An exciting day for Western fans, for us here at Skreeonk, and for all fans of Toho’s Godzilla pantheon, as the parent studio has officially launched their US GODZILLA.com […]
An exciting day for Western fans, for us here at Skreeonk, and for all fans of Toho’s Godzilla pantheon, as the parent studio has officially launched their US GODZILLA.com website – and it’s super sharp! The site has been live since May 7th, but the team behind the portal reached out to Jon D. B., founder of Skreeonk.com, today with an illuminating press release – of which you can view in its entirety below. Look forward to a ton of new content to come in the near future – just in time for GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS! We’re beyond thrilled & honored to get the word out on behalf of the studio that has given us so much these past 65 years. Here’s to many more!
“Godzilla Destroys the Internet!
King of Monsters Roars onto the Web to Establish Global Dominance with First Official Website Godzilla.com
Enter the Godzilla Portal for Official Exclusive News, Events, Complete Filmography, Rare Videos, New Merchandise and First Official Monsterpedia!
May 14, 2019 (Los Angeles) – Feel the rumble as one of the most iconic monsters stomps its way online with the global launch of the first-ever official Godzilla website from Japanese entertainment studio Toho Co., in time for the highly anticipated film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters releasing on May 31.
Commemorating the 65th anniversary of its screen debut in 1954, Toho is connecting Godzilla fans around the world of all ages through exciting content from more than 30 films, comics, art, apparel, toys, encompassing the entire Godzilla universe.
“We’re thrilled to unleash a world of content around our most beloved Godzilla,” said Keiji Ota, CGO (Chief Godzilla Officer) at Toho. “Fans have been longing for a universe that celebrates the all-mighty king of monsters and Godzilla.com delivers the most exciting news and stories about upcoming events, new merchandise and special releases as we commemorate the 65th anniversary of Godzilla.”
One of the most exciting features is the first official Godzilla Monsterpedia, unveiling everything fans have ever wanted to know about monsters (or kaiju) in the Godzilla Universe! Monsters such as King Ghidorah, the three-headed monster and Godzilla’s biggest rival; Mothra, the guardian god of its maternal island; and MechaGodzilla, the giant battle robot modeled on Godzilla are featured. The battles among them and with humans are one of the highlights of the Godzilla movies. The more fans get to know about the kaiju, the more they can enjoy the exciting world of Godzilla.
Godzilla.com will be continuously updated as a source of news for upcoming Godzilla films including movie trailers and key art, events, fan content, new product news, and all future announcements. It will also be a resource for Godzilla’s complete filmography including rare videos, wallpaper and much more destructive content including updates on epic Godzilla toys, apparel and lifestyle products.
Godzilla first appeared in Toho’s “Godzilla” (1954), a classic monster movie widely regarded as a masterpiece. The work launched a monster franchise that expanded over 64 years with more than 30 films. Over time, the franchise itself has evolved, as Godzilla and other creatures appearing in Godzilla films have become a metaphor for social commentary in the real world. The characters are no longer mere entertainment icons but embody emotions and social problems of the times. Godzilla has become a globally recognized icon, finding its way into worldwide pop culture and influencing many creative minds.”*
“Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan.”*
Thanks again to Toho for alerting us to this exciting news, and to the team at Rogers & Cowan for the press release. All the best to this exciting chapter moving forward!
Until next time,
Jon D. B.
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