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The Original Ghostbusters 

Ghostbusters (original title)
A squad of supernatural investigators are Earth's only defense against an evil ghost wizard and his minions.

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Marc Richards
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1986  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Pat Fraley ...  Jake Kong Jr. / ... 65 episodes, 1986
Peter Cullen ...  Eddie Spenser Jr. / ... 65 episodes, 1986
Alan Oppenheimer ...  Prime Evil / ... 65 episodes, 1986
Linda Gary Linda Gary ...  Apparitia / ... 65 episodes, 1986
Lou Scheimer ...  Tracy the Gorilla / ... 65 episodes, 1986
Erika Scheimer Erika Scheimer ...  Shock Clock / ... 65 episodes, 1986
Susan Blu Susan Blu ...  Belfry / ... 65 episodes, 1986
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Storyline

Eddie, Jake and their pet gorilla Tracy track down and eliminate ghosts with the help of a few supernatural sidekicks. This is an animated remake of the live-action series, "The Ghost Busters" (1975), and is in no way related to the more well-known film "Ghostbusters" (1984). Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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So spooky, it's fun! See more »


Certificate:

TV-Y7 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Filmation's Ghostbusters See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The show is known as "Filmation's Ghostbusters" and "The Original Ghost Busters" because when Columbia Pictures released Ghostbusters (1984) it neglected the fact that Filmation had already produced a live-action comedy series with that same name in 1975. Filmation sued Columbia in 1985, and as part of the out-of-court settlement the cartoon based on the Columbia Pictures property could not simply be called Ghostbusters. Columbia proceeded to name their cartoon show The Real Ghostbusters (1986) to directly distinguish it from this show. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Jake KongEddie Spencer: Let's go, Ghostbusters!
[slaps each other five high on the ceiling and then run into the Skelevator]
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Crazy Credits

The Filmation logo appears with a musical chime, and the "Presents" title is a scrawl rather than in a typeface. See more »

Connections

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Not What You think . . .
3 January 2002 | by puck46See all my reviews

We used to watch this at my house as a kid - it was in the time slot right before "The Real Ghostbusters", on another network. As has been pointed out, it was nothing compared to "The Real Ghostbusters". However the claim that this show was a rip off is not entirely true.

In 1975 "The Ghostbusters" was released. This film is, in fact, a movie about two guys and a gorrilla who fought Ghosts with their dematerializer. When "The Ghostbusters" (starring Dan Aykroyd) was released, it was quickly made into a cartoon show, and as it was, some genius realized that they had the rights (or could obtain the rights) to a show which actually had a better claim to originality. The show was very slapstick, vaudeville, just like the movie it was based on, and worth a watch. But it's attitude (and quality) we're far different from what fans of the later film expected, and it was quickly labeled a rip off, and lost to time.


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