Jurassic World facts for kids
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Colin Trevorrow|
|Music by||Michael Giacchino|
|Editing by||Kevin Stitt|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||May 29, 2015(Le Grand Rex)
June 12, 2015 (United States)
|Running time||124 minutes|
|Money made||$1.672 billion|
Jurassic World is a 2015 American science fiction adventure film, the fourth installment of the Jurassic Park film series, and the first film in a planned Jurassic World trilogy. It was directed by Colin Trevorrow, written by Derek Connolly and Trevorrow, produced by Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley, and stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, BD Wong, and Irrfan Khan.
Set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, Jurassic World takes place on the same fictional Central American island of Isla Nublar, which is located off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, where a theme park of cloned dinosaurs has operated for nearly a decade. The park plunges into chaos when a genetically-engineered dinosaur escapes from its enclosure and goes on a rampage.
Filming lasted from April to August 2014 in Louisiana and at the original Jurassic Park locations in Hawaii. The dinosaurs were created by Industrial Light & Magic using CGI and by Legacy Effects using life-sized animatronics.
Production was completed on May 10, 2015, and Jurassic World was released in over 60 countries beginning on June 10, 2015. After a record-breaking opening weekend during which it became the first film to gross over $500 million, Jurassic World generated $1.6 billion in box office revenue, ranking fifth among the highest-grossing films of all time. It was also the second-highest-grossing film of 2015 and the highest-grossing in the franchise. Furthermore, it is the highest grossing film ever released by Universal Pictures unadjusted for inflation.
A sequel titled Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was released in June 2018.
22 years after Jurassic Park, now on Costa Rica's "Isla Nublar", is the park Jurassic World as it was imagined at the start. It stands and takes in visitors everyday. But as the ratings of tourists drop, the staff prepare to unleash a new dinosaur named 'Indominus Rex', a hybrid that was made by the park. It gets loose from its private attraction unleashing havoc on the park.
- Chris Pratt as Owen Grady, a Navy veteran and ethologist, and a Velociraptor expert and handler at Jurassic World.
- Bryce Dallas Howard as Claire Dearing, the Jurassic World operations manager. Aunt to Zach and Gray Mitchell.
- Vincent D'Onofrio as Vic Hoskins, head of InGen's security operations, who wants to use the Velociraptors and the Indominus rex as military animals.
- Ty Simpkins as Gray Mitchell, one of Claire's nephews and the younger brother of Zach.
- Nick Robinson as Zach Mitchell, one of Claire's nephews and the older brother of Gray.
- Omar Sy as Barry, Owen's assistant who helps care for the raptors.
- BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu, a geneticist who heads the team that created the dinosaurs for Jurassic World. He is revealed to have an alliance with Hoskins. Wong is the only actor in the film to reprise his role from any of the previous movies.
- Irrfan Khan as Simon Masrani, CEO of the Masrani Corporation and the owner of Jurassic World.
- Jake Johnson as Lowery Cruthers, an employee in the park's control room.
- Lauren Lapkus as Vivian, an employee in the park's control room.
- Brian Tee as Hamada, the leader of the ACU (Asset Containment Unit), a group of security guards installed on Isla Nublar.
- Katie McGrath as Zara, Claire's personal assistant.
- Judy Greer as Karen Mitchell, Claire's sister and mother of Zach and Gray.
- Andy Buckley as Scott Mitchell, Karen's husband and father of Zach and Gray.
Additionally, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Buffett cameo as themselves. Patrick Crowley, the film's producer, cameos as Masrani's flight instructor while Colin Trevorrow briefly provides the voice of Mr. DNA, an animated DNA helix who explains the park's technology to visitors. The character was previously voiced by Greg Burson in Jurassic Park. Brad Bird provides a voice cameo as the park's monorail announcer and Jack Horner, the film's technical advisor, also cameos.
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