RIP John McLaughlin; Animator of Regal Cinema’s Pre Show Roller Coaster Animation

According to his obituary, John McLaughlin was a visual effects artists for both LucasArts and DreamWorks, and worked on films like Kung Fu Panda and Shark Tale. But even he, like millions of others, had a special place in his heart for that silly roller coaster: “One of John’s favorite personal projects that he created was the Regal Cinemas preview trailer featuring a roller coaster in space speeding between soda, candy and popcorn that played before each and every movie,” the obituary reads.

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