Director Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic Jurassic Park was beloved for many reasons, one of which was the use of practical effects to bring many of these iconic dinosaurs to life. For the record-breaking blockbuster Jurassic World, several of those same tactics were used, along with plenty of CGI, and today we have a look at how Legacy Effects used practical effects for the massive Apatosaurus. In what many are calling Jurassic World|'s most touching scene, Legacy was asked to bring a gentle giant to life. Go behind the scenes with the Legacy team as they use both new and traditional methods to create an animatronic Dinosaur!
The scene in question has been shown in the trailers before, set after the massive Indominus Rex escapes its captive environment. Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) come across the massive Apatosaurus, who is near death after a vicious attack. This video shows how Legacy built the head and the neck for this dinosaur in a seven-minute video that takes fans behind-the-scenes.
Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor's interest, which backfires horribly. Take a look at this featurette for more insight into how this incredible dinosaur was created for Jurassic World.