Jurassic World and Other Fascinations with Dinosaurs

Famous dinosaurs on TV and in the movies.
Rex from Toy Story, Dino from The Flintstones and a T-Rex from Jurassic Park.
(Photos: toysrus.com, appszoom.com and flickr.com)

When Steven Spielberg introduced us to Jurassic Park for the first time in 1993, it was epic filmmaking. Like Spielberg’s other huge movie, Jaws, the dinosaurs featured in the “park” were not shown in the movie previews. Like the characters in the film, the audience had to guess what they would find behind those large wooden doors. We really had no idea on what to expect, and most of us were not disappointed. The film did so well that three sequels have been made with the fourth, Jurassic World, coming to theaters this summer. This time around, there is a rumored “new” man-designed dinosaur to star in the film with no image of it in the trailer which helps to continue the tradition.

We humans have a fascination with dinosaurs and Hollywood has been happy to oblige our curiosity. Over the years we have met a variety of them. Here is a short dinosaur and pre-historic “Who’s Who.”

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