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Jurassic Park T-Rex Has a Name and It's Not Rexy

Jurassic Park T-Rex Has a Name and It's Not Rexy

It turns out the T-rex from Jurassic Park has a name. Over the years, many have taken to calling the original Tyrannosaurus rex by the nickname Rexy, but that was never made even remotely official by anything in the canon of the franchise. It's really just something fans cooked up that has taken off. But, as it just so happens, someone who has a lot of authority over the franchise did give the old girl a name, as revealed in some of the early storyboards for the movie.

Phil Tippett, the man famously credited as the "dinosaur supervisor" on Jurassic Park and the more recent Jurassic World movies, leading to the great "you had one job, Phil" meme, auctioned off some of his early storyboards and other items from the production back in 2016. One of the early storyboards showcasing the T-rex reveals that Tippett was calling her Roberta during development.

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