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Giant, fire-breathing animatronic dragon storms the Bastille (well, Nantes)

La Machine's latest animatronic puppet is a giant, walking, fire-breathing dragon that took to the street of Nantes, France for a spectacular test debut.

By 3 September 2014

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See Chris Pratt get pranked by realistic robotic dinosaurs

An animatronic T-rex and Velociraptor scare "Jurassic World" actor Chris Pratt in an epic prank by YouTubers SA Wardega. Now we know who not to call when robotic dinosaurs attack.

By 17 June 2015

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Flintstone facts? 41 percent of Americans say people and dinosaurs co-existed

Riding a Brontosaurus bareback might not be a fantasy. It could be history, depending on who you ask.

By 27 June 2015

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Adopt a Gremlin: Special-effects wiz auctioning off movie treasures

The legendary Rick Baker is selling work including animatronics and puppets from "Gremlins 2" and "Men in Black." Find out what Mogwai monsters and alien gems await.

By 23 May 2015

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Weak-minded fool: The puppeteering behind Jabba the Hutt

A 20-minute fan documentary explores the operation of Jabba the Hutt, including a new interview with one of the puppeteers.

By 10 February 2015

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What next for the future tech of 2014?

The year gone by brought us more robots, worries about artificial intelligence, and difficult lessons on space travel. The big question: where's it all taking us?

By 1 January 2015

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Martian meteorite, alien, robo-bunny head go up for bid

Here's a rare chance to own everything from an Enigma machine to a life-size alien statue when Christie's Out of the Ordinary auction kicks off.

By 6 August 2014

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Creepy incredible: animatronics by Gustav Hoegen

Prometheus. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Doctor Who. We've always assumed these effects were CGI — until we saw this showreel by animatronics master Gustav Hoegen.

By 14 November 2012

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Walking With Dinosaurs: Reviving the prehistoric

As Walking with Dinosaurs prepares for a monster tour of the US, we talk to the Aussie studio that creates the prehistoric beasts.

By 19 June 2014

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How the digital dinos of 'Jurassic Park' changed everything

In the early 1990s, a decision to bring dinos alive with the magic of CGI made an irreversible impact on pop culture. Here's what happened.

By 12 June 2014