Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My next movie idea after Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale...The Lost World!

I've heard recently that Dexter's Odyssey may be a controversial and stupid idea and would be dismissed more than once as a three-trilogy Star Wars Knockoff. So Let's stay away from that idea!



So, anyway, here’s a movie idea I would like to share with you all. It’s my next movie I’m gonna do after Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale. It is called The Lost World.



It may either be an official or unofficial sequel to Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale or not, but it will feature the return of a character from Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale, named Tearak the Troodon.



Here’s some art that I did for my take on the Lost World (which is not to be confused with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (or the 1925 silent version or any other movie version of that book), or Michael Crichton’s 1995 sequel to Jurassic Park or the unbelievably bad but impressive movie loosely based on that book from 1997, The Lost World: Jurassic Park.).
























Here’s the fan slideshow preview for my take on the Lost World. Music Track is James Newton Howard's Main Theme from one of the biggest and most expensive flops of all time, Waterworld (1995). It may be cheaply fan made but here's what it look like:





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You know what it's about? Well, In my opinion, In The Lost World, After one of his teachers claimed to have discovered the existance of dinosaurs, as well as the legendary Crystal Stones, in an once-uncharted island continent, located off the coast of Mainland Asia, and called Reptaria, A high school teenager from Maryland, the charming, brave, and often heroic Jack Skyler, persuades his high school, Old Mill Senior High School, and a variety of universities, organizations, high schools, collages, etc., to fund an expedition to the Atlantis-sized continent of Reptaria.

Together, Jack Skyler, and the crew of Project Discovery, as his expedition called, befriended the humans of Reptaria (descended from survivors blown off the course by the destruction of their homeland, the lost continent of Atlantis), their allies, the human-sized, anthropomorphic insect/ant-like beings called the Anteanites (whatever or not, they'll be based on the insects and ants featured in the 2006 computer animated film, The Ant Bully), encountered a variety of dinosaurs that roamed and still lived (which ranges in size from Archaeopterx to a giant sauropod like Brachiosaurus), battle prehistoric predators such as Ceratosaurus, Allosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex and other predators of Reptaria, as well as the enemies of the humans and Anteanites of Reptaria, The vicious, agile, and savage, yet intelligent and evolved raptors, The Vargs (which will be based on Jurassic Park's raptors), and those vicious white and grey ape men (which will, whatever or not, look like the white and grey apes from Paramount's ill-recieved 1995 big screen adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1980 novel, Congo) and even search for the elusive Crystal Stones, while exploring and taming the interior of Reptaria.


Jack Skyler and his brother, Tom Skyler, fell in love with those Reptarian girls which will look like the girls who gave Mandark a bath in Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip, Becky and Gwen.

Here's one of them, Gwen, whom Jack will fall in love with, wearing a pink dress (with a Japanese-influenced obi) and a flower and pearl-hung headband on her dark hair.


Here's the background story for the Lost World itself, the once-uncharted Atlantis-sized continent of Reptaria:

A Brief History of Reptaria

Beyond the horizon, in the far corners of the earth, lies an Atlantis-sized island continent called Reptaria (rep-tar-i-a). Reptaria had a very rich cultural and extravagant populace on a par with an ancient Peruvian culture.

The island continent is a very successful and beautiful trading port. It had a promenade that ran from the main gate and down to the seas of the earth. There, the people of Reptaria, descended from the surviving ancient Atlanteans (around the time Atlantis sank,) and their allies, the human-sized, anthropomorphic insect/ant-like beings called the Anteanites (ant-ean-ite) traded with the rest of the world.

They had built in a very rich, Indonesian/Asian-Influenced style. They mined basalt logs, which are big, hexagonal crystalline rock stems—from the coastline of Reptaria, and utilized them to tie into the piled rocks in the architecture.

Almost like you can build a twig house for a smaller creature, the Reptarians were able to strap and tie them altogether. That gives the Reptarians the ability to make an upswept, ornamental architectural style to their walls, unlike other cultures in the rest of the world.

So it grew, their architectural style, to a size of massive proportions, because the continent of Reptaria had this natural resource. And so it grew to as a so very much sophisticated biblical-style environment.

The island continent of Reptaria existed in extreme harmony with its people and surroundings and the rest of the world.

The culture of the people and the Anteanites of Reptaria have grown up with the knowledge that it possesses ape men (which may resemble those white or gray gorillas in Michael Crichton’s Congo), dinosaurs of different kinds and of all shapes and sizes, and an amazing rich, lush, fertile, and diverse fauna and flora.

But to keep out their enemies, the Ape Men, and the deadly, savage, intelligent raptors, the Vargs, the humans and the Anteanites held them at bay, a massive wall that they built around the cities and so controlled their environments.

The creatures, the Ape men, and the Vargs lived in harmony outside the wall, and the humans, the Anteanites and dinosaurs that are domesticated, lived in harmony inside the wall, and everything was in equilibrium.

Over time, the culture, the harmony that they had, the sophistication of their seafaring, began to improve ever since the first humans and Anteanites arrived on the island continent, so did their weapons. Beyond the wall, it’s rich and lush and full of beautiful food sources, so they, whatever they want to, went beyond the wall to get these food sources, and they’re fresh. Over the wall, it’s a wondrous place, though the predators of Reptaria, the Vargs and the Ape Men hold them at bay, sometimes.

They have ceremonies about them, including, Ara’karos, or, The Festival of Gifts, which is a Reptarian variation on our Christmas holiday.

However, it was once an uncharted island continent somewhere off the coast of Mainland Asia, in the Far East, and whispered about by merchants and sailors. It was a place so unbelievable at the time that no one has ever before believed in its existence.

Except one human, the American high school teenager from the Mid Atlantic, Jack Skyler. Many of us will, of course, remembers his adventures in Reptaria and how he battles 3 large predatory dinosaurs in the streets of Baltimore, Maryland.

Well, to learn more about the secrets of Reptaria, Jack Skyler launched a joint expedition of several universities, organizations, high schools, collages, etc., called Project Discovery.

One passage of its mission goal is to create several field guides to the interior of Reptaria, which everyone believes to be a continent filled with creatures long extinct on Earth, where dinosaurs roamed and still lived.

There are a total of 54 expeditions to the interior of the island continent so far.

This is what the background story on Reptaria and the plot where Jack Skyler, in his high school years, put his first footing on the uncharted, but sophisticated, often friendly, island continent of Reptaria, the Lost World, according to some, is gonna be like.

Well, On the face of it, you guys, The Lost World is gonna be much going for it: It'll be shot on 24P High Definition Digital Video Cameras in an aspect ratio of 2.40:1, and for a total budgetary production cost of over $325 million. It will bring back a character from Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale, named Tearak the Troodon, which will serve as Jack Skyler's companion and friend in The Lost World, so it'll be a sequel to Dinosaurs.

The VFX and Animation will be as amazing and spectactular and impressive as but more amazing, more spectacular, and more impressive than Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale's. The cast will range from newcomers or unknowns to familiar faces. The music will be an original score by Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and/or Mark Mancina, and, like Samurai Jack, will blend the traditional orchestra, with world-beat-flavored music.

The film's theatrical running time may be either 2 hours and 25 minutes (145 minutes) or maybe 3 hours and 40 minutes (220 Minutes), but I don't know, but if the finished film is 2 hours and 25 minutes, then, I'll release a 3 hours and 40 minute unrated extended cut for DVD and/or Blu Ray home video Release. The Lost World will be shot digitally, edited digitally, its visual and sound effects produced digitally and projected entirely digitally. And overall, it'll be as good and great as Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale (if so) and Jurassic Park.

You know, there are some good dinosaur movies like The Lost World (1925), King Kong (1933), The Land Before Time (1988), and even Jurassic Park, and the BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs (1999) as well. Both Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale and my take on The Lost World would expand the inclusion of dinosaurs in movies into the 21st century.

Well, after Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale, get ready for my take on The Lost World, you guys!!!

--Timothy Robert "Tim Box" McKenzie, 06/17/2008

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Lost World: Jurassic Park: The 1996 Teaser Trailer...starring The T-Rex from Hell!

I may have taken these screenshots using Windows Movie Maker, which is may seem innocent enough and not scary at all to me, but to anyone who didn't already think they saw the Jurassic Park movies in the 1990's and 2000's and for many of us who saw these dinosaur movies in the '90's and 2000's, it was the most frightening thing on any other Jurassic Park promotional materials ever made or at least any other movie promotional materials ever made.

































































In exteme cases, this rarely-seen 1996 teaser trailer for Jurassic Park's oddly dull sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), including that glimpse of a roaring dinosaur (a Tyrannosaurus rex to be exact) making a puddle in the water, could well scare the popcorn out of those who are youngsters 12 years ago, and give their parents a few cold chills as well! People like me even called it, The T-Rex from Hell (hence the title of my blog entry). I myself was one of those youngsters, and I was brave enough to track down this rarely seen but terrifying teaser to the Lost World: Jurassic Park at the MovieList forums. Then I put it on YouTube (exactly 6 months before I got my YouTube completely destroyed by the YouTube authorities as punishment for using Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip clips on YouTube!)

And now, I find this symbol an interesting piece of movie trailer materials and worthy of its place in promoting a motion picture. Shown here is the ever-terrifying 1996 teaser trailer for the 1997 Steven Spielberg Jurassic Park sequel, The Lost World: Jurassic Park.




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The teaser trailer was accompanied by lightning which shows both the film and the book's tagline, "Something has survived," the T-rex glimpse that scares the living hell out of those '90's kids, and the title, followed by the words, "Memorial Day." It was accompanied by music and sound effects created by Jurassic Park sound designer Gary Rydstrom (who now works at Pixar, which is now part of Disney). It was the sound effects, the roaring T-Rex sound, and the dinosaur noises at the end that has been described as "creepy". In fact, most feel it was Gary Rydstrom's sound design and effects for this teaser for the Lost World: Jurassic Park, along with ILM's roaring CG Tyrannosaurus (who made a puddle in the water) made for that teaser that made it so dreadful.


Maybe it was both the lightning and the Tyrannosaurus Rex that was shown in the 1996 Teaser Trailer for The Lost World: Jurassic Park that seemed scary. Perhaps we felt sorry for that dinosaur roaring at us and nearly trampling us while making that puddle (hence the nightmares that followed.). I've seen that roaring T-Rex from that teaser trailer for The Lost World when it appears as the cover art for a Recorded Books presentation of the original 1995 Michael Crichton Novel, The Lost World at West County Library in Odenton, Maryland.


Whatever the reason we were so terrorized by this, this rarely seen 1996 teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) will go down in theatrical teaser or theatrical trailer or promotional/advertising material history as one of the scariest.


I would say the creative mind or minds that created this rarely seen teaser trailer for Lost World: Jurassic Park did an excellent job, they made this teaser so memorable even after all these years, and it still gives you the chills!


Thank you, good luck, and watch out for the T-Rex in the Lost World: Jurassic Park 1996 teaser trailer at your own risk!


Boy, look how frightened those scared little creeps are in 1996 when they saw that teaser trailer for that 1997 Jurassic Park Sequel!































































































Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip: The Second Fan Trailer

Here's another fan-made trailer that I did for Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip, the 1999 made-for-TV movie that is the final remnant of classic Dexter's Laboratory. It's 5 to 6 minutes long, folks. Beware the T-Rex when he pops out to frighten ya (You can really hear the Dexters screaming, which is almost inaudible because of the T-Rex roaring.) Man, I am obsessed with that made for TV movie too much. But anyway, enjoy.


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Well, continue pressuring Warner Home Video and Cartoon Network to release Dexter's Lab and the Ego Trip movie on official, authorized, DVD season box sets here in the States, you guys!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

My Movie Idea/Plans for my Dexter's Odyssey movie project

Well Folks, Between February 2009 and November 2024 or whatever you or I would chose, if I might be a movie writer/director, I think I’m gonna do the biggest, greatest, coolest, most awesome, most spectacular, most ambitious, most groundbreaking, most totally epic, most amazing, most elaborate, most innovative, most monumental and most ultimate achievement in movie/visual effects/animation history….my epic 9-part film saga, Dexter’s Odyssey.

In it, Dexter Odysseus Zarus, being taken care for since childbirth by the snake from Kung Fu Panda, Master Viper, branded with the childhood prophecy that he would one day destroy the cartoon, nerdy, dark sorcerer, Mandark (who is actually the exact Mandark in his black and red caped supervillain outfit with tights, a black and red cape, and pointy claw gloves from Dexter’s Laboratory: Ego Trip), the Dark Lord of Astronoma and personification of ABSOLUTE EVIL, and given a enchanted mighty sword with great and powerful magic called the Sword of the Phoenix by his father (who bought it in an eBay internet auction), is a very popular high school student, going through a well done senior year.

But…after a disastrous field trip to Zant’azar, the main colony of the Anteanites (those exact insect characters from the 2006 film, The Ant Bully) which abruptly ended in an assault from a massive enemy onslaught of Strong Borgs, Vargs (those raptors from Jurassic Park III, but feathered in Dexter’s Odyssey), Trolls, and even the giant 60 feet long (the size of Spinosaurus) war dinosaur, the Terakils (the exact male Tyrannosaurus Rex from the Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III, but with three fingers on each hand, instead of two on T-Rex) led by Mandark, He decided to fufill his potential to end his evil rule and his war to conquer and enslave the free peoples of Timboxia (which is the fantasy realm populated with humans, dinosaurs, cartoon characters, anthropomorphic ants and anthropomorphic penguins and other different races and beings), once and for all.

Based on his reasonable request from his school and the peoples of Timboxia to destroy Mandark, he dropped out of high school unless Mandark would be destroyed with Dexter’s magic sword, joins Master Viper, his 3 other pets, Tearak the Troodon, Max, a Saber toothed cat, and his trusty steed, A Ferrucutus named Styrack (a Ferrucutus is a horned dinosaur from the World Of Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island), Zoc, the Wizard Anteanite, his assistant, Hova, Zoc’s friend, Spindle, Fugax, Beetle, Caterpillar, Fly, Jimmy, and Dexter’s brothers, Alex and Billy, and together they set out for a perilous and totally epic journey to the dark, shadow-filled land of Astronoma.

Well, The Caravan of Timboxia, grew to 20 people (by adding, Becky and Glenn, those exact girls who gave Mandark a bath in Ego Trip, Andrew Quintus, the Penguites (or Peng’uai) from the 2007 movie, Surf’s Up, Cody Maverick, Lani, Big Z, and Chicken Joe), and together, they encountered dinosaurs, machines, and others, as in…

In Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode I: The Magic Sword, Dexter’s Odyssey Episode II: The Wrath of Mandark, and Dexter’s Odyssey Episode III: The Caravan of Timboxia, They encountered Mojo Jojo, the Vargs led by Durok and his mate, Kala, survived an Iguanodon Stampede, watched Mandark and his big game party bringing down a herd of Brontosaurs (those exact brontosaurs from the 2005 remake of King Kong), etc.

In Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode IV: Prince Telchan, they help the heir to the throne of Cotolamia, Prince Telchan to free the Cototlamians, Telchan’s people from the Melchanezon, a Spanish-influenced race.

In Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode V: The Mask of the Holophantom, They fought Demongo the Holophantom (the exact Demongo from Samurai Jack) who is searching for his stolen mask.

In Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode VI: The Legend of King Kong, to get away from the violence of a Massive Astronomean Assault on Lord Linwood Darrow’s dig site (Lord Darrow, before he was killed by Mandark, have dug up a statue of the Beast God, Kong, the 8th wonder of the World.), The Caravan of Timboxia and a film producer discovers an island populated by dinosaurs and a gigantic 25 foot silverback gorilla, Kong, who captures Lani the Penguin.

Kong was captured and taken to the city land of Townsville in chains where he breaks loose and creates havoc, only to be killed in the end by Dexter.

In Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode VII: The Son of Kong, The Caravan of Timboxia and the film producer, along with a Strong Borg named Helstrom, returns to Skull Island and find Kong’s 12 foot tall albino son, Kiko before all of them (except for Helstrom, who was killed by Viper) escaping the island as it sank.

In Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode VIII: The Night of the Living Droid, They traveled to the city of the Gangstalings, a community of urban street gangs of all races and color, and must free them from the evil General Greivous-look-a-like alien droid cyborg, Lord Wilhelm Astronomenov and his army of NERDS (or, if translated, Nebula Enhanced Robot Destroyers).

And…In Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode IX: The Final Battle, the fate of Timboxia should be decided while the armies of the Dark Lord Mandark are massing to strike the final death blow to the Timboxians, a battle where the future of Timboxia should be decided. Are Mandark and his armies going to prevail? Or are Dexter and the free peoples of Timboxia going to prevail? It’s in the balance.

Eventually, Mandark was destroyed by Viper (who using her fanged mouth grabs Mandark by the torso, as he strikes Dexter with Force Lightning, and she threw him into his palace’s reactor shaft; Mandark’s death is marked by an explosion of force lightning.). Dexter and Glenn the Brunette declared their love for each other. Dexter graduated from High School, and all members of the Caravan of Timboxia survived and lived happily ever after.

On the face of it, Dexter’s Odyssey might seem to have much going for it: All nine films will be shot on 24P High Definition Digital Video Cameras in an aspect ratio of 2.40:1, and for a total budgetary production cost of one billion dollars over a 36-month production period from January 2013 to December 2015 in Maryland, the US, New Zealand, Scotland and other shooting locations.

My own mini-major studio, the Tim Box Company (which I will open in February 2009) will produce, make and release Dexter’s Odyssey.

It will have a hi-tech, Who Framed Roger Rabbit-esque, seamless, flawless, groundbreaking, innovative, ambitious and convincing blend of live action, CGI, visual effects, 2D Traditional Hand Drawn Cartoon Animation (which will be done by Genndy Tartakovsky, Craig McCracken and Chris Savino in the same animation/art style as those in Dexter’s Laboratory: Ego Trip, The Powerpuff Girls Movie and Samurai Jack), great artistry and other VFX and animation techniques both old and new.

The cast will range from newcomers to familiar faces (you know like, Eddie Deezen, Lucy Liu, Robert Smigel, Nicholas Cage, Julia Roberts, Tom Kenny, Jeff Glen Bennett and others).

The music will be an original score for all nine films by composers like Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Mark Mancina, James Horner, Michael Giacchino, Danny Elfman and/or James L. Venable and, like Samurai Jack, will blend the traditional orchestra, with world-beat-flavored music.

The film series will be co-financed and made by Tim Box, the Film Industry, the Animation Industry and the Visual Effects Industry.

Dexter's Odyssey will have a gigantically massive promotional, publicity, and marketing campaign.

Here are the films’ running time and release dates:

I. Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode I: The Magic Sword (175 minutes; Release Date: November 18, 2016)
II. Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode II: The Wrath of Mandark (176 minutes; Release Date: November 17, 2017)
III. Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode III: The Caravan of Timboxia (177 minutes; Release Date: November 16, 2018)
IV. Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode IV: Prince Telchan (178 Minutes; Release Date: November 15, 2019)
V. Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode V: The Mask of the Holophantom (179 Minutes; Release Date: November 20, 2020)
VI. Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode VI: The Legend of King Kong (180 Minutes; Release Date: November 19, 2021)
VII. Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode VII: The Son of Kong (184 Minutes; Release Date: November 18, 2022)
VIII. Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode VIII: The Night of the Living Droid (187 minutes; Release Date: November 17, 2023)
IX. Dexter’s Odyssey: Episode IX: The Final Battle (200 minutes; Release Date: November 15, 2024)

In 2025, There would be a 35 hour (that is 2,128-minutes) ultimate and definitive director’s cut of all 9 films of Dexter’s Odyssey which would gather and reedit all 9 films and 9 hours of deleted and extended scenes into one cohesive package. It will be called Dexter’s Odyssey: The Complete Novel. And Dexter’s Odyssey: The Complete Novel will see a DVD and/or Blu Ray release as well as an online release in 266 parts on a website like YouTube, or a 46-week television broadcast (from January 3, 2025 to November 14, 2025).

Dexter’s Odyssey will be shot digitally, edited digitally, its sound effects produced digitally and projected entirely digitally but the effects and animation (which will be blend with the live action) will be done both traditionally and digitally.


Dexter’s Odyssey’s development and making will be fully detailed and accounted in two versions…one, both a book and a documentary series called Visions of Timboxia: Art, Wizardry, and Magic in the making of Dexter’s Odyssey, and another, in the tradition of Cloverfield, the Blair Witch Project, a DVD documentary on the making of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace called the Beginning, and the made for TV movie, RKO 281 (on the making and battle over Citizen Kane) titled, Timbox129: Portrait of a Young Filmmaker and his Fantasy World.

Between February 2009 and November 2024 or ’25, get ready and be prepared for the biggest, greatest, coolest, most awesome, most spectacular, most ambitious, most groundbreaking, most totally epic, most amazing, most elaborate, most innovative, most monumental and most ultimate achievement in movie/visual effects/animation history….my epic 9-part film saga, Dexter’s Odyssey!!!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip: The Fan Trailer

Here it is. A Fan-Made Trailer that I've Made for the Dexter's Laboratory TV Special, Ego Trip. I love that movie, especially the animation, the music, the backgrounds, the characters, the story, etc. It's one of my favorite movies, other than Jurassic Park. Music Tracks: Disney's Dinosaur: Inner Sanctum/The Nesting Grounds by James Newton Howard and The Power of One's Mother Africa Reprise by Hans Zimmer.

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Thank you, good luck and enjoy the fan trailer for Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

JURASSIC PARK: THE BIGGEST, GREATEST, COOLEST, MOST ULTIMATE AND INFLUENTUAL DINOSAUR MOVIE OF ALL TIME AND OF OUR LIVES










PART I: About Jurassic Park: the Movie

Well folks, this is it. In 2008, Jurassic Park will celebrate its 15th anniversary. And Overall, Despite being bastardized by two pointless and mediocre sequels, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and Jurassic Park III (starring Spiny, AKA Spinosaurus), Jurassic Park is still one of the biggest, greatest, coolest, most awesome, most spectacular, most ultimate, and most influential dinosaur movie of all time and of our lives.

It forever changes my beloved movie and special effects industries with its awesome, realistic CGI and animatronics dinosaurs. Dinosaurs are my all time, most favorite animals, although they are extinct now. It is the first movie that introduces us to Dolby Digital’s biggest competitor, DTS!!!! It also prompt George Lucas, creator of Star Wars to crawl back to his space saga with Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace (1999) (which, although it contains the most hated animated character of our lives, Jar Jar Binks, threw down the gauntlet among special effects and animation professionals for the use of computers and digital effects), Star Wars: Episode II-Attack of the Clones (2002) and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) (both of which are shot completely on HD videotape.).

The plot is like this…Once upon a time; this guy named John Hammond was spewing plans of cloning dinosaurs and building a lavish island theme park out of his mouth. He was joined by these guys named Dr. Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, and among others, these two kids named Lex and Tim who claimed to be Hammond’s grandkids.




As they starting that tour on Jurassic Park, which is Hammond’s never-never land as well as his would-be hallelujah land, Some kind of security system goes up in smoke, leaving these guys fighting…among others…

Raptors…..





And, most famously…. My main man, T-REXY!!!!





Yeah, it really began with this guy named Michael Crichton writing a novel out of Jurassic Park, and he was really hired to write a script where much of its story is absent. Stan Winston built these robotic dinosaurs, and that ILM (aka Industrial Light and Magic) got to make and develop cutting edge CGI technology to portray my beloved animals, the Dinosaurs.

Yeah, it was well received by everybody who really like the special effects but thinks the film was bastardized by pointless and mediocre other aspects. In 1993, it grosses $914 million internationally. It really is the most successful movie yet released. Well, it’s currently the tenth highest grossing movie at the international box office. It really, really, really, REALLY inspires a new breed of films that primarily used CGI for special effects.

This was followed by two pointless sequels, The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Jurassic Park III (2001) and the very long in development Jurassic Park IV, which is now set for 2009 or so.




Part II: How Jurassic Park, The biggest, greatest, most ultimate and most influential Dinosaur Movie of all time and of our lives is made.

It all started with this guy named Michael Crichton writing a script about a teen recreating a dinosaur. He wrestles and wrestles with his fascination with dinosaurs and cloning until he really thinks he will make Jurassic Park a novel. Then, this guy named Steven Spielberg, heard about the Jurassic Park book while they’re talking about what will become the TV show ER. Before Jurassic Park was published, Mikey Crichton starts a non-negotiable fee of $1.5 million and a substantial percentage of the gross.

Warner Bros., Timmy Burton, Columbia Tristar, Richard Donner (who had recently just completed his Richard Donner cut for Superman II which he got his ass kicked by Warner Bros. and Richard Lester during that film’s making in 1977 or 1978.), 20th Century Fox and Joey Dante bid for the rights, but eventually, Universal Studios and Steven Spielberg prevailed in the end. The Universal Guys paid Mikey $500,000 to adapt his Jurassic Park, which he finished by the moment Spielberg was filming his own Peter Pan movie, Hook (1991).

Well, For Crichton, the book was so long, that he agreed for 10 to 20 percent of his book to be filmed, and all the rest, well, it’s absent somehow, probably because of the budget and because of practical reasons. After Making Hook, Speilberg really wanted to film his first winner for Best Picture Oscar, Schindler’s List (1993). Sidney Sheinberg, who once battle Terry Gilliam over Brazil (1985)’s content and release, believed Spielberg will first do Jurassic Park, and then, Schindler’s List.

Stan Winston got to create animatronics dinosaurs. This guy named Mark ‘Crash’ McCreery drew a whole lotta dinos like this one...



Phil Tippett, responsible for his 10 minute experimental film, Phil Tippett’s Prehistoric Beast (1983—1985), got to make go-motion (which is hi-tech for stoppy motion, er, I mean, Stop Motion) dinosaurs for those longshots indeed.



Also, Michael Lantieri and Dennis Muren of ILM is gonna supervise the on set effects and digital compositing.

Well, Jacky Horner, that paleontologist guy who had earlier discovered this good mommy dinosaur, a hadrosaur named Maiasaura in the year nineteen hundred and seventy eight (that is 1978.), supervised the designs, in the hope of portraying dinosaurs as animals, not but monsters, although he don’t care about the Raptors’ flickin’ tongues in Phil Tippett’s early animatics for Jurassic Park, bitching like this…"[The dinosaurs] have no way of doing that!" So luckily, Tippett broke the flicking tongues out of those raptors in response to Horner’s bitching about that.

Stan Winston and his band of guys built dinosaurs in fully detailed models, and then, mold latex skin and fold them over the robotic dinos. Phil Tippett create stop-mo animatics of major scenes, but….guess what…time to switch to CGI!!!!!!





Mark Dippe and Steve Williams, two animators at the ILM, decided to make a CG T-Rex Skeleton walkcycle and well, they go ahead and do more. Spielberg and Tippett, although Phil’s dinosaur animation was switched to CGI, knew the whole world will be changing, and Tippett said, “Do you really mean I gotta be extinct?!”

Another guy named Malia Scotch Marmo began rewriting the script in October 1991 over a five month period, merging Dr. Alan Grant with Mr. Ian Malcolm. David Keopp jumps into the script afterward, starting afresh from Marmo’s draft, and used a cartoon called Mr. DNA. Procompsognathus is supposed to escape to the mainland and attack the children but, that was absent, ‘cause, as for me and Spielberg, that’s too horrific!

Hammond was toned down to just a kindly old man. Tim was now 8 and Lex was 11. Grant now didn’t like children so he flicks a Raptor’s claw at them! A scene in the book where T-Rex chases Grant and the Children down the river was absent due to limits of technology and budgetary restrictions at the time of original production of Jurassic Park. A scene involving A baby Triceratops was also absent, perhaps due to pacing reasons, you know.

At long last, after two years and one month of Pre Production, filming has finally begun in a part of Hawaii called Kauai. Three weeks into the shoot involved daylight exteriors. Well, Because of Hurricane Iniki, The Gallimimus Sequence was filmed in Oahu (where the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in 1941, dragging the US to WWII at that time) instead of Kauai.

The Crew returned to USA to film Jurassic Park at Universal Studios Hollywood, for scenes involving the Raptors in the Kitchen for Stage 24. Stage 23 provided the shooting of scenes involving the power supply before going to Red Rock Canyon where they shoot Mr. Grant digging Velociraptor in the Wrong Place, Montana!!! LOL!!!

The Crew went to Universal to shoot Dr. Alan Grant’s rescue of Timmy using a 50 foot prop with hydraulic wheels to represent the car’s fall, also, the encounter with Brachiosaurus. The crew then film scenes for The Park’s labs and control rooms, using animations and computers brought to them by Silicon Graphics and Apple Computers, future creator of the iPod and the iPhone. You can see it when Nedry, the guy who got p’wned by Spitter, AKA Dilophosaurus talking some dockworker.

And now, own to the shoot of the T-Rex attack on the tour cars at Warner Bros. Inc., in Studio Sound Stage No. 16. Shooting that scene pisses Steven Spielberg off because water is soaking on the foam rubber skin of the T-Rexy.








In Universal, Everybody was shooting scenes with Mr. Spitter at Stage Number 27, and at last, the shoot ended at Number 12 (well, I’m not talking about the Teenage Dexter in the Dexter’s Laboratory Movie, Ego Trip, but rather a Studio Sound Stage at Universal) with the climatic chases with Raptor at the Computer Room and Visitor Center, where Steven Spielberg summons the T-Rex for the climax, doing away with that stupid ending where Grant use a robot to make a fossil T-Rex to bring down a Raptor.

Yeah, Jurassic Park finally wrapped 12 days ahead of its schedule on November 30, and very soon after that, Michael Khan got his rough cut ready, and at last, Speilberg will be able to make Schindler’s List.

Special Effects work continued on Jurassic Park. Phil Tippett and his buddies adjust to new technology by introducing the DID (aka, Dinosaur Input Device), which are models which feeds info to Computer to allow them to animate them traditionally. Yeah, They even act out scenes with Raptors and Gallimimus.

In addition to these groundbreaking CGI dinos, ILM created elements, including splashing and digital face replacement for Ariana Richard’s digital stunt double. Steve monitors the progress from across the Atlantic Ocean. John Williams work on the music in February 1993 with Alexander Courage and John Neufield conducting it in March 1993.


Skywalker Sound and some guy named Gary Rydstrom provided the sound effects. T-Rex’s roar is a baby elephant mixed with a tiger or a Lion and an alligator and its breath is a whale's blowhole. Some dog was attacking a ball and Rydstrom used that for T-Rex’s suppressing of a Gallimimus. Screams of A Dolphin, bellows of a walrus, hissing of a geese, African Crane callin’ for a mate, and rasps from us humans are mixed to make the sounds that Raptors make. Spitter’s voice was actually swan calls, and that of hawks, rattlesnakes and howler monkeys. Brachiosaurus himself had his singing represented by Whales singing and Donkeys going “Hee haw! Hee haw!” Or even braying.






And now, onto the release, reaction and legacy of Jurassic Park. Universal has just spent $65 million on the marketing campaign of Jurassic Park, and 100 companies agreed to market a house of 1000 Jurassic Park products. 3 Jurassic Park games were developed by SEGA and Ocean Software. Kenner produce a toy line distributed by Hasbro. A novelization was aimed for kids. The Soundtrack album has unused material. Trailers for the movie only have these fleeting glimpses of Dinosaurs. The movie was marketed as “An Adventure 65 million years in the making.”

The movie premiered at the National Building Museum on June 9, 1993 in honor of support of the charities of two kids. The film was released on VHS on October 4, 1994. It was released on DVD, October 10, 2000. Following its release, a traveling exhibition began working. Steve Engelhart wrote a series of comic books for Topps.




They acted as a continuation of the film, consisting of the two issue Raptor, and Raptors Attack, Raptors Hijack and Return to Jurassic Park, which were four issues each. Return to Jurassic Park has 4 more issues until it was done with. All published issues were republished as Jurassic Park Adventures in the US, and Jurassic Park in the UK. There are even two rides at Universal Studios Hollywood and Islands of Adventure.












Jurassic Park was a huge success at the box office, beating that E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, though it didn’t beat E.T. domestically. At weekend no. 1, it grosses $47 million and it grosses $81 million by Week no. 1. The film stays Number 1 for three weeks, and eventually grossed $357 million in the USA alone. It also did well in foreign international markets, breaking opening records in the UK, Japan, South Korea, Mexico and Taiwan. Steve had just earned $250 million from Jurassic Park. Jurassic Park’s gross was then surpassed five years later by James Cameron’s Titanic (1997), making that guy the king of the world!!!

There are modestly positive reviews. High praise was for the special effects, though there was a whole lotta criticism directed at the characterization and departures from the book. The New York Times’ Janet Maslin commented on Jurassic Park, “"A true movie milestone, presenting awe- and fear-inspiring sights never before seen on the screen....On paper, this story is tailor-made for Mr. Spielberg's talents... [But] [I]t becomes less crisp on screen than it was on the page, with much of the enjoyable jargon either mumbled confusingly or otherwise thrown away."

Peter Travers said that Jurassic Park was "colossal entertainment - the eye-popping, mind-bending, kick-out-the-jams thrill ride of summer and probably the year....Compared with the dinos, the characters are dry bones, indeed. Crichton and co-screenwriter David Koepp have flattened them into nonentities on the trip from page to screen."

Roger Ebert once said, "The movie delivers all too well on its promise to show us dinosaurs. We see them early and often, and they are indeed a triumph of special effects artistry, but the movie is lacking other qualities that it needs even more, such as a sense of awe and wonderment, and strong human story values."

Henry Sheehan argued that "The complaints over Jurassic Park's lack of story and character sound a little off the point," pointing out the story arc of Grant learning to protect Hammond's grandchildren despite his initial dislike of them.


Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. Blame on David Keopp, critics. It would have been very different. It, along with the Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), could have stayed true to the tradition of Michael Crichton's novels, Jurassic Park and the Lost World!

Anyway, Jurassic Park won 3 Oscars for Visual Effects, Sound Effects, and Sound Editing. And it even won a whole lotta awards which ranges from BAFTA awards to Saturn Awards. Even these guys on the internet found it great and influential. And I know why Jurassic Park is the biggest, greatest and influential dinosaur movies of our lives:

1. When many filmmakers saw Jurassic Park's use of computer generated imagery, they realized that many of their visions, previously thought unfeasible or too expensive, were now possible.
2. Stanley Kubrick told Spielberg to direct A.I. for him.
3. George Lucas started to make the Star Wars prequels.
4. Peter Jackson re-explored his childhood love of fantasy films, a path that led him onto The Lord of the Rings and King Kong, the 2005 remake.
5. Jurassic Park inspires films and documentaries such as Walking with Dinosaurs and the ill-fated, ill-received remake of Godzilla (1998).
6. Stan Winston teamed up with James Cameron and IBM to form Digital Domain.
7. And finally, Alex Billington said that it’s ahead of its time and that "Even using the animatronics system that they did, this was a far step ahead of anything at the time. Then the stories surrounding how horrifically real the dinosaurs were fueled its popularity even more. And the best part is that they look better in this movie than any more recent CGI creations.”

Jurassic Park is really my favorite Steven Spielberg movie other than E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982).


I love Jurassic Park, and it, along with The Land Before Time and Disney’s Dinosaur, among others, will so inspire me to make a dinosaur movie of my own, Dinosaurs: An Epic Prehistoric Tale (that's what I'll call it). I hope that mine will kick off the Jurassic Park 20th Anniversary or so, and will expand the dinosaur mania sparked by it, the Dinosaur Renaissance, etc., forever, and ever, and ever.



In 2008, get ready to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the biggest, greatest, coolest, and most ultimate, awesome, spectacular, and influential Dinosaur Movie of our lives and of all time...JURASSIC PARK!!!!!!!