Monday, October 12, 2009

Giant Monster Movies: Mothra

A kaiju that first appeared in the novel The Luminous Fairies and Mothra by Takehiko Fukunaga, the giant lepidopteran Mothra made her film debut in 1961's Mothra. Over the years she has appeared in several Toho tokusatsu films, and has both teamed with and fought with Godzilla on more than one occasion.

Here is Mothra's filmography, pulled from our master list of
Giant Monster Movies:

Giant Monster Movies: Mothra
Mothra (1961)
Godzilla vs. Mothra (1964)
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) (stock footage)
Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) (stock footage)
Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994)
Rebirth of Mothra (1996)
Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
Rebirth of Mothra III (1998)
GMK: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) (stock footage)
Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003)
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)

Master List: Giant Monster Movies
Giant Monster Movies: Godzilla
Giant Monster Movies: Rodan
Giant Monster Movies: Dinosaurs
Giant Monster Movies: Robots and Colossi

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