Eiji Tsuburaya’s 114th birthday marked with Godzilla Google Doodle

7 Jul 2015

Godzilla creator Eiji Tsuburaya has been honoured in a new interactive Google doodle that lets you create your own short action movie

Godzilla creator Eiji Tsuburaya has been honoured in an interactive Doodle that lets users make their own Godzilla movie and destroy buildings, tanks and spaceships.

The 10-step interactive doodle allows you to make your own short live-action film through an interactive game.

Special effects innovator Eiji Tsuburaya was considered one of the most influential movie visionaries of all time and was the creator of a style of Japanese live action film called Tokusatsu.

Tsuburaya was the director behind Japanese monster movies Godzilla and Ultraman.

Eiji Tsuburaya Godzilla Google Doodle

A screenshot of today’s interactive Google doodle celebrating Godzilla creator Eiji Tsuburaya

Tsuburaya passed away in 1970 but has continued to influence special effects in Hollywood movies.

During World War II he worked as a Japanese propagandist, which made it difficult for him to find work.

He set up his own production company Tsuburaya Visual Effects Research before returning to Toho Tokyo studios, where he had worked before the war, in the early 1950s.

Eiji Tsuburaya worked on more than 250 films during his career.

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