Dinosaur escapes from museum as Jurassic Park Velociraptor is donated

Cars flipped over and smashed, lightposts toppled, trees ripped from the ground…such were the signs of an escaped dinosaur from The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County where Universal Studios Home Video commemorated the Special Edition DVD and VHS release of Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park on October 10.

Universal’s donation of a full-size Velociraptor from the film ‘Jurassic Park’ was interrupted just seconds into the presentation as alarms within the museum forced the gathered crowd to evacuate the building. Outside, a path of destruction extending to the street lay amidst giant footprints. Undaunted, Craig Kornblau, president of Universal Studios Home Video, continued the presentation outside the museum from a partially crushed platform.

Thankfully, no one was hurt by flying publicity stunt debris.

The Velociraptor will become part of the museum’s permanent display and select behind-the-scenes footage from the DVDs will be available for public viewing in the dinosaur store.

Both the ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ DVDs feature an exclusive DVD-ROM link to a “live” webcast and chat with the cast and crew from the production set of Jurassic Park III which is currently in production.

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