Must-see: Tiny-handed T-rex conducts Jurassic Park theme in viral video

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Jan 19, 2021, 2:50 PM EST (Updated)

The rising crescendo of a rapidly approaching T-rex and the resulting rippling glasses of water just before he bursts through the jungle in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is a seminal moment in film history.

And now everyone's favorite big guy with the little raptor arms is making sweet music.

An online video that quickly went viral on Twitter Wednesday shows a conductor having a little cosplay fun dressed up as a T-rex and leading a symphony orchestra in performing John Williams' iconic theme to the 1993 blockbuster.

Posted by Twitter user Ailyn Marie, the clip appears to be taken from one of a set of performances given last March by Denver's Colorado Symphony Chorus dubbed A Symphonic Tribute to Comic-Con: The Tetralogy, which saw the king of the jungle crash the stage in similar fashion.


Mr. T-rex has been making the classical rounds of late. By the looks of this video, he (or a doppelganger) also turned up at the Józef Marcin Żebrowski Music School in Częstochowa, Poland, joining an orchestra there as a guest conductor (his grand entrance comes at 4:32).

To paraphrase Jeff Goldblum's Dr. Ian Malcolm, if it's one thing the history of evolution has taught us, it's that life finds a way… to the symphony stage.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, by the way, hits theaters on June 22.