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->''"RUN! IT'S GODZILLA!"''
->''[[YouWannaGetSued "It looks like Godzilla, but due to international copyright laws, it's not!"]]''
->''"STILL, WE SHOULD RUN LIKE IT'' IS ''GODZILLA!!!"''
->''"... Though it isn't."''

-->-- '''Two Japanese men''', ''Film/AustinPowers in Goldmember''

Ah, Franchise/{{Godzilla}}. One of the most easily recognized monsters in fiction. A giant reptilian monster that rampages across UsefulNotes/{{Tokyo}}. Because of his recognizeability, writers/directors/producers/etc. will often use a parody of him for spoofs of giant monster attacks.

Enter the Notzilla. The Notzilla is a StockParody of Godzilla used in movies, cartoons, TV shows, and other forms of media. While the Notzilla may bear a [[{{Expy}} resemblence to]] [[LawyerFriendlyCameo the famous Japanese movie monster]], he may also be just a generic reptilian monster with "-zilla" at the end of his name. The Notzilla may also parody other aspects of Japanese monster movies such as bad dubbing and [[SpecialEffectsFailure cheesy special effects.]]

Compare RentAZilla, which simply involves some sort of giant creature (not always a Godzilla parody) attacking a major city in a non-Kaiju themed work.
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[[folder: Advertising]]
* An old Tootsie Pop commercial had a kid asking a giant robot and a Godzilla parody the old question, "How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?".
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/SonicX'' has Weasel using a flamethrower on a Godzilla lookalike.
* One episode of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' had the heroes on tour of a studio that featured a spoof of Godzilla and Gamera called "Gomera".
* A couple of episodes of ''TheAdventuresOfTheMiniGoddesses'' involve a rat transforming into a Godzilla parody.
* The ''Franchise/{{Digimon}}'' Tyrannomon is supposed to be a parody/homage to Godzilla.
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[[folder: Comicbooks]]
* Creator/MarvelComics have one to a certain extent. At one time, they owned the comicbook rights to Godzilla and ran a successful comic series ''Comicbook/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' in which he fought Comicbook/TheAvengers and ComicBook/{{SHIELD}}, making it canon. Since that time, they have lost the rights so whenever there have been flashbacks or references to these events, Godzilla's name is absent. The villain known as Dr. Demonicus had used a horned kaiju that was hinted at being a mutated Godzilla. More recently, in an issue of ''MightyAvengers'', the ComicBook/FantasticFour villain Mole Man used a swarm of giant monsters to attack New York, one of which, looked suspiciously like Godzilla.
** In addition to that, many characters and items that first appeared in the Marvel series have returned multiple times since they are still owned by Marvel. For instance, Amadeus Cho has been shown piloting ''The Behemoth'', a ship that was created to destroy Godzilla. The Red Ronin, a giant samurai robot built for the same purposes, also shows up every now and then. Then there is Yuriko Takiguchi, a Godzilla supporting character, who has resurfaced in an issue of Comicbook/XMen.
* Played with in one ''ComicBook/UsagiYojimbo'' story, when two recuring peasant characters find a large egg and try to warm it up for a meal. It ends up hatching to reveal a friendly child-sized Notzilla, at which point the peasent's flee. Usagi (who intends to bathe in nearby hot springs) encounters the creature and feeds it. A little later some bandits who wish to rob Usagi show up and catch Usagi without his swords. At this point the creature uses his atomic breath to blast the bandits. After naming the creature "Zilla" (after the sound it makes), Usagi bids it farewell and notes that he is heading to the city and maybe the creature might head there itself after it grows up...
-->'''Usagi:''' [[LampshadeHanging "Are you a god, Zilla?"]]
* Played with when one year of ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'s'' annual New Year's "Metropolis Mailbag" letter-answering/wish-granting traditions was constantly interrupted by a clash between a Japanese kid in a SuperRobot (a new Toyman) and a giant Metallo. One that was constantly interrupted by various Kaiju coming out of nowhere. The "Godzilla" in this case was a literal giant Gorilla-whale.
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[[folder:Film]]
* Understandably many fans and critics alike feel this way about [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} Tri-Star's 1998 "remake"]]. ''Film/GodzillaFinalWars'' even includes that version as a separate monster that Godzilla himself kills rather quickly.
** Toho even went through a lengthy legal process to dissociate that movie's monster from their Godzilla, a part of which was officially renaming it "Zilla", saying that the people responsible for the movie [[TakeThat "took the 'God' out of 'Godzilla'."]]
* ''Film/AustinPowers In Goldmember'' lampshades this with two Japanese men running from a monster statue that vaguely resembles Godzilla.
-->"It looks like Godzilla, but due to copyright laws, it's not!"
* One of Mike an Sulley's friends in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' is Ted, who is so big only his green, scaly feet are visible. (They clearly resemble the foot in ''WesternAnimation/BambiMeetsGodzilla''.) Originally they planned to use Godzilla's roar, but they couldn't secure the rights so they used a chicken cluck instead.
* A DeletedScene in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'' has Rex attacking buildings and soldiers a la' Godzilla.
* Gee, a giant reptilian monster terrorizing downtown San Diego! Not Godzilla, but [[spoiler: the ending of ''TheLostWorldJurassicPark'']]!
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[[folder:Literature]]
* The children's book callled "Dogzilla".
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* A special episode of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' had Crow making a spoof of the 1998 remake of ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' (since they weren't allowed to review it and Crow's use of the title is even bleeped out) using a toy iguana calling it "Goshzilla".
-->"And Mike paid a quarter to watch it, so [[TakeThat it's already made more money than]] [[SoundEffectBleep *bleep*]]zilla."
* An episode of ''Series/MuppetsTonight'' featured Kermit as "Frogzilla".
* An episode of ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'' had Sabrina be a Godzilla parody.
** Another episode dealt with Sabrina having to try and convince a parody of the USA Godzilla of all monsters to stop destroying a city. In a rather interesting reference to the film, the monster understands French but not Japanese.
* In the ''Series/ICarly'', Freddie's date gets lemon juice squirted in her eye and rampages thru Carl's model Utopian city like Godzilla.
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[[folder:Magazines]]
* The magazine ''G-Fan'''s mascot is a Godzilla parody named "Gfantis".
* ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine once had a editor's note about their refusal to print ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' stats for Godzilla, the editor at the time simply stated that, licensing issues aside, they could change his name to "Herman" and most PC's would be lizard food.
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[[folder:Music]]
* [[http://dontmesswithdinosaurs.com The Historian Himself]]'s songs (especially ''Approaching Destroyers'') often features {{Kaiju}} that sound suspiciously Godzilla like in description, with such words as "reptilian", "prehistoric", and "extinct" being used to describe them.
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[[folder:Other]]
* Mozilla, the original mascot of Netscape and the namesake of the Mozilla Foundation and community (whose logo is a red dinosaur instead).
* There was a novelty light sold in Spencer's Gifts stores called "Flamezilla".
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[[folder:Toys]]
* Several novelty plastic dinosaur toys tend to contain at least one dinosaur that vaguely resembles Godzilla.
* ''{{Transformers}}'' had a Notzilla of the ''American'' Godzilla in one toyline: Cruellock.
* The Gojulas from ''Franchise/{{Zoids}}'', the mainstay of the whole line before the emphasis on Ligers in the anime. It's been remade and upgraded several times, and even acknowledges Zilla with the Gojulas Giga.
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[[folder:Videogames]]
* The trope image is Goshilla, one of the six stock monsters in Epyx's ''VideoGame/CrushCrumbleAndChomp'' strategy computer game. Goshilla himself is a giant amphibian reptile with a BreathWeapon who leaves a trail of radioactive waste, and can swim underwater when the humans become too annoying.
* ''Videogame/{{Rampage}}'' features Lizzie, a woman who has mutated into a giant Godzilla-esque lizard monster.
* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Tyranitar is a reference to Godzilla. Several Pokedex entries even state that it goes into destructive rampages.
** Similarly, Feraligatr shares a design reminiscent of that of USA Godzilla.
* One level of ''[[TheSimpsons Bart's Nightmare]]'' has Bart dreaming he's a giant monster named "Bartzilla".
* ''[[Videogame/{{Shinobi}} The Revenge of Shinobi]]'' features a boss battle against a Godzilla parody.
* In ''[[Videogame/{{Bonk}} Super Bonk]]'', eating meat transforms the player character into a bizarre-looking Godzilla-esque monster when they are under the effects of candy that enlarges their body.
* One level in ''[[Videogame/{{Gex}} Gex: Enter The Gecko]]'' has the titular lizard transforming into "Gexzilla".
* ''Videogame/DestroyAllHumans 2'' features a monster named "Kojira".
* The Zilla (not to be confused with the Toho monster of the same name) class monsters from the ''Videogame/MonsterRancher'' franchise are a PunnyName parody of Godzilla. They look like a cross between a whale and an ape [[BilingualBonus (The name "Gojira" is a combination of the words "Kujira" (Japanese for "Whale") and "Gorilla" meaning it literally translates into "Whale Ape").]]
* The first opponent faced in ''VideoGame/TimeGal'' is a dinosaur that looks like a cross between a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' and a Godzilla without the dorsal spines. It even has Godzilla's same roar and BreathWeapon.
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[[folder:WebOriginal]]
* The [[GreatBigBookOfEverything Neopedia]] from the {{Neopets}} website talks about a giant mutant Chia named "Chiazilla".
* In the Brian Engh short film ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGVzNxbUn1Y Children of Stone]]'', the opening monologue talks about [[PrehistoricMonster ancient]] [[DinosaursareDragons reptilian]] creatures being such a threat to humankind that EarthMother has to create [[RockMonster giant stone guardians]] to protect her human creations. These creatures are so deadly, that they actually succeed in killing one of the stone guardians. When we see the stone guardians later in the movie, it turns out that they are not only huge, but sky scraper tall... at least, [[YourSizeMayVary depending on the shot]].
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'', one of the recurring ShowWithinAShow characters was a child-friendly giant monster named "Reptar".
** One hour-long special even centered around a Reptar-themed spoof of ''Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla''.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/WhatsNewScoobyDoo'' has a giant monster named "Shagzilla". He's supposed to be Shaggy cursed to transform into a Godzilla parody at night ([[spoiler:Actually, it's a giant robot built by the villain of the week.]]).
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{South Park}}'' had Barbra Streisand turn into a giant Godzilla-like monster.
* ''WesternAnimation/MrBogus'':
** In the second act of the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS2E2BabysittingBogus Babysitting Bogus]]", during one of the bouts of channel changing, the TV shows a monster movie depicting Ratty as a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}[=-esque=] monster called Ratzilla.
** In the episode "[[Recap/MrBogusS2E6TotallyBogusVideo Totally Bogus Video]]", Bogus meets up with a Godzilla-esque monster after entering a monster movie.
* One episode of ''TheSuperMarioBrosSuperShow'' featured a character called "Dadzilla".
** Another episode had Bowser transforming into a giant monster called "Koopazilla" and fighting a giant version of Mario.
* A ''LooneyTunes short had Daffy being a stand-up comedian for an audience of monsters and nearly gets eaten by "Schmod-zilla".
* An entire ''WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain'' short did a spoof on the original ''Gojira'' parodying not only the monster, but the dubbing and the effects as well. The monster here was called "[[GoshDangItToHeck Golly]]zilla".
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' has a brief scene where the characters are watching a parody of Godzilla on TV.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' had the group going to Japan for a baseball tournament with Sheen wanting to meet "Bonzilla" while there. He does, and Bonzilla turns out to be very tiny.
* One short in ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' has Babs daydreaming she's "Babzilla" while taking a bath.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLifeAsATeenageRobot'' features one scene where the heroes remove part of Jenny's body from the foot of a Godzilla-esque monster in Japan.
* An entire short in ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' features Dexter transforming into a Godzilla parody and trying to escape from Dee Dee, who has transformed into a giant spider-monster (she was trying to tell him a joke).
* Ultra-Pipi from ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' is a giant hamster monster that resembles Godzilla.
* The holiday special ''WesternAnimation/OliveTheOtherReindeer'' has a Godzilla parody and an Ultraman parody shown when Olive flies over Japan.
* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/CatDog'' features the titular duo watching a movie called "Catzilla".
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' features a monster named "Bigzilla".
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheMask'', the Mask transforms into a giant Godzilla-esque monster.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' had a sleep-deprived Timmy accidentally wish for a Godzilla parody to destroy the city.
** Another episode featured a giant robot named "Dogzilla".
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}'' featured Mung Daal and Truffles dressed up as parodies of Godzilla and Mothra before being stepped on by another Godzilla parody.
* The Zillo Beast from ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' is an homage/parody of Godzilla.
* One episode of the series ''WesternAnimation/ClassOf3000'' had a FunnyBackgroundEvent of a Godzilla parody fighting a Mothra parody.
* An ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'' parody of "Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk" soon segues into a take on ''Literature/GreenEggsAndHam'' (Gold Eggs and Meat), with Yakko asking the giant, "Would you could you in Japan? With Godzilla and Rodan?". At which point parodies of the two show up. When the giant refuses, they attack him.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles1987'' had a Godzilla-esque robot used for shooting a movie. Its name, at least in the French dub, was Gorgonzola.
* A Halloween-themed episode of ''FamilyGuy'' featured Stewie accidentally killing a Godzilla parody.
** One of the credit screens for the episode ''Road To The Multiverse'' featured a bunch of Japanese Stewies running from...Brianzilla?
* Mr. Gus from UncleGrandpa is a human-sized anthropromorphic dinosaur that looks like Godzilla.
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Toho, the movie company that created the Godzilla character had been viciously defending the trademark since their character is so popular, trademarks tend to be forgotten and people tend to assume Godzilla is in the public domain. As it has been said, "If you think Godzilla's scary, wait 'till you meet his lawyers!
* Sears, Roebuck & Co., a garbage bin company, was sued by Toho for marketing "''bagzilla''" garbage bags as "''monstrously strong bags.''" The adverising package even depicts a giant lizard.
* A similar issue rose with the game 'Fingerzilla' in which Toho complained that the title screen looked too much like Godzilla.
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