Mothra (1961) Poster



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Godzilla (1954)
Rodan (1956)

Followed by 

Godzilla 1985 (1985)
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
Shin Godzilla (2016)

Edited into 

Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
some scenes of monster destruction were "borrowed" from this film


Godzilla: Monster of Monsters (1988) (Video Game)

Referenced in 

Awamori-kun nishi-e iku (1961)
The Mothra prop is seen and so is the giant catapiller prop.
The Magic Serpent (1966)
The "giant bird" in this movie has the same chirp as Mothra
Urusei Yatsura: Happy Birthday My Darling (1983) (TV Episode)
The Mothra Larva appears in the Godzilla arcade with 5000 points labeled under it.
Urusei Yatsura: I Want a Bride! The Fox's Love Adventure! (1985) (TV Episode)
Ataru is dress like Mothra.
Urusei Yatsura: All-Star Banquet! We Are Immortal!! (1986) (TV Episode)
One of the students is dress up as Mothra.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Paul Reiser/Argus Hamilton/Maggie Jakobson (1989) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Zontar Rather segment
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School (1990) (Short)
Discussion about who would win in a fight
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Is this a Mothra film or a Godzilla film?"
The Golden Girls: Hey, Look Me Over (1991) (TV Episode)
The film is mentioned by its English-language name.
Eerie, Indiana: Scariest Home Videos (1991) (TV Episode)
Marshall's pet lizards are named Godzilla and Mothra.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "I'd combine the Wolf Man and Mothra and the bad Lee Marvin from 'Cat Ballou.'"
Garfield and Friends: Country Cousin/The Name Game/The Carnival Curse (1992) (TV Episode)
Referenced in the dialogue near the end of "The Name Game".
Live from Washington D.C.: They Shoot HBO Specials, Don't They? (1993) (TV Special)
referenced by Dennis
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror V (1994) (TV Episode)
David Cohen is credited as "David H.B. 'Mothra' Cohen."
Godzilla: Kaijuu Daikessen (1994) (Video Game)
Mothra is a playable character.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Samson vs. the Vampire Women (1995) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Mothra is attacking the city?"
Bio-Dome (1996)
Referenced by Bud and Doyle
Married... with Children: Turning Japanese (1996) (TV Episode)
Marcy says everything went great with her boss until the Bundys "Mothra'd on home."
Treasure of the Rudras (1996) (Video Game)
Seinfeld: The Nap (1997) (TV Episode)
Steinbrenner asks, "Is that Mothra?"
Smart Guy: Dumbstruck (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by TJ
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Invasion of the Neptune Men (1997) (TV Episode)
Mike: They're trying to catch Mothra.
Godzilla Trading Battle (1998) (Video Game)
The Simpsons: Children of a Lesser Clod (2001) (TV Episode)
Bart writes "Today is not Mothra's Day" on the chalkboard.
Stargate SG-1: Desperate Measures (2001) (TV Episode)
Daniel asks Jack if Maybourne is a fan of Godzilla movies, Jack replies by saying he thinks Maybourne is more of a Mothra fan.
Men in Black II (2002)
There is a poster for the movie on the wall at the video store (as Mothra).
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
Jim says "you're acting like it's Mothra" which is a reference to Mothra AKA Mosura
Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
Mothra appears.
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School (2005)
Discussion about who would win in a fight
Queer as Folk: Back in Business (2005) (TV Episode)
Connor mentions a possible remake of this movie.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Lord of the Cards (2006) (TV Episode)
Summoned skull destroy his cheap Mothra intimation
Monk: Mr. Monk and the Daredevil (2007) (TV Episode)
When Harold is looking at the "bird" in the childrens' poster of him, he remarks that the bird looks like Mothra.
Godzilla: Unleashed (2007) (Video Game)
Mothra is among the playable monsters.
Futurama: The Beast with a Billion Backs (2008) (Video)
Mothra mentioned
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla Raids Again (2008) (TV Episode)
A poster of Toho's other monster films was shown.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Mothra vs. Godzilla (2008) (TV Episode)
James mentions that Mothra had her own film prior to Godzilla Vs. Mothra.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (2008) (TV Episode)
Listed among the films that has Mothra as the title character.
Supernatural: Heaven and Hell (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
NCIS: Road Kill (2008) (TV Episode)
McGee: "Mothra?" Abby: "Wingless, in a nano-second"
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
The character of Insectosaurus bears a striking resemblance to Mothra, for example in its use of silk as a weapon, as well as its metamophosis.
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) (TV Episode)
Dzillaa: "Insectosaurus takes from Mothra"
University of Andy: How to Tell if You're Dating a Crazy (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andy
Borderlands (2009) (Video Game)
Mothrakk is a giant moth monster that is reference to Mothra
Heroes: Chapter Seven 'Once Upon a Time in Texas' (2009) (TV Episode)
Hiro says stepping on biggest butterfly
Saturday Night Live: January Jones/Black Eyed Peas (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Weekend Update and picture shown
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.127 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Big Actors, Small Roles"
My Soul to Take (2010)
Mothra mentioned
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money (2010) (TV Episode)
Mothra appears on "What Up with That?"
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
A convention attendee seen dress up as Mothra.
Parks and Recreation: Ron and Tammys (2011) (TV Episode)
Leslie says, "To beat Godzilla, we need Mothra."
Supernatural: Hello, Cruel World (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Bobby
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole: Maly Sherrey's Hyralius! Mutant Monster!! (2012) (TV Episode)
Monster mentioned by name.
Monster Man: Devoman vs. Clevezilla (2012) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Mad: Betty White & the Huntsman/Ancient Greek Mythbusters (2012) (TV Episode)
Mothra is seen attacking Ancient Greece.
RiffTrax Live: Manos - The Hands of Fate (2012)
Mike: "Mothra! No!"
Futurama: 31st Century Fox (2012) (TV Episode)
A giant moth eats up the clothes of Hermes and the Professor.
Mad: LinKONG/Rainbow Dash & Bernstein (2013) (TV Episode)
Mothra & the Twin Fairies appear in the LinKONG skit.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: AVGN Games (2013) (TV Episode)
The Twin Faries are seen on the Nerd's shoulder in one of the fan artworks.
Godzilla (2014)
Early in the film, the camera pans up a glass aquarium with what appears to be a cocoon inside. Written on a piece of tape at the bottom of the aquarium is "Mothra," a reference to another monster featured in several Godzilla films.
Honest Trailers: Godzilla (2014) (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
Haven: Speak No Evil (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Total Riff Off: Man v. Monster (2014) (TV Episode)
"If there's a freshwater variety that big, I'll need all the help I can get." Kevin: "May have to call in Mothra."
Board James: Quija/Domino Rally (2015) (TV Episode)
Board James - "Dongan kasakuyan indo muu"
Alison (2015)
The design of the Caterpillar in deleted scene was partially inspired by Mothra in its larval form.
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Red and Blue (2015) (TV Episode)
Mothra mentioned
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Black & White (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator
The Magicians: Thirty-Nine Graves (2016) (TV Episode)
Josh calls the Beast "Mothra".
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
A cave painting of Mothra is seen after the credits, there is also a Mothra symbol painted on the forehead of one of the natives.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return: Yongary (2017) (TV Episode)
"Like a Mothra to a flame."
The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017)
The cat is named Meowthra, a reference to Mothra, the giant monster from Toho
The Simpsons: 101 Mitigations (2019) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Guillermo del Toro
Lights Out with David Spade: Episode #1.63 (2019) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by David Spade.

Featured in 

Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest: Mothra (1970) (TV Episode)
Movie presented and screened.
Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest: Mothra (1971) (TV Episode)
Movie presented and screened.
Aweful Movies with Deadly Earnest: Mothra (1971) (TV Episode)
Movie presented and screened.
Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla (2002)
Shows images from the first Mosura movie.
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)
The twin fairies visit one of the men who was on the original voyage to Infant Island; a flashback of the man on the island follows.
Svengoolie: Mothra (2008) (TV Episode)
Troldspejlet: Episode #42.9 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at the many references to classic sci-fi and monster b-movies in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) + clip shown
Troldspejlet: Episode #51.18 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at Japanese kaiju film monsters + clip shown
RiffTrax Live: MST3K Reunion (2016) (Video)
Clip shown

Spoofed in 

Getting Any? (1994)
The Fly Fly Girls are parodies of the Shobijin (the twin fairies)
Love Hina: Kendo Girl and the Legend of the Dragon Palace: Is This a Dream? (2000) (TV Episode)
There is a spoof of the scene where twin fairies sing to awaken Mothra.
Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009) (TV Short)
Giant monster moth parodies this Toho monster.
Monsura Is Waiting (2014) (Short)
Film is an extended parody of Mothra and her fairies
Stan Against Evil: Larva My Life (2018) (TV Episode)
The monster, twins, musical number, and monster battle are all elements of the Japanese monster movie "Mothra".
Robot Chicken: Molly Lucero in: Your Friend's Boob (2019) (TV Episode)
Mothra appears in the Godzilla musical.

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