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15th Apr '16 12:02:30 PM Snicka
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* A fairly recent and surprisingly convincing example are the aurochs from ''Film/BeastsOfTheSouthernWild'', which are actual pigs wearing a makeup of fur and horns (nevermind the fact that the aurochs in RealLife were prehistoric cattle rather than pig-monsters).
5th Mar '16 7:30:09 AM Kalmbach
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** Pandas also got this treatment; until one was brought back to Europe alive, they were believed to be the work of a joking taxidermist.
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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* 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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* 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.



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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/{{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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* 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.
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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.
** * 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.
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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.
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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'':
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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''.



* ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'':

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* ''TeamAmericaWorldPolice'':''Film/TeamAmericaWorldPolice'':



* 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.
22nd Jun '15 8:49:52 AM ChaoticNovelist
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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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