Monday, January 18, 2010
Godzilla Storms the Cartoon World
Godzilla is the king of monsters. In the 1970s, he also became the king of cartoons.
Godzilla is a 30-minute animated series co-produced between Hanna-Barbera Productions and Toho in 1978 and aired on NBC in the US and TV Tokyo in Japan, according to Wikipedia. Believe it or not, the show ran until 1981!
One interesting aspect of the show was the addition of Godzooky. Unlike Minilla, Godzilla's son from the 1960s and 70s movies, Godzooky is Godzilla's nephew. Also, unlike Minilla, Godzooky can fly using the small wings under his arms.
However, like Godzilla's son, when Godzooky tries to breath fire, he just coughs up smoke. Godzooky is voiced by Don Messick, the same man who voiced Scooby-Doo and many other characters in television history.
For more info on the series: http://weirdscifi.ratiosemper.com/godzilla/cartoon.html
For the cartoon DVDs and other collectibles: http://www.halloween-hill-props.com/godzilla