A group of scientists are on tropical Solgel Island in the Pacific to conduct weather control experiments. Just before they begin, they find giant preying mantises measuring 25 feet tall called Kamakaras. They decide to go ahead with the experiments, but a malfunction in one of the devices and as a result a radioactive storm that pushes the temperature up to two hundred degrees. The storm also causes the mantises to grow even bigger to 100 feet tall. The mantises then make their way to a huge mound where they uncover a giant egg which contains a young Godzilla, later named Minilla. Eventually, Godzilla shows up and saves his offspring. The rest of the movie features Godzilla taking care of and teaching his young son the skills that will eventually help him to become the new "King of Monsters" as well as fighting the Kamakaras and a giant spider named Kumoga.
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Japan's Greatest Foe Delivers an Heir!
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16 December 1967 (Japan)
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Also Known As:
Son of Godzilla
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Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,625,778
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Godzilla's look transformed from a part menacing-like look into a loving father after Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster. By this time, it became obvious that Godzilla movies were now being made to suit children. In Godzilla's new look in Son of Godzilla, his eyes were made larger and his snout shorter. The shape of his head resembles that of a human head, probably, to make Godzilla less scary. The tone for Son of Godzilla was a playful and goofy tone. This suit was later used in Godzilla vs. Gigan in the swimming scenes. See more
In several scenes the strings used to manipulate the Minya, Kamacuras and Kumonga marionettes as well as Godzilla's tail are clearly visible. See more
[referring to Goro's refusal to leave
Do you still insist?
We don't need any publicity.
Who said I was doing this for your publicity? I'm working for myself. The smell of a story...
The smell of a story?
Yes. The smell of a story attracts me. The readers will decide whether to read it or not. I report what I see.
The Japanese version includes a prologue featuring Susumu Kurobe and Kazuo Suzuki viewing Godzilla from the air. See more
Followed by Godzilla vs. Destoroyah