Jurassic Park

Facts about Jurassic Park

We found 12 facts about Jurassic Park

“Dr. Grant, my dear dr. Sattler… welcome to Jurassic Park”

This iconic 1993 Steven Spielberg film is probably known to everyone.  It sparks the imagination of every child and allows us to dream that someday the day will come when we can visit a theme park with triceratops, brontosaurus, and tyrannosaurus running around. See what interesting facts we’ve gathered below.

Jurassic Park
The screenplay for the film was based on a book.

We are talking about Michael Crichton’s 1990 novel of the same name.

The premiere of the film took place on 9th June 1993.
The music for the film was composed by John Williams.

Williams composed the iconic themes for Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and Harry Potter.

The film won three Oscars.

The statuettes were awarded for best editing, sound, and special effects.

The film was shot in several locations.

The production took place in the US – California and Hawaii – in the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.

The screenplay does not faithfully reflect the story from the book.

Inaccuracies include the characters who manage to escape with their lives. In the book, both Park’s creator John Hammond, and Dr. Ian Malcolm do not survive the events of the Jurassic Park, while in the film they emerge unscathed.

In 2013, 20 years after the film was made, Jurassic Park could be seen again in theatres.

The film was digitally restored and prepared in 3D.

Although the name of the film points to a specific time in the Mesozoic era, the animals depicted in the story lived during different periods.

Most of the dinosaurs appearing in the story (such as Tyrannosaurus, Velociraptor, and Triceratops) lived during the Cretaceous period, which was the last of the Mesozoic era. Representatives of Jurassic period dinosaurs appearing in history, however, were Brachiosaurus and Dilophosaurus.

The famous photo of Steven Spielberg posing with a mock-up of a diseased triceratops caused a real storm online.

In 2014, the photo was posted on Facebook by Jay Branscomb, who in his post sarcastically referred to the director as a hunter who murdered a triceratops. Some Internet users, in response to this post, began to throw mud at Spielberg, completely forgetting that dinosaurs disappeared from Earth 65 million years ago.

The film lived to see two sequels.

In 1997, the second part aired: “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and in 2001 “Jurassic Park 3.”

Another attempt to revive the old series came in 2015 with the premiere of “Jurassic World,”, followed by two sequels: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (2018), and “Jurassic World: Dominion” (2022).

Dinosaur sounds were created based on the sounds made by contemporary animals.

“The voice” of the dinosaurs was lent by a horse, a goose, a turtle, a whale, a donkey, and an elephant, among others.

The island of Isla Nublar, where the film is set, does not exist.

Likewise, Isla Sorna, which appears in sequels, also does not exist.

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