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Dallas Attorney’s Fascination With Dinosaurs Brings Jurassic Park T-Rex to Dallas’ Museum of Nature & Science

May 7, 2010

DALLAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ — A Dallas attorney’s childhood fascination with dinosaurs and love of the movie “Jurassic Park” has led to an exciting new exhibit at The Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park. Beginning tomorrow, visitors will be able to get an up-close look at the original seven-foot scale model that was used to create the Tyrannosaurus Rex for Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-winning movie “Jurassic Park.”

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“When I saw this item was available for purchase, I remembered the joy that the movie ‘Jurassic Park’ brought to my family and thought this was a wonderful opportunity to share our excitement and enthusiasm for dinosaurs with the rest of the community,” said Rogge Dunn. “The Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park is the perfect setting for this unique exhibit.” These fifth-scale miniatures were then used to create the full-scale 3,000-pound, 20-foot T. rex in the famous T. rex road sequence and final Velociraptor / T. rex battle.

“Jurassic Park” is a science fiction adventure based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. The movie is regarded as a pioneering effort in the use of computer-generated imagery.

“The maquette is a great representation of our goal to inspire minds through nature and science. The film took animation technology to new heights, which in turn broadened public interest in and knowledge of dinosaurs,” said Nicole Small, CEO of Museum of Nature & Science. The Museum of Nature & Science exists to inspire minds in nature and science, including through its on-site paleontology lab, several staff paleontologists that make and share their discoveries and a wide array of fossils on display. Dunn is a Dallas trial lawyer and co-founder of the Dallas law firm Clouse Dunn Khoshbin LLP and a Texas Monthly “Super Lawyer.” This collection of movie and television memorabilia includes the torture rack and bed of nails from the television program “The Addams Family” as well as one of the models used in making the movie about the Titanic, “A Night to Remember.”

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