Godzilla

fictional giant monster

Godzilla is a giant dinosaur-like fictional monster who first appeared in movies from Japan, in the year 1954. Since then has been featured in twenty-nine movies. During his movie career, this large reptile fought against many other mythical monsters, including the giant moth-like Mothra, the three-headed King Ghidorah, his own robotic mirror image Mechagodzilla, and several more enemies. The original Japanese name, Gojira orゴジラ, is a combination of the words gorilla and kujira (means whale). In countries where the primary language is English, the name has been changed to Godzilla, is a fictional Japanese movie reptilian monster that has appeared in movies since 1954.

Godzilla
Godzilla film series character
Godzilla 1984 by Noger Chen.jpg
The character in a 1984 movie
First appearanceGodzilla (1954)
Created by
Portrayed by
Designed by
Information
Aliases
SpeciesPrehistoric monster[27]
FamilyMinilla and Godzilla Junior (adopted sons), Dagon (cousin)
External video
""Godzilla: Wings of the Planet Eater"". YouTube (in Japanese). 2021-01-01. Retrieved 2021-01-01. - on Godzilla: The Planet Eater fan-made full CG animation short movie(in Japanese)
""Godzilla: The Planet Eater" Theme Song GODZILLA ver". YouTube (in Japanese). 2018-11-06. Retrieved 2018-11-06. - on Toho Co., Ltd. Official YouTube Channel(in Japanese)

Movie appearancesEdit

  • Godzilla (1954)/Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) - Embassy Pictures
  • Godzilla Raids Again/Gigantis, the Fire Monster (1955) - Warner Bros. Pictures
  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) - Universal International
  • Mothra vs. Godzilla/Godzilla Vs. The Thing (1964) - American International Pictures
  • Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster/Ghidrah (1964) - Walter Reade Organization/Continental
  • Invasion of Astro-Monster or Monster Zero (US release) (1965) - United Productions of America
  • Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966) - Walter Reade Organization
  • Son of Godzilla (1967) - Walter Reade Organization
  • Destroy All Monsters (1968) - American International Pictures
  • All Monsters Attack/Godzilla's Revenge (1969) - United Productions of America
  • Godzilla vs. Hedorah/Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster (1971) - American International Pictures
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan/Godzilla On Monster Island (1972) - Cinema Shares International Distribution
  • Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973) - Cinema Shares International Distribution
  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla/Godzilla Vs. The Cosmic Monster (1974) - Cinema Shares International Distribution
  • Terror of Mechagodzilla/The Terror of Godzilla (1975) - Bob Conn Enterprises
  • The Return of Godzilla/Godzilla 1985 (1984) - New World Pictures
  • Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) - Miramax Films
  • Godzilla vs. Mothra/Godzilla And Mothra Battle For Earth (1992) - Tristar Pictures
  • Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) - Tristar Pictures
  • Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994) - Tristar Pictures
  • Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) - Tristar Pictures
  • Godzilla (1998) - Tristar Pictures, Centropolis Entertainment
  • Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999) - Tristar Pictures
  • Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) - Tristar Pictures
  • Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) - Tristar Pictures
  • Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) - Tristar Pictures
  • Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) - Tristar Pictures
  • Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) - Tristar Pictures
  • Godzilla (2014) - Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures
  • Shin Godzilla (2016) - Funimation
  • Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters (2017) - Animated - Netflix
  • Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle (2018) - Animated - Netflix
  • Godzilla: Planet Eater (2018) - Animated - Netflix
  • Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) - Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures
  • Godzilla vs. Kong (2021) - Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, Toho

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