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      Meet the Animator Behind Star Wars and 'Jurassic Park'

      Phil Tippett is the Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and designer behind some of the greatest fantasy creatures and sci-fi set pieces in cinema history. From his humble beginnings as an alien patron in the iconic cantina sequence from A New Hope he went on to pioneer stop-motion techniques used throughout Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi; later he seamlessly merged practical animation ...

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      Phil Tippett is the Oscar-winning stop-motion animator and designer behind some of the greatest fantasy creatures and sci-fi set pieces in cinema history. From his humble beginnings as an alien patron in the iconic cantina sequence from A New Hope he went on to pioneer stop-motion techniques used throughout Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi; later he seamlessly merged practical animation and CGI in Jurassic Park and beyond. This episode of Profiles by VICE looks at the process behind his greatest creations, the emotional hardships of transitioning into Hollywood's digital revolution, and his stop-motion opus, the brutal, dystopian Mad God.

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