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Released 1998
Duration 130 minutes
Director Stephen Hopkins
Written by Irwin Allen (television series), Akiva Goldsman
Music Bruce Broughton
Blawp

Blawp

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Mak Wilson demonstrates live-action CGI puppetry.

Todd & Robot

William Todd Jones and Robot

Lost in Space is a 1998 movie based on the 1960s television series of the same name. The film featured digital and animatronic effects by the Jim Henson Creature Shop, for the characters of Blawp and the Robot.

Cast

  • William Hurt as Prof. John Robinson
  • Mimi Rogers as Dr. Maureen Robinson
  • Lacey Chabert as Penny Robinson
  • Heather Graham as Dr. Judy Robinson
  • Jack Johnson as Will Robinson
  • Gary Oldman as Dr. Zachary Smith
  • Matt LeBlanc as Maj. Don West
  • Jared Harris as Older Will Robinson
  • Edward Fox as Business Man
  • Dick Tufeld as voice of Robot
  • Gary Hecker as voice of Blawp

Jim Henson's Creature Shop

  • Blawp puppeteers: Michelin Sisti, David Barclay, Wim Booth, Sue Dacre, Gillie Robic, Peter Hurst, Patrick Cummerford, Katherine Smee,
  • Principal Robot puppeteer: William Todd Jones
  • Robot puppeteers: Simon Buckley, Phillip Eason, Nigel Plaskitt, John Wheatley
  • Creature Shop supervisor: John Stephenson
  • Creative project supervisor: Verner Gresty
  • Creature Shop producer: Roma O'Connor
  • Key sculptors: David Darby, Kevin O'Boyle, Chris Fitzgerald
  • Sculptors/pattern makers: Jamie Campbell, Brendan Lonegan, Ivan Manzella, James Miller, Chris Trice (as Chris Tice)
  • Key animatronic designers: David Dunsterville, Steve Chesters, Chris Coxon, Richard Darwin, Kevin Hunter, Clive Nicholson, Edward Ragit, Brian Trenchfield, Simon Williams
  • Animatronic designers: Daniel Burnett, Robin Ellis, Simon Hewitt, Chris "Flimsy" Howes, Mark Hunter, Jamie Jackson-Moore, Jamie Lawrence, Jessie Riley, Bill White, Adam Wright
  • Workshop supervisor: Geoff Paige
  • Art finishers: Tacy Kneale, Maria Cork, Diane Staniforth
  • Model/mold shop supervisor: Kenny Wilson
  • Foam lab supervisor: Marie Fraser
  • Fabricator: Denise Baseley
  • Mold makers: David Kelly, Chris Babbage, Mel Coleman, Steve Court, Terry Sibley
  • Electronics supervisor: Julian Manning
  • Electronics technicians: Pete Bell, Kevin Kerrigan, Phil Ross
  • Robot control systems designer: Matthew Denton
  • 'Blawp' animation unit
    • Visual effects producer: Michael Turoff
    • Supervisor: Hal Bertram
    • Creature supervisor: Karen Halliwell
    • Animation supervisor/puppeteer: Mak Wilson
    • Systems: Derek Hedicker, Iain Powell
    • Animators: David Barclay, Martin "Smoke" Carroll, "Just" Jules Findley, Jeff Newton, Joelle Newton-Mold, Richard Smith, Susan Strugar, Sarah Tosh, Mary Victoria, Richenda Wheeler
    • Production assistants: Nick Drew, Lynda Thompson

Trivia

  • IN addition to his Creature Shop work, John Stephenson was also second unit director for the film.
  • Lost in Space was the film to knock Titanic from the number one spot in the box office after 15 weeks at the top.
  • Debbie the Bloop from the original series was included on Animal Planet's 50 Greatest TV Animals.

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