Jurassic Park’s Dino Sound Effects Are Animal Sex Recordings

April 10, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

If you came of age any time in the past twenty years, chances are that your notion of a “dinosaur” was, at least partially, influenced by the CGI beasts of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park. Guess what?

Remember those blood-thirsty velociraptors, their hungry grunting sounds and that weird dino-language they used to communicate? Yeah, those were actually recordings of turtle sex.

That squealing, stampeding flock of Gallimimuses? What you were really hearing was the passionate throes of horse foreplay, with a touch of boy-dolphin-in-heat mixed in.

“If people knew where the sounds in Jurassic Park came from, it’d be rated R!” said Gary Rydstrom, who won two academy awards for his work as sound designer of the 1993 film.

As for those booming, menacing T-Rex roars that made the whole theater quake? The slowed-down yips of Rydstrom’s tiny jack russell terrier playing with his chew-toy. Aw. A surprisingly tame sound origin for the film’s scariest dinosaur, especially compared to the salacious animal orgy that made up the rest of the sound effects.

Between this blasphemous smut and all that sexual subliminal messaging in early-90’s Disney films, those kids never stood a chance. Hence: Spring Breeeakkkkkkk! Forever.