With only weeks to go until the 355ft walking mountain of destruction rampages through cinemas, we’ve put together another one of our Ultimate Trivia Guides. There is genuinely some amazing facts and figures in here and we’ve broken it down to the monster itself as well as the actual production.
1.73ft (53cm) Depth of Godzilla’s canine teeth at their widest point
3 miles (4.83km) Approximate distance Godzilla’s roar reverberates
3.51ft (1.07m) Length from the root to the tips of Godzilla’s canine teeth
60 Teeth in Godzilla’s mouth
58ft (17.66m) Total width of Godzilla’s feet across the widest point
60ft (18.18m) Length of Godzilla’s footprint from toe to heel
80 San Francisco city blocks demolished in the epic final battle in Godzilla
89 Dorsal fins spiking down Godzilla’s back from his head to the tip of his tail
355ft (108.2m) Godzilla’s towering height in the 2014 film—the tallest onscreen incarnation ever
550ft 4in (167.74m) Total length of Godzilla’s spiked tail
89,724 m3 Godzilla’s total volume in the 2014 film
90,000 tons Godzilla’s volume if filled with water
4 CGI artists from Moving Picture Company (MPC) to create Godzilla’s scales
6 Months MPC’s CGI artists spent animating Godzilla’s scales in their full texture and detail
6 Cities where Godzilla was filmed
7 Total filming units enlisted in the production on Godzilla
98 Sets created by production designer Owen Paterson and his team for the film
327 Total number of creature visual effects shots created by MPC for the 2014 Godzilla
360° Entire breadth of the San Francisco skyline captured from multiple angles by visual effects technicians, which were merged into a 3D city backdrop for the film’s epic finale
418 Total number of visual effects shots encompassing backgrounds and environments created by Double Negative for the 2014 Godzilla
500 Approximate number of crew members on Gareth Edwards’ mammoth production of Godzilla
This is the resolution of the base model pre-subdivisions that happen at render time (and that increase the smoothness further).
400ft (122m) Stretch of the 8,980-ft-long Golden Gate Bridge built on the backlot of the Canadian Motion Picture Park studios
445 Years it would take to render Godzilla on a single computer; an MPC artist would have had to start in the 16th Century, 1570.
762 Number of visual effects crew working on Godzilla
960 Total number of visual effects shots in Godzilla.
500,000 Polygons used by MPC artists to create the Godzilla 3D model ***UPDATED***
From MPC - ”This is the resolution of the base model pre-subdivisions that happen at render time (and that increases the smoothness further).”
100,000W Power of the 12-foot-high, 18-foot-wide speaker array from which the sound designers blasted Godzilla’s roar to record the sound in a “real world” context
1954 Year Japan’s Toho Company, Ltd., released Ishirô Honda’s groundbreaking monster movie Godzilla
164ft (50m) Godzilla’s height in the original 1954 Japanese film
28 Godzilla movies produced by Toho Co., Ltd., over 60 years
60th Anniversary of Godzilla, first brought to life in Toho Company, Ltd.’s 1954 film Gojira
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