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Godzilla by filbarlow Godzilla by filbarlow
Here is a poster I did to promote the Animated Godzilla TV show. It was printed in a Fox magazine if my memory serves. Once the Execs had approved the style of the humans, Tom Perkins took over the Character Design so I could focus on the monsters. Again the Executive Producer who put the concept together was Richard Raynis.
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EdwardDelandreArt 19 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This show was a big part in my childhood. Thank you so much.
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filbarlow 16 hours ago  Professional Filmographer
You are welcome :)
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Zilla

Ripping off Godzilla Since 1998.
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filbarlow Apr 7, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Toho approved my design, so I wouldn't exactly call it ripping off, they made money off their franchise through everything Sony did.
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WeirdPaperBag Apr 8, 2014  New member
Still he should never be called Godzilla.

EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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filbarlow Apr 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
What? You want to rewrite history? Zilla never existed as a name when the show was released. History predates you my friend, read the title of the show! It is and always will be... Godzilla, you'll just have to live with it. Sorry.
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Still.

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austintrench Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
sorry you guys were disliked so much in the godzi- I mean zilla community, you helped make Godzilla better than the movie
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filbarlow Jun 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Luckily our ignorance of a zilla community protected us from any dislike. Honestly I wouldn't care anyway. Having an opinion about a project after the work is done is such a waste of effort. We did the best job we could do with a failed Sony property, we weren't interested in linking our show with anything Toho had done in the past because the Sony movie gave us a clean slate to make our own version. However, had my brief been to base my designs SOLELY on the original Toho franchise I would have been intimately faithful to the original monsters. I promise you that I would have used photos of the original suits and improved their anatomy so that they looked like believable creatures.

After all the secrecy, seeing the movie was a big let down. I respected all of the work that went into the film but didn't like the end result. Sony outright rejected the property when it failed to meet their box office expectations. Richard Raynis was the only Exec brave enough to see the property's potential, and hone it into a kid's TV show.
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280077s Apr 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sorry the 1998 movie and series gets so much hate. If it makes you feel any better, I will always love the 1998 movie ( I still have it on VHS) and the series. I love all variations of Godzilla.
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