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How'd They Make That Jurassic Park Dinosaur Noise? A Handy Chart

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With the release of Jurassic Park 3D, audiences are marveling anew at the CGI effects that, incredibly, have held up for two decades. Equally impressive are the movie's sound effects, which straight up invented the sounds that everyone now and will forever associate with dinosaurs.


Vulture interviewed Jurassic Park sound designer Gary Rydstrom earlier this week, and he dropped some interesting tidbits about the various animal sounds his team lazily threw together to make their effects, in lieu of recording actual dinosaurs. Some, but not all, of this was covered in the book The Making of Jurassic Park, released in 1993. The chart above compiles everything we know about these dinosaur noises from these two sources.


For reference, here are your dinosaurs:





There's still so much to learn. In his interview, Rydstrom mentioned that horse sounds went into a few other dinosaurs besides the velociraptor. The Making of Jurassic Park alludes to the use of penguin sounds, but does not specify for which creature. Expect more to be revealed when Jurassic Park 4D is released in 2033.

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