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Tomoyuki Tanaka (I) (1910–1997)

Tomoyuki Tanaka was born on April 26, 1910 in Kashiwara, Osaka, Japan. He graduated from Kansai University in 1940 and joined Toho Studios the same year. After four years with the company, he became a producer, with his first film production being Kita no san-nin (1945). He was set to begin work on a Japanese-Indonesian film called "Eiko no ... See full bio »


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Kagemusha Producer
Yojimbo Producer
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 1995 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (executive producer)
 1994 Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (executive producer)
 1993 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (executive producer)
 1992 Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (executive producer)
 1991 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (executive producer)
 1989 Godzilla vs. Biollante (executive producer)
 1989 Ganheddo (executive producer)
 1987 Taketori monogatari (executive producer)
 1987 Actress (producer)
 1984 Godzilla 1985 (executive producer)
 1984 The Return of Godzilla (producer)
 1984 Ohan (executive producer)
 1984 Zerosen moyu (executive producer)
 1984 Bye Bye Jupiter (executive producer)
 1983 The Makioka Sisters (executive producer)
 1982 Kaikyô (producer)
 1981 The Imperial Navy (producer)
 1980 Jishin rettô (producer)
 1980 Kagemusha (executive producer)
 1977 Godzilla (producer)
 1977 Hakunetsu Dead Heat (producer)
 1977 The War in Space (executive producer)
 1977 High Seas Hijack (executive producer)
 1977 Hausu (producer)
 1977 Hakkodasan (executive producer)
 1977 Shirauo (producer)
 1977 The Alaska Story (producer)
 1976 Ôzora no samurai (producer)
 1976 Zoku ningen kakumei (producer)
 1975 Tôkyô-wan enjô (producer)
 1975 Terror of Mechagodzilla (executive producer)
 1974 Esupai (producer)
 1974 Nosutoradamusu no daiyogen (producer)
 1974 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (producer)
 1973 Tidal Wave (executive producer)
 1973 The Human Revolution (producer)
 1973 Ryusei Ningen Zon (TV Series) (producer)
 1973 Godzilla vs. Megalon (producer)
 1973 Ôkami no monshô (producer)
 1972 Godzilla vs. Gigan (producer)
 1971 Gojira tai Hedora (executive producer)
 1970 Will to Conquer (producer)
 1970 Space Amoeba (executive producer)
 1970 Terror in the Streets (producer)
 1970 The Vampire Doll (producer)
 1969 All Monsters Attack (producer)
 1969 Jigokuhen (producer)
 1969 Battle of the Japan Sea (producer)
 1969 Latitude Zero (executive producer)
 1969 Samurai Banners (producer)
 1969 Kureji no buchamukure daihakken (executive producer)
 1968 Destroy All Monsters (producer)
 1968 Kill! (producer)
 1968 Kubi (producer)
 1968 Booted Babe, Busted Boss (executive producer)
 1967 Son of Godzilla (producer)
 1967 Nihon no ichiban nagai hi (producer)
 1967 King Kong Escapes (producer)
 1967 Samurai Rebellion (producer)
 1967 The Killing Bottle (producer)
 1967 Satsujin kyôjidai (producer)
 1966 Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (executive producer)
 1966 What's Up, Tiger Lily? (producer: original japanese version)
 1966 The War of the Gargantuas (producer)
 1966 Doto ichiman kairi (producer)
 1966 Zero faita dai kûsen (producer)
 1966 Kiganjô no bôken (executive producer)
 1966 Rise Against the Sword (producer)
 1965 Invasion of Astro-Monster (producer)
 1965 Hyappatsu hyakuchu (producer)
 1965 Kureji no daiboken (executive producer)
 1965 Fort Graveyard (producer)
 1965 Sanshiro Sugata (producer)
 1965 Fûrai ninpôchô (producer)
 1965 Red Beard (producer)
 1965 Ankokugai gekitotsu sakusen (producer)
 1965 Samurai Assassin (producer)
 1964 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (executive producer)
 1964 Uchû daikaijû Dogora (executive producer)
 1964 Garakuta (producer)
 1964 Chi to daiyamondo (producer)
 1964 Jigoku sakusen (producer)
 1964 Mothra vs. Godzilla (producer)
 1964 Aa bakudan (producer)
 1964 Kyô mo ware ôzora ni ari (producer)
 1964 Shikonmado - Dai tatsumaki (producer)
 1963 Atragon (producer)
 1963 The Lost World of Sinbad (producer)
 1963 Operation Mad Dog (producer)
 1963 Taiyô wa yondeiru (producer)
 1963 Hiken (producer)
 1963 Interpol Code 8 (producer)
 1963 Ringo no hana saku machi (producer)
 1963 Matango (producer)
 1963 Chintao yôsai bakugeki meirei (producer)
 1963 500,000 (producer)
 1963 Sengoku yarô (producer)
 1963 High and Low (producer)
 1963 Attack Squadron! (producer)
 1962 Ankokugai no kiba (producer)
 1962 Chûshingura (producer)
 1962 Yama-neko sakusen (producer)
 1962 Chikata nikki (producer)
 1962 King Kong vs. Godzilla (producer)
 1962 Dobunezumi sakusen (producer)
 1962 Doburoku no Tatsu (producer)
 1962 Gorath (producer)
 1962 Kurenai no sora (producer)
 1962 Sanjuro (producer)
 1961 Counterstroke (producer)
 1961 Witness Killed (producer)
 1961 Yato kaze no naka o hashiru (producer)
 1961 Sekai daisensô (producer)
 1961 Shinku no otoko (producer)
 1961 Blood on the Sea (producer)
 1961 Mothra (producer)
 1961 Fundoshi isha (producer)
 1961 Yojimbo (executive producer)
 1961 Big Shots Die at Dawn (executive producer)
 1961 Wakarete ikiru toki mo (producer)
 1961 Minami no kaze to nami (producer)
 1961 The Merciless Trap (producer)
 1961 Ankokugai no dankon (producer)
 1961 Daredevil in the Castle (producer)
 1960 The Human Vapor (producer)
 1960 Dokuritsu gurentai nishi-e (producer)
 1960 The Bad Sleep Well (producer)
 1960 Ôzora no yarôdomo (producer)
 1960 Densô ningen (producer)
 1960 The Last Gunfight (producer)
 1959 Yorû o sagase (producer)
 1959 Battle in Outer Space (producer)
 1959 Osorubeki hiasobi (producer)
 1959 Nippon tanjô (producer)
 1959 Dokuritsu gurentai (producer)
 1959 Samurai Saga (producer)
 1959 Songoku: The Road to the West (producer)
 1959 Kotan no kuchibue (producer)
 1959 Ankokugai no kaoyaku (producer)
 1958 Half Human (producer)
 1958 Mikkokusha wa dare ka (producer)
 1958 Daikaijû Baran (producer)
 1958 Josei SOS (producer)
 1958 Tabisugata nezumikozo (producer)
 1958 The H-Man (producer)
 1958 Anzukko (producer)
 1958 The Rickshaw Man (producer)
 1957 The Mysterians (producer)
 1957 Shizukanaru otoko (producer)
 1957 The Lower Depths (associate producer)
 1957 Saigo no dasso (producer)
 1957 Arakure (producer)
 1957 Yagyû bugeichô (producer)
 1957 Tokyo no Tekisasujin (executive producer)
 1957 A Man in the Storm (producer)
 1956 Nemuri Kyôshirô burai hikae (producer)
 1956 Rodan (producer)
 1956 Hadashi no seishun (producer)
 1956 Madame White Snake (producer)
 1956 Furyô shônen (producer)
 1956 Narazu-mono (producer)
 1956 Nyôbô zoku wa uttaeru (producer)
 1956 Rainy Night Duel (producer)
 1955 Asagiri (producer)
 1955 Asunaro monogatari (producer)
 1955 Sugata naki mokugekisha (producer)
 1955 Jû jin yuki otoko (producer)
 1955 Oen-san (producer)
 1955 Sanjusan go sha otonashi (producer)
 1955 Mugibue (producer)
 1955 Godzilla Raids Again (producer)
 1955 Koi-gesho (producer)
 1954 Gojira (producer)
 1954 Kimi shinitamo koto nakare (producer)
 1954 Shiosai (producer)
 1954 Itsuko to sono haha (producer)
 1954 Saraba Rabauru (producer)
 1953 Akasen kichi (producer)
 1953 Seishun Zenigata Heiji (producer)
 1953 Zoku shishunki (producer)
 1953 Haha to musume (producer)
 1953 Yasugorô shusse (producer)
 1953 The Last Embrace (producer)
 1953 My Wonderful Yellow Car (producer)
 1952 The Man Who Came to Port (producer)
 1952 Swift Current (producer)
 1952 Shishunki (producer)
 1952 Shanhai no onna (producer)
 1952 Sword for Hire (producer)
 1952 Muteki (producer)
 1951 Hakamadare Yasusuke (producer)
 1951 Dare ga watashi o sabaku no ka (producer)
 1951 Nessa no byaku ran (producer)
 1951 Beyond Love and Hate (producer)
 1950 Shiroi yajû (producer)
 1950 Ikari no machi (producer)
 1950 Ma no ogon (producer)
 1950 Desertion at Dawn (producer)
 1949 Jakoman and Tetsu (producer)
 1949 Kirare no Senta (producer)
 1949 Jigoku no kifujin (producer)
 1947 Snow Trail (producer)
 1947 Chikagai nijuyojikan (producer)
 1947 Yottsu no koi no monogatari (producer)
 1946 Juichinin no jogakusei (producer)
 1946 Asu o tsukuru hitobito (producer)
 1945 Kita no san-nin (producer)
 1945 Nihon kengô den (producer)
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