The Most Beloved Movie and TV Characters Made Using Practical Effects 》

Jurassic Park’s dinosaurs

Jurassic Park is often credited as the movie that put CGI on the map. And it’s true that CGI helped to bring some of the coolest moments to life. But here’s the thing: for all of the original Jurassic Park, the movie only has 63 visual shots relying on CGI.

Everything else was practical effects, and that includes the dinos. The most iconic dinosaur was the T-Rex, which was a 40-foot-long puppet created by effects legend Stan Winston. It took 20 puppeteers to control! Speaking of puppets, those scary velociraptors were a combination of practical puppet effects and stuntmen in dino costumes (no, really)!