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An aerial view of the Big Pool from Toho Unused Special Effects Complete Collection

The Toho Big Pool (東宝大プール,   Tōhō Daipūru), Big Special Effects Filming Pool (特殊撮影用 大プール,   Tokushu Satsueiyō Daipūru), or simply Big Pool (大プール,   Daipūru), was a giant water set on the Toho Studios lot designed by Yasuyuki Inoue and Eiji Tsuburaya. Built in 1960 for the war film Storm Over the Pacific, it continued to be used in Toho's special effects films for over four decades. Most notably it was used in nearly every entry in the Godzilla series up until its demolishing. Its final use was on September 7, 2004 for the filming of the ending of Godzilla: Final Wars,[1] being torn down the following year due to its age and plans of remodeling. The Big Pool consisted of an approximately 4,000 square meter[note 1] pool of water in front of a roughly 88 meter-long cyclorama. Prior to its construction, a much smaller pool built in 1951 was used for special effects scenes.

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Selected filmography

List incomplete.

Notes

  1. Toho Unused Special Effects Complete Collection (1986) erroneously estimates it as 8,000 m2.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 Toho Special Effects Monster Movies Exclusive Photobook. Asahi Sonorama. 30 March 2002. pp. 72, 114. ISBN 4-257-03651-6. Unknown parameter |ed= ignored (|edition= suggested) (help)
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  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Heisei Godzilla Chronicle. Kinema Junpo. 14 July 2014. pp. 38–39, 96, 101, 120, 123, 147, 149, 153, 175, 179, 200, 206. ISBN 978-4-87376-319-4. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. Rebirth of Mothra Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 20 December 1996. p. 62. ISBN 978-4-09-101456-6. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. Rebirth of Mothra II Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 10 January 1998. pp. 54, 57. ISBN 978-4-09-101461-0. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  9. Godzilla 2000: Millennium Super Complete Works. Shogakukan. 10 January 2000. p. 58. ISBN 4-09-101471-2. Check date values in: |date= (help)
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