Jack Horner's research is controversial, which is exactly why he found Jurassic Park (1993), and its idea of reviving dinosaurs, especially a T-Rex, fascinating. But he is against the idea of scientists reviving them.
Paleontologist Robert Bakker was blown away by the film's dinosaurs; Tim name-checks Bakker when talking to Grant.
When the Raptor snapped at Lex, it was really a stuntwoman; she looked into the camera at one point and Ariana Richards' face had to be digitally inserted, something never done before. Richards thinks the scene has more punch in 3D. The stuntwoman was from Cirque du Soleil, but Richards liked to take the credit for the scene.
One Raptor stalked Lex and Tim during the kitchen scene in the novel, not two.
Steven Spielberg lost the Oscar for Best Director to Richard Attenborough, when Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) lost to Attenborough's Gandhi (1982). In Jurassic Park (1993), Spielberg got to direct Attenborough, but he is not the only one associated with Gandhi (1982) that Spielberg has directed in his career: Amrish Puri and Roshan Seth in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984); Ben Kingsley in Schindler's List (1993); Nigel Hawthorne in Amistad (1997); Martin Sheen in Catch Me If You Can (2002), and Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln (2012).
Spielberg never recorded a Director's Commentary for the film; this is something he claims he will never do, like he never does for any of his films.
When Steven Spielberg first started working for Universal, he was asked to give a tour to a special guest who had just sold the rights to one of his books to the studio. The guest turned out to be Michael Crichton, who later sold the film rights for another novel to Universal that Spielberg wound up directing, Jurassic Park (1993). The two later became friends, because he claimed Crichton knew how to blend science with big theatrical concepts.
The Raptor hatching scene was envisioned with someone holding the egg at first.
Isla Nublar is Research Team 93, according to Jurassic Park (1993) merchandise; Jurassic Park (1993) was one of the most merchandised films of its year.
Phil Tippett acted as a consultant on dinosaur anatomy on the film.