T-Rex. At Universal Orlando's new Islands of Adventure are a variety of rides on the island Jurassic Park.
Universal Studios Hollywood
100 Universal City Plaza
Universal City, CA
818.508.9600 SEE MAP
1000 Universal Studios Plaza