Godzilla: Monster Planet, the 1st film in a trilogy of 3DCG animated pictures from Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures, is currently tearing up the box office in Japan, and a new NHK documentary will be released in early December to give fans a peek behind the curtain in how the animated Godzilla films were made.
The documentary is entitled Gojira o Shinka-seyo! ~Nippon・Anime Seikai e no Chousen~ (“Gozilla Evolves! A Challenge to the World of Japanese Animation”), and it will air on NHKBS1 during the 22:00 time slot (10:00PM JST) on December 03, 2017. The documentary follows the crew of Godzilla: Monster Planet for half a year as they labor to bring the Big G to life on the silver screen as a work of animation.
Gozilla: Monster Planet is directed by Kōbun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita and features animation by Polygon Pictures and Toho Animation. The film is set in the far-flung future, when the Earth has been completely overrun by giant monsters. After a deep-space colonization attempt fails, a small group of survivors tries to take back the planet.
Godzilla: Monster Planet is the first part of a planned trilogy of films, and it was released in Japan on November 17, 2017. The films will also receive worldwide digital distribution via Netflix.
Paul Chapman is the host of The Greatest Movie EVER! Podcast and GME! Anime Fun Time.