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Traveling Life-Sized Dinosaurs Production

Traveling Life-Sized Dinosaurs Production

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(KSL News) Dinosaurs disappeared from the earth 65 million years ago. But, now those prehistoric creatures are back.

"Walking with Dinosaurs" is a live production hitting cities across the country this year. Hundreds of people, artists, sculptors and engineers spent six years and $20 million to make the life-sized dinosaurs a reality.

Bruce Mactaggart, producer of "Walking with Dinosaurs," says, "So the muscles ripple, the voice comes from the dinosaur, the eyes look at you and follow you and blink."

He even says the dinosaurs will swing around and react when someone calls out from the audience! So how does it work? Drivers are hidden below most of the giant animals to help them walk around and puppeteers use a complicated set of hydraulics to make many of the dinosaurs move.

The tour will not be coming to Utah this year, but people can travel to see it. For more information, check out the link on our Web site.

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