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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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JasonVoorheesfurry Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Even today I miss this show, when I ever I feel nostalgic and want to rewatch I'll look it up somewhere on the internet and watch several episodes.  Everything about the show, to me, was perfect, from the human characters to the monster designs and Godzilla himself. (I will never call him Zilla, maybe the movie one but not the cartoon)

I always wondered what might happen if some producer somewhere takes an interest in the design and tries to do another movie based of the cartoon, or a video game, that'd be cool.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
The "Zilla" thing is silly, nickname, sure fine, but rewriting history and permanently erasing this version as Godzilla, wrong.
Toho was all behind it, and Godzilla was it's official name, deal with the facts people. Never be intimidated out of calling this show by it's actual title.


Yeah it was Richard Raynis who was the genius behind this show, I was just following what he and Centropolis wanted, while being faithful to Patrick Tatopoulos' design. Sure I came up with the style and design of the main characters, along with the monsters, but the vision was theirs.
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JasonVoorheesfurry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
It was a great vision as well.

The way I see it this Godzilla and the Japanese Godzilla needed to stay seperate. In seperate realities where they could reign as King.

The Japanese is the powerhouse, nigh indestructable, God.

The America was a big physically power lizard, it could get hurt, poisoned, it could die, it did die in one alternate future, I forget the episode, but most of HEAT went into the future.  It builds drama for the creature in terms of it's a God only in terms of it's size.

Some people have to realise I think and I think Toho needs to remember. "Godzilla" isn't actually the Japanese creatures name, it's Gojira, Gojira doesn't translate into God, it's like Gorilla whale or something :I 'Godzilla' is the American invention.

I looked at some of your earlier design for the Heat crew, and while I liked your design I'm happy with how they turned out, though Nick with glasses would have been cool if he put them on every now and then for reading :-)

Ah well.  :I We can always hope the series gets picked up again or something new becomes of this Godzilla.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I like your suggestions, I find it amusing to consider that this might be the real "Godzilla" as you suggest, and the traditional suit version is "Gojira" :XD:

When all is said and done, I very happy with this style, it suited Richard and Centropolis' vision best. However there is something in the "Milton Caniff" style that would work for some other show. We will never know, it's all in the past.

I just like to show how things could have gone had circumstances been different. I haven't shown you guys the 1st style I did which was closer to XGB. Hmm, one day I'll dig that stuff out.
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JasonVoorheesfurry Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
It'd be very interesting to see. :-)  I hope to see it one day.
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
One day for sure! Maybe in a year ... so busy
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JasonVoorheesfurry Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
:3 There's no rush.
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Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Loved this show
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filbarlow Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'm glad you did :)
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Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
They should bring it back
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