hold onto your butts
Considering all of the incredible high-tech animation tools we now use to create movie magic, it can sometimes feel like CGI has always existed. But the original Jurassic Park, which came out in 1993, created its iconic and terrifying raptors using tactics that seem downright prehistoric in comparison.
This archive video from Stan Winston Studio traces the evolution of the movie's raptor suit — which was repeatedly tested by human "raptor suit performers" — from foamy, birdlike work-in-progress to realistic monster worthy of a summer blockbuster. Watch the fascinating behind-the-scenes video below. Samantha Rollins