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Jurassic Park’s Triceratops Puppeteering: Part 1

by Kenny Hoeschen

The Stan Winston school introduces two of the key members of the team who animated the full-size triceratops in the original Jurassic Park. In this first portion of the interviews, the team discusses building and testing of the original, smaller model, the enormous job involved in painting the full-size model, and transporting the full-size model to Hawaii. This was the only dinosaur character shot on location in Hawaii. On location, the filmmakers dug a large hole underground to house the puppeteers during filming, with one puppeteer inside the model working the tail.

It’s nice to hear from the guy who was responsible for the puss and spit parts of the┬átriceratops model. How would you like to have that on your resume?

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