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23rd Apr '17 10:24:49 AM fearlessnikki
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* In-universe example in ''WesternAnimation/TheLastUnicorn''. Mommy Fortuna takes everyday animals and uses a little bit of trickery to fool people into thinking they're mythical beasts. When she captures the titular unicorn, as the general public can't see her horn, she has to stick a fake horn onto her head.
8th Apr '17 11:51:48 AM Snicka
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* In ''Film/QuestForFire'', the sabre-toothed cats are played by trained lions with prosthetic teeth.
22nd Mar '17 8:44:31 PM FF32
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* Parodied in Creator/TimBurton's short film ''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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* Parodied in ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}'' (and in Creator/TimBurton's original short film ''WesternAnimation/{{Frankenweenie}}''.film). 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.
12th Dec '16 2:50:52 AM Dingbot
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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 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.

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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 composing. In a few scenes the elephant's truck trunk 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.
17th Nov '16 2:10:07 AM GojiBiscuits
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* ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' features a giant octopus as a bonus monster on top of the two in the title. For the most part it was portrayed by a live octopus, but in a few shots it was replaced by a rubber model or a stop-motion model.

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* ''Film/KingKongVsGodzilla'' features a giant octopus as a bonus secondary monster on top of the two in the title. title, who menaces the natives and explorers on Farou Island before Kong comes to the rescue. For the most part it was portrayed by a several live octopus, octopi, but in a few shots it was replaced by a rubber model puppet or a stop-motion model.
20th Oct '16 4:38:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* The 1960 adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld'' is notorious for this. Particularly when Creator/ClaudeRains identifies an iguana with plastic fins as a ''brontosaurus''. The most definitely not-fake alligator vs. monitor lizard battle shows one of the main reasons why this trope isn't used anymore. This is the last real use of this trope in the classic sense.

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* The 1960 adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's ''Literature/TheLostWorld'' ''Literature/TheLostWorld1912'' is notorious for this. Particularly when Creator/ClaudeRains identifies an iguana with plastic fins as a ''brontosaurus''. The most definitely not-fake alligator vs. monitor lizard battle shows one of the main reasons why this trope isn't used anymore. This is the last real use of this trope in the classic sense.



* In ''King Dinosaur'' (from 1955) an iguana plays a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' (which, for some reason, lives on another planet). Hilariously, the ''biologist'' identifies the obvious iguana as a tyrannosaur! As well as throwing in ''One Million BC'' Stock Footage.

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* In ''King Dinosaur'' ''Film/KingDinosaur'' (from 1955) an iguana plays a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' (which, for some reason, lives on another planet). Hilariously, the ''biologist'' identifies the obvious iguana as a tyrannosaur! As well as throwing in ''One Million BC'' Stock Footage.



* ''The Land Unknown'' (1957) had two stegosauruses fighting each other which were obviously photographically enlarged monitor lizards.

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* ''The Land Unknown'' ''Film/TheLandUnknown'' (1957) had two stegosauruses fighting each other which were obviously photographically enlarged monitor lizards.
20th Oct '16 4:36:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in Creator/TimBurton's short film ''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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* Parodied in Creator/TimBurton's short film ''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.
28th Jun '16 10:10:39 AM Sharlee
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* There's one on the middle of the playfield for {{Atari}}'s ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'' pinball, right next to the ''TyrannosaurusRex''.
* The "Pangea" table in ''VideoGame/EpicPinball'' prominently features a dinosaur that resembles an oversized alligator more than anything else.


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* There's one on the middle of the playfield for {{Atari}}'s ''Pinball/MiddleEarth'' pinball, right next to the ''TyrannosaurusRex''.
* The "Pangea" table in ''VideoGame/EpicPinball'' prominently features a dinosaur that resembles an oversized alligator more than anything else.
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16th Jun '16 8:27:35 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* Medieval and Renaissance depictions of Myth/SaintGeorge fighting the dragon frequently draw the dragon as a [[https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rogier_van_der_Weyden_-_Saint_George_and_the_Dragon.jpg large monitor lizard with wings]].
3rd Jun '16 3:51:22 PM AnoneMouseJr.
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* ''Film/{{Film/One Million Years BC}}', the Harryhausen remake, 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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* ''Film/{{Film/One Million Years BC}}', BC}}'', the Harryhausen remake, 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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