Other Stop-Motion Amateur Movies

My earliest amateur dinosaur movies utilized a hand puppet (Diplodocus at Large, 1953). Both Miller toy figures pulled by strings and live lizards did the job in my next attempt (Time Is Just a Place, 1956). But my first film attempting stop-motion animation was Dinosaur Destroyer (1959),in which an alien dinosaur attacked an electric train layout.




Among the almost half-dozen non-Tor dinosaur movies I made was Time Is Just a Place (1961), a St. Benedict High School Science Fair project involving time travel.









Soon afterwards, I made this “alien dinosaur” for It Came from Alpha Centauri, an amateur movie made by Jim Hollander.