Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park

1991’s Dinosaurs Meets Jurassic Park!

Until today I would have scoffed at the idea you could make 1993’s Jurassic Park even better. That is before I saw Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park that is. It was actually Jordan Lummis on Facebook who pointed out this awesome fan art. Created and posted on Twitter as well by the talented Jen Lewis.

The artist has taken key moments from the 1993 film and…made them better. Or at the very least more humorous. For example the terrifying revelation that Lex is face to eye with the deadly Tyrannosaurus Rex. Becomes an equally shocking moment when the young woman meets Charlene Sinclair!
Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park

In addition when Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park. That deadly encounter between Nedry and the Dilophosaurs has been altered. Although I would certainly say Nedry’s meeting Ethyl is possibly just as fatal for the computer programmer.
Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park

However I would add it would be because Ethyl sneezed or cleared her throat. Not of course feasting on Dennis Nedry. Heck I doubt that her false teeth could manage to choke down all of that meal, right?

Having said that, when Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park, the fate of Gennaro will be different. I mean do you really think that Earl Sinclair is going to do much more than say hello to the frightened lawyer?
Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park

While I do of course love that meeting between Hammond and Baby Sinclair. Hands down my favorite image that Lewis has created is the one where Grant meets B.P. Richfield. Indeed this is the piece of art that made me cackle out loud the hardest!
Dinosaurs meets Jurassic Park

Science the Enemy of Dinosaur Toys?

Lisa over at Collector’s Weekly did a fun piece that looks at our favorite Dinos and how Science has changed the field so much that everything we learned about these thunder lizards was wrong. Lisa says it better of course…

Well, information unearthed during the past two decades proves that everything we thought we knew about the Big Three was wrong. Thanks, science! Here’s how all those books and playthings you cherished as a kid—your educational toys—are completely outdated.

To find out why what you learned about Dinosaurs was wrong, drop by Collector’s Weekly and read, How Science Made Your Dino Toys Extinct.

Phil Tippett’s Prehistoric Beast

This stop motion short film, made in a garage in 1984, was the catalyst that launched the wild idea of creating an independent business whose sole purpose was to create animation for movies. And so began Tippett Studio. Phil sort of had an inkling that Dinosaurs might be once again popular as PB preceded a wave of popular interest in dinosaurs spurred on in 1990 with the publishing of Michael Crichton’s book, Jurassic Park and the subsequent blockbuster movie by Steven Spielberg in 1993.

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Head over to YouTube to watch the full short [via] MeFi