Nick is worried that one of Godzilla's egg might have survived the events of the 1998 Godzilla movie. When Godzilla's offspring hatches indeed from a single surviving egg, Nick and his science team ...
It turns out that Godzilla's offspring, also named Godzilla, thinks Nick is its parent, since he was there when it hatched. Nick and his team use this to get Godzilla to help them fight a new giant ...
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
One of the main reasons why the series is so different from the movie it's spun off from, Godzilla (1998), is that almost all of the production crew were big fans of the original Japanese Godzilla films. Since the American movie's exact details were kept secret, down to the capabilities of Godzilla himself, the cartoon staff had no choice but to base their work on the Japanese movies. Thus, Godzilla Jr. is more anthropomorphic, has the iconic atomic breath weapon, stands more upright and does battle with other monsters. See more »
Okay, so he doesn't look like he did in the '50s. If you really want to see how Godzilla should be done, tune in to this series. This has some of everything: well-developed characters we can actually identify with, clever stories that will thrill you, make you laugh, and might even teach you a thing or two, and (of course) fantastic monster creations. In the past, Godzilla has been presented as being totally bent on destruction (IMHO) or has been reduced to last-minute save-the-day status (in the '70s Hanna-Barbera cartoons). Here he is an independently-thinking creature. Although he takes it upon himself to protect the HEAT team (and the planet), he is a monster first and foremost, with a huge appetite and unpredictable actions. After countless episodes, he is still a mystery. This series keeps my glued to the tube every time.
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