Over twenty years since “Jurassic Park” stunned the world and two months on from the release of the recent “Jurassic World” which garnered over $1.6 billion worldwide, some intriguing new art has gone online.
Back after the success of “Jurassic Park,” Universal Cartoon Studios began developing an animated series based on the property – a series that didn’t make it to fruition. All these years later, concept artist William Stout has posted a number of his own illustrations from the proposed series on his official website.
All these pieces are available for purchase, check them out below. Stout talked about the series last year with FromDirectorStevenSpielberg and said at the time he got a call about doing the project which was to be a “mature prime time series with top writers and state-of-the-art television animation augmented with quite a bit of CG animation”. Universal Cartoon Studios also apparently wanted a “graphic novel look” to the show.
Stout says that ultimately the project’s collapse was due to poor timing: “I came in, showed my portfolio and was hired. We made a trailer to communicate the look and feel of the series, also showing how we would combine computer animation with traditional animation. All we needed was Spielberg’s approval. I heard through the grapevine that he never bothered to watch what we had done. By that time the word was out that he was burnt out on Jurassic Park merchandising and all of the film’s commercial exploitation. So, it never got made. Too bad.”