AN ANIMATED LIFE IN TOKUSATSU! Minoru Kujirai on His Anime and SFX Work at Tsuburaya Productions and Toei!

Minoru Kujirai in November 2021. Photo © Brett Homenick. Born on September 13, 1944, Minoru Kujirai is an animator who began working at Toei Animation in the mid-1960s, working on numerous well-known anime programs, including the kaiju-themed King Kong (1967). In the early 1970s, Mr. Kujirai transitioned to working on such Toei-produced tokusatsu programs as … Continue reading AN ANIMATED LIFE IN TOKUSATSU! Minoru Kujirai on His Anime and SFX Work at Tsuburaya Productions and Toei!

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MILES ABOVE THE REST! Concept Artist Miles Teves on Monsters and More!

Miles Teves, one of Hollywood‘s most accomplished concept artists and art directors, has worked on such top-grossing films as Legend (1985), RoboCop (1987), Total Recall (1990), Congo (1995), Men in Black (1997), Spider-Man (2002), The Passion of the Christ (2004), and Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005). As a youngster, part of Mr. Teves’s inspiration to work in the … Continue reading MILES ABOVE THE REST! Concept Artist Miles Teves on Monsters and More!

BRINGING A KAIJU CLASSIC TO AMERICA! Writer Paul Mason on the Americanization of ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’!

Early in his career, Paul Mason got a break of monstrous proportions. Hired by producer John Beck to Americanize the Toho classic King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) for theatrical release by Universal-International in 1963, Mr. Mason still has many fond memories of the project.  In more recent years, Mr. Mason served as the senior vice … Continue reading BRINGING A KAIJU CLASSIC TO AMERICA! Writer Paul Mason on the Americanization of ‘King Kong vs. Godzilla’!