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Phil Tippett – Mad Dreams and Monsters

2019 – 1h20

The authors of Ray Harryhausen: The Titan of Special Effects and The Frankenstein Complex offer you a new documentary about a legendary artist.

Stop-motion animator, designer, and director Phil Tippett has spawned some legendary creatures, from Jabba the Hutt to the giant insects in Starship Troopers.

But behind this brilliant Hollywood technician, who won Oscars for Return of the Jedi and Jurassic Park, there is a crazy artist, who spends his days experimenting in his studio with everything he can get his hands on. With unlimited access to Tippett Studio’s collections and archives, Mad Dreams and Monsters explores Phil Tippett’s legacy, from his collaborations with George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Paul Verhoeven to more personal works such as Prehistoric Beast and Mad God.

Written and Directed by: Gilles Penso & Alexandre Poncet

Phil Tippett, Guillermo Del Toro, Joe Dante, John Landis, Kevin Smith, Dennis Muren,
Jules Roman, Paul Verhoeven, Joe Dante, Joe Johnston, Alec Gillis, Craig Hayes, Jon Berg…

Music: Alexandre Poncet

Editing: Gilles Penso

Visual Effects & Credits: Brett & Co.
Mixing: Vega Prod


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Mad Dreams And Monsters: The Art of Phil Tippett and Tippett studio

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