It all started in 1993, when Richard Attenborough welcomed us to Jurassic Park. Then for nearly 30 years now, we have seen multiple sequels and a reboot, video games, and lots and lots of toys dedicated to the worst idea for a theme park ever put to print and film. Yet when it came to obtaining this merch and watching these movies, we spared no expense.

Fans of all ages still watch the movies they’ve grown up on, or show them to their own little dino monsters to enjoy. The mixture of science (sort of) and imagination (sort of) is what makes the franchise (sort of) magic. A lot had to happen in order for these movies to get off the ground, some stuff which was mostly only known behind the scenes until recently. There are also some dino Easter eggs here and there that make for nice asides for keen-eyed fans.

Here are some behind-the-scenes facts and Easter eggs regarding the Jurassic Park/World franchise.

Tyrannosaurus rex

JURASSIC WORLD THE T-REX WOULD TURN ITSELF ON SOMETIMES. Jurassic Park producer Kathleen Kennedy shared that the giant animatronic dino would malfunction and turn itself on, scaring the crew during lunchs breaks. CRACKED.COM

Source: The Atlantic

Dinosaur Sounds

JURASSIC WORLD MANY DINOSAUR SOUNDS ARE ANIMALS HAVING SEX. The bark-like sounds raptors use for communication, for example, were fashioned from modulated recordings of tortoises fornicating. CRACKED.COM

Source: Vulture

Spinosaurus

JURASSIC WORLD THE JURASSIC PARK 000 SPINOSAURUS IS THE LARGEST ANIMATRONIC EVER BUILT. It ran on hydraulics so it could operate under water, and weighed 12 tons. William H. Macy said in an interview that it ran with a 1,000-horsepower motor. CRACKED.COM

Source: Ranker

Six Flags

JURASSIC WORLD JURAISIC WORLD IS ACTUALLY SIX FLAGS NEW ORLEANS. Shut down in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the theme park was given new life as a shooting location. The producers of Jurassic World just dressed it up to be more dinosaur-themed. and CRACKED.COM

Source: Wired

Seatbelt Foreshadowing

JURASSIC WORLD THE SEATBELT FORESHADOWS JURASSIC PARK'S PLOT. Dr. Grant finds a way to strap himself together, even though he only has two female ends of a seatbelt. CRACKED.COM

Source: Screen Rant

Paleontology

JURASSIC WORLD THE FILM FRANCHISE BOOSTED THE PRACTICE OF PALEONTOLOGY. Paleontologists have credited the Jurassic Park/ World films with an increased interest in the field. Moreover, technological strides have come from the swell of young minds and money. CRACKED.COM

Source: The Verge

Final Cut

JURASSIC WORLD STEVEN SPIELBERG HAD THE LAST WORD ON JURASSIC WORLD. While the movie was helmed by Colin Trevorrow, he did have to answer to one boss. As part of his agreement, Steven Spielberg had the final say on what stayed in the movie and what didn't. CRACKED.COM

Source: /Film

Jimmy Buffett's Cameo

JURASSIC WORLD JIMMY BUFFETT HAS A CAMEO IN JURAISIC WORLD. The dad-rock singer is friends with the film's producer, Frank Marshall, and got a quick scene of him hoarding liquor before the dinosaurs munch him up like a cheeseburger in paradise. CRACKED.COM

Source: Cinemablend

Richard Attenborough

JURASSIC WORLD Gardy à better then sen new study! RS JURASSIC PARK BROUGHT RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH OUT OF RETIREMENT. Steven Spielberg convinced the lauded actor to be in the movie after a 14-year absence from the big screen. His previous film was 1979's The Human Factor. CRACKED.COM

Source: Patheos

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