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":
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.
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 episodes 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.