Saturday, July 30, 2016
"Mothra" released 1961
Toho Company released Mothra, July 30, 1961. An expedition leader to Infant Island (Beiru, in this movie) kidnaps the Cosmos, the tiny twins, and takes them back to Japan to perform in his vaudeville show. Their cute little song is actually a telepathic summons to Mothra, a gigantic moth, who comes to their rescue and leaves a path of destruction in its wake.
Mothra goes on to appear in a number of movies, including Godzilla where they are usually pitted against each other, except for Godzilla: The Final Wars where they are fighting on the same side.