"It Came from Japan" (2005)

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"It Came from Japan"
The title card for "It Came from Japan"
Producer(s) Brian Wild, Kevin Burns
Written by Laurence Ducceschi
Music by Alan Ett Music Group
Distributor Animal PlanetUS
Rating TV-G
Running time 43 minutes

"It Came from Japan" is episode five of the first season of Animal Icons, produced by Prometheus Entertainment and Fox Television Studios in association with Animal Planet. It originally aired on Animal Planet on June 6, 2005. It is a documentary on Godzilla history and fandom, partially filmed at G-Fest XI in Rosemont, Illinois.

Films and television shows featured


Main article: It Came from Japan/Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Written by   Laurence Ducceschi
  • Produced by   Brian Wild
  • Executive producing by   Kevin Burns
  • Music by   Alan Ett Music Group
  • Cinematography by   Colin Donahue, John Lawrence, Bryan Sherpard, Joe Fox
  • Edited by   Jamie Boulton, Tim Becherer
  • Narration by   Bill Mumy



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Astounding Beyond Belief

14 months ago
Score 1

Animal Planet filmed this at the first G-Fest I ever attended, and you can actually see the giant GMK Godzilla head my dad won in a raffle in a half-second shot. Watching a recording of this as a fifth grader, that was a hell of a surprise.

Interesting watching this back-to-back with Godzilla, King of the Monsters, which covers much of the same content. The American doc includes footage from way more films and talks more about the fandom, but it's frenetically edited and made a bunch of tiny mistakes I didn't feel like cataloguing just now. The Brits, on the other hand, went to the trouble of interviewing the Japanese filmmakers and actors (heaven forbid Americans have to read subtitles), and of course shot that great opening with Godzilla in London. Both use a lot of footage from trailers, presumably because Toho would've bankrupted them with licensing fees otherwise.


14 months ago
Score 0
Kaiju run in the family...