Godzilla: Monster Planet to Premiere on Netflix

Godzilla: Reassurance


As reported by VarietyGodzilla: Monster Planet, the first animated movie in the eponymous character’s history will be coming to Netflix.  It was premiered in a “Works in Progress” section of the June Annecy animation festival. Watch the teaser trailer below (even though it isn’t subtitled for those of us who don’t speak Japanese)!


More about Godzilla: Monster Planet:

Godzilla: Monster Planet follows human beings who take revenge after being pushed from Earth by monsters such as Godzilla in the not so far off the year of 2048. This plot is unlike any of the other Godzilla stories, likely because animating the film gave the creative team more freedom. Most Godzilla films have the humans dealing with the monster (or monsters, in such cases as the Legendary Monsterverse in which the 2014 Godzilla film resides) on Earth, trying to make sure that he doesn’t cause too much careless destruction. However, I think this is an interesting plot for the monster. For those of you who don’t know, Godzilla was first thought up as a metaphor for nuclear weapons, since Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed within 10 years of Godzilla’s initial premiere as a character (in a comic book in 1954). Imagining a world where humans take revenge on the destruction someone else (their ancestors?) had caused to their planet is interesting, especially when one considers our fraught times where nuclear issues are concerned.

Godzilla: Monster Planet, the first animated film featuring Godzilla, is directed by Koubun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita and was executive produced by Yoshihiro Furusawa.

Since Godzilla: Monster Planet is premiering in Japan on 17 November 2017, it’s likely that you’ll be able to stream the film on your personal Netflix somewhere around that date. 

Are you excited for an animated Godzilla film? Do you think Godzilla has been overdone in the past few years? Tell us in the comments!

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