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The suffix -zilla has seen wide usage in popular culture, most recently in a slew of Internet website and product titles. It is unknown exactly how it first came into being, but its first usage was in the American version of the Japanese film Gojira. Many shows, games, and movies have featured characters with names ending in -zilla, usually to emphasize their size or prowess (after that of Godzilla).

Television

  • Episode 45 of Kamen Rider (1971) features a kaijin named Slugzilla.
  • In Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Bonzilla is a parody of Godzilla. Though only about one foot tall, Bonzilla breathes real fire. Brainzilla is a nickname for Jimmy.
  • In The Simpsons, Bart made a blimp called Buttzilla that looks like Seymour, but with a big butt.
  • In The Fairly Odd Parents, Dogzilla appears when Catman comes into the Chin's webisode and takes over the role of superhero. Although he's more like Mechagodzilla, he uses Godzilla's Roar. Timmy wished up a gigantic robotic dog, equipped with fleas, a hose, and an assortment of other things that cats hate. And all to get Catman and the Chin to work together.
  • In one of the Wishology Trilogy parts of The Fairly Odd Parents, Cosmo uses magic to make himself a few stories tall and says "Say hello to Coszilla!"
  • In the episode "Fartzilla" of Grossology, a robotic version of Hermes was used to break into the school cafeteria in order for Ty and Abby to investigate.
  • In another Simpsons episode, Bart made a drawing of "Fartzilla", a farting Godzilla.
  • In an episode of Viva Piñata, Fergy becomes a mecha called Fergyzilla and destroys most of the island before returning to normal size.
  • Gorgonzilla is a Godzilla-like action figure in Dexter's Lab.
  • In one episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, King Koopa grows daikaiju-sized and attacks a city as Koopzilla.
  • In Teen Titans, Wrexzilla was a Mechagodzilla-like monster that was instantly killed by a larger Mothra-like monster named Silkie.
  • In Smart Guy, T.J. coins the phrase "flyzilla", figuring "these stupid phrases have to start somewhere."
  • In Reba, Barbara-Jean says she was called "Blondzilla" growing up, because of her height and hair color.
  • In Loud House, Vanzilla is the nickname for Loud family van.
  • A Spidey and His Amazing Friends episode is titled "Gob-Zilla".
  • In the Heather Locklear episode of Muppets Tonight, Kermit the Frog plays the role of "Frogzilla" in Andy and Randy Pig's nonsensical Hardy Pig Boys sketch.
  • The "Outer Space" episode of The Jim Henson Hour features a fake movie trailer sketch for a movie called "My Dinner with Codzilla".
  • In Tickety Toc, they read a book titled "Cogzilla".
  • In DuckTales (1987), when underwater, they encounter a giant frog named Glubzilla.
  • In The Animaniacs, a monster named Gollyzilla terrorizes Tokyo.
  • In My Little Pony: Make Your Mark, Hitch had a dream about Kenneth the bird as Birdzilla.
  • In My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, there is a species of chinchilla-like creatures that when one of them turned big, Discord called it a Winter-zilla.
  • In Ninjago, there was an ancient sea serpent named Wojira.
  • In the episode of Rocko's Modern Life titled "A Sucker for the Suck-O-Matic," when Rocko was using the Suck-O-Matic he accidentally sucked up a miniature city, whose citizens dubbed the machine Suck-O-Zilla.
  • In The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" segment "Homerzilla", Homerzilla is the main antagonist.

Film

  • In Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, when Momma Dino pushes Rudy into a chasm, Sid calls her Momzilla.
  • In Mousehunt, the crazy cat Catzilla tried to hunt a mouse that's destroying the house, but the mouse ultimately slaughtered it through a hidden elevator after breaking the strings. Catzilla also mimicked Godzilla's Roar.
  • In Shrek the Halls, the Gingerbread Man's rendition of Santa eats his girlfriend and roars like Godzilla.
  • In Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, a shark swarm attacking Tokyo in the shape of a giant shark is named Sharkzilla.

Books and comics

  • The children's book Dogzilla and its titular monster, which parody Godzilla.
  • In The Buckets, Dogzilla is the family dog.
  • Fredzilla is the kaiju superhero alter ego of Fred in the Marvel Comic series Big Hero 6 and its animated Disney adaptations.

Websites and programs

  • FileZilla, a FTP program.
  • Go!Zilla, a download manager program.
  • Mozilla, a group of Internet-related programs created by the Mozilla Foundation, also the name of the group's widely-known web browser.
  • ChatZilla, an Internet relay chat program.
  • Bugzilla, Open-source bug tracking software, with a web-based interface.
  • Shopzilla, a comparison-shopping search engine, formerly BizRate.com
  • Quizilla, an online personality quiz website, which contains its own "Zillapedia".
  • Podzilla, an open-source user interface for the IPodLinux project, which allows for alternative functionality of Apple Computer's iPod.
  • STOPzilla, an adware/spyware protection program personal uses.
  • Feedzilla, real-time news and online content solutions for webmasters and bloggers.
  • Sharedzilla, file sharing service (One-click hosting).
  • Clonezilla, a disk cloning/partitioning tool similar to Symantec Ghost.
  • Gzilla, a free web browser.
  • Wikizilla, a Godzilla-focused wiki.

Miscellaneous

  • At Nickelodeon HQ, kids will win a random prize when they drop a coin in a machine with a red Godzilla-like kaiju (called Dropzilla) that will mimic Godzilla's roar.
  • Hogzilla, a famous pig in Georgia. According to popular legend, it was 12 feet long and 1,000 pounds, with 9-inch tusks.
  • Burgerzilla is a term first used in Papa's Wingeria as a minigame. It also is the name of an enemy that appears in Papa Louie 2: When Burgers Attack!
  • Bookzilla is a Roblox item that went on sale on October 22, 2009. Two retextures of the item exist: Mathzilla (May 10, 2010) and Bookzilla: University Edition (August 27, 2014).
  • Rodzilla was a Hot Wheels toy manufactured in numerous colors from 1988 to 2015.
  • In 2023, Funko released a vinyl pop of Homerzilla from The Simpsons episode "Treehouse of Horror XXVI" alongside King Homer from the episode "Treehouse of Horror III".
  • Ghostzilla is a massive ghost first seen in Luigi's Mansion 3 able to spit fireballs.

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