When an unusually intelligent dinosaur unexpectedly hatches from a fossilized egg in present-day California, a friendly group of human teenagers adopts him and teaches him how to hide from prying eyes and master skateboarding.
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
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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 »
Jake Kong, Eddie Spencer:
Let's go, Ghostbusters!
[slaps each other five high on the ceiling and then run into the Skelevator]
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The Filmation logo appears with a musical chime, and the "Presents" title is a scrawl rather than in a typeface. See more »
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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