"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" cast list

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Well, maybe not a problem but I didn't know which other category this fit. I realize the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be huge (hey, even I'm revved up for it) and create a lot of clicks on IMDb, and that Warner Bros. will get a pass on this, but these name pages aren't really flesh-and-blood people/creatures:


While I'm on the topic:

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm10093027/ (blank)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6533979/ (is this actually a real person named Godzilla, who worked on a movie titled Godzilla? Possible but doubtful.)

And this entire cast, with, I suppose, the exception of a human hand that makes a brief appearance:


There's a bunch of other fictional character-as-name pages kicking around, as well. Some are dogs/cats/animals named after icons, and who appeared in films and documentaries, but some seem to be gag listings.
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Hi Carter -

Unless there is an on-screen credit for the character name, the credits shouldn't be listed on the site.  If you haven't done so already, please request the removal of these credits through our online Update form and our editors will take a look, and if applicable remove them.

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As always, Michelle, thanks for your reply. We're still a week away from the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters in my region, so I can't verify one way or the other. I guess my bigger question is: what actually should and should not qualify for a "name" page?

For instance, in the feature film Cast Away, Tom Hanks draws a face in blood on a volleyball, names it Wilson, and has regular one-side conversations with it throughout the film's second act. Wilson has its own name page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1012434/ However, Wilson is not an "actor" nor technically a "himself." It's an inanimate object.

Same for the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Rodan, and Mothra are all fictional monsters. CGI. I haven't scrolled through the full crew list, but I'm sure any actors hired to perform whatever motion capture was required for the monsters, if any, are credited somewhere. But back to the broader question, the monsters as entities aren't actors or portraying his or herself, even if the words "Godzilla ... as Godzilla" appear in the credit roll.

In 1933's King Kong, Kong was portrayed by a stop-motion model, and it, too, has a page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3289725/ There's even a death date of March 2, 1933 listed. But if we're going to get technical and put characters and names on equal footing, and treat them the same as flesh-and-blood creatures, in actuality that was just the day the film premiered, not when Willis O'Brien puppeteered the poseable model's death.

I'll adjust the short video I mentioned in my first post accordingly, which is just some guy aiming a camera at a bunch of plushies. But the whole name/character thing remains a grey area for me.