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"Godzilla" is a 30-minute animated series co-produced between Hanna-Barbera Productionsand Toho Ltd. in 1978 and aired on NBC in the United States and TV Tokyo in Japan. The series is an animated adaptation of the Japanese Godzilla movies produced by Toho.
The series follows the adventures of a team of scientists on the Calico, a hydrofoil research vessel, headed by Captain Carl Majors. The rest of the crew include scientist Dr. Quinn Darien, her nephew Pete, and her research assistant Brock. Also along for the ride is Godzuki, the "cowardly cousin" of Godzilla and Pete's best friend, who has a lighthearted role in the show. Godzuki can attempt to fly using the small wings under his arms. Whenever Godzuki tries to breathe fire, he usually just coughs up smoke rings.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Godzilla - Godzilla (1954 film) - Netflix
Godzilla (ゴジラ, Gojira) is a 1954 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho. It is the first film in the Godzilla franchise and Shōwa series. The film is directed by Ishirō Honda, with special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya. The film stars Akira Takarada, Momoko Kōchi, Akihiko Hirata, Takashi Shimura, with Haruo Nakajima and Katsumi Tezuka as the performers for Godzilla. Godzilla went into production after a Japanese-Indonesian co-production collapsed. Tsuburaya originally opted for a giant octopus before the filmmakers decided on a dinosaur-inspired creature. The special effects were achieved with a stuntman donning a rubber suit crushing a miniature set of Tokyo. Filming lasted 51 days and special effects lasted 71 days, the former led by Honda and the latter led by Tsuburaya. Godzilla was released in Nagoya on October 27, 1954 and released nationwide on November 3, 1954 and grossed ¥183 million during its theatrical run. In 1956, a heavily re-edited “Americanized” version titled Godzilla, King of the Monsters! was released in the United States. In 2004, Rialto Pictures gave the 1954 film a limited theatrical release in the United States to commemorate the franchise's 50th anniversary. The film spawned a multimedia franchise, being recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest running film franchise in history. Godzilla has since became an international pop culture icon and the film has been largely credited, because of Eiji Tsuburaya, for establishing the template for Tokusatsu.
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The film spawned a multimedia franchise consisting of 33 films in total, video games, books, comics, toys and other media. The Godzilla franchise has been recognized by Guinness World Records as being the longest running film franchise in history. Since his debut, Godzilla became an international pop culture icon, inspiring countless rip-offs, imitations, parodies and tributes. The original 1954 film is also largely credited, because of Eiji Tsuburaya, for establishing the template for Tokusatsu, a technique of practical special effects filmmaking that would become essential in Japan's film industry since the release of Godzilla (1954). Critic and scholar Ryusuke Hikawa stated: “Disney created the template for American animation, In the same way, (special-effects studio) Tsubaraya created the template for the Japanese movie business. It was their use of cheap but craftsman-like approaches to movie-making that made tokusatsu unique.”
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