Jurassic Park

Lot #426 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Phil Tippett Collection: Tyrannosaurus Rex Stop-Motion Puppet and Jeep Model Miniature Display

Stock #127265

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A Tyrannosaurus Rex stop-motion puppet and Jeep model miniature display from the production of Steven Spielberg's sci-fi action-adventure Jurassic Park. Despite Spielberg settling on a combination of animatronics and computer animation for the finished film's creature effects, the production still incorporated stop-motion video animatics to plan out the special effects creature shots. This lot comes from the collection of dinosaur supervisor and stop-motion animator Phil Tippett, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the film.

This lot consists of a hand-painted stop-motion T. Rex puppet made of foam latex molded over a metal armature with a hand-detailed mouth, teeth, and tongue and yellow acrylic eyes, all mounted to an upside-down plastic and resin "Jurassic Park" Jeep model miniature affixed to a wooden display base painted black. Some restoration work has been performed to the puppets, leaving the display in fair overall condition with visible deterioration to various components from age. Includes a letter of authenticity from Phil Tippett.

Dimensions: 26" x 10" x 15" (66 cm x 25.5 cm x 38.25 cm)

Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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