Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby Inferno Rodan » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:40 pm

SWAT Kats had craptons of giant monsters in it. The Pirates of Dark Water had several, too.

And in the anime department...
Betterman
Blue Submarine No.6
Blue Seed
Godannar
Argento Soma
Demon King Daimao

I suppose you could technically include Princess Resurrection, Burst Angel, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya in the list as well, but the giant monsters in those aren't very prevalent. But if you're including things like Justice League for sporadic giant monster appearances, then those three series warrant listing as well.

I'm actually pretty surprised I didn't mention any of these in my (now deleted) previous post(s) in this thread.
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Postby edgaguirus » Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:18 pm

I remember the Thundercats series having a few. There was a rock giant, and later a web spitting dragon that sounded like Gamera.
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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby imperious reptilius » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:45 pm

From the Real Ghostbusters, here's Cthulhu (yes, it's the real one)

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The Old One
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and Murray the Mantis
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Postby The One and Only » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:00 pm

From the episode of the Real Ghostbusters entitled "Cold Cash & Hot Water", Hob Anagarak.
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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:56 pm

Got some pics of the Big O kaiju.

Eel from episode 3, Electric City
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Leviathan Megadeus from episode 17, Leviathan
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Hydra from episode 22, Hydra
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Chimera from Episode 8, Missing Cat (which also contains several mutant hybrids in stasis tanks)
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Postby imperious reptilius » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:06 am

Who's up for sandworms!

The Kraathatrogon from TMNT 2k12 "Wormquake"

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The Tatzelwurm from MLP:FIM "Three's A Crowd"

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Postby LamangoKaijura » Mon May 11, 2015 8:38 am

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Everyone praises Gamera and Daimajin, but everyone forgets that Daiei also made the Yokai films.
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And the 2008 remake that hinted at the popular manga/anime series, Gegege no Kitaro was part of it, and a name drop of Gamera.
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Postby Rody » Tue May 12, 2015 7:50 pm

I've been meaning to see The Great Yokai War - but if the film isn't animated, this isn't the right thread for it.

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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Tue May 12, 2015 10:51 pm

Megas XLR: Season One

The giant planet monster from Episode 6, TV Dinner
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Grrkek the Planet Killer and several other alien monsters (including a robot Gamera) from Episode 7, Breakout
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The giant rhino like minions of the alien bounty hunter from Episode 11, DMV
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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby KaijuFiend » Wed May 13, 2015 6:07 am

The Pokemon anime often features giant Pokemon, the most notable example coming from episode 13, "Mystery at the Lighthouse", which features a ShodaiGoji-sized Dragonite:

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Likewise, Digimon has included giant beasts, some examples of which include Seadramon:

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And VenomMyotismon:

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Moo, from Monster Rancher, became a giant monster once he fused with his original body:

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Also, Monster Rancher's Phoenix was as big as Moo:

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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby mikelcho » Sat May 13, 2017 8:12 am

I always liked the old Hanna-Barbera sci-fi/superhero shows like Space Ghost and Dino Boy, The Herculoids, etc. because they were just like the Japanese kaiju films and TV shows in that they had great imagination when it came to the monsters. In fact, I think that The Herculoids was the closest thing Hanna-Barbera ever got to a classic Toho kaiju team-up film from the 1960s like, say, Destroy All Monsters. And this was, of course, back in the day before those so-called "concerned" parents and teachers complained about the "violence" on TV shows like these and forced every one of the shows that came after them to be "educational", i.e., neutering them and taking away all their sense of fun and wonder. It all started in the 1970s with Scooby-Doo Where Are You! being imitated and spawning spin-offs left and right, then the same thing happened with Smurfs and Alvin and the Chipmunks in the 1980s, until finally the entire Saturday morning cartoon genre died out due to overkill and collapsing under its own weight by the time the 1990s began.

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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby Rody » Wed May 17, 2017 8:00 pm

Thanks for the catch. The list is well overdue for an update anyway.

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Postby Leviarex » Fri May 19, 2017 7:25 pm

Let's not forget the kaijuified Ursula from TLM's climax:

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Also worth mentioning is Giant Cobra Jafar from 'Aladdin':

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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby mikelcho » Sun May 21, 2017 3:36 pm

Just found a couple of goofs in the list again: The King Kong Show (1966-69) and Return to the Planet of the Apes (1975-76)
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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby mikelcho » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:45 am

Have the aforementioned goofs in the above post been added to the list yet? If not, I think that they should be. In fact, I think that they should've done long ago, but that's just me, I guess.

UPDATE: Thanks for adding them!
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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby Rody » Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:46 pm

The edits have been made (some of them, at least); I'll try to add more if/when I have the time.
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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby mikelcho » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:21 am

You forgot three more episodes of Return to the Planet of the Apes:

*Episode 4: "Tunnel of Fear"
*Episode 5: "Lagoon of Peril"
*Episode 6: "Terror on Ice Mountain".

Please add these to the Television section.
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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby Vakanai » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:38 am

Gegege no Kitarou, current ongoing anime series, has had a few yokai of giant proportions so far.
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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby SoggyNoodles2016 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:10 pm

Disney's Dinosaur.

The Carnotaurus is absurdly large.

The Carnotaurus in the film is 15 feet tall according to behind the scenes information, which would give T. Rex sized proportions if you scale up a normal Carnotaurus.

until you consider this scene

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that is an adult Pachyrhinosaurus. They are 26 feet long.

The Carnotaurus has to be at least 70 feet to pull that off. (based off my shotty guesstimate. anyone better at scaling please let me know.)
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Re: Giant Monsters in Animated Film & Television

Postby mikelcho » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:49 pm

Brian R Culver wrote:Return to the Planet of the Apes had a giant ape and bird that both appeared in their own episodes plus a third one where they fought each other.
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There were also two more episodes just like those three-Episode 4, "Tunnel of Fear", with a large spider in the sewers of Ape City (complete with a large spiderweb) and Episode 5, "Lagoon of Peril", with a giant water-dwelling serpent in-what else?-a lagoon.
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