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Godzilla is a gray-skinned, dinosaur-like monster from a series of Japanese science-fiction movies, a name first coined for the American adaptation of the initial 1954 film Gojira. The character's popularity has created a franchise of merchandise, cartoons, spin-offs, and comic books, among other media. Recognized worldwide as a towering creature known for destroying metropolitan cities, Godzilla has grappled with countless other giant beasts, including King Kong.

Muppet Mentions

  • The creative team for the 2014 Godzilla movie referenced the Muppets several times when speaking of the creature's design.
    • Director Gareth Edwards cited the Skeksis as a partial inspiration for Godzilla's eyes.[1]
    • In another interview, Edwards stated that making Godzilla's face too curved would have made him look like a Muppet.[2]
    • A similar remark in another interview specifically mentioned Sam the Eagle and his nobility as a point of inspiration.[3]

References

Connections

  • Matthew Broderick appeared in the 1998 remake
  • Raymond Burr played Steve Martin in Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956)
  • Harry Shearer appeared in the 1998 remake
  • Frank Welker supplied special vocal effects for the 1998 remake
  • Koichi Yamadera played the BS Digital Q Producer in Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) and was the prologue narrator in Godzilla Final Wars (2004)

Sources

  1. "‘Godzilla’ Director Talks Creature Design, Original Film and Spielberg Influence" by Sandy Schaefer, ScreenRant.com, March 2014
  2. "‘Godzilla’ Director Gareth Edwards, Legendary’s Thomas Tull on Doing the ‘King of the Monsters’ Justice" by Marc Graser, Variety.com, May 2014
  3. 'Godzilla' Director Gareth Edwards Says Godzilla Is a 'God' Protecting Mankind Against Climate Change by Marlow Stern, The Daily Beast May 14, 2014
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