appearance greatly changed for his 1962 appearance in the first
color movie: King Kong vs. Godzilla. King Kong vs.
Godzilla was made more as a comedy film than having the "sense
of terror" theme in the two previous movies. Because of
that, Toho decided to make Godzilla less demeaning. This suit
revealed Godzilla's true color: charcoal gray. Some American
posters of the previous two black and white Godzilla movies showed
Godzilla as green. On this suit, Godzilla's ears were taken away,
and instead of having four toes on each foot, Godzilla had three.
The center dorsal fins were englarged and the two side dorsal
fins decreased in size. The body of Godzilla was bulkier than
the last two suits. The head was made longer, and a slight frown
was added on the side his mouth, a feature that is seen in some
later suits, including the suit from Godzilla 2000. The
pupils were enlarged, and the eyes sported a yellow-reddish color.
The new features on Godzilla gave him an alligator-like appearance.
- King Kong
vs. Godzilla (1962)