After the release of Jumanji in 1995, UPN developed an animated series based on the movie for their UPN Kids block of programming starting in 1996 as Peter and Judy Shepherd entered the world of Jumanji to join Alan Parrish on various adventures and figure out a way to get Alan out of the game and back into the real world.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris wish Godzilla a happy 65th birthday and then talk Terminator: Dark Fate, new casting for The Batman, Into the Spider-Verse 2, the premiere of His Dark Materials and Nic Cage/Lovecraft and more.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is out this week on DVD and Blu-Ray along with the Elton John biopic Rocketman, the horrific return of The Banana Splits, the previous seasons of shows like Into the Badlands and The Flash and more.
Legendary character actor Rutger Hauer passed away, Regal Cinemas is coming out with their own ticket subscription service, Netflix has a ton more Big Mouth on the way, Hulu is developing a Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
Five years after the events of Godzilla (2014), all of the “Titans” discovered and contained by Monarch are unleashed, including the only true rival to Godzilla’s alpha predator status, Ghidorah.
Godzilla took over the box office but it was a much lower opening than expected and nowhere near its 2014 predecessor while Rocketman and Ma had solid debuts and Endgame is a hair’s breadth away from taking the All-Time record from Avatar.
May closes out with movies starring Godzilla, Octavia Spencer, and Taron Egerton as Elton John.
Zach and Chris time travel back to 1991 and beyond for Godzilla vs King Ghidorah, as Godzilla battles his greatest nemesis after evil time travelers are able to create Ghidorah by traveling back to World War II.
In between the first and second series of Godzilla films from Toho, Hanna-Barbera acquired the rights to Godzilla and created an animated series that lasted for two season starting in 1978, where Godzilla (and his nephew Godzooky) assisted a research team in battling various threats around the globe.
Having to go to Japan to get his father released from jail, US Navy Lieutenant Ford Brody gets caught in a global disaster when giant MUTO creatures and Godzilla awaken and cause massive destruction in cities across the Pacific.