If you've ever found yourself wondering what goes on in the head of a Shokan Prince -- Amalgamated Dynamics Inc are all too happy to answer your question!

ADI were the studio responsible for creating practical and animatronic effects for the 1995 Mortal Kombat feature film. More specifically, their work brought one of Mortal Kombat's most iconic characters to life -- the towering, four-armed prince of pain known as Goro!

Not surprisingly, the character presented a series of challenges and technical opportunities during the 1994 production. What resulted was a truly memorable on-screen character. One that, according to the studio, earned the kudos of the likes of Peter Jackson (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), who described the creature as, "[a] seminal achievement in animatronics." These feats are in-part on display in the following video, which offers a feature glimpse of the machinery behind the highly emotive creature [below].

Even in the expert hands of an Academy Award winning studio, a creature as complex and demanding as Goro required the exhaustive use of many techniques. Earlier in the year, we spotlit another video from the studio, one that showed off the wide variety of efforts that went in to creating the boss villain [read more].

Goro will be one of the many challenges faced by Kevin Tancharoen and his crew as current film projects move ever toward the tournament mythology that made Mortal Kombat famous. The director broached the subject back in February, asking fans for their opinions of computer generated versus prosthetic effects.

Given what was achieved in the mid-nineties, there's certainly a lot of arguments to go "real" nearly two decades later. A reported budget in the area of $40-50 million puts the coming film ahead of '95s modest production, but is still subject to direction.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy is currently filming its second series. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Mark Dacascos and Brian Tee head-up a cast that includes Casper Van Dien -- star of Starship Troopers; another of the films ADI contributed effects to!

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