Jurassic Park MVP Phil Tippett Back For Jurassic World

I remember seeing Jurassic Park in a 1000-seater on opening night. The room was packed to the rafters and hazy with body heat. It was an exciting night but I can’t say I really fell in love with the film overall, and some things – the sound mix, for example – drove me nuts, but the dinosaurs definitely left an impression.

Indeed, even twenty years later, I think the dinos are still magical.

One of the key figures in the process that brought the creatures to life was animator and go-motion pioneer Phil Tippett, alum of The Empire Strikes Back‘s AT-ATs and Tauntauns, Robocop‘s ED-209 and Dragonslayer‘s Vermithrax Pejorative.

To fully understand Tippett’s contribution to the film, check out special features on the Jurassic Park Blu-rays but here’s the short version: as the film’s preferred animation tech evolved from go-motion to CG, and there were various stages along the way, Tippett worked on the dinosaur animation and created their look and character.

And now Tippett is back at work on Jurassic World. Here’s a pic posted by director Colin Trevorrow.

phil tippett dinosaur

It’s just something I want to celebrate. Having Tippett there to supervise the big lizards again should ensure all of the character and flavour that we want.

And yes, that’s a maquette of a T-Rex. Archive model? Oh, we’ll get a T-Rex in the movie somewhere – the question would simply behow much T-Rex, for how long, and doing what?

beauty and the beast

Get Your Possible First Look At The Beast And Emma Watson In Leaked Beauty And The Beast Photos [REMOVED]

Everyone Is Suddenly Realising That Wonder Woman May Be Bisexual

shadows-still_46658

What We Do In The Shadows Is Getting A TV Show Spinoff

prog-2000-reprint-cover

2000AD Goes To 2nd Print for The First Time With Prog 2000 (ACTUAL ART UPDATE)

How Marvel Will Claw Back That Marketshare Come December

Dark Knight Rises

Microsoft AI Strikes Again: Anne Hathaway As A Woman In A Black Suit Case, And Other Classification Misadventures

cagetv

Quentin Tarantino Thought About Making A Luke Cage Movie After Reservoir Dogs

deathstroke

Deathstroke Teased For Juctice League By Zack Snyder

Could Comic Creators Also Take Home “Garbage Bags Full Of $20s”?

halloween

Get John Carpenter’s Tales Of Halloween Night Vol 2 Early At NYCC 2016