How Engineers Built a Full-Size Animatronic T-Rex for Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park was awesome. Jurassic Park in 3D is awesome layered on awesome. And the tech behind the scenes? You can probably see where this is going.

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Stan Winston Studios has been dishing out a whole ton of amazing, behind the scenes facts about the classic's special effects recently, from the spitting dilophosaurus to the six-puppeteer brachiosaur. Now they've reached the big'un: that giant, running T-Rex.

Sit back and prepare to be schooled in the classic arts of special effects. Be sure to catch parts two and three of the epic series as well. Who needs CGI anyway? [Stan Winston School]

DISCUSSION

Imagine if they went with pure CGI instead, how much less awesome this film would be.

Then imagine how much more awesome some of todays films would be if they didn't constantly use CGI as a crutch.