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->''Up from the depths, 30 stories high, breathing fire, his head in the sky! Godzilla! Godzilla! Godzilla... and [[TheScrappy Godzooky]].''

The giant radioactive dinosaur from the Japanese films headlined this animated ActionSeries, co-produced by Creator/HannaBarbera and Creator/{{Toho}} for Creator/{{NBC}} in United States in 1978, and TV Tokyo in Japan. The series is an animated adaptation of the Japanese Godzilla films produced by Toho. The series continued to air until 1981, for a time airing in its own half-hour timeslot until its cancellation.

Here, Franchise/{{Godzilla}} had four human friends and a mischievous nephew, [[TheScrappy Godzooky]]. The series follows the adventures of a team of scientists on the research vessel called the Calico, which is headed by Captain Carl Majors. The rest of the crew include scientist Dr. Quinn Darien, her nephew Pete, her research assistant Brock, and the ship's first mate, Carl. The group often call upon Godzilla by using a special communicator when in peril, such as attacks by other giant monsters or impending natural disasters. Godzooky is also able to howl to summon Godzilla.

The supporting segment, ''WesternAnimation/JanaOfTheJungle'', has its own entry.

See ''WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries'' for TheNineties' ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'' 'toon.

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!! This series contains examples of:
* AGodAmI: Axor, a mutant cobra-eque kaiju, uniquely demands to be worshipped by humans as a god. By [[MindManipulation shooting mind-control rays]] over them (or any creature for that matter) will [[{{Mooks}} become his slave]].
* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Often.
* AllThereInTheManual: Exactly how did Godzilla & Godzooky first meet the ''Calico'' and its crew, anyway? Only the original production notes for the show ever divulged that information: [[spoiler:because the ''Calico'' saved Godzooky from being entangled in some seaweed.]]
* AndKnowingIsHalfTheBattle: There would be a brief exposition on a scientific instrument or phenomenon in each episode, thus providing an [[AnAesop educational segment for the show]].
* AnimatedAdaptation
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: What Godzilla sometimes regards Godzooky as, and will roar at him to silence him.
* {{Atlantis}}: Actually hidden from the rest of the world in a manner similar to Brigadoon.
* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: Godzilla himself, natch, as well as most of the creatures he was pitted against. Godzooky probably also counts, as he's so big his ''head'' is larger than most doorways and he tends to tower over his human companions. It's revealed in the episode ''The Firebird'' that the main reason the Calico rarely uses what appears to be a set of optional hydrofoils to reach fairly impressive speeds is because he's so damn heavy he puts a lot of strain on the ship.
* BadassAndBaby: Godzilla and Godzooky.
* BellyOfTheWhale: Carl, Brock, and the ship get ''eaten'' by the Magnetic Monster.
* BeneficialDisease: What Godzooky ''gives'' to Pete, thereby making him immune to Axor's MindControl.
* BigfootSasquatchAndYeti: The Watchuki tribe
* BlobMonster: The Breeder Beast, a protoplasmic blob that could metabolize any matter to grow bigger... and bigger...
* BrainyBrunette: Dr. Quinn Darien
* TheCaptain: Capt. Carl Majors, although he really shares the leader position with Quinn
* ContinuityNod: The penultimate episode "Island of Doom" plays the closest to the original ''Godzilla'' film, as Godzilla is attacked by the island's defense forces and has to rampage his way across to save the ''Calico'''s crew.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Episode one. The team brazenly walks right into the lava tubes of a recently-erupted volcano.
* CoolShip: The ''Calico'', much like Creator/JacquesCousteau's ''Calypso'', but it has a swift hydrofoil mode.
* CousinOliver: Godzooky. Technically averted as the character is there from the start, but definitely a Cousin Oliver when the franchise as a whole is taken into consideration. And, yes, that includes the Son of Godzilla.
* CurbStompBattle: Godzilla effortlessly takes down a paramilitary organization known as 'COBRA', ''[[Franchise/GIJoe no not that COBRA]]''.
* DestructiveSaviour: Subverted. Godzilla ''tries'' not to demolish anything.
* DoesNotKnowHowToSayThanks: The entire reason why Godzilla's helping mankind. After the crew of the Calico come to Godzooky's aid, the giant Kaiju is grateful [[DisproportionateReward and repays them with his continued protection]].
** Then again, [[PerspectiveFlip from Godzilla's viewpoint]], he's [[BadlyBatteredBabysitter forcing the humans to look after Godzooky]] so [[ItsAllAboutMe he doesn't have to constantly deal with him]].
* EvilTwin: In one episode, a MadScientist clones the crew. In another episode, an alien [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifter]], the Energy Beast, impersonates Godzilla.
* {{Expy}}: Godzooky resembled Minya from the actual Godzilla movies and has often been confused for the same character by casual viewers.
** The Magnetic Monster appears to have been a shout out to Franchise/{{Gamera}}'s origin.
** The Fire Bird is a stand-in for Film/{{Rodan}}.
** The Eartheater is a stand-in for [[Film/FrankensteinConquersTheWorld Baragon]].
** The Stone Creatures are a possible stand-in for [[Film/{{Mothra}} Larva Mothra]].
** The Breeder Beast is a stand-in for [[Film/GodzillaVsHedorah Hedorah]].
** The Great Watchuka is a possible homage to [[Film/KingKongVsGodzilla King Kong]].
** And the ''Calico'' and her crew are obviously based on Creator/JacquesCousteau and his ship the ''Calypso.''
* EnergyAbsorption: The energy beast fed on power from a hydroelectric dam to grow bigger and stronger. Also, in a different episode, a turtle fed on on magnetic fields in order to increase in size and power.
* EnthrallingSiren: Morphea and her sisters.
* EyeBeams: Godzilla has laser vision in addition to fire breath in this version (probably because lasers are easier to animate)
* FantasyKitchenSink
* FlawExploitation: Why Godzilla cannot use his full power against the [[HumanShield Cyborg Whale]], for fear of harming Brock and Pete, who are trapped inside.
* ForScience: Captain Majors sometimes chides Dr. Darien for letting her curiosity lead her into danger. However, her scientific skills end up [[ScienceHero saving the day]] more often than not.
* GeniusBruiser: There are times when Godzilla himself employs ingenuity, without instruction, and figures out the most practical way to deal with a problem, such as averting a nuclear reactor meltdown.
* GiantFlyer: The Fire Bird, as well as several giant insects.
** One can conclude that this is what Godzooky would become when he grows up.
* GiganticAdultsTinyBabies: What the show implies, Godzooky will eventually become. Given time, he will become as large and as powerful as Godzilla.
* GodzillaThreshold: Crossed once an episode.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Godzilla maybe benign in this incarnation, but the human cast are never complacent around him, sometimes nervous, knowing full well the monster can [[GiantFootOfStomping crush them out of existence at any given moment]], even if he didn't mean to.
* GreekMythology: The sirens and their pet chimera.
* HeroicSacrifice: Carl and Brock (who, with the ship, have been ''[[BellyOfTheWhale swallowed whole,]]'' along with a lot of other random objects) are prepared to sacrifice themselves to save the world from the Magnetic Monster. They make it through okay, though.
* HotScientist: Dr. Darien
* HumanPopsicle: The frozen German submarine. Interestingly, since these Germans are from the ''First'' World War (and therefore ''not'' Nazis), they turn out to be perfectly decent folks once finally they realize they're in the future and the war is long over. [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere Then a giant squid attacks!]]
** Also the Atlanteans
* HumongousMecha: The Colossus of Atlantis
* IgnoredExpert: In a double [[ShoutOut shout-out,]] the one Atlantean scientist who tried to warn his people their city would sink was named ''[[SuperGirl Kara]]-[[{{Superman}} El]].''
* [[IncredibleShrinkingMan Incredible Shrinking Godzilla]]: He even gets small enough in "[=MicroGodzilla=]" that ''bacteria in a petri dish'' become potential foes.
** When the crew find a cure for him, [[MakeMyMonsterGrow he starts to quickly rebound back to his normal size]], ''[[OhCrap while he's still on-board the ship]]''.
* InHarmsWay: Godzooky often does this [[CurbStompBattle trying to prove how courageous he is]].
* JustInTime: Practically a CatchPhrase on the show.
* {{Kaiju}}: Of course.
* KidAppealCharacter: Godzooky.
* TheKidWithTheRemoteControl: Though the ''real'' signal device belonged to Captain Majors, Godzooky (Pete's pet super-lizard) could substitute when required.
* LifeDrain: The alien Energy Beast sucked some [[LifeEnergy energy]] straight from Godzilla and used this to mimic his appearance.
* LivingStatue: The Golden Guardians
* LoyalAnimalCompanion: Godzooky is very attached to Pete, and as such, follows him around ''everywhere''.
* MakingASplash: How Godzilla [[BigEntrance makes his big entrance]].
* MindControl: Axor, the Monster of Storm Island
* MonsterOfTheWeek: TropeCodifier, perhaps?
* MoodWhiplash: Starts out with a kick-ass theme song until "...and Godzoookeeee..." turns it into a kiddie tune.
* {{Nephewism}}: A double dose -- Godzooky, nephew of Godzilla, as well as Pete, Dr. Darien's nephew.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: In addition to shooting laser beams from his eyes much like Superman's heat vision, Godzilla's trademark atomic breath is altered [[NuclearWeaponsTaboo so he breathes simple fire]].
* NighInvulnerability: Godzilla for the most part. No matter what the threat, [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin he always triumphs no matter what]].
* OffModel: Godzilla himself, not surprisingly.
* OhCisco
* PapaWolf: Attacking Godzooky when Godzilla looms overhead [[BerserkButton is the last thing you will ever do]].
* {{Precursors}}: Some of the threats would come in the form of [[LostTechnology abandoned giant robots]] the [[AdvancedAncientHumans ancient Atlanteans and Egyptians]] left behind and have [[AIIsACrapshoot since gone rogue]].
* RealityWarper: The Dream Stone, although it really only gets used to bring the Golden Guardians to life. [[spoiler: It gets smashed]] before we learn if it could do anything else.
* RecklessSidekick: Godzooky.
* ScienceHero: The whole crew, but mostly Dr. Darien.
* SeaMonster: The king of monsters himself can create whirlpools to drag his opponents down by simply swimming in a circle.
* SealedEvilInACan: The Cyclops
* SmallAnnoyingCreature: Godzooky; somewhat subverted, as Godzooky was a good 30 feet tall if he was an inch.
** And, even though he's sweet-natured, Zooky is sometimes useful for intimidating human enemies since, you know, he's a thirty-foot tall flying dinosaur. In addition, if the captain can't use his signaller, Godzooky can summon Godzilla himself.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Averted. Although Pete and Godzooky seem to communicate this way, Pete explains to a scientist they just rescued that it's less understanding Godzooky's grumbles and wails and more just knowing what he's thinking. The scientist catches on quick, noticing that Godzooky is about to take off from the Calico (against Pete's words) while Pete's back is turned.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Godzooky is frequently spelled as "Godzooki" and "Godzuki".
* SummonBiggerFish
* SquareCubeLaw: Godzooky should ''not'' be able to fly with those tiny wings.
* TagalongKid: Pete.
* TokenMinority: Dr. Darien's assistant Brock.
* UnstoppableRage: Often happens when a particular threat has ''[[BullyingTheDragon really angered]]'' Godzilla, the humans and Godzooky may sometimes struggle to communicate with him, or keep him calm.
* WalkDontSwim: ''Inverted''. No matter where the Calico was when they called Godzilla, the Kaiju king would come crashing out of the water, standing completely erect, [[WalkOnWater the water swirling around his ankles]].
* WeirdnessMagnet: The ''Calico'' clearly is one.
* [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale Writers Have No Sense of Scale]]: Due to a translation error in the American version of the first G-film, [[LostInTranslation most Americans incorrectly believed that Godzilla]] was a LOT bigger than his actual canonical size at the time. Therefore the writers depicted him as being "30 stories high", which puts him in the region of a whopping 300-400ft in height. The Shōwa Era Kaiju King of monsters was actually topped at 160 feet. Its not until [[CanonUniverse Heisei Era]] does the monster [[CreatorPreferredAdaptation reach that size and scale]].
* XMeetsY: Godzooky's characterization was Minya meets ScoobyDoo.
* YourSizeMayVary: And vary it certainly does. Godzilla's size (and to a lesser extent Godzooky) shifts radically, sometimes within a single episode or even one scene. For instance, Godzilla's claw can wrap around a large ship, and only minutes later the team of scientists fit rather neatly on Godzilla's palm.
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