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Dinosaur Insurance was a live action short, produced by Ted Phillips with T.J.'s Cracked Egg Productions. The film was deemed an artistic failure and destroyed by Ted Phillips - he recorded over it with Funny Fun in 1994.

It was recorded on VHS-C format media in August-September 1994, but was never edited or released to the public. Some remnants of the project were released on March 5, 2009.


A woman's home is damaged by a dinosaur attack, but she doesn't have insurance. Even though her family cannot afford it, a man comes to remove the pests and "insure" that no dinosaur attacks their home again.

In the first scene, Kathy Phillips tells the insurance man her story and how she cannot afford the repairs. In the second scene, part of which is featured above, Ted Phillips the insurance man speaks to John Phillips about how he has expelled the dinosaur pests and talks about a payment plan.


Even though it was recorded over in 1994 and almost forgotten, Dinosaur Insurance was not completely lost, and the tape was still in the Cracked Egg Studios' possession. Since 2004, physical damage due to age and improper care made it impossible to view the tape it had originally been on any longer.

On December 26, 2008, Ted Phillips was able to successfully workaround these issues and transfer the albeit damaged master to a digital file. At this time, archaeologists discovered 22 seconds of the original footage that had not been recorded over. The camera issues the crew had frequently experienced using the old camera disrupted the record head during Funny Fun's photography long enough to save this clip.

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