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1st Jan '16 10:36:16 AM Sharlee
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* In the 1959 film ''Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', optically enlarged lizards with fins glued to their backs play dimetrodons, a synapsid that actually looks... ''sort of'' like a lizard with a fin on its back (though the ones in the film are somewhat larger than their real-life counterparts). They don't actually look too bad. Although, this is later played again with an even bigger monitor lizard in the ruins of Atlantis which they didn't even try to pass off as anything unique.
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* In the 1959 film ''Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', optically enlarged lizards with fins glued to their backs play dimetrodons, a synapsid that actually looks... ''sort of'' like a lizard with a fin on its back (though the ones in the film are somewhat larger than their real-life counterparts). They don't actually look too bad. Although, this is later played again with an even bigger monitor lizard in the ruins of Atlantis which they didn't even try to pass off as anything unique. Technically also applicable for Gertrude, who was originally slated to be an Icelandic eider duck, but was played by a white domestic duck in makeup because the trainer couldn't get a real eider through customs in the time available.
24th Sep '15 10:32:55 PM jedidarrick
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** The Harryhausen movie generally avoided this (favoring stop-motion instead), although a real lizard and spider were thrown in around the beginning to liven things up (and as an homage to the original film which did employ it). A few critics complained that the ''Archelon'' scene used a real turtle, but it didn't; Harryhausen just made a really good model.

* The Harryhausen movie generally avoided this (favoring stop-motion instead), although a real lizard and spider were thrown in around the beginning to liven things up (and as an homage to the original film which did employ it). A few critics complained that the ''Archelon'' scene used a real turtle, but it didn't; Harryhausen just made a really good model.
19th Sep '15 6:43:46 AM Prfnoff
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* The low-budget Canadian ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' [[FollowTheLeader wannabe]], ''The Adventures of Sinbad'', used superimposed crows and iguanas as giant monsters for its first season.
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* The low-budget Canadian ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' [[FollowTheLeader wannabe]], ''The Adventures of Sinbad'', ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSinbad'', used superimposed crows and iguanas as giant monsters for its first season.
10th Sep '15 5:57:12 AM Sharlee
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Technically, dressing a horse up as a {{Unicorn}} ''should'' be this trope, although the lack of ''actual'' unicorns to compare them to means that it's usually given a pass.
30th Aug '15 6:47:37 PM nombretomado
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* The FX from this film got reused from the 1940s through the 1960s in such [[SarcasmMode well known]] films as: ''Tarzan's Desert Mystery'', ''Two Lost Worlds'', ''The Lost Volcano'', the American version of ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', ''Jungle Manhunt'', ''Untamed Women'', ''Film/RobotMonster'', ''Film/KingDinosaur'', ''Film/TeenageCaveman'', ''Valley of the Dragons'', ''Journey to the Center of Time'', ''Horror of the Blood Monsters'' (the stock footage was tinted in color for this film), and the Mexican films ''Island of the Dinosaurs'' (''La Isla De Los Dinosaurios'') and ''Adventure at the Center of the Earth'' (''Aventura al Centro de la Tierra''). If you've seen much ''MST3K'', you've probably seen the footage in question a few times.
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* The FX from this film got reused from the 1940s through the 1960s in such [[SarcasmMode well known]] films as: ''Tarzan's Desert Mystery'', ''Two Lost Worlds'', ''The Lost Volcano'', the American version of ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', ''Jungle Manhunt'', ''Untamed Women'', ''Film/RobotMonster'', ''Film/KingDinosaur'', ''Film/TeenageCaveman'', ''Valley of the Dragons'', ''Journey to the Center of Time'', ''Horror of the Blood Monsters'' (the stock footage was tinted in color for this film), and the Mexican films ''Island of the Dinosaurs'' (''La Isla De Los Dinosaurios'') and ''Adventure at the Center of the Earth'' (''Aventura al Centro de la Tierra''). If you've seen much ''MST3K'', ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'', you've probably seen the footage in question a few times.
28th Jul '15 11:50:46 AM StFan
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Making movies about [[{{Kaiju}} giant monsters]] (often dinosaurs) is [[RuleOfCool downright awesome]]. However, sometimes, the filmmakers just don't have the budget to make a [[PeopleInRubberSuits somewhat convincing monster suit]], or an animatronic puppet, or stop motion, or even a crappily animated CGI monster.
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Making movies about [[{{Kaiju}} [[RentAZilla giant monsters]] (often dinosaurs) is [[RuleOfCool downright awesome]]. However, sometimes, the filmmakers just don't have the budget to make a [[PeopleInRubberSuits somewhat convincing monster suit]], or an animatronic puppet, or stop motion, stop-motion, or even a crappily animated CGI monster.

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[[folder:Comics]] * One ''FoxTrot'' strip features Jason trying to make his iguana look like a dinosaur by taping a fan to its back. Another time, after failing to FollowTheLeader after ''AirBud'' by teaching him to play sports, he tried to make a ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''-esque monster movie by dropping him on a miniature city.
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[[folder:Comics]] [[folder:Comic Strips]] * One ''FoxTrot'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' strip features Jason trying to make his iguana look like a dinosaur by taping a fan to its back. Another time, after failing to FollowTheLeader after ''AirBud'' ''Film/AirBud'' by teaching him to play sports, he tried to make a ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''-esque monster movie by dropping him on a miniature city.

[[folder:Film]] * The TropeNamer example (albeit by fans of the film), and the one where most of this footage comes from is ''One Million BC'' with Victor Mature and Carole Landis (remade by Ray Harryhausen and Charles Shneer as ''Film/{{Film/One Million Years BC}}'' featuring [[NubileSavage Raquel Welch]]). This film had a plethora of animals in makeup and/or visually enlarged to make them look monstrous. The image above is from this movie. Other examples from this film include an Elephant in fur as a Woolly Mammoth, a pig with glued on horns and a tail as a ''Triceratops'', Alligator with a Glued on Fin (enlarged), various enlarged lizards (monitors, iguana, skinks) as Dinosaurs, a snake and enlarged Coati(the coati eats the snake on screen) and an (enlarged) armadillo with rubber horns. It also featured a [[PeopleInRubberSuits Rubber Suit T-Rex]] which was NOT enlarged in any way. Yeah, it's SoBadItsGood. The FX from this film got reused from the 1940s through the 1960s in such [[SarcasmMode well known]] films as: ''Tarzan's Desert Mystery'', ''Two Lost Worlds'', ''The Lost Volcano'', the American version of ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', ''Jungle Manhunt'', ''Untamed Women'', ''Film/RobotMonster'', ''Film/KingDinosaur'', ''Film/TeenageCaveman'', ''Valley of the Dragons'', ''Journey to the Center of Time'', ''Horror of the Blood Monsters'' (the stock footage was tinted in color for this film), and the Mexican films ''Island of the Dinosaurs'' (''La Isla De Los Dinosaurios'') and ''Adventure at the Center of the Earth'' (''Aventura al Centro de la Tierra''). If you've seen much ''MST3K'', you've probably seen the footage in question a few times. ** The Harryhausen movie generally avoided this (favoring stop-motion instead), although a real lizard and spider were thrown in around the beginning to liven things up (and as an homage to the original film which did employ it). A few critics complained that the ''Archelon'' scene used a real turtle, but it didn't; Harryhausen just made a really good model.
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[[folder:Film]] [[folder:Films -- Live-Action]] * The TropeNamer example (albeit by fans of the film), and the one where most of this footage comes from is ''One Million BC'' with Victor Mature and Carole Landis (remade by Ray Harryhausen and Charles Shneer as ''Film/{{Film/One Million Years BC}}'' featuring [[NubileSavage Raquel Welch]]). This film had a plethora of animals in makeup and/or visually enlarged to make them look monstrous. The image above is from this movie. Other examples from this film include an Elephant in fur as a Woolly Mammoth, a pig with glued on horns and a tail as a ''Triceratops'', Alligator with a Glued on Fin (enlarged), various enlarged lizards (monitors, iguana, skinks) as Dinosaurs, a snake and enlarged Coati(the Coati (the coati eats the snake on screen) and an (enlarged) armadillo with rubber horns. It also featured a [[PeopleInRubberSuits Rubber Suit T-Rex]] which was NOT enlarged in any way. Yeah, it's SoBadItsGood. SoBadItsGood. * The FX from this film got reused from the 1940s through the 1960s in such [[SarcasmMode well known]] films as: ''Tarzan's Desert Mystery'', ''Two Lost Worlds'', ''The Lost Volcano'', the American version of ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', ''Jungle Manhunt'', ''Untamed Women'', ''Film/RobotMonster'', ''Film/KingDinosaur'', ''Film/TeenageCaveman'', ''Valley of the Dragons'', ''Journey to the Center of Time'', ''Horror of the Blood Monsters'' (the stock footage was tinted in color for this film), and the Mexican films ''Island of the Dinosaurs'' (''La Isla De Los Dinosaurios'') and ''Adventure at the Center of the Earth'' (''Aventura al Centro de la Tierra''). If you've seen much ''MST3K'', you've probably seen the footage in question a few times. ** * The Harryhausen movie generally avoided this (favoring stop-motion instead), although a real lizard and spider were thrown in around the beginning to liven things up (and as an homage to the original film which did employ it). A few critics complained that the ''Archelon'' scene used a real turtle, but it didn't; Harryhausen just made a really good model.

** Referenced with the page's quote, in the [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark Spielberg 1997 film of the same name]]. * In the 1959 film ''Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', optically enlarged lizards with fins glued to their backs play dimetrodons, a synapsid that actually looks... ''sort of'' like a lizard with a fin on its back (though the ones in the film are somewhat larger than their real-life counterparts). They don't actually look too bad. ** Although, this is later played again with an even bigger monitor lizard in the ruins of Atlantis which they didn't even try to pass off as anything unique.
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** Referenced with the page's quote, in the [[Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark Spielberg 1997 film of the same name]]. * In the 1959 film ''Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', optically enlarged lizards with fins glued to their backs play dimetrodons, a synapsid that actually looks... ''sort of'' like a lizard with a fin on its back (though the ones in the film are somewhat larger than their real-life counterparts). They don't actually look too bad. ** bad. Although, this is later played again with an even bigger monitor lizard in the ruins of Atlantis which they didn't even try to pass off as anything unique.

* Proving that it's possible to dress up an animal and make it work, the banthas from ''Film/ANewHope'' were played by an elephant named Mardji draped with thick furs and a puppet head, and since they could only afford one elephant several scenes with more than one bantha were achieved through optical compositing. In a few scenes the elephant's truck can be barely seen through the furs but it's otherwise a convincing illusion, though she apparently attempted to remove her costume several times during filming and caused a few outtakes. Averted with Yoda, who was initially conceived as being portrayed by a costumed monkey rather than a puppet.
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* Proving that it's possible to dress up an animal and make it work, the banthas from ''Film/ANewHope'' were played by an elephant named Mardji draped with thick furs and a puppet head, and since they could only afford one elephant several scenes with more than one bantha were achieved through optical compositing.composing. In a few scenes the elephant's truck can be barely seen through the furs but it's otherwise a convincing illusion, though she apparently attempted to remove her costume several times during filming and caused a few outtakes. Averted with Yoda, who was initially conceived as being portrayed by a costumed monkey rather than a puppet.

* ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'' used a striped hyena to pose as a werewolf. ** One can't help but wonder if using a dog was rejected for being too unrealistic.
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* ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'' used a striped hyena to pose as a werewolf. ** werewolf. One can't help but wonder if using a dog was rejected for being too unrealistic.

* In ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', the mole-men ride around on "pseudosaurs", enormous iguanas that they think are dinosaurs. * [[Creator/BruceCoville Bruce Coville's]] ''Camp Haunted Hills'' trilogy is set at a camp where the attendees learn how to make movies. Harry Housen (ironically, named for [[RayHarryhausen an effects artist who specialized in averting this trope]]), who teaches special effects, specializes in holographic projection and is always painting his pet iguana Myron different colors, or pasting wings, fins or other things on the lizard, even figuring out how to make smoke come out of Myron's nostrils at one point, and then uses the altered iguana as a model for said holograms. Fortunately, the lizard is very patient about all this. The resulting holograms are more effective than one would think - they terrify both humans AND, in the finale, a family of Bigfoot holding the heroes captive.
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* In ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', the mole-men ride around on "pseudosaurs", enormous iguanas that they think are dinosaurs. * [[Creator/BruceCoville Bruce Coville's]] Creator/BruceCoville's ''Camp Haunted Hills'' trilogy is set at a camp where the attendees learn how to make movies. Harry Housen (ironically, named for [[RayHarryhausen [[Creator/RayHarryhausen an effects artist who specialized in averting this trope]]), who teaches special effects, specializes in holographic projection and is always painting his pet iguana Myron different colors, or pasting wings, fins or other things on the lizard, even figuring out how to make smoke come out of Myron's nostrils at one point, and then uses the altered iguana as a model for said holograms. Fortunately, the lizard is very patient about all this. The resulting holograms are more effective than one would think - -- they terrify both humans AND, in the finale, a family of Bigfoot holding the heroes captive.

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*** Actually used very effectively with the giant maggots in "The Green Death", which were real maggots on miniature sets when not puppets made of condoms and taxidermy supplies. *** One of the more infamous examples is from ''The Talons of Weng-Chiang'', in which close-ups of a rat in a model sewer are meant to suggest a terrifying giant rat. A man in a rat costume is also used. Sadly, and predictably, [[SpecialEffectsFailure the real rat and the rat suit of course look nothing alike]].
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*** Actually used Used very effectively with the giant maggots in "The Green Death", which were real maggots on miniature sets when not puppets made of condoms and taxidermy supplies. *** One of the more infamous examples is from ''The "The Talons of Weng-Chiang'', Weng-Chiang", in which close-ups of a rat in a model sewer are meant to suggest a terrifying giant rat. A man in a rat costume is also used. Sadly, and predictably, [[SpecialEffectsFailure the real rat and the rat suit of course look nothing alike]].

* The low-budget Canadian ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' [[FollowTheLeader wannabe]], ''The Adventures of Sinbad'', used superimposed crows and iguanas as giant monsters for its first season.
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* The low-budget Canadian ''HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys'' [[FollowTheLeader wannabe]], ''The Adventures of Sinbad'', used superimposed crows and iguanas as giant monsters for its first season.

* An [[AmericasFunniestHomeVideos AFV]] submission spoofing ''Film/JurassicPark'' used dinosaurs played by guinea pigs. '''GUINEA PIGS.''' * An episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' had a lovable alien creature played by...a pomeranian with a horn stuck between its eyes. Granted, it fulfilled its main requirement: it was cute, and could alternately be lovable/evil. ** Klingon ''targs'' throughout the various series were generally played by largish dogs in costume, although since the ''targ'' was supposed to be roughly that size and mammalian (vaguely like a small, angry boar), it didn't go too poorly.
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* An [[AmericasFunniestHomeVideos AFV]] ''Series/AmericasFunniestHomeVideos'' submission spoofing ''Film/JurassicPark'' used dinosaurs played by guinea pigs. '''GUINEA PIGS.''' * ''Franchise/StarTrek'': ** ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'': *** An episode of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' had has a lovable alien creature played by...by... a pomeranian with a horn stuck between its eyes. Granted, it fulfilled its main requirement: it was cute, and could alternately be lovable/evil. ** *** Klingon ''targs'' throughout the various series were generally played by largish dogs in costume, although since the ''targ'' was supposed to be roughly that size and mammalian (vaguely like a small, angry boar), it didn't go too poorly.

* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' occasionally has Arthur fighting giant underground monsters, vaguely mammalian but with no hair and huge front teeth. They are actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_mole_rat naked mole rats]] filmed close-up and superimposed on the action. And this from a series that routinely includes a convincing CGI dragon. * Despite being created with CGI, the Ancestral Komodo Dragon from {{Terra Nova}} may be a subtle parody of this trope. * In a shout-out to the ''Doctor Who'' example above, ''Series/DrTerriblesHouseOfHorrible'' used miniature footage of an ordinary crab superimposed on footage of a sewer, as well as some footage of a claw puppet, in order to give the impression of a GiantEnemyCrab.
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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'' occasionally has Arthur fighting giant underground monsters, vaguely mammalian but with no hair and huge front teeth. They are actually [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naked_mole_rat naked mole rats]] filmed close-up and superimposed on the action. And this from a series that routinely includes a convincing CGI dragon. * Despite being created with CGI, the Ancestral Komodo Dragon from {{Terra Nova}} ''Series/TerraNova'' may be a subtle parody of this trope. * In a shout-out to the ''Doctor Who'' example above, ''Series/DrTerriblesHouseOfHorrible'' used uses miniature footage of an ordinary crab superimposed on footage of a sewer, as well as some footage of a claw puppet, in order to give the impression of a GiantEnemyCrab.GiantEnemyCrab. * ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'': in the episode "New Adam, New Eve", in a change from the usual PeopleInRubberSuits, giant lizards are encountered in a cave. Commander Koenig makes short work of them with his laser.

* There's one on the middle of the playfield for {{Atari}}'s ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'' pinball, right next to the TyrannosaurusRex.
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* There's one on the middle of the playfield for {{Atari}}'s ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'' pinball, right next to the TyrannosaurusRex.''TyrannosaurusRex''.

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* Made fun of in ''WebComic/GirlsWithSlingshots'', during Maureen and Jameson's honeymoon when they travel to a Dinosaur theme park with a "Brachiosaurus" which is a just a giraffe painted green and a "Triceratops" which is a rhinoceros with a glued frill.
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* Made fun of in ''WebComic/GirlsWithSlingshots'', ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots'', during Maureen and Jameson's honeymoon when they travel to a Dinosaur theme park with a "Brachiosaurus" which is a just a giraffe painted green and a "Triceratops" which is a rhinoceros with a glued frill.
29th Jun '15 1:01:59 PM Morgenthaler
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* The TropeNamer example (albeit by fans of the film), and the one where most of this footage comes from is ''One Million BC'' with Victor Mature and Carole Landis (remade by Ray Harryhausen and Charles Shneer as ''{{Film/One Million Years BC}}'' featuring [[NubileSavage Raquel Welch]]). This film had a plethora of animals in makeup and/or visually enlarged to make them look monstrous. The image above is from this movie. Other examples from this film include an Elephant in fur as a Woolly Mammoth, a pig with glued on horns and a tail as a ''Triceratops'', Alligator with a Glued on Fin (enlarged), various enlarged lizards (monitors, iguana, skinks) as Dinosaurs, a snake and enlarged Coati(the coati eats the snake on screen) and an (enlarged) armadillo with rubber horns. It also featured a [[PeopleInRubberSuits Rubber Suit T-Rex]] which was NOT enlarged in any way. Yeah, it's SoBadItsGood. The FX from this film got reused from the 1940s through the 1960s in such [[SarcasmMode well known]] films as: ''Tarzan's Desert Mystery'', ''Two Lost Worlds'', ''The Lost Volcano'', the American version of ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', ''Jungle Manhunt'', ''Untamed Women'', ''Film/RobotMonster'', ''Film/KingDinosaur'', ''Film/TeenageCaveman'', ''Valley of the Dragons'', ''Journey to the Center of Time'', ''Horror of the Blood Monsters'' (the stock footage was tinted in color for this film), and the Mexican films ''Island of the Dinosaurs'' (''La Isla De Los Dinosaurios'') and ''Adventure at the Center of the Earth'' (''Aventura al Centro de la Tierra''). If you've seen much ''MST3K'', you've probably seen the footage in question a few times.
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* The TropeNamer example (albeit by fans of the film), and the one where most of this footage comes from is ''One Million BC'' with Victor Mature and Carole Landis (remade by Ray Harryhausen and Charles Shneer as ''{{Film/One ''Film/{{Film/One Million Years BC}}'' featuring [[NubileSavage Raquel Welch]]). This film had a plethora of animals in makeup and/or visually enlarged to make them look monstrous. The image above is from this movie. Other examples from this film include an Elephant in fur as a Woolly Mammoth, a pig with glued on horns and a tail as a ''Triceratops'', Alligator with a Glued on Fin (enlarged), various enlarged lizards (monitors, iguana, skinks) as Dinosaurs, a snake and enlarged Coati(the coati eats the snake on screen) and an (enlarged) armadillo with rubber horns. It also featured a [[PeopleInRubberSuits Rubber Suit T-Rex]] which was NOT enlarged in any way. Yeah, it's SoBadItsGood. The FX from this film got reused from the 1940s through the 1960s in such [[SarcasmMode well known]] films as: ''Tarzan's Desert Mystery'', ''Two Lost Worlds'', ''The Lost Volcano'', the American version of ''Film/GodzillaRaidsAgain'', ''Jungle Manhunt'', ''Untamed Women'', ''Film/RobotMonster'', ''Film/KingDinosaur'', ''Film/TeenageCaveman'', ''Valley of the Dragons'', ''Journey to the Center of Time'', ''Horror of the Blood Monsters'' (the stock footage was tinted in color for this film), and the Mexican films ''Island of the Dinosaurs'' (''La Isla De Los Dinosaurios'') and ''Adventure at the Center of the Earth'' (''Aventura al Centro de la Tierra''). If you've seen much ''MST3K'', you've probably seen the footage in question a few times.

* A mammalian example would be the film ''TheKillerShrews''. When the so-called giant shrews were not being played by cheap puppets, they were being played by dogs in ''very'' unconvincing costumes. This is hilariously pointed out in the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode that featured this movie. * ''TheGiantGilaMonster'' more traditionally has a reptile play a reptile. The title monster looks okay -- except for the fact that it isn't a gila lizard. [[DontExplainTheJoke It's a Mexican Beaded Lizard.]]
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* A mammalian example would be the film ''TheKillerShrews''.''Film/TheKillerShrews''. When the so-called giant shrews were not being played by cheap puppets, they were being played by dogs in ''very'' unconvincing costumes. This is hilariously pointed out in the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' episode that featured this movie. * ''TheGiantGilaMonster'' ''Film/TheGiantGilaMonster'' more traditionally has a reptile play a reptile. The title monster looks okay -- except for the fact that it isn't a gila lizard. [[DontExplainTheJoke It's a Mexican Beaded Lizard.]]

* In the 1959 film ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', optically enlarged lizards with fins glued to their backs play dimetrodons, a synapsid that actually looks... ''sort of'' like a lizard with a fin on its back (though the ones in the film are somewhat larger than their real-life counterparts). They don't actually look too bad.
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* In the 1959 film ''JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', ''Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth'', optically enlarged lizards with fins glued to their backs play dimetrodons, a synapsid that actually looks... ''sort of'' like a lizard with a fin on its back (though the ones in the film are somewhat larger than their real-life counterparts). They don't actually look too bad.

* Parodied in Creator/TimBurton's short film ''{{Frankenweenie}}''. The film opens with the projection of the protagonist's homemade film, on it, "dinosaurs" made of handkerchief sock puppets "fight" and then the "monster" appears: the protagonist's dog in a costume.
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* Parodied in Creator/TimBurton's short film ''{{Frankenweenie}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}''. The film opens with the projection of the protagonist's homemade film, on it, "dinosaurs" made of handkerchief sock puppets "fight" and then the "monster" appears: the protagonist's dog in a costume.
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* ''Film/KungFury'' has a BigBadassWolf who's clearly portrayed by a regular dog digitally made larger, part of the film's [[StylisticSuck general tone]].
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* ''Film/KungFury'' has a BigBadassWolf wolf who's clearly portrayed by a regular dog digitally made larger, part of the film's [[StylisticSuck general tone]].
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* In ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', all the characters are puppets, so when they need the characters to get attacked by panthers, they use regular black kittens with {{Mighty Roar}}s dubbed over them. PlayedForLaughs, of course.
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* In ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'', all ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'': ** All the characters are puppets, so when they need the characters to get attacked by panthers, they use regular black kittens with {{Mighty Roar}}s dubbed over them. PlayedForLaughs, of course.

* ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Attack of the Alligators"]] features an accident with some kind of SuperSerum getting into the water table near a laboratory somewhere in Louisiana. Live baby alligators were employed on model sets alongside miniatures of the characters, but since working around the limitations of models and miniatures was what Gerry Anderson Productions ''did'', it actually worked fairly well. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIkAD_uXCBA Have a look.]] ** It doesn't hurt that alligators are actually scary on their own. (Although it's rather easy for reptile aficionados to tell that they're babies.) ** [[FridgeBrilliance Actually,]] a SuperSerum that only affects creatures while they're still growing makes more sense anyway... which suggests the giant 'gators were going to get ''bigger''.
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* ''Series/{{Thunderbirds}}'' episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Attack of the Alligators"]] features an accident with some kind of SuperSerum getting into the water table near a laboratory somewhere in Louisiana. Live baby alligators were employed on model sets alongside miniatures of the characters, but since working around the limitations of models and miniatures was what Gerry Anderson Productions ''did'', it actually worked fairly well. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIkAD_uXCBA Have a look.]] ** ]] It doesn't hurt that alligators are actually scary on their own. (Although it's rather easy for reptile aficionados to tell that they're babies.) ** [[FridgeBrilliance Actually,]] a SuperSerum that only affects creatures while they're still growing makes more sense anyway... which suggests the giant 'gators were going to get ''bigger''.)

[[folder:TabletopGames]] * In a joke ''DragonMagazine'' contest in which gamers had to write about why they love [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Giant]] [[{{Spelljammer}} Space]] [[RodentsOfUnusualSize Hamsters]], one entry claimed to love how, instead of using a miniature, they could set their pet hamster loose on the gaming table and have a ''really'' random encounter.
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[[folder:TabletopGames]] [[folder:Tabletop Games]] * In a joke ''DragonMagazine'' ''Magazine/{{Dragon}} Magazine'' contest in which gamers had to write about why they love [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Giant]] [[{{Spelljammer}} [[TabletopGame/{{Spelljammer}} Space]] [[RodentsOfUnusualSize Hamsters]], one entry claimed to love how, instead of using a miniature, they could set their pet hamster loose on the gaming table and have a ''really'' random encounter.

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* There's a quite funny YouTube video claiming to be of "A GIANT SPIDER". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DsaXfNgQZ4 It's a dachshund in a spider suit]]. * A sort-of LetsPlay featuring [[RomHack every single way there is to hack, glitch and otherwise mess with]] ''{{Pokemon}} Blue'' has one joke entry where the cartridge is put through various abuse themed around [[ElementalRockPaperScissors the Pokemon types]]. When they get to the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]] type, they settle for [[CrowningMomentOfFunny taping a bunch of spikes and wings to a cat]].
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* There's a quite funny YouTube Website/YouTube video claiming to be of "A GIANT SPIDER". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DsaXfNgQZ4 It's a dachshund in a spider suit]]. * A sort-of LetsPlay featuring [[RomHack every single way there is to hack, glitch and otherwise mess with]] ''{{Pokemon}} Blue'' ''VideoGame/PokemonBlue'' has one joke entry where the cartridge is put through various abuse themed around [[ElementalRockPaperScissors the Pokemon types]]. When they get to the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent Dragon]] type, they settle for [[CrowningMomentOfFunny taping a bunch of spikes and wings to a cat]].

* [[http://www.angelfire.com/ego/g_saga/slurpasaurs_article.html At least one website has overanyalysed the biology behind these.]]
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* [[http://www.angelfire.com/ego/g_saga/slurpasaurs_article.html At least one website has overanyalysed over-analysed the biology behind these.]]

* Parodied by Olive Jar Animation's ''GilaMonster!'' Each episode of this stop-motion animation series ended with the director letting his pet iguana (obviously not gila monster) wander through the dollhouse-sized sets. Best episode ended with the iguana "tasting" part of the scenery. D'awww...
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* Parodied by Olive Jar Animation's ''GilaMonster!'' ''WesternAnimation/GilaMonster!'' Each episode of this stop-motion animation series ended with the director letting his pet iguana (obviously not gila monster) wander through the dollhouse-sized sets. Best episode ended with the iguana "tasting" part of the scenery. D'awww...

* In one episode of ''{{Doug}}'', Doug and Skeeter were making a monster movie in their backyard. They attached a cardboard shark fin, tail, and jaws to Porkchop, to make him into a "shark dog". * Parodied in an episode of ''TheAngryBeavers'' in which Norb, Dag, and Stump go spelunking. They see the massive shadow of a ferocious dimetrodon-like animal approaching them...[[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth which turns out to be a tiny lizard with a fin conspicuously taped to its back]].
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* In one episode of ''{{Doug}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'', Doug and Skeeter were making a monster movie in their backyard. They attached a cardboard shark fin, tail, and jaws to Porkchop, to make him into a "shark dog". * Parodied in an episode of ''TheAngryBeavers'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' in which Norb, Dag, and Stump go spelunking. They see the massive shadow of a ferocious dimetrodon-like animal approaching them...[[JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth [[Film/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheEarth which turns out to be a tiny lizard with a fin conspicuously taped to its back]].

* LeonardoDaVinci supposedly glued some wings onto a lizard and told his friends he'd found a real dragon, before revealing the truth. Imagine him telling them all they'd been punk'd.
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* LeonardoDaVinci Creator/LeonardoDaVinci supposedly glued some wings onto a lizard and told his friends he'd found a real dragon, before revealing the truth. Imagine him telling them all they'd been punk'd.

* Ever wonder why you know exactly what a unicorn horn looks like, with the spiral running down it? It's because during the Middle Ages, "unicorn horns" were common both in Wonder Cabinets and in rich people's home-remedies (mostly for impotency)--they actually came from narwhals. * Not even people are exempt! During the 1800s especially, actors would be pretend to be 'wild men' from jungles, islands, and so on. One from the San Francisco Barbary Coast era was known only as Oofty Goofty, the only words he spoke while in costume; his handlers first covered him in tar, then stuck horse hair into it. In the end, he had to go to the hospital because it wouldn't come off, and he wound up having to soak in chemical thinners on the hospital roof for a few days. This ended up killing off most of his pain receptors on his body, allowing him to think up his next great act: have people pay to hit him with a baseball bat since he 'felt no pain'. This act lasted until a heavyweight boxer gave him a whack and cracked several ribs.
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* Ever wonder why you know exactly what a unicorn horn looks like, with the spiral running down it? It's because during the Middle Ages, "unicorn horns" were common both in Wonder Cabinets and in rich people's home-remedies (mostly for impotency)--they impotency) -- they actually came from narwhals. * Not even people are exempt! During the 1800s especially, actors would be pretend to be 'wild men' "wild men" from jungles, islands, and so on. One from the San Francisco Barbary Coast era was known only as Oofty Goofty, the only words he spoke while in costume; his handlers first covered him in tar, then stuck horse hair into it. In the end, he had to go to the hospital because it wouldn't come off, and he wound up having to soak in chemical thinners on the hospital roof for a few days. This ended up killing off most of his pain receptors on his body, allowing him to think up his next great act: have people pay to hit him with a baseball bat since he 'felt "felt no pain'.pain". This act lasted until a heavyweight boxer gave him a whack and cracked several ribs.

** Same for its contemporary ''Meiolania'' a.k.a. the tortoise that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiolania wished it was an ankylosaur.]] ** With the recent evidence that it might be quadrupedal, we can add ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Spinosaurus]]'', who now looks less like a sailed dinosaur with a crocodile head and more like a giant crocodile with a sail on its back. Some 50s slurpasaurs were exactly that.
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** * Same for its contemporary ''Meiolania'' a.k.a. the tortoise that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meiolania wished it was an ankylosaur.]] ** * With the recent evidence that it might be quadrupedal, we can add ''[[UsefulNotes/StockDinosaursTrueDinosaurs Spinosaurus]]'', who now looks less like a sailed dinosaur with a crocodile head and more like a giant crocodile with a sail on its back. Some 50s '50s slurpasaurs were exactly that.
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* ''Film/KungFury'' has a BigBadassWolf who's clearly portrayed by a regular dog digitally made larger, part of the film's [[StylisticSuck general tone]].
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