We’re now three months into the all-new collectors focused web-series Beyond The Gates where we reveal exciting, brand new Jurassic products! Last month we were excited to debut a new Legacy Collection set – the Dennis Nedry Getaway Pack!
This month we’re excited to launch the third episode and debut the Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Raptor Squad 4-Pack:
Along with speaking to Mattel toy designer Rafael Bencosme, we also spoke with NBCUniversal’s Design Manager Erick Solorzano. The two dig into the details of the set and we go hands-on with the Raptor Squad.
Relive the excitement of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous with Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo! Each dinosaur has realistic sculpting and authentic decoration for realistic play! Take home the excitement of the Camp Cretaceous with this Raptor Squad 4-pack!
We’re thrilled to be able to debut more exciting Jurassic items in Beyond The Gates and the next episode will focus on a long-awaited Jurassic Park set, exclusive to the Legacy Collection! Stay tuned for more!
We last visited Isla Nublar in January when the second season of Camp Cretaceous launched on Netflix, and we will be returning to the island in just under a month when the third season is released.
There is much anticipation for this season, which so far has teased an all-new hybrid under the name of E750, and now the full trailer has dropped, showcasing Dr. Wu’s creation in all it’s glory. Check it out below:
Along with our first real look at the E750 hybrid, the trailer shows us that we will be visiting many new locations across the island, including venturing into remnants of the original Jurassic Park – something that we have wanted to see since the show began!
Be sure to check out our breakdown video where we analyse the numerous details contained within the trailer:
The poster was also released showing the terrified campers looking up at the newly evolved threat, the E750, which casts its shadow back down on them. Check out that poster, and a handful of other images from the season, in the gallery below!
Are you excited to return to Isla Nublar this May, for the third season of Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous? Did you like the second season?
Be sure to let us know what you’re hoping to see in season 3, down below in the comments!
A team of independent writers have collaborated with concept artists to realize an idea that focuses on the founder of Jurassic Park himself, John Parker Hammond.
The team have written a story that portrays a young John Hammond as he explores his early ventures that led to the creation of the infamous dinosaur park.
IN THE BEGINNING…
When “Jurassic Park” was first published over 30 years ago, no one could have predicted this science fiction/adventure novel would spawn a multi-billion dollar franchise with six feature films, a cartoon, comic books, video games, and enough merchandise to please any 10 year-old. However, while audiences have learned more about the central figures in the original film, and enjoyed additions to the cast of characters in the proceeding years, the audience has never really learned much more about the man behind the park, John Hammond.
“Hammond” is designed to be a limited series, starting with the titular character working as a poor performer in early 1950s Petticoat Lane with his suitcase flea circus, and ending with him setting out to gather a group of scientists, two children, and one unwanted lawyer to give them an adventure they’d never forget. Bringing back dinosaurs from extinction was no easy task, and “Hammond” chronicles the blood, sweat, tears, and determination it took to do so.
The two writers spearheading the project have encapsulated their vision in the form of both artwork and dioramas that they intend to share it – along with their storybook – with the gatekeepers of the franchise in the hopes of inspiring this story to life.
You can check out a gallery of photos below:
If handled correctly, is a prequel series or movie focusing on the legendary character of John Hammond something you would like to see? Let us know in the comments section down below!
Last month we were excited to debut an all-new collectors focused web-series Beyond The Gates, revealing brand new Jurassic products! The debut episode featured two items – The Lost World Male Velociraptor, and the Jurassic Park 3 Pteranodon.
This month we’re excited to launch episode two and debut the Jurassic World Legacy Collection Dennis Nedry Escape Pack:
Along with speaking to Mattel toy designer Rafael Bencosme, we got to go hands-on with the bundle and see up close the detail put into Dennis Nedry, the Staff Jeep, and the Dilophosaurus.
Relive the exciting big-screen action with this Jurassic World Legacy Collection Nedry Getaway Pack! Play out the famous scene from the original Jurassic Park film when Dennis Nedry encounters the spitting Dilophosaurus and attempts to flee in his vehicle. Set includes the fan favourite figure of villain Dennis Nedry, the spitting Dilophosaurus and the Jurassic Park vehicle with park logo and rolling wheels.
Take home the excitement of the Jurassic Park film with this collectible Nedry Getaway Pack! Makes a great gift for fans of the Jurassic World franchise, dinosaurs and action play!
We’re thrilled to be able to debut more exciting Jurassic items in Beyond The Gates and the next episode will focus on an exclusive item from the Camp Cretaceous collection. Stay tuned for more!
With Jurassic World: Dominion now delayed until June 10, 2022, we thought it would be a great time to compile everything we know about the movie so far, and what we can expect to see when Dominion finally hits theaters!
How crucial are BioSyn to the story and are they a threat to our main characters? Have they bred their own dinosaurs or have they spliced the DNA of multiple species to create new hybrids? In this video we examine the evidence and look at set photos that reveal some of the locations we will get to see!
Spoiler Warning: This video uses both official set photos and leaked set photos that have circulated online, so if you’re avoiding any form of spoiler for this movie, best to skip this one! We do not reveal any large story spoilers or anything that you won’t have seen in teases, interviews, and photos. Check out the video below!
With a very large cast list revealed on the poster, and filming from Canada to Socotra to Malta, Jurassic World: Dominion will feature a varied number of locations that are new for the franchise, and show us dinosaurs in environments that we’ve never seen them before, alongside all new characters – and Jurassic Park veterans.
How excited are you for Dominion, and do you think it’s shaping up to be the movie you want to see? Do let us know in the comments section down below, and check out our YouTube channel for more Jurassic content, including a wealth of Camp Cretaceous videos!
Baryonyx, Ceratosaurs, and Tyrannosaurs – oh my! The trailer for Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous Season 2 is here, and it is not shy about bringing new dinosaur species to the table.
Making its debut ahead of the New York Comic Con panel later today, the trailer is available on YouTube below:
As we predicted in our recent season two video, we will be seeing the original T. rex on Main Street, and we can see that the campers do indeed head back there, and spend some time in T. rex Kingdom.
A Baryonyx was also revealed in the teaser, and this ties to the recent Mattel toy reveals showing three individual Baryonyx – Grim, Limbo, and Chaos.
The gang may have survived the initial Indominus Rex attack, but they now have a lot more to contend with in the deep jungles of Isla Nublar. With the security systems down and the fences broken, dinosaurs are now free.
One of the species making an appearance will be the Ceratosaurus who first made her appearance in everybody’s favourite Jurassic Park 3.
Be sure to check out our full gallery of screenshots below and stay tuned for more information as it drops!
Let us know what you thought of the teaser and will you be watching season two of Camp Cretaceous when it releases in 2021?
Earlier this year we discovered that Universal Pictures had trademarked Jurassic World Aftermath. While we initially thought this could be a revival of the cancelled video game Jurassic World Survivor, today the announcement came for a new VR video game for Oculus Quest.
The game is set two years after the fall of Jurassic World and is set on Isla Nublar. See the description below:
Set two years after the fall of Jurassic World, the suspenseful Jurassic World Aftermath sends you back to Isla Nublar in search of confidential research materials lost in the evacuation. The problem? A crash landing has left you stranded in the rundown ruins of a now-abandoned research facility—and deadly Velociraptors stalk your every move. You’ll have to rely on your wits (and a bit of luck) to escape the island alive in this tense and thrilling adventure from Oculus, Universal Games and Digital Platforms, and Coatsink Games.
And check out the trailer:
While many were eagerly anticipating a triple-A game for major gaming consoles, unfortunately for now only users of the Oculus will be able to play this Jurassic adventure.
Either way, Jurassic World Aftermath looks like it could be a lot of fun, so let us know in the comments section down below if you have an Oculus Quest and if you’ll be playing the game.
With Camp Cretaceous opening in no less than four days time, we take you to the other side of the island and give you a taste of what’s to come on September 18th!
Check out our review of season one below, which contains minor spoilers. If you’re playing it safe, wait until you’ve seen the show in a few days time to watch and read the reviews!
In a recent interview, showrunner Scott Kreamer revealed Steven Spielberg’s thoughts on the show and what he had suggested to the production team.
“When Steven gave the okay for the project, when he gave the final sign-off, his marching orders were, ‘Don’t do the kiddy version. It needs to feel like it’s Jurassic Park. It needs to feel like it’s Jurassic World.’ And we went for it.”
Scott then continued to talk about the show and how they are handling the gritty and realistic aspect that comes with the films, and the reality of humans and dinosaurs being thrown into a situation together.
“In all the films, it’s the kids are the side characters who need to be rescued by Alan Grant, Owen Grady, or an adult. So the whole idea is: Let’s put kids in the center of the story. Let’s cut off adult help. Let’s make them have no one to count on but each other. And really, that’s just the entire impetus for this story, is let’s empower the kids and see what happens.”
The show’s target audience is children and young adults, but that doesn’t mean the show can’t appeal to the older audience too. The Jurassic franchise is long overdue an expanded universe television series or smaller movie – something to fill in the gaps – and Camp Cretaceous intends to appeal to the wider audience too.
“We definitely try to make this something that a parent could enjoy it, too. I think if you have a kid who’s watching this – especially watching it with their parents – it can also open up some really good discussions, I think, and really good communication between the two. And maybe raises issues or questions that wouldn’t normally be talked about.”
Earlier this year we had the opportunity to interview cinematographer Shelly Johnson, who brought Isla Sorna to life in 2001’s Jurassic Park 3. The two hour interview explores Shelly’s work on the third movie along with diving into concepts and ideas that never made it to screen – along with some Jurassic Park 4 concepts too!
A new interview with Shelly which further expands upon our discussion has now released over at Soundstage Access. Check it out below:
The interview dives deeper into Jurassic Park 3’s recycling of old sets from The Lost World and what it was like taking over the Universal backlot shooting throughout the fall of 2000.
Brando at Soundstage Access also interviewed Gary Rydstrom who was the sound designer for Jurassic Park and who has signed on as the sound designer for the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion.
In the interview Gary discusses his creative process designing the dino-sounds for the first Jurassic Park.
Thanks to Brando for sharing these with us, what a great couple of interviews! The interviews are both available on iTunes along with Spotify, so be sure to check out the Shelly interview and Gary interview there. Let us know what you think in the comments down below!