Friday, May 4, 2012

Godzillas vs. Not Yeti Friday

Godzilla's creators had animals on the brain.

According to Wikipedia, his Japanese name Gojira is a combination of two Japanese words meaning "gorilla" and "whale". In fact, he was initially meant to be a cross between a gorilla and a whale.

At some point, the design changed and he became a reptile - part Tyrannosaurus, part Stegosaurus, part Iguanodon, and part run-of-the mill crocodile.

This "blended chimera", as Wikipedia puts it, has battled a number of Not Yetis in his day.

Let us review...

Godzilla vs. Wolfman (1964, unreleased)

Godzilla vs. Robo-Yeti / Albino Yeti (disguise)
Source: Godzilla: The Series (1998-2000)

Godzilla vs. Great Watchuka
Source: The Godzilla Power Hour (1978)

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