- Starring: Alan Oppenheimer, Susan Blu, Peter Cullen
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."… Expand
- Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Fantasy, Kids
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 1 premiere date: Sep 17, 1986
- Episode Length: 30
- Air Time: 10:30 AM
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Oct 16, 2013While the show had some charm, its style and humor were dated, even when the show was new. Hanna-Barbera had already made similar and better series a decade earlier.
To be fair, I, like many others at the time, were annoyed that this series was named Ghostbusters. The movie (with Dan Aykroyd) had clearly established itself as the proper holder of the name and this show just coasted off of their fame. Think about it, had this show been called anything else, no one would even remember it even existed, yet alone watched it.
A poor animated show with weak writing, dated animation (even at the time) and an overall concept that was just a stupid mockery of a better franchise. If it had been an intentional spoof, I might have been more forgiving, but it wasn't.… Expand