Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Godzilla Stomps into San Diego Comic-Con for the First Time!

The Famous Kaiju Is Celebrating the 65th Anniversary
of the First Film This Year

Who: Godzilla, King of the Monsters
What: Parent company TOHO will have the first dedicated Godzilla booth at SDCC with many exciting activities including:

· A fun green screen photo booth for unique social posts (#Godzilla65) 
· A live mural painting by famed Godzilla artist Shinji Nishikawa 
· The actual suit used in “Godzilla 2000” 
· Props from films throughout the franchise’s history 
· SDCC Exclusive Godzilla products 
· Giveaways, photo opportunities and much more gargantuan fun!

When: July 17 – 21

Where: San Diego Comic Con, Booth #3535          

About Toho
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 to Toho and Rogers and Cowan for sharing this news with Zone Base 


  1. I like the green screen Godzilla '65 photo booth idea. I wonder if the picture will be of him eating people or flame breathing on people or stepping on them or just holding them in his hand. They could really put you in the movie if they wanted. Heck they could do anything. Every convention should have some sort of green screen booth. It's a fantastic idea with very little hassle for the organizers.

    Conventions in the past would go through all the trouble of creating larger than life size backdrops and complicated set pieces for people to take pictures in front of, but green screening is really the way to go. I'm thinking of things like Roxy the Rancor and various Optimus Primes which look neat in real life but must be a hassle to make and transport and eventually the novelty wears off. You could be getting eaten by any monster you like with a green screen there. That's definitely the way to go.

  2. That's a great idea! Realistically any con should be able to do that.

  3. After thinking it over, I feel like if you go to a big con then they should have at least some sort of giant three dimensional statue or sculpture for picture taking purposes. I decided that it adds to the spectacle, the atmosphere, and the experience feels more unique if the thing is right there in the same space with you. Green screens are great for smaller cons but something like MegaCon or SDCC should deliver the real life, practical effects thrills.

    Standing in front of a screen and getting effects added later is neat but it has its place. I remember once I went to a dinosaur animatronics exhibit and paid for a green screen picture. I was told to look up to the left and pretend a Tyrannosaurus was there and act frightened. So I did and they added the dinosaur later and it was a good picture but it wasn't a memory of anything fun. I guess I'd want to really truly somehow be in the presence of Godzilla than pretend I was, no matter how good the picture looks later.

    I am interested in seeing just what the setup was and how these pictures will come out.


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