Get ready for some animated destruction from the King of the Monsters.
Godzilla is set to appear in his first ever full-length animated film — which will be simply called “Godzilla.” Toho, the Japanese film and production company responsible for making over 29 films featuring the giant monster, has officially announced the project.
Produced by Polygon Pictures and written by anime screenwriter Gen Urobuchi, the new animated feature is being jointly directed by Kobun Shizuno (“Detective Conan: The Darkest Nightmare”) and Hiroyuki Seshita (“Ajin”). “We’re aiming to make a big-scale animation entertainment that people who love Godzilla and people who know nothing about him can both enjoy,” Shizuno said in a recent statement.
While this will be the first feature animated film starring Godzilla, the oversized monster did appear in two animated series. The first was 1978’s “Godzilla” produced by Hanna-Barbara and Toho which ran on the NBC network for two seasons. That series was followed by Toho’s “Godzilla: The Series,” which was based on the 1998 feature film and aired on Fox Kids for two seasons.
Since making his debut in 1954’s “Godzilla,” has appeared in 31 films, numerous TV shows, video games and comics. The latest film, “Shin Godzilla,” was released in Japan back in July of 2016.
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