Godzilla: The Animated Series

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What are your thoughts?

LOVE IT
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31%
Like it
62
43%
Neutral
19
13%
Dislike it
8
6%
ARRRGHH SKREEENK GINO
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8%
 
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby godzilla98rules » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:22 pm

Thank you kpa for that. It's cool to know that you worked on the series. :)
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzillian » Wed Dec 11, 2013 12:39 am

Was pretty cool back in the day. GINO had some good fights in this series and he had some cool enemy kaiju. The dialog is so awful though and the music leaves a lot to be desired. I'd really only recommended it to people that grew up with it, kids who like Godzilla, or fans of GINO.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby tymon » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:09 am

kpa wrote:One big example came in the script for the first episode, which had Godzilla using his radioactive breath. Dean Devlin objected and told story editor Bob Skir (who co-wrote the episode) to remove those scenes. Bob refused, saying Godzilla always has radioactive breath and that fans expect to see it. Devlin relented because Bob stood his ground. It's the different between one guy "getting" Godzilla and the other one not.

Haha, that is priceless. My nine-year-old self would thank you guys, because seeing G98 use atomic breath for the first time was downright epic...

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby gzilla46 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 5:12 am

Shadow wrote:
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Shadow wrote:Never saw it, but sounds as dull as the movie.
skreeonk GINO.


You're really missing out on something here.


Me miss out? On a TV show of the most hated monster? I don't think so.
GINO sucked, I don't see how the show could be any better.


You should actually watch it and give it a chance, then. It's actually pretty good. To me, this more than redeemed the guy. In the show, Godzilla Jr. actually breathes fire, and isn't killed by military weapons, and fights other monsters and doesn't run away from them.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzillian » Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:19 am

Sucks that we never got a set of the entire series and only those 3 dvds with random eps thrown on them
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby tymon » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:43 pm

^Yeah, it still needs a proper disc release. But for anyone who wants to watch it, the whole series is streaming on NetFlix last time I checked.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby gzilla46 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:45 pm

tymon wrote:^Yeah, it still needs a proper disc release. But for anyone who wants to watch it, the whole series is streaming on NetFlix last time I checked.

It was last time I checked, too. I seen it and loved it.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby edgaguirus » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:48 pm

It also shows the couple of episodes that didn't air. It's the best way to see them.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzillian » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:05 pm

I have an official crew shirt from the show. It's pretty sick and one of my fav pieces of my kaiju collection.


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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzillian » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:30 pm

Godzilla 1995 wrote:How'd you get it?


Ebay I think. my mom got it for me for xmas one year after I showed her it on ebay a few years ago. It was like $20 or something if I remember right.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzillian » Thu Dec 12, 2013 9:46 pm

Godzilla 1995 wrote:Nice catch, man, cool stuff.

This series might've been the thing that got me into Godzilla, actually. I fought a lasertag game in an arena based off the Animated Series, with a bunch of targets where you could shoot the monsters. It was awesome, cause we even had guns like HEAT did in the show. So you could go around shooting other players, or monsters for points.

Good times.


Sounds pretty sweet man. Sounds like a great game for a young g-fan.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby JAGzilla » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:11 pm

I remember that game, too. I went to a DZ while they had it, but I don't know if I actually played or not. I do remember seeing it and standing in line, at least. :lol:

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzillian » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:21 pm

Does anyone have any pics of this game?
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby XxComablack1937xX » Sat Dec 14, 2013 4:36 pm

It was much better portrayal of the character but by this time the damage was already done, so i really couldn't get into it back then. Although i have caught a few episodes within the last year an it's not bad.

I do remember it being pretty popular though when it was released

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Godzillian » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:45 pm

XxComablack1937xX wrote:It was much better portrayal of the character but by this time the damage was already done, so i really couldn't get into it back then. Although i have caught a few episodes within the last year an it's not bad.

I do remember it being pretty popular though when it was released


Yeah it did pretty well in the ratings but this was the same time Pokemon was at its insanely high peak of the 90's and fox kids was pushing to make digimon compete with the pokemon anime so Godzilla got the short end of the stick.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Mecha-SpaceGhidorah » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:05 am

Godzillian wrote:Yeah it did pretty well in the ratings but this was the same time Pokemon was at its insanely high peak of the 90's and fox kids was pushing to make digimon compete with the pokemon anime so Godzilla got the short end of the stick.
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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Omegaz » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:28 pm

I always liked the series. Rewatched it in its entirety last year, and it still holds up pretty well. Above average, with some great episodes like the Monster Wars saga and the future episode.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby bugmolly » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:04 pm

the show was my child hood so i cant complain

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby MutheSquirrel » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:20 pm

Saw it a long, long time ago. I watched a few episodes, it was just kinda' eh. I'm pretty neutral toward it though. I can certainly see how it would appeal to some people, and I give a good amount of praise to the art style. But at the same time, I can see why it wouldn't attract a large enough audience to last long.

I guess I'd call it... outdated? The animation was great, but the story felt like something out an early 80s cartoon.

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Re: Godzilla: The Animated Series

Postby Spirit Ghidorah 2010 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:18 pm

As a kid, I loved this show. It was one of my favorite Saturday morning cartoons. Now that I'm watching it again, I gotta say...this show is dull as hell.

Here's a script of 95% of the episodes:

1) The human gang shows up to investigate a monster attack.

2) The monster shows up.

3) Godzilla shows up and fights the monster for like 4 seconds.

4) The monster uses some special weapon to severely injure Godzilla and/or escape the fight.

5) Cue 15 minutes of the gang thinking of a way to defeat the monster and other things that poetically don't seem to involve Godzilla.

6) Last 2 minutes have Godzilla and the monster fighting again in an anticlimactic final battle, where the monster gets defeated in the most contrived way possible (usually by some secret weapon the humans MacGuyver'd together 5 minutes beforehand)

Rinse and repeat. The only episodes I actually enjoyed were the Monster Wars trilogy and SCALE. Those were awesome. But screw everything else.
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