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*The Venatosaurus fills the role of both the Utahraptors and Carnotaurs from Peter Jackson's original [[King Kong (1996 film)|1996 screenplay]] for ''King Kong''. The Venatosaurus was even based on a maquette made for the 1996 film.<Ref name="Cinefex">Fordham, Joe. (Januray 2006) Return of the King. ''Cinefex'', 104, p. 69</ref> It might have also filled the role of Allosaurus too, as noted by a member of Weta Workshop in an interview with IGN where he pointed out Venatosaurus' resemblance to the aforementioned unused dinosaur.<ref name="IGN">Head, Steve. (December 16, 2005) [http://www.ign.com/articles/2005/12/17/ign-interviews-the-weta-workshop-design-team?page=2 IGN Interviews the Weta Workshop Design Team - Page 2]. ''IGN''</ref>
 
*The Venatosaurus fills the role of both the Utahraptors and Carnotaurs from Peter Jackson's original [[King Kong (1996 film)|1996 screenplay]] for ''King Kong''. The Venatosaurus was even based on a maquette made for the 1996 film.<Ref name="Cinefex">Fordham, Joe. (Januray 2006) Return of the King. ''Cinefex'', 104, p. 69</ref> It might have also filled the role of Allosaurus too, as noted by a member of Weta Workshop in an interview with IGN where he pointed out Venatosaurus' resemblance to the aforementioned unused dinosaur.<ref name="IGN">Head, Steve. (December 16, 2005) [http://www.ign.com/articles/2005/12/17/ign-interviews-the-weta-workshop-design-team?page=2 IGN Interviews the Weta Workshop Design Team - Page 2]. ''IGN''</ref>
 
*Before it was given a name, Venatosaurus was simply referred to as "raptor" and "carnosaur" during the production of the film.<ref name="Cinefex"/><ref name="IGN"/>
 
*Before it was given a name, Venatosaurus was simply referred to as "raptor" and "carnosaur" during the production of the film.<ref name="Cinefex"/><ref name="IGN"/>
 
 
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Venatosaurus
A Venatosaurus in King Kong (2005)
Alternate names Velociraptor, Raptor,
Hunter Lizard
Species Venatosaurus
Height ???
Length ???
Weight ???
Controlled by None
Relations None
Allies Other Venatosaurs
Enemies Brontosaurus,
Vastatosaurus rexIotS
Created by Peter Jackson
Portrayed by CGI
First appearance Latest appearance
King Kong (2005) King Kong (2005)
Design(s) None

Venatosaurus is a fictional species of dinosaur that appears in the 2005 film, King Kong.

Name

The name Venatosaurus means "hunter lizard"; venato being a Latin word that is an infliction of the word vēnātus, which means "hunting" or "to hunt."[1][2] The word saurus is derived from the ancient Greek word sauros (σαυροσ), meaning "lizard."

Apperance

Venatosaurus resembles a featherless dromaeosaurid dinosaur with pronated hands that appears to be slightly taller than Utahraptor, the largest discovered dromaeosaurid in real life. Despite having said to have come descended from Velociraptor, the shape of Venatosaurus' skull is closer in appearance to restorations of Deinonychus.

Origins

According to Peter Jackson, Venatosaurus is a descendant of Velociraptor that survived the extinction of the dinosaurs and evolved isolated on Skull Island for millions of years.

History

King Kong (2005)

Upon spying a pack of Brontosaurus in a valley, a pack of Venatosaurus went in for the attack. They chased them through the valley and across the side of a mountain, and caught the attention, and gunfire, of some humans that were among their prey.

Books

King Kong: The Island of the Skull

Upon smelling a human hiding in a hollow tree, a pack of Venatosaurus began to claw their way through the tree's thick bark until a Vastatosaurus rex smelled them and attacked. Despite their outnumbering their attacker, they were all killed and eaten by the rival hunter.

Trviva

  • The Venatosaurus fills the role of both the Utahraptors and Carnotaurs from Peter Jackson's original 1996 screenplay for King Kong. The Venatosaurus was even based on a maquette made for the 1996 film.[3] It might have also filled the role of Allosaurus too, as noted by a member of Weta Workshop in an interview with IGN where he pointed out Venatosaurus' resemblance to the aforementioned unused dinosaur.[4]
  • Before it was given a name, Venatosaurus was simply referred to as "raptor" and "carnosaur" during the production of the film.[3][4]

References

This is a list of references for Venatosaurus. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. venato‎ (Latin, Italian): meaning. WordSense.eu
  2. venato‎ (Latin, Italian): meaning. WordSense.eu
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fordham, Joe. (Januray 2006) Return of the King. Cinefex, 104, p. 69
  4. 4.0 4.1 Head, Steve. (December 16, 2005) IGN Interviews the Weta Workshop Design Team - Page 2. IGN

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