When Universal Studios released the Ultimate Jurassic Park Trilogy on Blu-ray, Mania was invited to interview three legends in Special Effects from the film. It was a quick five minutes to be sure, but the chance to sit with Special Effects legends Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, and John Rosengrant was a dream come true. With Jurassic Park 3D released in theaters, we thought we give the new Maniacs a chance to see this interview from October 2011.
In no way was 5 minutes enough time. I was given the chance to ask Muren about work working on Raiders but there was so much more I wanted to talk about. Additional questions would have included working on Star Wars in the early days, for both Tippett and Muren. Plus all three worked with the late great Stan Winston. That alone could have prolonged the interview on for hours. My biggest Geek moment came when Phil Tippett told me to sit up in the chair. Now I can say I was directed by the Phil Tippett. I’m sorry there isn’t any Jurassic Park music here. YouTube wasn’t accommodating on that particular tune.