As Jurassic World continues to demolish records on its way to reigning as the top summer box office champ for 2015, a Jurassic-sized reunion that had been about 23 years in the making took place on the evening of Friday, June 26th. Sponsored by the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, the ‘Jurassic Party,’ brought together many of the artists, craftspeople, and technical wizards who were directly involved in the creation of the live action dinosaurs from each of the four Jurassic Park movies.
The online subscriber-only event was conceived by artist Beth Hathaway and quickly brought to life by Matthew Winston, son of Special Effects wizard Stan Winston. Matt currently serves as Co-Founder of the Stan Winston School of Character Arts, an institution that maintains Stan Winston’s legacy by inpiring creativity and know-how in a new generation of character creators through online instruction by Hollywood’s top artists. Many of those top artists responsible for bringing dinosaurs to life, starting with Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park in 1993 and going through each of the sequels to this summer’s, Jurassic World, were in attendance for the reunion.