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  • To celebrate the release of Jurassic World, let's take a look at 12 things you probably

  • didn't know about the fourth film in the dinosaur franchise.

  • Although movies now tend to use visual effects and CGI rather than animatronics, director

  • Colin Trevorrow was keen to use an animatronic dinosaur in Jurassic World as a way of paying

  • tribute to special effects legends like Stan Winston who brought to life Jurassic Park's

  • T-Rex, Velociraptors and Brachiosaurus. And, on top of that, Trevorrow thought an

  • animatronic dinosaur would help the actors achieve the right intensity in their interaction

  • with the giant creature.

  • An animatronic Apatosaurus was created over a period of about three months by John Rosengrant

  • and his team at Legacy Effects. The completed Apatosaurus was operated by

  • Rosengrant and a team of four puppeteers, thanks to whom the creature could lift and

  • turn its head, breathe through its nose and mouth, and blink and twitch its eyes.

  • In fact, Chris Pratt found the creature so life-like that it gave him goosebumps!

  • In tribute to Richard Attenborough and his character, John Hammond, who featured in the

  • first two movies as the creator of Jurassic Park, a memorial statue stands in front of

  • Jurassic World's Hammond Creation Lab. Like in the original movie, in his hand, Hammond

  • has a cane which features a piece of amber on top with a mosquito inside, a nod to the

  • fact that dinosaurs were brought back to life through DNA found in amber-trapped mosquitos.

  • Jurassic World's Main Street was built from scratch in the enormous parking lot of an

  • abandoned Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans.

  • The lot used was around the size of six football fields.

  • While filming was taking place in Hawaii, four hundred craftspeople constructed the

  • Main Street sets, which feature everything you'd find at a real theme park including

  • restaurants and stores complete with all kinds of theme park merchandise.

  • In the movie, Jurassic World visitors looking for something to eat have lots of restaurants

  • to choose from including Winston's Steakhouse, which is a nice nod to special effects legend

  • Stan Winston, who won an Oscar for his work on Jurassic Park.

  • The huge raptor arena, where Chris Pratt's character Owen works, was built for real using

  • steel and cement, rather than fake set walls. Chris Pratt was blown away by the design team's

  • work on the arena and said it felt strong enough to hold real-life dangerous animals!

  • Many of the movie's interior sets including the Visitors' Centre, Dr Wu's genetics lab,

  • and the Control Room were built and filmed on six stages at Big Easy Studios, which is

  • located at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.

  • Other big movies that have filmed at the Louisiana-based studios include Dawn Of The Planet Of The

  • Apes and Terminator: Genisys.

  • The Control Room, from which Bryce Dallas Howard's character Claire watches over the

  • park, was made as immersive as possible for the actors.

  • For example, while they were filming scenes there, the control room's wall of monitors

  • displayed real footage, a lot of which had been shot during the production.

  • Often a movie would place that footage on the monitors during post-production rather

  • than playing it live during filming.

  • Like the first three movies in the franchise, Jurassic World filmed in Hawaii.

  • Filming took place for just over 30 days on the islands of Oahu and Kauai, and began at

  • Honolulu Zoo, which was turned into Jurassic World's petting zoo.

  • The design team built a full-scale paddock for the movie's new genetically modified dinosaur,

  • Indominus rex, at Kualoa Ranch, which was also used for exterior locations such as Gyrosphere

  • Valley.

  • According to producer Patrick Crowley, Jurassic World's filmmakers wanted to avoid a repeat

  • of the hurricane that destroyed all the sets during filming of the first movie, Jurassic

  • Park! So, on the first day of the shoot in Hawaii,

  • the movie's crew took part in a spiritual blessing ceremony, which they believed would

  • pay homage to the sacred lands where they were filming.

  • World-renowned palaeontologist Jack Horner has been a consultant on all four Jurassic

  • movies. In fact, Horner's book "Digging Dinosaurs"

  • was an important part of author Michael Crichton's research when he was writing Jurassic Park,

  • and the character of Alan Grant was partly based on Horner.

  • Horner's current research focuses on dinosaur evolution and includes reverse-evolving a

  • dinosaur from a chicken, as birds are dinosaurs' closest descendants.

  • On Jurassic World, Horner worked with the filmmakers as a technical consultant, particularly

  • on the movie's new genetically-modified hybrid dinosaur, Indominus rex, and on designing

  • the educational displays in the park's visitor centre.

  • According to Jack Horner, when the original movie hit the big screen back in 1993, palaeontologists

  • were starting to discover that dinosaurs actually had feathers.

  • Nowadays, it's known that many carnivorous dinosaurs likely did have feathers; however

  • this is not reflected in the Jurassic films because, as Horner says, the dinosaurs 'have

  • to be consistent through all of the different movies.'

  • Well, there you have it, 12 things you probably didn't know about Jurassic World!

  • Now, let me know in the comments below, which is your favourite dinosaur from the Jurassic

  • movies? And what would you like to see happen in a

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