Artist William Stout Shares ‘Escape From Jurassic Park’ Animated Series Insights at SDCC Panel!

William Stout, whose book The Dinosaurs: A Fantastic New View of a Lost Era inspired Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park, presented a “Spotlight on William Stout” panel at San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition this weekend, and we were fortunate enough to attend. During the presentation he shared some very fun insights into his work on the ‘Escape From Jurassic Park’ animated series as well as stories from his career in the art and film industries – most interestingly those from his time in the world of Jurassic Park.

William Stout’s career spans more than 50 years, and his love for dinosaurs spans even longer. He wrote and illustrated his book The Dinosaurs: A Fantastic New View of a Lost Era in order to incorporate and share new discoveries about dinosaurs’ lives and behavior.

One of his first major film credits was Conan The Barbarian, and he first met Kathleen Kennedy (producer/executive producer of the first three Jurassic Park films) in the production office of that film. Through Kennedy and other connections in the industry, his name was in conversations surrounding the production of Jurassic Park in the early 1990s. Stout was among those considered by Steven Spielberg to be the production designer for the film. Though he was very interested and thought he could’ve been perfect for the job, Spielberg later chose Rick Carter (who did an incredible job). When asked about this, Stout said:

“There are a couple of sayings in Hollywood: ‘The more perfect you are for a job, the less likely it is that you’ll get it’ and also ‘The more you want a job, the less likely it is that you’ll get it.’ I really wanted the job. It was the only job I ever really pursued employment on. Others just came to me. I also think they were worried based on my prior knowledge of dinosaurs that I might suggest something that Spielberg didn’t want, which I never would have done. I was extremely interested in the job and pursued it very hard, harder than any other job in my career. And sometimes the jobs you pursue that hard are the ones you end up not getting.”

Stout certainly would have had a very unique take on the production of Jurassic Park. He remains a huge fan despite it all.

When asked about his time working on ‘Escape From Jurassic Park’, Stout said:

“Working on the Jurassic Park animated series was so fantastic for me. It was heavily inspired by European and German comic book series – not only the humans but the dinosaurs as well. It was meant for primetime, and for adults and family members. It was not gonna be a kiddie show, and they were gonna use a lot of CG animation to do the vehicles and things. We shot a trailer for it that was just incredible. But about the time they decided they would show it to Steven Spielberg (because they needed his final blessing on the project), he had been so inundated with Jurassic Park merchandising and marketing that he was sick of it. He didn’t even look at the trailer, he just said ‘Nah, I don’t even wanna do it.'”

The unfortunate cancellation of the series is truly a shame. It sounds incredible every time it comes up in conversation, and it seems Stout really loved working on it. The image above, according to Stout, was “inspired by zookeepers feeding Condors at the San Diego Zoo.” You can view some of his concept artwork for ‘Escape From Jurassic Park’ in the gallery below. Read our exclusive coverage of the full season one plot of ‘Escape From Jurassic Park’ here.

What do you think about these new insights and stories from William Stout? Let us know in the comments, and stay tuned for more Jurassic coverage from San Diego Comic-Con!

Images and concept art courtesy of William Stout. Visit his website to see his incredible Jurassic works and more!

Things Get WILD As First JURASSIC WORLD CAMP CRETACEOUS SEASON FOUR Trailer Arrives!

The first full trailer for SEASON FOUR of Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous is here! The new season will feature guest stars Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Haley Joel Osment and run for 11 all-new episodes, exclusively on Netflix December 3. In case you missed it, watch below:


The trailer begins similarly to previous Camp Cretaceous trailers in that we see the campers seemingly escaping to freedom on a commandeered boat. It’s not long, however, before they are attacked by Jurassic World’s escaped Mosasaurus. Their boat is torn to pieces and they wash up on what, according to show-runner Scott Kreamer, is “an island previously unseen in the Jurassic canon.” The campers discover the sort of technology hinted at in the first teaser for season four: some sort of hyper-realistic portrayal of different biomes such as a desert and a possible snowy environment. The campers are also shown in a dense forest environment encountering a T. rex and too many drones to count.

Large vehicles and the anticipated ‘robot dog’ are seen moving across a snowy environment, but then breaking through the wall of the aforementioned projection technology. In a truly wild turn, the campers encounter a sabertooth tiger, of all things, in a dark desert environment. As things get hectic in this trailer, we see Kenji in peril in the desert, the Kentrosaurus in the snowy environment, the ‘robot dog’ sinking to its possible demise, Darius sprinting through the jungle, and the Kentrosaurus facing off with a T. rex. An “Escape Is Only The Beginning” tagline plays out over these chaotic moments.

The climax of the trailer features one thing fans have been waiting for: the return of the Spinosaurus. The campers come face to face with the beast in the new island’s desert environment as Brooklynn quips, “That’s new…”, before it roars and charges after them. The Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous title card flashes for a moment before a fun stinger scene at the end. The campers are seen hiding in a jungle environment with a mysterious facility in front of them. Sammy declares that “Something tells her they shouldn’t go in there,” to which Kenji responds, “…which means we’re obviously going in there.” Brooklynn gestures them all forward with a “Come on!”, and the trailer ends.

There is a lot to unpack and digest here: Brand new environments, sabertooth tigers, drones, robot dogs, and the fearsome Spinosaurus. Interestingly enough, show-runner Scott Kreamer has hinted that “…there’s a good chance that it might be the exact same Spinosaurus,” which raises even more questions. Kreamer revealed many insights about this new trailer and the upcoming season in a new interview & trailer breakdown with Entertainment Weekly, which you can read here.

Be sure to watch our trailer breakdown video where we analyse it shot-by-shot!

Images courtesy of Netflix and Entertainment Weekly.

What do you think about the trailer and the wild things to come in season four? Let us know in the comments below!

Interview with BEASTS OF THE MESOZOIC Creator David Silva!

Fresh off completion of the Kickstarter Campaign for the Beasts of the Mesozoic: Tyrannosaur Series, creator David Silva joined Jurassic Outpost to talk about his work with Neca, McFarlane, the 2009 Jurassic Park Hasbro toy line, and his own collectible line: Beasts of the Mesozoic!

In the interview, David talks about his passion for creating and collecting action figures, his interests in natural history and scientific accuracy, and what it took to bring this project to life. Watch the interview below!

From the Beasts of the Mesozoic Kickstarter:


“Beasts of the Mesozoic is a line of scientifically accurate, dinosaur action figure collectibles with elaborate detail and articulation.”

Created by David Silva

After completing a Beasts of the Mesozoic: Raptor Series in 2016, a Beasts of the Mesozoic: Ceratopsian Series in 2019, and finding success in creating nearly 40 different figures, David and Creative Beast Studio began work on the Tyrannosaur Series. The campaign exceeded its goal and is aiming to begin distribution next year. Previous series and other merchandise can be viewed and purchased in the Creative Beast Shop.

You can view some of the Tyrannosaur Series’ incredible package art below, created by artists Raph Lomotan, Gabriel Ugueto, Raul Ramos, Shannon Beaumont, and RJ Palmer.


Be sure and check out our interview with David Silva on our YouTube channel, and stay tuned to see more from the Beasts of the Mesozoic action figure line. Let us know your thoughts on these figures below!

Images courtesy of Creative Beast Studio and Beasts of the Mesozoic.

First Jurassic World CAMP CRETACEOUS Season 4 Teaser Reveals Release Date of December 3rd!

“You mean there are two islands with dinosaurs on them?!”

The first teaser for season four of Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous has arrived, and it brings both answers and more speculation. It reveals the next season’s release date of December 3rd and hints: “A New Island Awaits…”

Watch below:

The fourteen second teaser visually approaches a dark island filled with dense jungle, but a visual glitch teases a stark, desert locale – which is definitely not Isla Sorna. In the music, the ‘raptor motif’ from the original Jurassic Park score makes an appearance and swells into an epic version of the signature Jurassic Park theme. The inclusion of the ‘raptor motif’ is interesting, as Isla Sorna is certainly known for its raptors.

The fast approaching December 3rd date is very exciting, but what could this teaser mean for season four’s story locations? Could the dense jungle we see be Isla Sorna, and the desert an external InGen facility or something else entirely? Will more than one island be visited by Darius, Yaz, Kenji, Brooklynn, Sammy, and Ben in season four? We’ll have to watch and find out!

Be sure to watch our analysis of this new short teaser trailer here:

What do you think about this teaser and the new locations that await? Let us know in the comments, and check out our video on the possible locations of Camp Cretaceous season four below!

Ariana Richards Teases a Possible Return to the World of Jurassic!

Jurassic Park‘s Lex Murphy, Ariana Richards, was recently interviewed by the Celebrity Catch Up podcast and offered some interesting thoughts on her career and Jurassic. Though Richards stepped away from the acting world many years ago to focus on her very successful art career, she didn’t rule out a return.

During the interview, host Genevieve took listeners through a retrospective of Richards’ film career. Richards portrayed Lex Murphy in Jurassic Park in 1993 and briefly in The Lost World: Jurassic Park in 1997. Things got interesting when they reached that portion of the retrospective. When asked if she would ever return to the Jurassic franchise or in Jurassic World: Dominion for adult scenes of Lex Murphy, Richards responded:

Now that is something I wouldn’t be able to comment on.”

That is certainly a very intriguing answer. She was subsequently asked if she’d ever consider a return to acting, and said she would “if the right project comes along.”

With Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum confirmed to return for major roles in Jurassic World: Dominion next summer, could an even further Jurassic reunion be in store? And in light of producer Frank Marshall’s hints that Dominion won’t be the end but the “start of a new era,” could there be a return in mind for Lex in future Jurassic projects? We’ll have to wait and see.

Excitement is high for the return of Jurassic Park‘s ‘big three’, and the possibility of Richards’ return only heightens that anticipation. We’d love to see her return, and perhaps with her brother Tim! No matter what’s in store, we celebrate the amazing Ariana Richards and wish her continued success.

You can listen to the entire Ariana Richards episode of the Celebrity Catch Up podcast here. The interview is a great listen. If nothing else, it unearths a few great stories that fans will love about Jeff Goldblum, Steven Spielberg, and the T. rex animatronic from the production of Jurassic Park.

What do you think about this interview, and how do you feel about Lex returning for Jurassic World: Dominion or other future Jurassic projects? Let us know in the comments below!

Images courtesy of the Celebrity Catch Up podcast and The Jurassic Vault.

BD Wong Shares His Appreciation for JURASSIC PARK and Excitement for JURASSIC WORLD: DOMINION!

BD Wong sporting a Jurassic World: Dominion jacket while making his directorial debut on the set of “Nora From Queens.”

Jurassic Park and Jurassic World icon BD Wong (Dr. Henry Wu himself) recently joined the Lights, Camera, Barstool podcast for an interview about his life, directing and acting, and of course, Jurassic.

The interview discussed what it’s like to be an actor and director in today’s world, the classic nature of Jurassic Park, and most excitingly BD’s thoughts and excitement for next summer’s Jurassic World: Dominion.


Before we move on: This interview contains mild spoilers for Jurassic World: Dominion. If you don’t wish to see them, we advise not reading further.


When asked if he had a different appreciation for Jurassic Park as a cornerstone of cinema after all this time, he responded:

“I would say I do have a growing appreciation, and there’s a kind of depth to that appreciation. I started out doing the first movie and I didn’t take it seriously at all. First of all, it didn’t feel like I was taken seriously as a character in that first movie; they didn’t explain what happened to that person. And the fact that they didn’t explain what happened to that person opened the door for him to return… So their negligence actually became something that was an opportunity for me. And now I’ve done three more of these Jurassic World films, the third one just having been completed.”

Continuing on about his character in Jurassic World: Dominion:

“In the arc (of the Jurassic World films), the filmmakers have a real allegiance to the character, a real affection for him, and want that arc to be satisfying to the fans. And so I feel that effort being made on his behalf, and I appreciate that because I didn’t want to just do the same thing every single time. I feel like it evolves, and it evolves to a very satisfying place to me. He had this incredibly epic death in the book that just never really got delivered in the first movie. And so now we have this, no spoilers, but, this resolution and an ending that is really satisfying to me.”

When asked about the scale of Jurassic World: Dominion and if he could tease it at all, he said:

“I’m not allowed to give spoilers, but I will say – it is bigger. Like, they really wanted to go out with a bang, and they made the last one really big. I think it’s bigger and longer and more like a ‘film’ than just ‘another installment of‘… All the principles from Jurassic Park are in it. Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum are in it, and they’re not just like ‘Oh, look, there they are.’ They’re playing leading parts in the movie. So there’s Bryce and Chris Pratt who are the Jurassic World couple, and then there are these three honorary, huge, iconic characters that are coming back, resolving their relationships and their relationships to the whole conundrum of dinosaurs existing… and so it’s kinda big! There’s a weight to it that I like thinking about.”

You can watch a clip of that moment in the interview below:

Wong also spoke to the unique nature of production during the pandemic, saying:

“It was the first movie that came back into production after the movies all shut down last year, and that was meaningful because it set up a lot of protocols that are still being used today and that were so important to getting the industry back on its feet… The side effect of that for us was that we were all quarantined in the same hotel, and there was this kind of ‘team spirit’ feeling that came as a result of that… We were all there, working on the same scene the night of the election… and so that was memorable.”

And continuing about the scale of the film:

“But it is big… Every single person who has gone in to the studio to re-record their lines – it’s called looping – gets to see, like three minutes of the film. Every single person has come back to the group text that we have saying, “Guys, this is incredible. Like, incredibly beautifully shot and, you know, really epic. And I can’t believe that it’s even more than the other two were before it.”


You can listen to the entire interview on Apple Podcasts here, and on Spotify here. BD Wong’s portion of the episode begins at around 1:02:00.

All in all, Wong seemed extremely grateful to be able to revisit a character decades later and to be a part of the Jurassic franchise as a whole. It is thrilling to hear his excitement and affection for Jurassic World: Dominion and the Jurassic franchise.

What do you think about what BD Wong shared in this interview and what it means for the next Jurassic World film? Let us know in the comments below!

New Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous LEGO Sets Available Now!

Jurassic World builders rejoice!

Five new Jurassic LEGO sets have been released for the world to construct and enjoy. The sets feature new moments with dinosaurs and characters from both Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.

The first new set available is the T. rex Dinosaur Fossil Exhibition:

This set includes mini-figures of Camp Cretaceous‘ Darius and Jurassic World‘s Owen Grady, a baby triceratops, and a fantastic T. rex fossil display in a setting that resembles a natural history museum. Other items included are a fossil diagram, museum equipment, and a dinosaur egg.

Order now: Amazon | Entertainment Earth

Next up is the Carnotaurus Dinosaur Chase set:

This set features mini-figures of Camp Cretaceous‘ Kenji and Sammy being pursued by a Carnotaurus in a vehicle that directly resembles those used by camp counselors in Camp Cretaceous. Close behind in a Jurassic World helicopter is a mini-figure of Owen Grady, seemingly launching a non-lethal round at the Carnotaurus.

Order now: Amazon | Entertainment Earth

Then comes the Baryonyx Dinosaur Boat Escape set:

This set includes mini-figures of Camp Cretaceous‘ Darius and Yaz and Jurassic World‘s Owen Grady, a Jurassic World “guard”, a Baby Velociraptor, and a full size Baryonyx whose coloring resembles that of Grim from Camp Cretaceous. Darius, Owen, and the Guard are being menaced by the Baryonyx on a boat marked “28” in the Jurassic World colors next to the staple T. rex logo. Yaz is in pursuit on a small boat with the Baby Velociraptor and what seem to be multiple dinosaur eggs.

Order now: Amazon | Entertainment Earth

Next is the Stygimoloch Dinosaur Escape set:

This set features mini-figures of Camp Cretaceous‘ Ben and Brooklynn and Jurassic World‘s Claire Dearing, a Baby Ankylosaurus, and a Stygimoloch. Claire is driving a vehicle that resembles those used in Camp Cretaceous behind the escaping Stygimoloch while Brooklynn prepares to fire a tranquilizer at the dino. Ben, however, is doing his own thing with his baby ankylosaur pal near a very cool tree-slide construction.

Order now: Amazon | Entertainment Earth

And finally, the T. rex and Triceratops Dinosaur Breakout set:

This set is branded under LEGO’s Duplo brand, which is generally targeted toward younger builders. It includes more stylized versions of the T. rex and Triceratops, a stylized version of Jurassic World‘s Owen Grady on his motorcycle, and the iconic Jurassic World gates.

Order now: Amazon

These sets are exciting for Jurassic builders and collectors of all ages – and while they’re not based upon any specific scenes, we expect even more LEGO with Camp Cretaceous Season 4 due out in December, and Jurassic World Dominion in June 2022!

What do you think about the characters, dinosaurs, and moments showcased in these new sets? Let us know below!

All are available for purchase now on the LEGO, Amazon, and Target websites!

Images courtesy of LEGO, Target, and TheBrickFan.

Jurassic Park ‘FINAL SCENE RAY ARNOLD’ Comic-Con Set Coming to Mattel Creations July 22nd!

Hold on to your butts!

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Jurassic Park toy set is bringing to life a never-before-seen moment from the original Jurassic Park film: Ray Arnold’s untimely demise.

In the climax of Jurassic Park, Ray Arnold volunteers to journey to the maintenance shed to reset and restore power to the park. We never fully witness his unfortunate fate, but Dr. Ellie Sattler discovers what has happened to him all the same.

“Theoretically, yes, but we’ve never shut down the entire system before. It may not come back on at all.”

The folks at Mattel Creations have done a fantastic job – this set truly spares no expense. It features a highly posable, 3.75-inch version of Ray Arnold himself (complete with detachable arm) and a 2.4-inch tall, 7-inch long vicious velociraptor so that fans can imagine and play out Ray’s final moments. Completing the set is the full control panel from the film, which serves as a stand for Ray and the raptor and also plays audio of his best quotes from the film. And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention his bloody, dismembered arm – an absolute highlight, marking the return of human “dino-damage” from the Kenner Days. All of this is contained in the gorgeous packaging seen below, complete with numerous lights and sounds.

“White Rabbit Object. Whatever it did… it did it all.”

This set is very exciting and truly a treat for fans of Jurassic Park. It will be on sale on Mattel Creations (Mattel’s collaboration and direct-to-consumer platform) on Thursday, July 22 at 9am PST / 12pm EST. Additionally this year, Mattel Creations is celebrating collectors during Comic-Con with their first-ever Mattel Creations: 12 Days of Fandom activation! Be sure and head to Mattel Creations on July 22nd and order this set before it’s extinct!

For an in-depth look behind the scenes of the ‘Final Scene Ray Arnold’ toy and packaging construction & design, check out the official Mattel Creations reveal trailer, exclusively in HD on our YouTube channel below!

More ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Score Teases from Michael Giacchino & Colin Trevorrow!

Both Michael Giacchino and Colin Trevorrow have enriched social media timelines with looks behind the scenes of the ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ scoring process over the last couple of weeks. The teases were strictly in photo form, but as of today both Giacchino and Trevorrow have shared the very first audio snippets from the new film!

First, Giacchino:

Giacchino’s audio tease features a calm and rather affecting full orchestra rendition of the main theme from ‘Jurassic World’. The wooden T. rex from past photos makes an appearance along with the full orchestra in London via Zoom in the background. The camera pans down to reveal two partial orchestral score pages from the recording session. It’s really satisfying to hear the main musical theme returning for this film. The nature and dynamics of the music in this tease could lend themselves to a solemn scene somewhere in the film, or perhaps a majestic scene featuring a dinosaur landscape.

Next, Trevorrow shared a tease of his own:

Trevorrow’s audio tease is an entirely different story. The video features him playing what looks to be Dark Souls III with a recording from Giacchino’s new ‘Dominion’ score serving as the music for the video game. The music in this tease is starkly different from that of Giacchino’s post. It features jarring strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion musically punching and stabbing in a truly terrifying way. It is reminiscent of Bernard Hermann’s ‘Psycho’ score and also composer Igor Stravinsky’s wild musical works. Giacchino has previously said that these two composers were major influences for his ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ score. This music is clearly meant for a horrifying moment in the film. It’s exciting to hear these musical styles and influences returning for ‘Dominion’ after building through the first and second ‘Jurassic World’ films.

Giacchino also teased that the haunting main theme from ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ might make an appearance in Dominion’s score:

Most importantly, Giacchino shared that the scoring process for ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ has been completed!

The process was slightly different and took longer than normal in order to observe safety protocols, but Giacchino’s team along with Trevorrow and everyone at Abbey Road got the job done. Giacchino even sent everyone at Abbey Road cupcakes to thank them for their hard work:

The completion of the scoring process and these musical teases for ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ are very exciting. This is a huge step towards the completion of the film and release next summer. Music is an integral part of the Jurassic franchise and we can’t wait to see and hear more from the score! What do you think about these Jurassic score teases and what do you want to hear from the score for ‘Dominion’? Let us know below!

Michael Giacchino Teases Scoring ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ in London!

Composer Michael Giacchino has shared what is likely the first of many teases for the scoring process of Jurassic World: Dominion. It comes in the form of a photo of an orchestral score page (with only a few notes visible) in his Los Angeles studio.

While Giacchino is observing, monitoring, and participating in the process from L.A., the orchestral musicians are recording remotely in London. Looking closely at the photo, recording seems to be taking place at Abbey Road. It’s clear that the very best in recording and visual technology is being used to synchronize the scoring process.

According to Giacchino, the London musicians are spread out between two separate studios (likely within Abbey Road) to ensure proper social distancing and safety measures are in place.

What is very cool about this tease is that Colin Trevorrow himself represents the “boots on the ground” for Giacchino at the studio in London. It’s exciting to see this kind of artistic collaboration happening over great distances, and amazing that it is possible. While the incredible musicians in London create the score, Trevorrow and Giacchino discuss and produce the score despite being thousands of miles apart.

Giacchino later added a progress update to his thread with the top of another orchestral score page. The musical cue fits perfectly into the world of Jurassic with the title “Alan For Granted.”

As far as what is happening musically in the first photo, it is a bit hard to tell. There don’t seem to be any discernible Jurassic musical themes, which is probably purposeful on Giacchino’s part. The top of the orchestral score isn’t clear, but the string section, harp, and piano that are visible on the page seem to be playing rather dissonant, incidental music. This could be heard in a moment between musical themes or perhaps even in a frightening or suspenseful moment. The musical portion of the second photo is silent (at least on the visible page), but that title is truly great and very intriguing.

What do you think of this ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ score tease from Michael Giacchino? We are grateful for his willingness to share tidbits during the scoring process and hope to see (and hear) more as we move closer to the film’s release! Let us know your thoughts below!