Monster Planet of Godzilla (1994)

From Wikizilla, the kaiju encyclopedia
Jump to navigationJump to search
Image gallery for Monster Planet of Godzilla
Credits for Monster Planet of Godzilla

Monster Planet of Godzilla
Monster Planet of Godzilla video title card
Directed by Koichi Kawakita
Producer Kiyoshi Suzuki, Yasuo Wakabayashi
Written by Marie Terunuma
Music by Akira Ifukube
Rate this film!
(11 votes)

Monster Planet of Godzilla (怪獣プラネットゴジラ,   Kaijū Puranetto Gojira, lit. Monster Planet Godzilla) was a "Godzilla simulator" attraction featured at the Sanrio Puroland and Harmonyland theme parks in Japan. Running from March 18, 1994 to July 1, 1998, it featured a short film produced by Toho using the RadoGoji Godzilla suit and Rodan puppet from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, and the Mothra imago puppet from Godzilla vs. Mothra. At Sanrio Puroland, the film was presented in 3D, with odors released into the theater to enhance the viewing experience, such as smoke during scenes of destruction.


A spaceship called Earth is dispatched to investigate the disappearance of its counterpart on a monster-filled planet beyond our Solar System. Once there, it quickly spots the downed craft, and is promptly attacked by Mothra and Rodan. It spots Godzilla and opens fire on him, giving the Planet enough time to escape.

As a volcano erupts, a strange light transports the three kaiju to Tokyo Station, where Godzilla goes on a rampage. Earth aids the JSDF in its efforts to stop Godzilla, but their weapons have little effect. After he dispatches the machines on the ground, Rodan flies in for a few pecks and Mothra descends on him with her explosive scales. Earth finally returns the kaiju to their home planet by releasing a green powder, which encases each of them in a bubble.


Main article: Monster Planet of Godzilla/Credits.

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


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.




Weapons, vehicles, and races



Edited footage of Monster Planet of Godzilla available on home video


  • From comparing Godzilla's height to the surrounding buildings in the city scenes, he appears to be roughly 50 meters tall, the same height as his Showa counterpart. Several Japanese publications coincide with this, listing the incarnation of Godzilla's height as "50 meters (estimate)," as well as a weight of "20,000 metric tons (estimate)."[2][3]
  • The attraction's footage was later released as a bonus feature for the Japan-only Godzilla Final Box and the five-disc Japanese Blu-Ray/DVD release of the 2014 film. However, all footage of Hello Kitty was removed.[4]
  • The Earth launch bay from the Planetary Exploration Station is reused from the Minerva-II hanger launch bay from Bye-Bye Jupiter.
  • The music played during the start of the film is "Space Overture" by David Barnett, previously used for the end credits of the 1986 documentary Toho Unused Special Effects Complete Collection, also directed by Koichi Kawakita.
  • The aerial forest footage of the monster planet was shot overseas by special effects director Koichi Kawakita[citation needed]; shots from the same shoot appeared in the 1997 film My Secret Cache.[citation needed]


This is a list of references for Monster Planet of Godzilla. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Stokes, Trey. "Monster Planet of Godzilla". The Truly Dangerous Company. Archived from the original on 26 October 2000.
  2. Godzilla 1954-1999 Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 1 January 2000. p. 174. ISBN 978-4091014702.
  3. Toho Special Effects All Monster Encyclopedia. Shogakukan. 23 July 2014. p. 91. ISBN 4-096-82090-3.
  4. Remembering "Monster Planet of Godzilla," that theme park attraction which put you toe-to-toe with the Tokyo terror


Showing 8 comments. When commenting, please remain respectful of other users, stay on topic, and avoid role-playing and excessive punctuation. Comments which violate these guidelines may be removed by administrators.

Loading comments...
Real World
Era Icon - Toho.png
Era Icon - Heisei.png
Era Icon - Godzilla.png
Era Icon - Mothra.png
Fire Rodan
JSDF Vehicle