Ghostbusters (1986–1987)

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

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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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This show is an animated version and an indirect sequel to The Ghost Busters (1975). In fact, Tracy the Gorilla is the same character in both shows, with the animated Jake Kong and Eddie Spenser being the sons of the live-action Kong and Spenser (who make guest appearances on this show). See more »

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Scared Stiff: [after one of his numerous crashes into a wall] It isn't fair, all the other ghosts can go through walls.
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The closing credits are set within Ghost Command (specifically the area where Jake and Eddie suit up). Unsually, where most Filmation shows would use a static screenshot, the closing credits feature a downward pan of the area. See more »

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Referenced in Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002) See more »

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Believe it or not... these guys were first!
26 February 2001 | by (Tustin, California) – See all my reviews

It's a little known fact but the characters depicted in this series were around long before the movie version was. Back in 1975 there was a short lived TV series called "The Ghost Busters" that featured ghosts being hunted by a trio armed with strange equipment. After the success of the successful film (the title of which had to be paid for by the producers to Filmation who owned the name) they brought the characters back in this series.

That's not to say that this show is BETTER than the theatrical Ghost Busters, but it is interesting to note that this isn't the rip off... the theatrical Ghost Busters was the rip off (even if it was a vastly superior rip off!


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