Not CGI, Most Dinosaurs in Jurassic World Dominion are Animatronic


Four years after the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018), Universal Pictures released its follow-up film, Jurassic World Dominion (2022). Like all the films under the Jurassic Park franchise , Dominion returns to feature a multitude of dinosaurs that are so large they are sure to intimidate the humans around them.

It’s no secret that the Jurassic Park film series uses animatronics to showcase its dinosaurs. For those of you who don’t know, animatronic is a doll whose inside is equipped with robot technology so that the doll can move. No wonder the dinosaurs in the Jurassic Park series look so real.

Although visual effects technology is advancing, the Jurassic World film series still uses animatronics . However, the use of CGI in the first two Jurassic World films remains much more than the use of its animatronics . Fun fact, Dominion director , Colin Trevorrow, has now decided to use animatronics more than his CGI.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter , Trevorrow revealed the reason for using more animatronics in Dominion , “We made dinosaur animatronics when the scene showed dinosaurs not running or not fighting. So, the animatronics come in various sizes. We made a Giganotosaurus that slowly stalks human characters. It was a scene I really wanted to reenact like Jurassic Park .”

“ Animatronic allows actors to interact more with the dinosaurs, as if there were other actors because there is someone else in control behind the animatronics . It really shows humans communicating with other humans through puppets, so it creates such beautiful art,” concluded Trevorrow.