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. At least two prehistoric creatures from the fossil record have been named after Godzilla:. Gibson is also the surname of several notable people:. " Giant Billy and Mandy: All Out Attack". In Australia:. Here is a partial list of such references:. In the United States:. As with any pop culture icon, Godzilla has been parodied, referenced to and homaged in many movies, TV shows, comic books, internet articles, and so on.

Gibson may refer to:. Godzilla and his fellow monsters have appeared in several video games, including:. . Several manga have been derived from specific Godzilla films, and both Marvel and Dark Horse have published Godzilla comic book series (1977–1979 and 1987–1999, respectively). William Gibson (Catholic martyr). The series make several homages to the Shōwa films and several antagonist monsters have been inspired by extant Toho creations. William Gibson (novelist), the science fiction, cyberpunk novelist, author of Neuromancer. Saturday morning cartoons, both featuring an investigative scientific team who call upon Godzilla as an ally.

William Gibson (playwright), author of 'The Miracle Worker. The success of the Godzilla franchise has also spawned two U.S. Wilfrid Wilson Gibson. Putting the Godzilla films' suits and effects crew to further use were several Japanese television shows; Ultraman and some shows inspired by it used the suits occasionally for cameos but Godzilla Island primarily followed the further adventures of the kaiju featured in the films. Thomas Milner Gibson. Hedorah, has acquired permission to make a 40-minute film for IMAX theaters, and has secured close to complete funding. Steve Gibson, of Gibson Research, makers of SpinRite. Yoshimitsu Banno, director of Godzilla vs.

Gibson. (Please note that the titles listed below are Toho's preferred English titles; for further discussion, see Toho Kingdom.). Robert L. All of these, with the lone exception of the 23rd, were produced by Toho Studios in Japan. Gibson. Since 1954, there have been 29 official Godzilla films produced. Randall L. It is later killed by the "true" Godzilla from a hit to the tail, and its radioactive breath.

Mel Gibson, film actor, director and producer. In Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) a kaiju named Zilla, of identical to design to the American interpretation of Godzilla, attacks Sydney, Australia. Kirk Gibson. The monster that had appeared in New York was not, in fact, Godzilla, but an entirely different yet similar monster. Jon Gibson (minimalist musician). The Gotham attack was referred to in the 2001 movie Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. John Gibson (Indiana). In response to negative fan reaction to the 1998 American Godzilla film, Toho inserted derogatory references to the American film and creature design in two of its Millennium movies.

John Gibson (media host). The exceptions: In Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack and in the VS series, he was 60 meters to 80, and in Godzilla: Final Wars and Godzilla VS Destoroyah, he was 100 meters (he was supposed to be 50 meters in Final Wars, but budgetary cutbacks in miniature sets forced this size change). Jill Gibson. Godzilla's most prominent size in this series is 55 meters. Jabbar Gibson. Since the films are different, the sizes are different in some cases. Gibson, the American psychologist influential in the field of visual perception. The common theme to this era is that all movies use Godzilla (1954) as the jumping-off point.

J. The rest follow entirely different timelines. J. Only two of the films in this era, Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, are directly related to one another. Ian Gibson (artist). Unlike the previous two series, this era does not feature a continuous timeline. Hutton Gibson. Destoroyah.

Hoot Gibson. The Millennium Series is the official term for the series of Godzilla movies, unofficially called the "Shinsei Series" (or even the "Alternate Reality Series") by American fans, made after the VS Series ended with Godzilla vs. Guy Gibson. Examples of this changed behavior include the American Godzilla running away and hiding from the military instead of fighting, a lack of radioactive fire-breath, the laying of eggs by Godzilla, and the ease with which the monster is dispatched by the military at the end of the film. Gordon Gibson. Also, the behavior of the American Godzilla is viewed as running contrary to the long-established Japanese Godzilla traditions. Edward Gibson. Instead, he resembles a gigantic bipedal iguana or Komodo dragon.

Edmund Gibson. The Godzilla in this movie is almost entirely computer-animated, and bears little resemblance in look or manner to his Japanese counterpart. Don Gibson. However, the biggest change is in the Godzilla character itself. Deborah Gibson, is a singer, Broadway performer and former teen idol, credited as Debbie Gibson during her Teen Idol days. Another is that it is produced by a different company. Colin Gibson. The most obvious is that the American movie restarts the saga from the beginning, setting the main action in New York City.

Christopher Burke Gibson. GINO is so called for multiple reasons. Chris Gibson (game), fictional race driver. The monster in the 1998 film has since been dubbed GINO (Godzilla In Name Only) by many Godzilla fans. Chris Gibson (Tasmania), Australian politician. Set in New York City and produced by Columbia Pictures, this movie is not considered to be part of any of the three eras of the Godzilla series. Gibson. In the 1998 film, Godzilla had been a reptile mutated after a French atomic test, on a French Polynesian island.

Charles H. The $136 million US boxoffice fell far short of marketing expectations, thus the film is generally viewed as a failure despite turning a profit worldwide. Charles Dana Gibson is a famous American graphic artist. Despite being one of the highest grossing films of the year when factoring in overseas profits, the film was widely panned by cult followers of the Godzilla franchise, critics on both sides of the Pacific, and movie-goers in general. Charles Gibson. The only Godzilla movie not made by Toho is the 1998 film Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich. Bob Gibson (musician) was an American folksinger. Hence, The Return of Godzilla brought the series back to form.

Bob Gibson was a baseball player. However, the further Godzilla was taken away from his roots, the less popular he became. Althea Gibson. When it was discovered that Godzilla was popular with children, sequels were toned down in obvious screen violence, and Godzilla was made out to be a good guy instead of an indestructible, abhorrent mistake of men. Alfred Gibson. The reason for the continuity shift was based on a realization that the marketing of the movies had removed the reason it was so loved. Alexander Gibson. Destoroyah after a run of seven films.

Gibson Desert. Known as the VS Series, (unofficially known to American fans as the "Heisei Series", for the ruling emperor of the time), the continuity ended in 1995's Godzilla vs. Gibson, Western Australia – a small village. The timeline was revamped in 1984 with The Return of Godzilla; this movie was created as a direct sequel to the 1954 film, and ignores the continuity of the Showa series. Gibson, Wisconsin. The American release Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) incorrectly stated Godzilla's height to be 400 feet, an inaccuracy that lingers today. Gibson County, Tennessee. In all films of this original series, Godzilla was 50 meters tall, and weighed 20,000 tons.

Gibson, Tennessee. This period featured a rough continuity, although the chronology is confused, as some of the later movies were set in an arbitrary future time, often 1999. Gibson Township, Michigan. The Showa period saw the addition of many monsters into the Godzilla continuity, three of which (Mothra, Rodan and Varan) had their own solo movies, as well as a movie for the Toho-ized King Kong. Gibson, Louisiana. The films Son of Godzilla and All Monsters Attack were aimed largely at youthful audiences, featuring the appearance of Godzilla's son, Minya. Gibson County, Indiana. Starting with Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (made 10 years after the first Godzilla film), Godzilla became a semi-playful antihero, and as years went by, he evolved into an anthropomorphic superhero.

Gibson Martini, see Martini cocktail. Godzilla, which had the highest ticket sales of any Godzilla movie. Gibson, to Hack. This tendency started with King Kong vs. Gibson Amphitheatre. Godzilla, this period also featured a somewhat more lighthearted Godzilla. Gibson Girl. With the exception of the serious Godzilla (1954) and the semi-serious sequels Godzilla Raids Again and Mothra vs.

Gibson Appliance. This Showa timeline spanned from 1954, with Godzilla (1954), to 1975, with Terror of Mechagodzilla. Gibson Guitar Corporation. The initial series of movies is named for the Showa period in Japan (as all of these films were produced before Emperor Hirohito's death in 1989). The Godzilla series is generally broken into three eras, reflecting the broader division of daikaiju eiga into the Shōwa era, Heisei era, and Millennium era. Godzilla would go on to inspire Gorgo, Gamera, and many others.

The Japanese version of Godzilla was greatly inspired by the commercial success of King Kong, and the 1953 success of The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms. Such an ability was used in Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah; where Godzilla's heart beats after Godzilla explodes. This would make it possible for Godzilla to continue indefinitely, even though he appears to die. In Godzilla 2000, it is discussed that Godzilla possesses a component known as "Organizer G-1", or "Regenerator G-1" in the English version of the film, which allows him to heal from any wound, possibly even regenerate himself from mere fragments.

In the subsequent films, another of Godzilla's species take his place or Godzilla simply doesn't stay dead (there is some debate about this). Nonetheless, Gojira - or Godzilla - returned in a series of films, all from Toho. Serizawa's oxygen destroyer, killed Godzilla at the end of the first movie, dissolving his flesh and bone into nothingness. The deoxygenation of Tokyo bay, caused by Dr.

On his 50th (Japanese) birthday, on 29 November 2004, Godzilla got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Creator and producer Tomoyuki Tanaka accepted on his behalf via satellite but was joined by "Godzilla" himself. Destoroyah, Godzilla received an award for Lifetime Achievement at the MTV Movie Awards. In 1996, after his then-final appearance in Godzilla vs.

The creature also made an appearance in a Nike commercial, in which Godzilla went one-on-one with NBA star Charles Barkley. The Blue Öyster Cult song "Godzilla" also contributed to the popularity of the movies. Sony currently holds some of those rights, as well as the rights to every Godzilla film produced from 1991 onward. The American company UPA contracted with Toho to distribute its monster movies of the time, and UPA continues to hold the license today for the Godzilla films of the 1960s and 1970s.

Much of Godzilla's popularity in the United States can be credited with TV broadcasts of the Toho Studios monster movies during the 1960s and 1970s. Toho immediately followed it with 1999's Godzilla 2000: Millennium, which began the current series of films, known informally as the Mireniamu or Millennium series. All but one of the 29 films were produced by Toho: a version was made in 1998 by TriStar Pictures and set in the United States by the directors of Independence Day (ID4) and is somewhat despised by most Godzilla fans. Films have been made over the last five decades, each reflecting the social and political climate in Japan.

Some have pointed out the parallels, conscious or unconscious, between Godzilla's relationship to Japan and that of the United States; first a terrible enemy who causes enormous destruction, but then becoming a good friend and defender in times of peril. The Versus and Millennium Series have largely continued this concept. The radioactive contamination of the Japanese fishing boat Daigo Fukuryu Maru through the United States' Castle Bravo thermonuclear device test on Bikini Atoll, on March 1, 1954 lead to much press coverage in Japan preceding the release of the first movie in 1954. Godzilla was originally an allegory for the effects of the hydrogen bomb, and the unintended consequences that such weapons might have on Earth.

As a result, the monster came to be known as "Godzilla" also in Japan (the belief that American distributors were responsible for the name "Godzilla" is a misconception, since Toho came up with the name for international markets to begin with). In 1956, it was adapted by an American company into Godzilla, King of the Monsters (based on Toho's international title), edited and with added, principal scenes featuring Raymond Burr, and this version became an international success. Gojira was first released in the United States in 1955 in Japanese-American communities only, under Toho's international title, Godzilla. But since Gojira was neither a gorilla nor a whale, the name "Gojira" was devised in a different way for the film's story; Gojira's name was "originally" spelled in katakana (呉爾羅).

The name was allegedly originally a nickname of a large worker at Toho Studios. The name "Gojira" is a combination of gorira which means "gorilla" and kujira, which means "whale" in Japanese. the first Godzilla movie always appilies to all Subsequent movies, most of the time the creature is described as prehistoric, often a surviving dinosaur, and its first attacks on Japan are linked to atomic testing in the Pacific Ocean, including but not limited to using nuclear mutation as an explanation for the creature's great size and strange powers. .

Although much of Godzilla's significance as an anti-war symbol has been lost in the transition to pop culture, the nuclear breath remains as a visual vestige of the creature's early Cold War politics. The earliest two Godzilla films visually and thematically evoke the US bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the aftermath and human damage of Godzilla's attacks. Godzilla is characterized as amphibious, nearly indestructible and highly regenerative, and breathing a sort of nuclear fire or "heat-ray". (For a list of these films, see below.).

A new film is slated to be produced by Advanced Audiovisual Productions. In 1998 TriStar Pictures produced a nominal remake of the original set in contemporary New York city. To date, Toho has produced 28 Godzilla films. Godzilla (ゴジラ - Gojira) is a giant Japanese movie monster (kaiju) first seen in the 1954 Japanese tokusatsu film Gojira, produced by Toho Film Company Ltd.

Dakosaurus andiniensis, a crocodile from the Jurassic Period, was nicknamed "Godzilla" before being scientifically classified. Gojirasaurus quayi is a theropod dinosaur that lived in the Triassic Period; a partial skeleton was unearthed in Quay County, New Mexico. There is a drink in Malaysia called "Milo Godzilla", consisting of a cup of Milo with ice cream and/or whipped cream on top of it. The Fairly OddParents.

Rugrats. Invader Zim. Jimmy Neutron. Animaniacs.

Garfield and Friends. Reign Storm. Godzilla has cameoed or inspired likenesses in several other (usually animated) shows:

    . One The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy episode is titled.

    However, his name gives away that he is a parody of Godzilla. There is a Warcraft creature called Gahz'rilla who is a hydra. However, when they visit Tokyo, Ultraman flies by them, waves, and then starts dancing and singing with Godzilla. In Olive the Other Reindeer, a show often shown on Cartoon Network during the Christmas season, Olive, Santa, and Santa's reindeer sing a song titled "Merry Christmas After All" while traveling the world delivering presents.

    Mariah Carey's video for "Boy (I Need You)", which takes place in a futuristic Japanese metropolis, features a yellow, fire-breathing Godzilla-like monster, also brought to life by suitmation. It is identified by a civilian as Godzilla, but another civilian corrects him, stating that it only looks like Godzilla due to copyright issues. In Austin Powers in Goldmember, Austin crashes his car into a dinosaur like parade float while in Japan, causing it to roll around the streets uncontrollably. In The Fairly Oddparents TV movie School's Out: The Musical before the Mayor starts singing it shows Godzilla destroying the city.

    In the episode of the Comedy Central animated reality show parody Drawn Together entitled "Super Nanny", Godzilla plays a minor role as Ling-Ling's conscience (with his size probably meant as a subtle joke to Ling-Ling's cultural responsibility). Godzilla is distracted by Mothra, Rodan and Gamera, allowing the plane to escape. In the last scene of The Simpsons 10th season finale "Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo", Godzilla attacks a plane going from Japan to the USA that the Simpsons are on. Featured in the Animaniacs short, "Warners and the Beanstalk" where Yakko tells the Giant, "Would you like it in Japan with Godzilla and Rodan?"(a parody of Green Eggs and Ham) The Giant ignores Yakko's offer resulting in Godzilla burning him with his Atomic breath, and Rodan blowing him away.

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    He can release a powerful atomic energy beam, usually blue but in some films red, from his mouth (which is ominously signalled when his dorsal fins glow/flash in the same color as the atomic beam). He is virtually indestructible, impervious to all modern weaponry. His iconic design (a charcoal-colored monster-like figure with small pointed ears, rough bumpy scales, powerful tail, and bony colored dorsal fins shaped like maple leaves).

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