While the Jurassic World films and expanded stories may be taking a break after the release of Jurassic World Dominion and the final season of Camp Cretaceous earlier this year, a new era of dinosaur media is roaring to life. Take a look at the Season 1 trailer for ‘ARK – the Animated Series’ below!
For those of you unfamiliar, ARK is a popular dinosaur survival video game which has continued to evolve over the years with new expansions. While the first game is light on story, the sequel planned for 2023 will expand upon that and likely tie into the animated series which seems to have surprisingly complex lore amongst exciting dino-riding action.
Are you interested in the ARK series, or do you simply wish the Jurassic franchise would expand its storytelling into the more dynamic video game spaces, alongside an animated series that skews for older audiences who prefer the films over Camp Cretaceous? Be sure to let us know!
It has been a fantastic year for Jurassic World collectors and in this year’s final episode of Beyond The Gates, Chris takes a look back at the Generation Jurassic event, held earlier this year at Universal Studios Hollywood!
Chris was joined on stage by Mattel’s Rafael Bencosme, Funko’s Ashley Anderson, and NBCUniversal’s Erick Solorzano! Not to mention a very special guest from Jurassic World Dominion… DeWanda Wise!
You can watch all of this year’s episodes in the playlist below:
There was so much to see and do at Generation Jurassic and we hope you enjoyed this lookback! What has been your favourite Beyond The Gates reveal this year? Let us know down below in the comments.
Shortlists for multiple categories for the 2023 Oscars were announced today, revealing a list of eligible contenders including Jurassic World Dominion, which has landed a position in the Visual Effects category.
Now, the entire Oscar voting body will vote to choose the winners from these lists. The films that made the Visual Effects shortlist are as follows:
“All Quiet on the Western Front” “Avatar: The Way of Water” “The Batman” “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” “Jurassic World Dominion” “Nope” “Thirteen Lives” “Top Gun: Maverick”
Colin took to Twitter to congratulate the visual effects team:
Focusing on one of ILM’s computer animation pioneers, a new documentary titled Jurassic Punk releases today! The doc tells the story of Steve “Spaz” Williams and his time at Industrial Light & Magic.
Fans of Jurassic Park will no doubt be very familiar with Steve’s work, and this new documentary directed by Scott Leberecht dives into the untold story of cinematic revolution.
During his time at ILM, Steve worked on a number of movies and created groundbreaking computer animated effects that completely changed the industry, and that still hold up today. His digital dinosaurs, the story surrounding them, and the inevitable aftermath, is explored in the doc.
If it wasn’t for Steve, Jurassic Park wouldn’t be the same.
“Directed by Scott Leberecht, “Jurassic Punk” tells the very juicy story of pioneers, naysayers and professional hierarchies that made Williams both the Necessary Man and an eventual outcast.”
-Glenn Kenny, New York Times
Jurassic Punk will be holding a screening today at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio, with more opportunities for screenings in the near future.
When is the last time there was a dinosaur movie in theaters that took itself seriously? Check out the trailer for Scott Beck and Bryan Woods’ ’65’ below:
From the writers of A Quiet Place comes a movie starring Adam Driver, Ariana Greenblatt and Chloe Coleman, with Danny Elfman composing the score.
“After a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills quickly discovers he’s stranded on Earth… 65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa, must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures (including dinosaurs) in an epic fight to survive.”
65 is set for release on March 10, 2023 – will you be there?
Hold onto your butts! Christmas has come early for ‘Jurassic Park’ fans! Now available from The Noble Collection are a brand-new set of four very special bookmarks depicting a Triceratops, Dilophosaurus, Velociraptor, and Tyrannosaurus Rex!
Life always finds a way, bring Jurassic Park home today with this set of four bookmarks. Officially licensed by Universal, each bookmark is exceptionally detailed and includes a hand painted dinosaur sculpt and comes perfectly packaged in a collector box. Each bookmark measures approximately 3 inches tall. Protect the pages of your favorite books and collect this set today!
All four bookmarks are only available as a set with the handsome collector’s box. The style of the box, and the bookmarks themselves, are stylized as if they came from an actual ‘Jurassic Park’ gift shop!
These bookmarks would look perfect wedged between the pages of Michael Crichton’s ‘Jurassic Park’ novel (available in paperback & hardcover)! So, stop hanging around the vending machines and start reading now! These bookmarks will make sure you don’t miss any of the dinosaur action! And dinosaur carnage… the novel is a bit more graphic than the film. And has a lot more swearing. But hey, that’s Chaos Theory!
For $29.95, this fantastic set of bookmarks can be yours! If you don’t intend to read because you’re just too cool to do so, it would still make for a fantastic display piece.
Universal Studios Orlando Resort has officially announced the opening day of their newest attraction, The Great Movie Escape! Opening December 9th, 2022, and located in the City Walk portion of the resort, The Great Movie Escape offers Universal guests a chance to become a part of their favorite films like never before! One of the two escape rooms offered is centered around Universal’s biggest franchise- Jurassic World.
In Jurassic World: Escape, you find yourself with a team of new geneticists on Isla Nublar on training day. While it may all begin with some “ooo’s” and “ahh’s” as you learn to work with the park’s star attractions and learning what it takes to make dinosaurs, it quickly devolves into “running and screaming” as one of the park’s apex predators escapes and starts heading your way. You must work together as a team to figure out how to survive. The new experience mixes an engaging story with state of the art effects, highly detailed and immersive sets, and ‘more teeth (and claws) than anything you’ve experienced before.’
This new Jurassic adventure is sure to please casual and die-hard fans of the franchise alike. The escape room experience is randomized, so the solution can vary with each visit and offers rare replay-ability that many normal escape rooms do not. The experience is also customizable depending on party size to ensuring everyone in the group gets to participate, and is also designed to adjust based on skill level (so Jurassic fans thinking this will be a piece of cake are in for a surprise- Chaos Theory in action!)
This latest foray into the Jurassic franchise by the creative teams at Universal Orlando is sure to be another hit for the resort. It follows several dino-sized wins for Universal parks and the Jurassic franchise across the world, on the tails of VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure being awarded Best Roller Coaster and Best New Attraction of 2021, Jurassic World: Dominion grossing over $1 billion at the box office, and Jurassic World Adventure at Universal Studios Beijing being awarded the Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for an Attraction just last month. We can only hope to see this trend for Jurassic continuing to grow and expand at the parks!
Tickets for Universal’s Great Movie Escape start at $49.99 (plus tax) for individuals, or guests can reserve a private escape room experience for $300 (plus tax) for groups of up to 8 people. You can order your tickets by visiting the Universal Orlando website , or by calling (407)224-8463. Besides Jurassic World: Escape there will also be Back to the Future: OUTTATIME, a Back to the Future themed escape room experience where guests have to stop Biff from stealing Doc Brown’s latest invention (featuring the return of Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown!)
Are you looking forward to Jurassic Park’s 30th Anniversary on June 11th, 2023? I know we are, and the good news is the celebrations are starting much sooner: the 30th Anniversary Captivz collection will be roaring onto Walmart shelves January 2023 in the US!
This all-new lineup of mini pop-and-lock collectible dinosaurs come packaged within mystery eggs, and feature every on-screen dino from the first Jurassic Park (plus select dinosaurs from The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 in the second wave), sporting movie accurate details and colors. From the Gallimimus to the baby Velociraptor, your favorite species and moments can be brought to life in your collections. Best of all? Each dinosaur comes with a collector token inspired by the collector cards included with the classic Jurassic Kenner toys, featuring beautifully rendered art bringing the scenes to life in unique ways.
Check out the exclusive sneak peek below!
Alongside the standard eggs, there are also the larger eggs with the super-sized Captivz dinosaurs inside:
For more on the Captivz collections check out their website and be sure to stay tuned to Jurassic Outpost for more Captivz, Jurassic Park 30th Anniversary, and everything else Jurassic!