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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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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


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 »


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Release Date:

8 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Filmation's Ghostbusters See more »

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Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The original plan was for the first five episodes, which form one long origin story, to be released theatrically in a slightly shorter edit. A year earlier, Filmation had released the first five episodes of She-Ra: Princess of Power (1985) theatrically as He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword (1985). However, these five episodes were not written until the series was in the middle of its production. The story that was actually written first was 'Statue of Liberty'. See more »


[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

In the title sequence, as Tracy the Ape swings away from the screen he reveals Lou Scheimer's credit as executive producer (Scheimer was also the voice of Tracy). See more »

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Not a Rip-off!!!
11 April 2001 | by turbo-17See all my reviews

On the contrary. If you would activate the comments option of the Ghostbusters DVD, you would realize that the reason producers had a lot of trouble nailing down the name "Ghostbusters." That was due to a '70s TV show of the same name.

I was living overseas at the time, so I only saw this series and not the "Real Ghostbusters." Until I came to the States, that is. Of course, I was familiar with the popular movie (and the fabulous MTV video), but I like both cartoons. I loved Lorenzo Music as the voice of Peter Venkman and Garfield, as well, but I digress.

Ironically, both were originally live-action, and Ghostbusters (with gorilla) came before Ghostbusters (with Slimer) in both instances, yet most people think that it's the other way around--or weren't aware of the '70s series at all. Like a previous user pointed out, that's the way it will be forever remembered by people.

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