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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 Lou Scheimer ...  Tracy the Gorilla / ... 65 episodes, 1986
Erika Scheimer Erika Scheimer ...  Additional Voices / ... 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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Release Date:

8 September 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Filmation's Ghostbusters See more »

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Sound Mix:



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 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 »


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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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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Ghostbusters useful in classrooms!
14 July 2006 | by jalilidaliliSee all my reviews

I use to love this show as a child. It's not a rip off from the movie as i twas already mentioned many times. I had a really hard time getting a DVD and now I finally have it. I'm a teacher at a elementary school and I teach English as a foregin language. Guess what - this cartoon is a perfect tool for that. The language and the plot are simple enough for kids to follow it even without listening to the words, so the language sort of slips into their conscience. It's good for basic vocabulary and listening comprehension. The cartoon is also not violent (not really) and funny enough with a strong moral point at the end. So it's perfect for a classroom. At first I was afraid the children would hate it, because the plots are simplistc and the are quite a few goof-ups, but children up to the age of 10 simply loved it and learned quite a few things. We could always start a discussion about the moral of the story (told at the end), revize the new words they've learned and simply reenact some scenes (for pure fun and relaxation). This made me think about this cartoon in a whole new light. It's not just a trip down the memory lane, but it's also a useful tool for foregin language teaching (who would have guessed :)

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