Here’s How ‘Jurassic World’ Made Its Animatronic Apatosaurus

Unlike the first Jurassic Park film and its immediate successors, Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World hardly used any animatronic puppets for its dinosaur special effects. The D-Rex, Chris Pratt‘s raptor squad and most of the other creatures featured onscreen were created via computer generated imagery, which is basically the industry standard today.

Yet that didn’t stop the filmmakers from employing at least some of the Stan Wintston-inspired technology for the new movies. To demonstrate the point, Legacy Effects posted the above “making of” video to YouTube on Thursday. Among other bits of trivia, you’ll learn:

  • The Apatosaurus Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard comfort was actually just a neck.
  • The eyes were made to look more human, so as to make audiences feel more sympathetic.

(Via /Film)