The animatronic Giganotosaurus from “Jurassic World: Dominion” was the largest practical head built for any “Jurassic Park” film. The practical and digital effects teams worked hand in hand to bring the Giga to life. Live-action-dinosaur supervisor John Nolan led a team to create a Giga puppet that looked and moved like a real dinosaur could. The head was placed on a rig that weighed around 9 tons and could move up and down and interact with Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern on set. While only the Giga’s head and neck were created, visual effects supervisor David Vickery and his team at ILM built the CG body to perfectly match the puppeteered movements on set.
“Jurassic World: Dominion” is now available on 4K ultra HD, Blu-ray, and digital. The release comes with an extended edition, featuring 14 extra minutes of never-before-seen footage.