Godzilla

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Godzilla (franchise)

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Godzilla is a monster originating from a series of Japanese films of the same name. The character first appeared in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla and became a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in various media, including 32 films produced by Toho, three Hollywood films and numerous video games, novels, comic books and television shows.
The Godzilla franchise is a media franchise featuring Godzilla, owned and created by Toho.

Godzilla in popular culture

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The character first appeared in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla and became a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in various media, including 32 films produced by Toho, three Hollywood films and numerous video games, novels, comic books and television shows.
As an enduring and iconic symbol of post-World War II cinematic history, Godzilla, the King of the Monsters, has been referenced and parodied numerous times in popular culture.

Ishirō Honda

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The character first appeared in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla and became a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in various media, including 32 films produced by Toho, three Hollywood films and numerous video games, novels, comic books and television shows.
He is best known for his kaiju and tokusatsu films, including several entries in the Godzilla series, but also worked extensively in the documentary and war genres earlier in his career.

Godzilla (1954 film)

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The character first appeared in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla and became a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in various media, including 32 films produced by Toho, three Hollywood films and numerous video games, novels, comic books and television shows.
Godzilla is a 1954 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

Godzilla (comics)

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The character first appeared in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla and became a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in various media, including 32 films produced by Toho, three Hollywood films and numerous video games, novels, comic books and television shows.
Godzilla has appeared in a range of comic books that have been published in Japan and the United States.

Toho

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The character first appeared in Ishirō Honda's 1954 film Godzilla and became a worldwide pop culture icon, appearing in various media, including 32 films produced by Toho, three Hollywood films and numerous video games, novels, comic books and television shows.
Toho's most famous creation is Godzilla, who is featured in 33 of the company's films.

Mechagodzilla

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It has faced human opponents such as the JSDF, or other monsters, including King Ghidorah, Gigan and Mechagodzilla.
Mechagodzilla is a mecha that first appeared in the 1974 film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla as an extraterrestrial villain opposing Godzilla.

King Ghidorah

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It has faced human opponents such as the JSDF, or other monsters, including King Ghidorah, Gigan and Mechagodzilla.
The character is usually portrayed as an archenemy of Godzilla and a foe of Mothra, though it has had one appearance as an ally of the latter.

Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

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It is dubbed the King of the Monsters, a phrase first used in Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, the Americanized version of the original film.
He learns of the island inhabitants' long-held belief in a sea monster god known to them as "Godzilla", which they believe is causing the disasters.

Anguirus

Godzilla sometimes has allies, such as Rodan, Mothra and Anguirus, and offspring, such as Minilla and Godzilla Junior.
Anguirus appeared a year after Godzilla.

King Kong

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Godzilla has also fought characters from other franchises in crossover media, such as the RKO Pictures/Universal Studios movie monster King Kong and the Marvel Comics characters S.H.I.E.L.D., the Fantastic Four and the Avengers.
In the 1960s, Toho produced King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), pitting a larger Kong against Toho's own Godzilla, and King Kong Escapes (1967), based on The King Kong Show (1966–1969) from Rankin/Bass Productions.

Minilla

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Godzilla sometimes has allies, such as Rodan, Mothra and Anguirus, and offspring, such as Minilla and Godzilla Junior.
It is the offspring of Godzilla, and is sometimes referenced as Minya in the American dubbed versions.

Rodan

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Godzilla sometimes has allies, such as Rodan, Mothra and Anguirus, and offspring, such as Minilla and Godzilla Junior.
As with Godzilla, writer Ken Kuronuma turned to prehistoric animals for inspiration in developing the character, though unlike the former, whose species is largely left ambiguous, Rodan is explicitly stated to be a kind of Pteranodon.

Gigan

It has faced human opponents such as the JSDF, or other monsters, including King Ghidorah, Gigan and Mechagodzilla.
They are challenged and ultimately defeated by Godzilla and Anguirus.

Godzilla Junior

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Godzilla sometimes has allies, such as Rodan, Mothra and Anguirus, and offspring, such as Minilla and Godzilla Junior.
When Godzilla later appears, having sought out Baby Godzilla through an unexplained psychic link, Baby Godzilla leaves with Godzilla, later settling on Birth Island.

Godzilla Raids Again

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During the development of the American version of Godzilla Raids Again (1955), Godzilla's name was changed to "Gigantis", a move initiated by producer Paul Schreibman, who wanted to create a character distinct from Godzilla.
Godzilla Raids Again is a 1955 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

Mothra

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Godzilla sometimes has allies, such as Rodan, Mothra and Anguirus, and offspring, such as Minilla and Godzilla Junior.
The screenplay was revised by Kazuki Ōmori after the release of Godzilla vs. Biollante, though the project was ultimately scrapped by Toho, under the assumption that Mothra was a character born purely out of Japanese culture and thus would have been difficult to market overseas, unlike the more internationally recognized Godzilla.

Godzilla 2000

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Godzilla is sometimes depicted as green in comics, cartoons and movie posters, but the costumes used in the movies were usually painted charcoal grey with bone-white dorsal fins up until the film Godzilla 2000.
Godzilla 2000: Millennium (ゴジラ2000 ミレニアム) is a 1999 Japanese science fiction kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

Akira Ifukube

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Godzilla has a distinctive disyllabic roar (transcribed in several comics as Skreeeonk!), which was created by composer Akira Ifukube, who produced the sound by rubbing a pine-tar-resin-coated glove along the string of a contrabass and then slowing down the playback.
Akira Ifukube (31 May 1914 – 8 February 2006) was a Japanese composer, best known for his works on the film scores of the Godzilla movies since 1954.

The Return of Godzilla

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From The Return of Godzilla (1984) to Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla was given a deeper and more threatening-sounding roar than in previous films, though this change was reverted from Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) onwards.
The Return of Godzilla, released in Japan as Godzilla is a 1984 Japanese kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

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From The Return of Godzilla (1984) to Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla was given a deeper and more threatening-sounding roar than in previous films, though this change was reverted from Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) onwards.
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (ゴジラvsキングギドラ) is a 1991 Japanese science fiction tokusatsu kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

Shin Godzilla

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For Shin Godzilla (2016), Godzilla was made even taller than the Legendary version, at 118.5 m.
Shin Godzilla is a 2016 Japanese kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced by Toho and Cine Bazar and distributed by Toho.

Godzilla vs. Mothra

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From The Return of Godzilla (1984) to Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991), Godzilla was given a deeper and more threatening-sounding roar than in previous films, though this change was reverted from Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) onwards.
Godzilla vs. Mothra (ゴジラvsモスラ) is a 1992 Japanese science fantasy kaiju film featuring Godzilla, produced and distributed by Toho.

Godzilla (2014 film)

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In the American film Godzilla (2014) from Legendary Pictures, Godzilla was scaled to be 355 ft and weighing 90,000 metric ton, making it the largest film version at that time.
In 1954, Godzilla, an ancient alpha predator, is lured to an island in an attempt to kill it with a nuclear bomb.

Godzilla (1998 film)

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The creature in the 1998 Godzilla film was depicted laying eggs through parthenogenesis.
Traumatized, he is questioned by a mysterious Frenchman in a hospital regarding what he saw, to which he only replies "Gojira."