“Godzilla Minus One” was one of 2023’s most surprising success stories. The film grossed over $105 million worldwide, becoming the highest-grossing Japanese “Godzilla” film of all time; it crossed over into the U.S., where it received an overwhelmingly positive response from critics and now has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Visual Effects making it the first film in the 70-year-old franchise to receive an Academy Award nomination. Director, Writer, and Visual Effects Supervisor Takashi Yamazaki was kind enough to spend some time speaking with us about the work that went into the visual effects, which you can listen to below. The film is now up for your consideration for the 96th Academy Awards and the Visual Effects Society, where it is nominated for Outstanding Animated Character In A Photoreal Feature. Thank you, and enjoy!
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