TriStar series

May 20, 1998


April 22, 2000
Final episode of Godzilla: The Series
Legal end. Rights to the Godzilla franchise reverted back to Toho at this time.

Production Information
First film


Final film

Godzilla: The Series


Heisei era


Millennium series
Japanese series
North American series

The TriStar series is an unofficial term used to identify the series of North American films and television series released from 1998 to 2000 by TriStar Pictures. This series' production technically began in 1992, when Sony acquired the rights to the Godzilla character, and initially began production on a film set for a 1994 release.

Plans for this would end up being reworked into the 1998 film, Godzilla. Following the release of this film, two sequels were planned, and an animated series was released. Plans for additional films fell through however, as the film's director and producer dropped the project following budgetary issues in early 1999.

Sony's rights to the franchise reverted to Toho in 2003, effectively ending this series. It would be succeeded by the retaliatory Millennium series, created by Toho from 1999 to 2004, and a new North American series would begin in 2014, with the creation of the MonsterVerse, and release of Godzilla.


  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla 2 (Cancelled.)
  • Godzilla 3 (Cancelled. No screenplay is known to exist.)

Television series

Monsters introduced

Eras and series of the Godzilla franchise