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Extreme Ghostbusters 

Follow-up series that expands on the Ghostbuster empire by recruiting new characters.
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Proving that there's still life in the old story, Ghostbusters gets another reincarnation, with state-of-the-art animation that's both riotous and genuinely spooky. After a lull, ghost activity is on the up again. Guided by original ghost buster Egon Spengler, the mantle this time is taken up by a group of teenagers: steady Roland; cocky, wheelchair-bound Garrett; would-be hippy Eduardo; gloomy, black-clad Kylie; and ex-baddie ghost Slimer, now helping his friends rid the world of the nastier and meaner ghosts. Written by Cynan Rees <cynanrees@hotmail.com>

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Super Ghostbusters  »

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This animated series is a continuation, a sequel of sorts, to The Real Ghostbusters (1986). It picks up some seven-years later after the original 'Ghostbusters' disband/break-up, supposedly due to lack of paranormal activity. All the ghosts & goblins simply up and vanish. Suddenly, when strange things/creatures start surfacing again in New York City 1997, 'Egon' recruits an all-new team of 'Ghostbusters' comprised mostly of his best physics class, university students. One of the best episodes was the return of the original "Real Ghostbusters." They appeared in a two-part episode fully dressed in their old-school jumpsuits and carrying their traditional proton packs. Except this time their true age began to show. They began to act/move a little bit slower. See more »

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The Grundel: Come out and play, child. Come out and play.
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Featured in Familiar Faces: Familiar Faces 1: Janine Melnitz (2009) See more »

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Just Call The XGB
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Performed by Jim Cummings (uncredited)
Created by Jim Latham
Based on "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr.
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A great Ghostbusters cartoon!
4 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

OK, I haven't seen RGB, but I am a big fan of the movies, and based on the two theme songs at Youtube EGB looks a thousand times better! EGB was a great show because it each episode was different and interesting. Especially the episodes "Deadliners", "Ghost Apocalyptic Future", "Heart of Darkness" and "Casting the Runes". The characters were well done and relatable . And the show was surprisingly dark and violent for a children's show. They put a lot of effort into the design of the new weapons and ghost trap, to make them look stronger than the old weapons. There was also a lot of effort put into the designs of the ghosts and demons in this show. Especially, the Sphinx, the Deadliners monsters, The demon from "Casting the Runes", and the monster from "The Unseen" are good examples.

And this show was not an insult to Ghostbusters! It had a direct sequel to a RGB episode ("Grundelesque" which continues the RGB episode "The Grundel") Egon and Janine and Slimer were still there! And there was that two parter episode where they brought back The Real Ghostbusters! And the original cast! Heck, there was a statue of Peter Venkman in the fire house! And the theme song rocked! Deep down in your heart you know the theme song was the best theme song of any cartoon ever.

Overall, EGB is a great show that features everything you'd want in a show like this. Action, good stories, good characters and serious plots. It is no doubt one of the best cartoons of the 90's.


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