Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous to Debut on Netflix September 18 – Watch the Trailer!

The trailer for the upcoming animated Netflix show, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous is here! Released moments ago, the trailer also revealed the official release date for the show – September 18.

In just over a month’s time we will be able to dive into the much anticipated series and see what Camp Cretaceous has to offer.

Check out the trailer:

A new poster for the show has also landed, showing us the Indominus Rex and two of the main characters and giving us another look at the Camp Cretaceous gates that tower over the jungle.

As featured in the trailer, the show will focus on five main characters who are all part of a Summer Camp spent at Jurassic World.

The eight-episode CG animated series features a dynamic cast of campers, including Paul-Mikél Williams (Westworld) as resident dinosaur expert Darius; Jenna Ortega (You) as social media sensation Brooklynn; Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6: The Series) as self-appointed VIP Kenji; Raini Rodriguez (Bunk’d) as gregarious and enthusiastic Sammy; Sean Giambrone (The Goldbergs) as sensitive and bookish Ben; and Kausar Mohammed (Silicon Valley) as world-class athlete Yaz. Jameela Jamil (Legendary) and Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick) recur as camp counselors Roxie and Dave.

The series is executive produced by Scott Kreamer (Cleopatra in Space) and Aaron Hammersley (Star vs. the Forces of Evil) who serve as showrunners. Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow, Frank Marshall and Lane Lueras (Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny) serve as executive producers. The series was developed by Zack Stentz, who also serves as consulting producer.

Season one of Camp Cretaceous takes place prior, during, and after the events of Jurassic World as the park is thrust into chaos when the Indominus Rex escapes. The show has been pitched as a canon continuation of the Jurassic films, and promises to expand the universe in exciting new ways, not dissimilar to the approach Star Wars has for its animated series.

Some of the exciting new additions can be seen in the trailer, and in the official images released alongside. One of those additions would be the bioluminescent Parasaurolophus seen in the image above, a trait first seen in Jurassic World Live Tour on the Stegosaurs. Other dinosaur species include Toro the Carnotaurus, Bumpy the baby Ankylosaurus, Sinoceratops, Stegosaurus (featuring new grey with dark stripe coloration), Brachiosaurus, Pteranodons, the ‘Raptor Squad’, Indominus Rex, Mosasaurus, and of course, the T. rex.

Check out the rest of the images below:

Be sure to check out our video breakdown and analysis of the teaser trailer:

Which is also available to listen to here:

What are you most looking forward to seeing in Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous? Let us know in the comments section below!

The Lost World of ‘Jurassic Park: England’

It was a digital landscape that sometimes we think time wishes it could forget. Before Facebook or Twitter, Instagram or Tumblr, even before Myspace. It was an age when the internet wasn’t quite in its infancy, but more of an awkward transitional phase, as everyday it seemed new sites, forums and chat rooms came and went.

Today the graveyards of Archive.org are littered with the remnants of this now bygone era and provide a fascinating insight into the Jurassic Park fandom. Full of forgotten fanfics, early rumors of a “Jurassic Park 4” and maybe if you’re lucky some old screencaps and fan art, there is one page in particular that stands out. A place many once heard of and few probably remember, it was only recently that it was rediscovered.

Almost lost forever and forgotten by most, Jurassic Park: England (or “JP:UK” as it was also known) was a website chronicling a labor of love undertaken by British fan Andy Simpson and his quest to create a patch of prehistoric paradise in his own garden. Seemingly inspired by “Jurassic Park: The Ride” and then then recent Jurassic Park III, you can guarantee no expense was spared.

With some reports estimating that Andy spent about £4,000, the attraction included a 20ft. river safari through primeval overgrowth, smoky banks and of course a 15ft. recreation of the infamous “King Kong gates” that loomed over guests in the movie. All of this ending in a home theater where guests could join its creator in a private screening of his favorite films.  “I’ve seen Jurassic Park over 300 times!” Simpson told reporters back in 2001. “I watched the films over and over ’cause each time I’d notice new things to re-create.” he also commented.


The attraction itself was by no means easy to build. According to Andy, besides the two years and countless hours needed to construct the massive attraction, it was also required to meet certain standards from the local council in order to entertain guests. Luckily for him however, “Jurassic Park: England” came just short of the required dimensions for some serious urban planning. As, if that wasn’t enough to consider, Simpson had to reach out to Steven Speilberg and Universal themselves for their blessing to use the Jurassic Park name and iconography. With little in his favor and probably as much chance as the cast of Jurassic Park had escaping the jaws of a hungry t-rex, Universal and Speilberg’s company actually reached out to the teenage fan, providing him with everything he needed to properly represent what they created.

Unlike the fictional park, which was only previewed to six selected guests, “Jurassic Park: England” opened to 40 and was met with critical acclaim for such a humble attraction. People gasped with delight as they were towed through the torch lit river and amazed as they came face to face with simulated dangers waiting along the banks. Simpson went on to be featured in countless news outlets including radio, tv, magazines and newspapers. In addition his site showcasing the ride briefly went viral with thanks from an avid community of fans.


What happened to “JP:UK?” Well truth be told, nobody really knows.  In a time before social media as we know it today, it was easy for it all to fall into obscurity. The last time anyone heard from Simpson was in 2008 when he last updated his webpage. Perhaps somewhere in a British suburb, in an overgrown garden adorned with plastic skulls are the ancient ruins of this once proud attraction. A real lost world, waiting to be rediscovered, to be explored and maybe even entertain guests once again.

It’s hard to think that anything this huge could be forgotten, but if it’s one thing dinosaurs like the ones in Jurassic Park have to teach us, it’s this: Even the biggest things can be lost to time and reclaimed by the Earth. That’s why it’s important that we make our mark and tell the world who we are. The dreamers, the innovators, the people who do the impossible, keep pushing forward, shine bright and leave your legacy.

This article was written with love and with cooperation from “Big Razzie” and “Jurassic Outpost”.

Colin Trevorrow Talks ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ on Comic-Con@Home Panel

The Directors on Directing panel released today as part of San Diego Comic Con’s Comic-Con@Home. Colin Trevorrow was one of the featured directors on the panel who discussed their past, present, and future projects.

In the panel, he touches on ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, and ‘Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock’. Check out the video below!

Around the 5:00 mark he talks about making the emotional case for “Jurassic Park 4”.

At 11:50 he talks about meeting with Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum and discussing them reprising their roles for ‘Dominion’.

At 18:06 The announcement that ‘Dominion’ would resume filming (this panel was recorded in June) and the challenges they are facing. During the hiatus the script wasn’t changed much and they were able to “put several sequences through the visual effects pipeline”.

At 24:00 Each ‘Jurassic’ movie getting more practical and ‘Dominion’ will have more animatronics than they had in the previous two. The digital extensions for animatronics have been improving so they will be able to match the textures on the animatronics. All of the dinosaurs have lighting references so they can see how light reacts with the skin and the environment. (How cool would it be to see the room with all the dinosaur references?!)

At 29:10 ‘Battle at Big Rock’ was shot handheld in VR by Colin.

At 33:27 changing from ‘Jurassic Park‘ to ‘Jurassic World’ took some convincing.

At 56:50 Paul McCartney visited the studio while Colin and Michael Giacchino were recording the soundtrack for ‘Jurassic World’.

Those are all the ‘Jurassic’ related clips, but I recommend watching the whole panel as Colin, Robert Rodriguez, and Joseph Kosinski give some interesting insights into the world of directing. There’s even a cool moment for Star Wars fans towards the end.

Comic-Con@Home Panel with Colin Trevorrow To Drop This Afternoon

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic this year’s San Diego Comic-Con has gone virtual with Comic-Con@Home. Today is Day 2 of the events and at 2PM PT (5PM ET), Collider will be hosting a panel titled “Directors on Directing” and will include Jurassic World: Dominion director Colin Trevorrow.

The panel will be hosted by Collider’s Steven Weintraub and will also feature director’s Robert Rodriguez and Joseph Kosinski.

It is also our understanding that this panel was recorded sometime prior to Jurassic World: Dominion resuming filming on July 6th.

Trevorrow is expected to share behind-the-scenes stories from the making of his films and will indeed be discussing Jurassic World: Dominion, but at what length remains to be seen.

Make sure to keep checking Jurassic Outpost later this afternoon and our social feeds for a link to the panel.

Are you excited for the Comic-Con@Home panel with Colin Trevorrow today? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Bryce Dallas Howard Shares Battle Damage Photos From ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Set

Bryce Dallas Howard took to Twitter yesterday to share some behind the scenes photos from the filming of Jurassic World: Dominion! The cast and crew have been back at work for a couple weeks after filming at Pinewood Studios was suspended earlier this year.

After sharing a “throwback Thursday” photo of her and Chris Pratt during the filming of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Chris prompted her to show off the bruises she’s earned from doing stunts on the new film. It looks like she has major bruising on both her arms and a huge bruise on her leg!

Judging by these bruises, it looks like Claire will have her fair share of action in this next movie! Any guesses on what kind of stunts Claire will be involved in? (Climbing trees? Scaling electric fences? Using gymnastics to kick a dinosaur out of a window?)

Let us know your guesses in the comments!

‘Jurassic Park’ Trilogy Comes to Peacock Streaming

Hold on to your butts! Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic Park III are now available to stream on Peacock TV (no expense required)!

Peacock is the new streaming service from NBC Universal that launched today! You just have to create an account with email and password and the first three Jurassic movies are yours to enjoy. A ton of other shows and movies are available for free, but Jurassic is the most important obviously.

Xfinity and Cox customers may be eligible for a free upgrade to Peacock Premium, which includes additional content not available with the free account. RUN over to Peacock to see some dinosaurs!

Deathground – The ‘Jurassic Park’ Style Dinosaur Survival Horror Game That We Need

A new Kickstarter has launched for an upcoming dinosaur survival horror game known as Deathground. The game is described as a solo and co-op survival horror game that throws players into a desperate battle for survival against deadly AI dinosaurs.

The Jurassic Park franchise has unfortunately been a stranger to survival horror video games, with efforts in the past often being cancelled before completion. Jurassic Park: Survival was a cancelled Playstation 2 video game that was third person and similar to Tomb Raider in gameplay style. It was set on a mysterious third island and for its time appeared to be the horror survival game fans had wanted.

In more recent years, Universal Pictures had trademarked Jurassic World: Survivor, which was known to be an open world third or first person survival game taking place on Isla Nublar. It was being developed by Cryptic Studios but ceased development at some point in 2017.

This year, Universal Pictures trademarked Jurassic World: Aftermath, which we believe could be the same game, perhaps under a new developer. So far the game has not been officially discussed.

And that brings us to now. Five movies into the franchise and not a single, modern (we can’t forget Trespasser) survival adventure game. Nothing with a similar style to The Last of Us, or Alien: Isolation, which are arguably two of the most defining in that genre.

Based on the trailer, Deathground promises to be the survival game Jurassic fans have been looking for, mixing deep jungles with InGen looking facilities, it does appear to be heavily Jurassic Park inspired. Check out the video below:

The game already looks very promising and has strong Dino Crisis vibes, and it’s hard to argue with the beautiful imagery that it isn’t Jurassic inspired.

As huge dinosaur fanatics and experienced game developers, we’re building a game that we’re extremely passionate about and believe this is a game people would love to play. For years, we’ve spotted all types of requests and comments across the internet for this game type. We’ve heard your calls and this is our answer!

We’re a collective of experienced game development professionals and specialists in Unreal Engine. Beyond this, we have a wide range of talented collaborators we frequently work with who can help us create something incredible. So we feel we’re in a great position to develop a game like this and we’ve come to Kickstarter for your support on this journey!

The game aims to fully immerse you in its world, using dynamic weather changes and unpredictable AI dinosaurs to create a suspenseful and challenging experience for the player.

They are using Unreal Engine 4 to create beautiful environments that scream Isla Nublar/Isla Sorna, and currently there are four main dinosaurs in the game, with more to be added.

The team behind the game are looking for £80,000, and with their experience of 10 plus years working in the industry, they believe reaching that figure will allow them to get the game into early access.

Jaw Drop Games have worked on a number of AAA games, including Alien Isolation, Lego Star Wars, Dirt 5, and more. They share a lot of experience in various forms of gameplay which, when put together, will help make this ‘independent’ game feel as real as it can.

With Universal showing no signs of filling this gap in the video game market, Deathground is worth looking at, and if you’re impressed with what you see then please consider donating to this game. Even a small donation goes a long way, and personally I’m excited to see what the team can really do once they reach their Kickstarter goal.

The campaign ends on August 7 and there are many rewards that come with your pledge, so be sure to go check it out and if you like what you see, donate what you can!

Let us know what you think of this game, and what Jurassic Park game you’d like to see in the comments section below!

No, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Has Not Halted Production Again

Everybody remain calm.

If you’ve been on social media this evening, you’ve probably seen some distressing news. According to The Sun, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ had halted production after several crew members test positive for COVID-19 – however we can confirm this report is inaccurate.

As soon as this news began circulating, we reached out to Universal Pictures for comment who were able put our worries to rest, and had the following to say:

“Any reports indicating that Jurassic World: Dominion has halted production are categorically untrue. The production is headed into its fifth day of shooting tomorrow, and we’re thrilled to be back in front of the camera on this incredible project.”

‘Dominion’ is the first major Hollywood production to resume filming after halting production for several months due the ongoing global pandemic. Promising to take safety first, the production reportedly put a 5 million dollar plan into effect which included social isolation where possible and testing for crew members.

It’s worth noting that Universal’s comment does not say whether or not crew members actually tested COVID positive, however some cases among crew seem inevitable. No matter how many precautions are put into effect at Pinewood Studios and on set, the crew still return to their personal homes and lives when not working. This means being around roommates, family, and significant others who are likely being exposed to less controlled environments – not to mention needing to go grocery shopping, travel to and from work, and more.

With that in mind, this is why it’s important for the production to put so many safety protocol in effect, and test frequently. Assuming the report that some crew members did test positive is true, it just means their detection safety net is working as intended. However, it’s also possible that nobody on the crew tested positive at all, as the other information from The Sun was not correct.

Either way, ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ remains on track to continue filming, and with any luck we may see new photo updates from Colin Trevorrow soon. Until then, stay safe, wear a damn mask, and stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for all the latest news.

Universal Beijing Reveals Construction on Jurassic World Section

Construction continues on the new Jurassic World section of the upcoming Universal Studios in Beijing, China. Plans for the new section promise many new welcome additions to the park, including the Innovation Center (seen below being built), several Jurassic themed restaurants, a “Velociraptor Training Experience,” and the “Jurassic World Dark Ride.”

Eagle-eyed viewers might notice another familiar structure from Jurassic World. That’s right…the Aviary is making an appearance. You can see this massive dome being built behind the Innovation Center. We are not certain what will be inside, but our guess is something similar to the Pteranodon Flyers ride at Universal. Makes sense, right?

We know that the “Dark Ride” will include some sort of roller coaster aspect to it based upon the carts and tracks that have already been posted to the internet. The coaster will feature carts with the blue Jurassic World color scheme. Check out some of the pictures from the upcoming ride below.

We have yet to uncover any pictures of animatronic dinosaurs that will be used for the ride, but it is highly likely that Universal Beijing will utilize a mix of animatronic and CGI dinosaurs, similar to the River Adventure ride in Universal Studios Hollywood. Check out some of the prop vehicles that will be stationed throughout the ride.

Take a look at the plans yourself. Do you spot anything that really excites you? There seems to be a few different food venues, so we will likely see multiple Jurassic branded menu items across the section.

Universal Studios Beijing began construction on October 31, 2016 and is set to open in May of 2021. Are you excited for the Jurassic World section there? Do you plan on visiting once the park opens? Let us know in the comments below!

Colin Trevorrow Talks Filming Resuming on ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’

In an exclusive interview with Empire, director Colin Trevorrow discusses how the lockdown has affected Jurassic World: Dominion’s shooting schedule, and gives detail into the process of getting the movie filming again.

Colin also confirmed that the scenes filmed earlier this year in British Columbia, Canada were mostly dinosaur sequences, meaning those scenes could still be worked on remotely during the lockdown.

“For many of us, Dominion was already the biggest creative challenge of our lives, before the lockdown. The shooting schedule really worked to our advantage – the first four weeks we put to film were mostly sequences with dinosaurs in them. So that allowed us to get a head start on VFX and workshop some of the newer elements without the pressure of a looming deadline,”

Last month we reported that filming would resume on July 6 and that various safety measures had been put into place to ensure cast and crew protection while returning to work.

Despite those new guidelines ensuring safety for those working on the film, Colin noted the challenge of actually establishing a world that is separate from the current social distancing world we live in.

“I’m confident our guidelines will keep us safe. The hard part will be constructing a creative environment within all the precautions. Once the cameras roll, we have to forget our world and live in the world of the movie. That may take some practice.”

At the beginning of the crisis Colin reassured the cast and crew that they would continue making the movie soon.

“I’ve been really moved by the way everyone has shown support for each other. We’re all fired up to get back to work. This is what we do, and we’re all eager to get back out there and do it.”

Jurassic World: Dominion is the first major production to resume filming since the lockdown began, and begun filming yesterday at Pinewood Studios. Universal and Pinewood are abiding by strict guidelines to ensure the maximum safety of those involved with the production.

The full interview with Colin Trevorrow can be found in this week’s edition of Empire Magazine, available on July 9.

How do you think Jurassic World: Dominion will be affected by the new safety measures? Let us know in the comments section below!