Toho Wants Honda To End Look-Alike Godzilla Ad Toho, the Japanese movie studio that holds Godzilla's copyrights, is suing Honda. The car company put an image that looks a lot like the bully reptile in a recent minivan commercial. Does the fiery lizard head really belong to Godzilla? Honda isn't saying, and it's still airing the commercial.
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Toho Wants Honda To End Look-Alike Godzilla Ad

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Toho Wants Honda To End Look-Alike Godzilla Ad

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Toho, the Japanese movie studio that holds Godzilla's copyrights, is suing Honda. The car company put an image that looks a lot like the bully reptile in a recent minivan commercial. Does the fiery lizard head really belong to Godzilla? Honda isn't saying, and it's still airing the commercial.

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Toho, the Japanese movie studio that holds Godzilla's copyrights, is suing Honda. The car company put an image that looks a lot like the bully reptile in a recent mini-van commercial. Toho wants Honda to pull this ad.

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And I'm Renee Montagne.

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BLUE OYSTER CULT: (Singing) History shows again and again, how nature points out the folly of men. Godzilla.

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