How a 9-ton Dinosaur Was Made for “Jurassic World : Dominion”

Wednesday | 2022 09 28 | Making of - Movies

The animatronic Giganotosaurus from “Jurassic World: Dominion” (2022) was the largest practical head built for any “Jurassic Park” film. The practical and digital effects teams worked hand in hand to bring the Giga to life. Live-action-dinosaur supervisor John Nolan led a team to create a Giga puppet that looked and moved like a real dinosaur could. The head was placed on a rig that weighed around 9 tons and could move up and down and interact with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern on set. While only the Giga’s head and neck were created, visual effects supervisor David Vickery and his team at ILM built the CG body to perfectly match the puppeteered movements on set.


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