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Jurassic Park I

Jurassic Park I

JURASSIC PARK IN THE MEDIA

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Well, it wasn’t from a lack of effort. Universal wanted a quality project and went to artist William Stout for help on the Jurassic Park animated series. As Stout has now revealed on his personal blog, Saturday mornings were actually never part of the equation:

They wanted the show to be a mature prime time series with top writers and state-of-the-art television animation augmented with quite a bit of CG animation. Universal Cartoon Studios wanted a “graphic novel look” to the series. I came in, showed my portfolio and was hired.

Stout agreed to take on the project near the tail-end of the “dinosaur mania” spawned by Jurassic Park in the 1990s. He put together concept art for the proposed animated spin-off along with a nifty trailer meant to dazzle Steven Spielberg. However, Spielberg just wasn’t interested at the time:

We made a trailer to communicate the look and feel of the series, also showing how we would combine computer animation with traditional animation. All we needed was Spielberg’s approval.

I heard through the grapevine that he never bothered to watch what we had done. By that time the word was out that he was burnt out on Jurassic Park merchandising and all of the film’s commercial exploitation. So, it never got made.

Too bad.

We may never see that trailer for the Jurassic Park animated series, but thanks to Stout, we do have access to concept art for the series; you can check those images out, below: 

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I only know a a few people who have seen this one minute teaser, if anybody out there has a copy please contact me.

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