New Godzilla featurette explores the roar

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Apr 28, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT (Updated)

Throughout his many incarnations from film to TV, the most iconic thing about Godzilla has got to be that roar.

By now, most of us know about the conventional foley work that brought about the famous Gojira roar, which was crafted by composer Akira Ifukube. He created that sound by rubbing a resin-coated glove up and down the strings of a contrabass and then slowing down the playback. Simple, effective and unforgettable.

But what about the new Godzilla? How did they make their version, and how are the cast and crew's impression of the giant ol' beastie? Let's find out:

I appreciate both that it took so much computer tinkering to re-create something so simple and that Bryan Cranston did not go halfway with his imitation. Good man.

(via Coming Soon)

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