Ghostbusters: The Animated Series

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(ended 1988)

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Ghostbusters: The Animated Series

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The story takes place after The Ghost Busters (starring Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, and Bob Burns). But this time their sons are joined up with Tracey the gorilla (who returns), Jessica ( a TV reporter), Futura (a mysterious woman from the future), and Belfry the bat. At their HQ "Ghost Command" they battle the evil spooks of Prime Evil, at his "Haunt-Quarters" and even through space and time in their transforming GhostBuggy.

For those of you who don't the story of how The Real Ghostbusters got the name, here's the lowdown (thanks to ProtonCharging.com):

When the movie was being made it turned out that Filmation Associates already had a show called "Ghostbusters". Due to the popularity of the Ivan Reitman directed movie, Filmation revamped their show and made it animated, "Filmations' GhostBusters" (a.k.a. "the Original GhostBusters"). So when Columbia came out with their own animated spinoff of Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis's "Ghostbusters" movie, they decided to call it "The REAL Ghostbusters" just to spite Filmation.

But that's not all:

"We've often assumed that Filmation opened litigation against Columbia. As it turns out (or at least according to Tomart's article) Columbia was free and clear to use "Ghostbusters" without Filmation's permission. When Filmation began work on their cartoon Ghost Busters, it was Columbia who turned it into a legal issue. You learn something new everyday."moreless

Susan Blu

Susan Blu

voice of Jessica / Futura / Belfry the bat

Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen

voice of Eddie

Linda Gary

Linda Gary

voice of Mysteria

Pat Fraley

Pat Fraley

voice of Jake / Brat-A-Rat

Joan Gerber

Joan Gerber

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Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

voice of Prime Evil

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This version of Ghostbusters is boring.....

    6.0
    But I give a thumbs up to the background music and animation. Something about the character of Eddie makes me think of some of the characters that Ashton Kutcher plays in some of his movies. It's too bad Jake and Traci got stuck with an idiot for a partnerXD. Even though Prime Evil is the biggest idiot of them all, i get a kick out of all these nicknames he calls the Ghostbusters and the way he says it. What cracked me up the most is the episode where Prime Evil's partner called Eddie, posing as a girl saying "help! there's a big-bad ghost in Ghost Town!" and Prime Evil's covering his mouth, laughing in the backgroundmoreless
  • Great show!

    10
    This show was soooooo awesome! I think it was way better than the Real Ghostbusters. I bought Volume 1 of the DVDs, and can't wait to get volume 2. I think this is one of the best shows ever and I think they need to start showing reruns. I think it had better music, better characters, better villains, and better stories than any of the other Ghostbusters TV shows. Now, I'm gonna go watch my DVD!!! Thanks for the reminder! hahaha Now, if you haven't seen this show, I strongly suggest that you go rent the DVD and see for yourself how good it is!moreless
  • Not Half Bad

    8.0
    Im a fan of The Real Ghostbusters but this show was so awesome. It may have ripped off Ghostbusters but this was cool. I liked how it was two guys and a gorilla. The theme song was cool and catchy. I also like Prime Evil. Come on, that villian was awesome. It was cool how Prime Evil was the main villian and had his goons. The show was just a blast to watch. It also had the reporter girl and future girl who both were pretty cool. The show had cool plots and it was different. May not had lasted long but it was just a great show and glad its coming out on dvd. One good show.moreless
  • Where did that show go now?

    10
    The story takes place after The Ghost Busters (starring Forrest Tucker, Larry Storch, and Bob Burns). But this time their sons are joined up with Tracey the gorilla (who returns), Jessica ( a TV reporter), Futura (a mysterious woman from the future), and Belfry the bat. At their HQ "Ghost Command" they battle the evil spooks of Prime Evil, at his "Haunt-Quarters" and even through space and time in their transforming GhostBuggy. For those of you who don't the story of how The Real Ghostbusters got the name, here's the lowdown (thanks to ProtonCharging.com): When the movie was being made it turned out that Filmation Associates already had a show called "Ghostbusters". Due to the popularity of the Ivan Reitman directed movie, Filmation revamped their show and made it animated, "Filmations' GhostBusters" (a.k.a. "the Original GhostBusters"). So when Columbia came out with their own animated spinoff of Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis's "Ghostbusters" movie, they decided to call it "The REAL Ghostbusters" just to spite Filmation. But that's not all: "We've often assumed that Filmation opened litigation against Columbia. As it turns out (or at least according to Tomart's article) Columbia was free and clear to use "Ghostbusters" without Filmation's permission. When Filmation began work on their cartoon Ghost Busters, it was Columbia who turned it into a legal issue. You learn something new everyday."moreless
  • Ghostbusters is an all time classic.

    8.0
    Ghostbusters is an all time classic. I use to watch it when I was younger. If you enjoyed the movies then you will enjoy the television show. They actually showing reruns in October on teletoon to celebrate Halloween it was nice to see the show on again. It is to bad they took it off after Halloween was over because they didn\\\\\\\'t finish all the episodes and it would have been nice to see them all again. They also showed other old shows such as beetlejuice which was anotehr show I enjoyed watching when I was young. Both the movie and the show are quite good.moreless
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    Blog Spotlight: Looking Back at the Real Ghostbusters

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    July 3, 2007 DVD Releases

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    Categories

    Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Kids

    Themes

    Classics, Superheroes, Saturday Morning