You know which of his body parts Judge David Johnson has nicknamed "Godzilla?" That's right, his left foot. Size 14!
Conspicuous lack of fleeing Japanese.
Here's another cartoon that slipped past my radar. That doesn't necessarily mean I've got a "cartoon radar" per se, but I like to think I stay on top of what's hip and cool for the kids these days. Yeah, I know my 29th birthday is coming up, so maybe it is just me desperately trying to use pop culture trivia as a proxy to feeling like a teenager again, but, hey, what are we talking about here? Oh yeah, Godzilla The Series.
Based on the moronic Matthew Broderick film, this animated series resuscitates the sleek, athletic Godzilla design from the movie, and pairs the super-reptile with a group of ethnically diverse 20-somethings called the HEAT Team. These kids are tasked with tracking Godzilla, as well as monitoring monster activity throughout the world. And when needed, they have the ability to call in the big guy to beat the snot out of the monster of the week.
Three episodes from this 1998 series are included on the "Monster Mayhem" disc:
• "What Dreams May Come"
• "Bird of Paradise"
Sixty-five minutes worth of animated monster action. I think young fans of the great Toho beast should enjoy the tumult that ensues in each episode; there's a lot of monster fighting and big loud explosions and wanton destruction of historic New York City landmarks. Yeah, the redesigned Godzilla sucks, but the show moves at a fast clip and the animation is solid. Recommended for the kiddos.
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