Saturday, February 7, 2009

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAN IT BE???!!!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! People of the free dinosaur, and jp loving world, on all info about jp4 was deleted!!!! You can check it for yourself, it's gone. Idk if this means no 4th movie, or just a bigggggggg mess up on the web site, but for now all info is gone. :(

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

more jurassic park 4 info.

OK, here is some info from . The new scheduled release date for JP4 is 2009. According to them the script is still being developed. There are two rumored people that will be back in JP4. Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler, and supposedly Samuel Jackson as Ray Arnold.
Here is the story about Samuel Jackson... supposedly he didn't die from his raptor attack in the first movie, and has survived on the island for a lonnnnnnngggggg time by eating leaves, berries, and small dinosaurs. It sounds to me like someone is full of it... but it could happen.

This is a plot idea that could also happen... from the address:

"3 years after JP3, Biosyn (ingens rival) Are going bankrupt, and are willing to take desperate measures to ensure themselves a future, so they organise an expedition to Isla Nublar (JP1 island) to retrieve some embryos. They figure that Nublar would be easier to go to as it has less dinosaurs and many facilities. They take extra safety precautions to avoid incident. But when they get there they are shocked to find that for some reason the Dino's on Nublar have been breeding excessively. Suddenly the group are ambushed by a massive pack of velociraptors. And the whole group is killed. (Similar to the intro of Dino Crisis 2) When Hammond hear's the news, he organises a team to go by boat and conduct research on the dinos from the safety of their boat to find out exactly why the dinos have been breeding so much and to assess the threat it poses. They discover that the dinos had consumed DNA from the abandoned labs, and this DNA has for some reason increased their desire to mate. (or something) But Hammond suspected this, and research wasn't the only reason he sent the team... Suddenly some of the group members take out guns and other weaponry, and reveal to the others that they work for ingen, and their actual orders were to place gas bombs on the island to exterminate the dinos on nublar, or else the dinos could breed out of control, and might spread to the mainland, putting civilians at risk, and destroying ingens reputation. They took motorbikes along, to travel quickly around the island. (they can include the motorbike raptor chase scene from the book) JP4 needs something new and epic like this I think. And having it set on Nublar, with the dinosaurs breeding out of control could work."

He's right, i think it could work.

One last thing... according to Yahoo and imdb the special effects artist, and person who created animitronics for Jurassic Park, Stan Winston, has died. This is the article from:

Pioneering special effects and makeup artist Stan Winston, a four-time Oscar winner who transformed Arnold Schwarzenegger into "The Terminator" and brought dinosaurs to life in the "Jurassic Park" films, has died at age 62, his studio said on Monday.
Winston, whose studio's work was on display in the high-tech armored suits worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the current superhero blockbuster "Iron Man," died at home in Malibu, California, on Sunday surrounded by family.
He had fought a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, a cancer of blood plasma cells, a spokeswoman for the Stan Winston Studio said.

Winston, a collaborator with such filmmaking giants as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron and Tim Burton, was best known for his landmark physical effects and animatronics, and later for blending them seamlessly with computer-graphics imagery.
Winston crafted some of modern cinema's most breathtaking creatures, including the terrifying monsters of "Aliens" and the killer cyborgs of "The Terminator" and its sequel for Cameron.
In the makeup department, Winston worked with Burton to create the bizarre, shear-fingered looks of Johnny Depp in "Edward Scissorhands" and Danny DeVito's grotesque Penguin guise in "Batman Returns."
But Winston's most celebrated creations were the prehistoric reptiles he brought to life in Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park."
The design and construction of the life-size, robotic dinosaurs, including a two-story-tall tyrannosaurus rex in "Jurassic Park," were heralded as a pioneering technical feat in movie magic.


Winston, however, was said to be most proud of the artistic imagination and craft he brought to his work.
"He was a 'character creator,' as he liked to be called, and artistry was his only benchmark," said Don Shay, publisher of Cinefex magazine and a chronicler of Winston's career.
Winston once compared the talent in his studio to "the finest painters, sculptors and artists of the Renaissance."
His body of work spanned four decades in television and movies, including 75 feature films, and earned 10 Academy Award nominations in all.
He won four Oscars -- one each for visual effects and makeup in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and two more for visual effects in "Aliens" and "Jurassic Park."
His last Oscar nomination was for the eerily human-like walking, talking stuffed Teddy bear in the Spielberg-directed sci-fi drama "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence."
Winston also was one of the first in his profession to build his own special effects house into a viable business, creating a model for others to follow, said Shane Mahan, one his effects supervisors and business partners.
It was with Cameron and fellow effects artist Scott Ross that Winston later co-founded Digital Domain, one of the Hollywood's leading CGI studios. Winston and Cameron resigned from that company in 1998.
At the time of his death, Winston was in the process of expanding his own studio into the new Winston Effects Group, with a team of senior effects supervisors heading the company.
A native of Arlington, Virginia, Winston originally aspired to become an actor, but launched his career behind the camera after completing a three-year makeup apprenticeship at Walt Disney Studios in 1972.

(Editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Bill Trott)"

Stan will be missed, and will be remembered for his wonderful work.

Friday, June 13, 2008

I'm back! (again)

Well, I'm now out of school... for good. I'm going to be home schooled next school year so I'll have more time to do this. So, expect lots more posts from me for a while.

Monday, December 24, 2007

dinosaurs of the jurassic period

Brachiosaurus, one of the largest land animals to ever roam the earth, lived during the middle to late Jurassic period.

Dinosaurs, one of the most successful groups of animals (in terms of longevity) that have ever lived, were found in many diverse sizes and shapes, with many diverse modes of living. The term Dinosauria was invented by Sir Richard Owen in 1842 to describe these fearfully great reptiles, specifically Megalosaurus, Iguanodon, and Hylaeosaurus, the only three dinosaurs known at the time. The creatures that we normally think of as dinosaurs lived during the Mesozoic Era, from late in the Triassic period (about 225 million years ago) until the end of the Cretaceous (about 65 million years ago). But we now know that they actually live on today as the birds.

Firmly planted between the Triassic and the Cretaceous periods of geologic time, the Jurassic period lasted for approximately 70 million years, beginning 206 mya (million years ago) and lasting until 144 mya.

Great plant-eating dinosaurs roamed the earth, feeding on lush, green ferns and palm-like cyads and bennettitaleans, Smaller, but vicious, carnivores stalked the great herbivores. Oceans teemed with fish, squid, coiled ammonites, great ichthyosaurs and long-necked plesiosaurs.

Today, when you think Jurassic, images of the incredibly successful book and movie “Jurassic Park” probably come to mind. Although it is true that dinosaurs dominated the land animals of that period, many of the dinosaurs featured in “Jurassic Park”, such as the Triceratops and the Tyrannosaurus rex, did not emerge until after the Jurassic was over. The largest land animals of the Jurassic period were the gigantic sauropods, such as the Diplodocus, Brachiosaurus and Apatosaurus. Other herbivorous dinosaurs of the Jurassic included the plated stegosaurs. Fearsome predatory dinosaurs included carnosaurs such as Allosaurus, small, fast coelurosaurs, and ceratosaurs such as Dilophosaurus. The first birds, such as the Archaeopteryx, appears during the Jurassic as well.

Sunday, December 23, 2007


Guanlong (wucaii)
Name means: Crested dragon or five colored crown dragon

Length: About 10 feet ( 3 m)
Weight: Unknown ( I couldn't find out the weight so if anyone finds it tell me).
Diet: Meat
When: 160 mya
Where: Dzungaria, China
Prey: Mammals/small or young dinosaurs
Basic info: This is supposedly the oldest known ancestor of T-Rex (If you believe in evolution). This dinosaur was first discovered by scientists from the George Washington university, and named by Xu Xing in 2006. The only real difference between Guanlong and other Tyrannosaurids is the crest on it's head. It may have been used during a mating season to attract a mate, But was too fragile to be used for fighting. Scientists also don't know if this is a feature only found on males, since not many have been found. Also unlike other Tyrannosaurids, Guanlong had three-fingered hands instead of the usual two.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Rhamphorhynchus (pterosaur)

Rhamphorhynchus was a long-tailed pterosaur of the Jurassic period. Its name means 'beak snout'. Only 17.5 cm (7 in) long but with a wingspan of 100 cm (3 ft), it was less specialized than the later pterodactyloids. It had a long tail stiffened with ligaments which ended in a diamond-shaped vane.

Rhamphorhynchus ate fish, frogs,and insects and it is believed that one of the ways it hunted was by dragging its beak in the water, catching fish and tossing them into its throat pouch, a structure similar to that of pelicans, which has been preserved in some fossils. This method of catching fish is found today in skimmers.

Although fossils have been found in England, the best preserved come from the Solnhofen quarry in Bavaria; many of these fossils preserve not only the bones but impressions of soft tissues such as the wings and tail.

Rhamphorhynchus laid eggs instead of giving birth to its young. It belongs to the Suborder Rhamphorhynchoidea.
Pterosaurs, often referred to as pterodactyls, were flying reptiles. They existed from the late Triassic to the end of the Cretaceous Period (228 to 65 million years ago). Pterosaurs were the first vertebrates to fly. Their wings were formed by a membrane of skin, muscle, and other tissues stretching from the thorax to a dramatically lengthened fourth finger. Earlier species had long, fully-toothed jaws and long tails, while later forms had a highly reduced tail, and some lacked teeth.

Pterosaurs are sometimes referred to as dinosaurs, but this is incorrect. The term "dinosaur" is properly restricted to a certain group of terrestrial reptiles with a unique upright stance (superorder Dinosauria), and therefore excludes the pterosaurs, as well as the various groups of extinct aquatic reptiles, such as ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, and mosasaurs.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Dakota: the hadrosaur mummy

The discovery of a mummified hadrosaur was recently made public. The dinosaur, named Dakota, was found in North Dakota in 1999 by a then-16-year-old boy, Tyler Lyson. The hadrosaur is not a mummy in the King Tut sense of the word. It has been fossilized, complete with uncollapsed skin enveloping the arm, legs and tail indicating the preservation of muscular tissues. The chest cavity was not preserved presumably due to scavenging before mummification.

Initial study of this specimen indicates that hadrosaurs were bigger and faster than first imagined . . . 3.5 tons and up to 40 feet long. The preserved ligaments and tendons has provided researchers with enough information to estimate muscle mass of the hadrosaur, and therefore allowing them to estimate the top speed of this animal at 45 km per hour (about 15 kph faster than the T. rex -- a predator of the hadrosaur).

A pattern of banding on the larger and smaller scales of Dakota indicate stripes, which is often associated with color change, like a chameleon.