It’s easy to make fun of T-Rex’s comically short arms, but clearly there must have been some reason this killer dino was saddled with such awkward appendages. MinuteEarth explores this seemingly odd trait, and some possible evolutionary explanations.
Dinosaurs seem to be getting into everything nowadays. Take, for instance this T-Rex as he shows off his freeride motosurf skills. We’re impressed he can control that thing with those tiny arms. It doesn’t hurt that it’s actually pro rider Mark Gomez beneath the dino skin.
YouTuber kaptainkristian praises the use of digital animation in Jurassic Park, one of the first movies to convincingly blend visual effects with live action. It found success not by relying solely on software, but by studying real animals and using physical puppets when necessary.
Who knew that they allowed prehistoric dinosaurs in the American Ninja Warrior competition? This T. Rex does a much better job making his way through the challenging course than we could, that’s for sure. Though we’d like to see him do it with realistic tiny arms.
ILM shares an effects breakdown reel from last summer’s popcorn blockbuster. By today’s standards, it’s a fairly typical, yet still impressive mix of CGI, rotoscoping, and matte work, but the way they did the kiddie rides and the mo-capped raptors is worth a chuckle.
Jockeying for the title of “Coolest Dad of the Year,” builder Izzy Swan took his drill-powered walking machine and turned it into a 10 foot-tall T.Rex for his son. Its legs, mouth, and tail move. We think it should be named “Mechasaurus Rex,” but it’s simply known as “Bob.”