Battlestar Galactica! Universal Monsters! This AVG Effects Reel Has It All!

As I was stumbling around the interwebs this morning I came across this pretty awesome demo reel from an effects company that was known as AVG that contributed effects for the Battle of Galactica tram ride and the Universal Monsters’ Castle Dracula show. This reel also includes the Monster Plantation work the company did for Six Flags over Georgia, the Gilded Cage for the Golden Nugget hotel in Atlantic City, the Circus Playhouse and Food Emporium, Tex Critter’s PizzaJamboree as well as Bullwinkle’s Family Food’ N Fun.

[Via] Gold Cylon

To be honest besides the Universal Studios stuff I’ve never ever heard of the others but after watching that video I so wish I could have visited the Circus Playhouse and Food Emporium in my youth!


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3 thoughts on “Battlestar Galactica! Universal Monsters! This AVG Effects Reel Has It All!

  1. vinvectrex says:

    Man that Battlestar Galactica attraction was my favorite part of Universal Studios back in the day. Great look at the effects of the time period.

  2. I can still remember staring at the ad for Galactica in…I recall it being the Parade supplement in the newspaper, Vinvectrex. I wish I could have made it out there to see it but I suppose this video is a nice consolation prize. :D

  3. Max Power says:

    I wonder what happened to that theme park based on Hollywood stars was. Disney would not have outsourced The Great Movie Ride to them, and this was years before the Disney MGM Studios was pitched by Eisner.

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