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Anguirus With Cheese Whiz by Enshohma Anguirus With Cheese Whiz by Enshohma
REAL TITLE: Anguirus 2000 and Cheese Whiz Monster

The most bizarre pairing to date in the ongoing Kaiju Portraits, featuring a lesser known incarnation of the otherwise famous Anguirus, with a minor foe from the obscure animated series "Megas XLR":

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Kaiju Portrait #32: Anguirus 2000

The 32nd addition to the Kaiju Portraits is inspired by abandon character concepts from the film "Godzilla 2000", which despite the title was actually a 1999 release. Well before Orga and the Millennium Alien were conceived, three pre-existing monsters from Godzilla's past were considered for the film; Anguirus, King Caesar and Kumonga. Of course none of these three made it into the final version, but some reports indicate that at least Kumonga had a re-design done. The same cannot be said for the other two characters, and hence I had to make up a design for this Kaiju Portrait featuring only Anguirus 2000 (simply a nickname).

Many 'Unmade Monsters' surprisingly have designs or some kind of officially licensed version available somewhere if you look hard enough. However, for the ones that only exist in concept, I decided not only to create original designs, but do something that most fans wouldn't; make an educated guess based around the year and designs of the final projects these characters were connected to.

For Anguirus 2000 I figured that he would be similar to Godzilla's design from that film, because they're both Earth-based prehistoric dino-monsters, as oppose to Orga who was alien and had little similarities with Godzilla (a smart move considering all the reused design elements in the Heisei-era films). Also, like the unorthodox updates to Godzilla, Anguirus 2000 would have some as well, such as bright blue spikes, grey-tone skin and shell (the original was more of a bright army-style brown / green), and the bad teeth...because dino-monsters rarely had dental plans.

The Jack-Frost eyebrows are a bit much, I agree, but it looks good and the only personal artistic touch I threw in.

Anguirus would continue to be considered for other films before finally having a true return in "Final Wars" (along with King Caesar and Kumonga). These other dropped appearances included "GMK: All Monsters Attack", from which an actual design model was made for him. And "Tokyo S.O.S.", where he was one of two monsters meant for a beach-ridden corpse cameo, before Kamebas the turtle monster was chosen (the other was a Mosasaur-like creature). Now although I could have used the "GMK" design for this, that movie had a different continuity AND art direction from the rest in the Millennium series, and hence why I felt this incarnation of Anguirus needed its own.

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Kaiju Portrait #33: The Cheese Wiz Monster

The 33rd addition to the Kaiju Portraits is the Cheese Whiz Monster, a minor adversary from episode 4 of the 2004 cartoon series "Megas XLR", titled "The Fat and the Furious".

Obviously a play on that illegal street racing franchise, the main storyline of the episode dealt with Coop and friends attending a custom car show, of which the car-headed title robot strangely fits in. Unfortunately the Gloft, the octopus-faced lead villains of the series, decide to make another attempt in capturing Megas during the event, which of course mayhem, giant robot battles, and hilarity ensues.

But before then, our heroes must deal with the Cheese Whiz Monster - born from a normal can of the food, but mutated into a Blob-like behemoth; all thanks to Coop wanting to see what happens when you shoot cheese whiz down Megas' main reactor core.

Yeah, it was that kind of show...damn, how I miss it!

The Cheese Whiz Monster was drawn during the episode’s original airing, but only recently completed as a full-fledge illustration. And without the episode easily on hand, I had to color the beast based on memory, though I made sure that all the chosen colors were orange or some other cheese-related coloring, even the pink tongue has an orange tinge to it. And obviously, the Cheese Whiz Monster has stronger line work then Anguirus above, because the former is apart of the new and improved larger-sized Kaiju Portraits, while Anguirus was the last of the inferior small scale ones (basically everyone before the Frankenstein combo).

I could have improved Anguirus 2000 while I was at it, BUT I have lots of Kaiju Portraits in the works (27 AT LEAST), and Anguirus 2000 had to be sacrifice for time sake.
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bagan-x-godzilla Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student
Awesome anguirus
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, though wait till you see the new Anguirus one I'm working on. Speaking of which, did you also catch this pic as well: [link]
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Great Anguirus redesign! I think it stinks it took so long for Toho to bring him back to the movies, he totally should have appeared in GMK (his design for that film looked great!). I still liked the Final Wars version though.
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, that sculpture of GMK Anguirus is a beautiful redesign, and would have loved to seen it finished in psychical suit form, especially since no one has done elongated front legs on quadruped kaiju since Tsuburaya Productions in the 1980s (and Gromite from "Ultraman Mebius").

I may have mentioned this already in the description above, but there were many close calls for Anguirus to return between "Destroyah" and "Final Wars"...

1-a tragic Anguirus who eventually mutated into a bug-like beast, in early drafts for "Ghost Godzilla" and "Destroyah" (I have design art for this somewhere)

2-Anguirus and King Ceasar (possibly even Kumonga) were all considered for "Godzilla 2000" before new boy Orga was decided upon.

3-GMK version of Anguirus of course.

4-Dead Anguirus, as well as a dead Mosasaur, for "Tokyo S.O.S", before settling on the more expendable Kamoebas cameo.
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El-Vanguarde-san Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
"I LOVE FAKE CHEESE!!!"
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Been awhile since I’ve seen that episode; actually line from Coop, I gather (because it sure sounds like him)?
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El-Vanguarde-san Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
that is true, that is the the line that led him to squirting a can in the main engine thus creating the Cheeze Whiz monster, and such logic like coops logic is hilarious,
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for clearing that up for me; I have every episode of "Megas XLR", but haven't watched them all in ages. Wish they at least bring the series to Boomerang, since a proper DVD release is doubtful.

Love Coop's less-than-rational thinking, though is it fair to consider him one of the most stupidest characters in giant robot / monster fiction, despite being a rather sweet guy?
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El-Vanguarde-san Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
that's true, but despite his stupidity and recklessness, he's got a heart of gold.
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Taht's so very true; for all his destructive short comings, Coop's big heart is his main appeal, and that was one of the best elements of episodes like "S-Force SOS".

I was going to do an illustration dubbed "The Four Dumbest Giants In The Cosmos", which would have had Megas (and by relation Coop) skipping in a filed of poppy flowers with Tendril (from "Inhumanoids"), Megalon (of Godzilla franchise fame), and Silvergon (from "Ultraman Tiga"), but it seems mean now thing about it.
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NeroAngelus Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
50K ON THE ChEESE WHIZ MON!
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You doubt Anguirus's deadly culinary skills!?!
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NeroAngelus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I doubt many things!
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Gidala Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anguirus became awesome with those blu collors!
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, and any love for Anguirus' Cheese Whiz neighbor?
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TheDragonKingSaigon Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009   Digital Artist
Megas XLR was always funny and amazing, mainly due to the stupid stuff they did with a giant robot. Like this- [link]
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Enshohma Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhh, the “Space Booty” episode…found memories! Thanks!

The Mexican car horn song being used to destroy a space pirate ship with a hoard of Flaggknot monsters is a perfect example of this shows humor.
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Wyote Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Anguirus looks awesome here. It's nice to see one of my favorite monsters with a new look.

The Cheese Wiz Monster? I vaguely remember that creature, I remember the car show in that episode more than the monster. Still, it's cool seeing an old XLR monster every now and then.
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeha, leave it to me to pick the most obscure characters for fan art, and put them alongside characters people know and love...

Still though, glad you're happy with the picture and thans for teh comment as always!
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Wyote Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Heh, sometimes the obscure characters need some love to, and I can see why you put them with the more popular ones, it gives people a reason to check them out.
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
My thinking exactly...though with pictures like the Frankenstein / Dora Franke combo, the popularity of either subject is questionable at best. And although it's a little ways before more Kaiju Portraits, I will be doing GMK Godzilla and Azel the Last Daemon (from 1970s "Doctor Who") as the next pairing.
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Wyote Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
GMK Godzilla? Sweeeeeet.
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
And Azel...don't forget him...*crise like a sad sissy*
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Wyote Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I didn't. I just didn't mention him because I'm unfamiliar with him. And quit crying. Geez, do I need to get an umbrella...?
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Funny...no, just being silly on my end as well. More on Azel when he and GMK Godzilla are done.
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Legionfox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
lol, a giant cheese monster? XD nice job on these dude!
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man, and I have more Kaiju Portraits in the near future too, though currently doing a Doctor Who fan piece as we speak.
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Legionfox Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
that's fine ^^
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baragon2001 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
awesome love angurius he looks cool literaly also i wish they hadent canceled megas XLR it was really cool also if your are going to make more of these use more obscure kaiju like the troll lady and the Eborsik
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I know the Eborsik (2-headed dragon which was a transformed troll), but who is this Troll Lady you speak of?

I have like 27 Kaiju to do in the series, AT LEAST, so I'm going to have to hold off on new sketches...for now.

And is it clear that this is supposed to be an unmade version of Anguirus?
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baragon2001 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
oh man you just opned your self up a can of a highly obscure movie my freind the troll lady never named on screen appears in the highly obscure movie called the day time ended there she ws killed by the wolf lizard which is a nother kaiju
heres my stats i give the troll lady on my monster stat site : [link];page=1

heres a youtube vid on the battle: which i shall get back to you on

and if you mean your anguruius looks diffrent than yes
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GREGOLE Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
One thing I admire about these is the fact that the two subjects seem to always be TOTALLY unrelated, and yet because of that, go together perfectly.

Personally, I don't see anything wrong with the Ang drawing. It's a good, unique, stylized depiction of the character. It fits perfectly, both as a Millennium era monster, and in your style. It's a bit cartoony, but that's why it works so well.

The cheese whiz monster looks arguably more frightening than the one in the show. XP One helluva way to kick off an episode, eh?
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed, and I especially love the comment on the unrelated nature of these two, because that's exactly what I'm trying to accomplish with the Kaiju Portrait Combos; one so-called famous monster with a very obscure or out there one...though strangely enough Cheese Whiz is getting more fan love at he moment.

Thanks for the Anguirus 2000 views as well...unmade character are not easy, even with me being realistic about their designs.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Very cool.

Hey, do you remember "Mecha-Gamera" from Megas XLR?
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I do, also from the episode "Break Out", though the guy did make a brief cameo in a later episode as a video game fighter called Glutron...so basically Mecha-Gamera has another name.

There are tons of Megas characters I would love to draw, but would have to track down all my VHS tapes and convert them to DVD-R before I consider drawing more.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Ok, cool.

Still don't understand why this series hasn't be released on DVD yet.
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
There was suppose to be a DVD set in 2006, BUT was canceled...despite the fans, not every show ends up on DVD, usually for minor reasons (the use of pre-existing music is the main reason MTV and the BBC's libraries will never see the light of day), of there isn't enough of a demand.

I have the whole Megas series on VHS thankfully...BUT because they're spread amongst my collection, I only have three episodes found and converted to DVD.
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BehemothMaker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
I'm sure we will see a Megas XRL DVD boxset in the near future.

I hope anyway.
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hawanja Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Megas XLR was a good show, I've only seen a few of them myself though. Your uploads are always fun, great artwork and educational too.
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks; Originally the pairing of a well-known character with an obscure one was my payback at the most bias of Godzilla fans who'd belittle me for loving all giant things.

But the new format works better in, as you said, being educational...though now ideal how my next combo will fair - GMK Godzilla and Azel the Last Daemon from 1970s "Doctor Who".

As for Megas, I actually have the whole series on VHS, but so spread around my collection that only three episodes have been converted to DVD-R...BTW, still working on your trade, but more on that later.
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hawanja Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
No prob, take your time.

I've only recently started getting into Dr. Who, your next piece should be interesting.
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Okay, but expect some progress by next week. And just to let you know, I have tons of Doctor Who, old and new alike, in case you're interested.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
are you serious? a cheese wiz monster? wow. but hey wasnt there a godzilla like dude in that show? hes was brown type of monster with the title "destroyer of planets" and was in that episode of when the fat guy bought the video game cartrage which was actually a prison thing......wow i have a very vivid memory
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Compleatly different monster from a totally different episode: that was Grrkek from the story dubbed "Break Out".
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my god you finally replied to me hallelluia! and i know i depicted it on the end of my message the one with the game. why dont you draw em? he seemed preety cool though its been years since i last saw that show
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Enshohma Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're not the only person I've lacked replies too, though please keep the random 'Hello?' ones at bay, and I'll be more receptive to conversations.
Anyway, I like Grrkek a lot myself, especially since he's more of a 1960s Marvel Comic monster, then a Godzilla homage most fans dub him as...BUT please know that I have like 27 characters (AT LEAST) ready for the Portraits, and it may be a while before I do newer sketches.

As for your Enshohma contest, it sounds great, but decided to go with original concepts over fan art of my own...and likely it will be robot / cyborg base do to the first place DVD compilation prize I have in mind.
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Groudan383 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
no no no the "hello?" was because i sent you two notes and a message and you didnt reply so i wrote that to see if you were there. if i want to chat i normally begin it with a topic already or a hey how you doing? as for grrkek i dont remember him fully so godzilla was the closest analogy i could come up with. that and i remember he was brown or red with dark brown and that he could generate a giant ball of energy to destroy planets and he had a powerful tail and his weakness was water. whooooo... but i cant make an image out in my mind. oh and the contest eh you could always do it later now that you have the idea i mean i think its a great idea which was why i told you.
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