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The Real Ghostbusters was an Emmy-Nominated American animated television series based on the hit 1984 film Ghostbusters . The series ran from 1986 to 1991, and was produced by Columbia Pictures Television (now Sony Pictures Television), DiC Entertainment and Coca-Cola Telecommunications. The series continues the adventures of paranormal investigators Dr. Peter Venkman , Dr. Egon Spengler , Winston Zeddemore , Dr. Ray Stantz , their secretary Janine Melnitz and their mascot ghost Slimer . In 1988 during the show's six year run it was retooled with the Slimer! series that was sandwiched around The Real Ghostbusters and was titled Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters . The show also received a new opening sequence (which was used for the remainder of the series) when it was re-titled as well. The series continued to develop the franchise's mythology. In " Partners in Slime ", Vigo was mentioned, confirming Ghostbusters II is in the continuity of the animated series. However, due to many reasons the show started the Ghostbusters Animated Timeline Canon .

During the show's run (September 13, 1986 – October 22, 1991) a series of comics were made: NOW Comics- The Real Ghostbusters Series for North America, and Marvel Comics Ltd- The Real Ghostbusters Series for the United Kingdom. A Toy line by Kenner was produced through its run as well. There was even a short lived Magazine . In 1997, the franchise was revived with Extreme Ghostbusters . A group of new Ghostbusters joined Egon, Janine and Slimer, who helped to bridge both cartoons.

  • 2 Development
  • 3 Unproduced Scripts
  • 4 Unproduced Premises and Outlines
  • 5 Unproduced Pitches
  • 6 The Other Ghostbusters
  • 7 Season Guide & Episode Guide
  • 8.1 Dr. Peter Venkman
  • 8.2 Dr. Egon Spengler
  • 8.3 Dr. Ray Stantz
  • 8.4 Winston Zeddemore
  • 8.5 Janine Melnitz
  • 8.6 Louis Tully
  • 9.1 Minor Weapons
  • 10 Vehicles
  • 11 Firehouse
  • 12 Home Entertainment Releases
  • 13 Streaming Service Releases
  • 14 Online Platform Releases
  • 15 Foreign Markets‎‎
  • 16.1 References to the Movies
  • 16.2.1 Direct References
  • 16.2.2 Incidental References
  • 16.3 References in IDW Comics
  • 16.4 References in Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed
  • 17 References
  • 18.1 Official Clips
  • 18.2 Netflix Images
  • 18.3 Selected Collages
  • 18.4 Selected Primary Canon Images
  • 18.5 Secondary Canon Images
  • 18.6 Tertiary Canon Images

The series' origin is told in the episode " Citizen Ghost ", which is a flashback episode. Peter reveals that the suits were replaced with new ones that were in new colors. Gozer was taken out but the old suits had ecto-plasmic residue and Peter was supposed to destroy them. Also in that episode, it is revealed that Slimer stuck around the firehouse and while Peter didn't like him, the others after a few days grew to like him, as he was harmless and valuable to research. Ray names him, to spite Peter, Slimer. At the end of the episode the Ghostbusters are in serious trouble with ghostly versions of themselves that wanted them out of business. Slimer wore them out as they fired at him wasting their ecto energy. Because of that, the Ghostbusters were able to capture the ghosts. Slimer earned his spot as a pet and friend of the Ghostbusters.

" Take Two " explained in a way, the differences between the cartoon and the film . The film according to the episode was made based on events in the cartoon. Inside jokes about the film are all over the episode.

Development [ ]

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The Ghostbusters Team: Egon Spengler, Peter Venkman, Janine Melnitz, Winston Zeddemore, Ray Stantz, and Slimer (in the background behind Janine).

In late 1985, Richard Raynis told Kevin Altieri that DiC was going to pitch an animated series based on Ghostbusters to ABC. Due to an "incredibly quick turnaround," there was no planning during production on the pilot promo. Altieri and Eddie Fitzgerald story boarded scenes as the ideas came to them and had no character models to work off of. [1] A short pilot episode was produced, but never aired in full. Scenes of the pilot can be seen in TV promos that aired prior to the beginning of the series. As with most pilots, the short episode has several striking differences from the finished product. For the most part, the differences come down to a greater faithfulness to the movie: Peter Venkman's design bears a greater resemblance to Bill Murray , the Ghostbusters still use their original uniforms, and Slimer appears as a gluttonous bad guy as he does in the movie. Certain scenes from the pilot would be edited and used in the show's intro, most notably the encounter at the end with the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man . Other scenes from the pilot, including a shot of Ray waking up from bed with a Mr. Staypuft doll, the team sliding down the fire pole in silhouette, and a skeletal Red Baron laughing as he flies across the sky, would later be used in the special opening sequence for the 1989 Real Ghostbusters prime time Halloween special, " The Halloween Door ".

Maurice LaMarche , the voice of Egon Spengler, described that even though the auditioners did not want him to impersonate Harold Ramis , he did so and got the part. LaMarche mentioned that, supposedly, Bill Murray asked why Lorenzo Music 's voice sounded like Garfield and not like himself, and this may have weighed in the replacing of Music, with Dave Coulier replacing him after 78 episodes. This is ironic considering that Bill Murray took over the role of Garfield for the live-action movies. Ernie Hudson was the only actor from the film who auditioned to reprise his role, Winston Zeddemore, for the animated series, but he lost to Arsenio Hall . Marsha Goodman was told by the producers to use Arsenio Hall because he was funnier and sillier. [2]

Unproduced Scripts [ ]

  • Premise: Dr. Teufel (meaning devil) ran a carnival and trapped children in his Fun House a la Pied Piper.
  • What happened: The script was donated to the "cause" the animation writers were fighting with the labor board for recognition to be admitted into the WGA. J. Michael Straczynski had to prove to the board that story editing and writing co-existed in the world of animation as it does in episodic television writing Since the 1930s, animation writers were "required" to belong to the Cartoonists Guild. This Ghostbusters script helped to establish a new precedent and animation writers were finally recognized by the WGA through the Animation Writers Caucus.

Unproduced Premises and Outlines [ ]

  • Premise: Set in New Orleans during the last day before the end of Mardi Gras [5] and intended for Season 3. It is the only unused outline done by Straczynski. Egon was only interested in the Twenty-Third Annual Symposium On The Fantastic, while the others were there strictly for Mardis Gras which they missed out on last time they were in the area. [6] They earn the ire of a swami named Kishnu Wannaberichrich. [7] Ray has a new romantic interest named Elizabeth Metairie but she turns out to be a ghost who is tied to the local tragedy that involved a steamship named Lady M. that exploded and sank in 1853. [8]
  • The premise is included in "The Complete Book of Scriptwriting" by J. Michael Straczynski on pages 221 to 226.

Unproduced Pitches [ ]

  • Jean-Marc Lofficier and Randy Lofficier tried to do a third episode. J. Michael Straczynski liked some ideas they pitched but they ran out of time and the show ended. [9]

The Other Ghostbusters [ ]

"The Real" was added to the title over a dispute with Filmation . After the success of the film, a TV series based on the Ghostbusters began production. At the same time The Real Ghostbusters was being created, Filmation was making a cartoon known simply as Ghostbusters , a revamp of the 1970s live-action series . Despite rumors to the contrary, Columbia was allowed to use the name Ghostbusters for its cartoon, but added "The Real" to snub Filmation. In the episode "The Spirit of Aunt Lois", Dr. Bassingham, a charlatan spiritualist wore an outfit similar to that of Jake Kong. With character designs by Jim McDermott, the animated characters were dramatically redesigned from the way the same characters looked in the movie due to likeness-rights issues.

Season Guide & Episode Guide [ ]

For a list of the episodes of the Real Ghostbusters click here .

Main Characters [ ]

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Samhain was a major foe of the Ghostbusters on the show, as well as one of the few recurring villains

Dr. Peter Venkman [ ]

Dr. Peter Venkman (voiced by Lorenzo Music seasons 1-2 and Dave Coulier seasons 3-7) is the group's first-among-equals. While not their official leader, Venkman often makes the decision whether or not they will take a case. He also provides comic relief and is usually nominated for tasks no one else wants to do.

Dr. Egon Spengler [ ]

Dr. Egon Spengler (voiced by Maurice LaMarche ) a scientific genius, is the primary source of expertise the group uses to understand (and many times combat) the ethereal realm. A skilled theorist, in many episodes Egon formulates the solution when all hope seems lost.

Dr. Ray Stantz [ ]

Dr. Ray Stantz (voiced by Frank Welker ) is portrayed as an excitable jack-of-all-trades. He is second only to Egon in sheer intelligence, and leans towards practical applications of science as opposed to Egon's pure research – the engineer to Egon's physicist. He is also a child at heart, cheerful and optimistic (and rather enamored of cartoons and stuffed animals). As the only one of the four who can reliably understand what Egon is talking about, he is usually the one to put his theories into practice.

Winston Zeddemore [ ]

Winston Zeddemore (voiced by Arsenio Hall seasons 1-3 and Buster Jones seasons 4-7) is the courage and straight-man of the group; his accuracy with the proton gun is his forte. Of all the Ghostbusters, Winston Zeddemore has the most subtle character development; it is hinted that he is an avid reader and the descendant of a powerful African bloodline. Sometimes his last name is misspelled "Zeddmore"

Janine Melnitz [ ]

Janine Melnitz (voiced by Laura Summer seasons 1-2 and Kath Soucie seasons 3-7) is the secretary of the Ghostbusters and has an interest in Egon.

Louis Tully [ ]

Louis Tully (voiced by Rodger Bumpass seasons 5-6) is the accountant for the Ghostbusters. Was put in the cartoon to follow along with Ghostbusters II movie.

Slimer (voiced by Frank Welker ) is the pet of the Ghostbusters and is the only ghost that will stay still for Egon to test and study. In the Kenner toy line known also as the "Green Ghost".

For the full list of characters go Here .

Equipment [ ]

  • Proton Pack
  • Particle Thrower
  • P.K.E. Meter
  • Ecto Goggles
  • Containment Unit

Minor Weapons [ ]

Items mostly used in one episode

  • Destabilizer

More equipment is listed on project Ghostbusting Equipment 101 .

Vehicles [ ]

  • Ecto-1 was the prime vehicle they used.
  • Ecto-2 was a small open-topped two-seater helicopter.
  • Ecto-3 was a motorized unicycle and sidecar.
  • Ecto-4 was a time-distortion jet-like vehicle.
  • Ecto-Bomber was an airplane.
  • Ecto-Ichi was an extremely high tech six wheeled Ectomobile used by the Ghostbusters in Japan.
  • Ecto-Junior was a go kart that the Junior Ghostbusters used. It was also the name of a vehicle used by the Ghostbusters in the episode My Left Fang .

Firehouse [ ]

  • Firehouse in General

Home Entertainment Releases [ ]

  • The Real Ghostbusters VHS (USA)
  • The Real Ghostbusters VHS (Europe)
  • The 2005 DVD release of " Ghostbusters II " included two episodes of the series as bonus features: " Citizen Ghost ", a story focusing on events set immediately after the first movie, and " Partners in Slime ", which featured the psycho-active slime from Ghostbusters II and a brief mention of Vigo the Carpathian.
  • " Adventures in Slime and Space "
  • " Venkman's Ghost Repellers "
  • " Ghost Busted "
  • " Knock, Knock "
  • " Ragnarok and Roll "
  • " The Spirit of Aunt Lois "
  • " Sea Fright "
  • " Beneath These Streets "
  • " Killerwatt "
  • " Night Game "
  • " The Bird of Kildarby "
  • " Lost and Foundry "
  • " Slimer, Come Home "
  • " They Call Me MISTER Slimer "
  • " Victor the Happy Ghost "
  • " Mr. Sandman, Dream Me a Dream "
  • " Ghostbuster of the Year "
  • " Drool, the Dog Faced Goblin "
  • " The Revenge of Murray the Mantis "
  • " The Real Ghostbusters: Complete Collection " was released through Time-Life on December 9, 2008 and includes all 140 Episodes.
  • "The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 1" (TimeLife) was released on DVD March 31, 2009 in North America
  • "The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 1" (TimeLife) was released on DVD June 3, 2009 in Australia
  • "The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 1" (TimeLife) was released on DVD June 15, 2009 in the United Kingdom
  • "The Real Ghostbusters Vol. 2" (TimeLife) was released on DVD January 26, 2010 in North America
  • The Real Ghostbusters: The Complete First Season (DVD) (Europe)
  • " The Real Ghostbusters: The Animated Series ", a series comprised of 10 individual volumes, was released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on July 5th and September 6th, 2016 in North America.
  • " The Real Ghostbusters: The Animated Series ", a collection comprised of 10 individual volumes, was released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on October 3, 2017 in North America.

Streaming Service Releases [ ]

  • The episode "Killerwatt" has its original title screen, which is missing from the TimeLife DVD box set and the 2016 DVDs from Sony . The title screen is also found on the "Creatures of the Night" DVD release. [10]

Online Platform Releases [ ]

  • Official Ghostbusters YouTube (February 6, 2021 to) [11] [12] [13]

On May 30, 2021, it was announced all episodes on YouTube would be removed, implying episodes will only be available for a limited time. [14]

Foreign Markets‎‎ [ ]

The Real Ghostbusters Series, much like the films was translated into many languages and with such things, many aspects had to be localized. Slimer's name being one of those aspects.

References to the Movies [ ]

  • Dana Barrett does not appear in the series.
  • In the aftermath of the party, Peter refers to the Ghostbusters' first encounter with Slimer, seen in the movie. [61]
  • Peter mentions their usual fee for standard capture and containment is $1500, much less than their $5000 charge for catching Slimer in the first movie . [62]
  • As Peter jumps into the Boogieman's portal, he tells Egon, "See you on the other side, Egon." [63]
  • "Take Two" is the episode that directly dealt with the movie to cartoon issue. The making of the movie took place during the animated Ghostbusters show.
  • It is also one of two episodes that explains the differences between the cartoon and the movie (something rarely done with animated series based on films), the other being "Citizen Ghost".
  • The Ghostbusters are mystified by the names of the actors supposedly playing them; they claim that they've never even heard of them and Winston thought it was a law firm at first. [64]
  • At the end of the episode it has a bit of Ghostbusters on the screen. About the end of Chapter 1: Start to the beginning of Chapter 2: Shock the Nerd is seen on screen.
  • The voice of Bill Murray was dubbed during the movie.
  • When Venkman sees Bill Murray onscreen, he comments "he doesn't look a thing like me." Which, in a way, is true. [65]
  • Peter tells Cynthia Crawford how and why Slimer came to live with the Ghostbusters, in events immediately following their film encounter with Gozer.
  • One of the photos hanging on the wall near Peter's office is of the Firehouse, after it blew up during the events of the movie.
  • In storyboards, deleted from the episode, the Shandor Building is alluded to in script excerpts. When Peter starts his story, the scene was supposed to start on one of the frames in his office which had a photo of the building after it blew up then shift to the frame of the Firehouse in ruins. [66] [67]
  • Peter instantly recognizes the green ghost as the one who slimed him at the (Sedgewick) Hotel. [68]
  • Peter alludes to the Ghostbusters' first encounter with Slimer and getting slimed. [69]
  • The Mayor also mentions the manifestations of the Terror Dogs and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man . [70]
  • After the first meeting with the Mayor, Egon's plan prompts Ray to tell Peter to give Egon a chocolate bar. [71] This is in reference to the post-New York City Public Library scene in the movie.
  • Peter offers to tell the Diva how he saved the world, a likely reference to the movie. [72]
  • Peter quotes his "Heat 'em up!" line as heard in the movie , and the other three Ghostbusters respond "Smoking!" accordingly. [73] [74]
  • The ABC Theater has a showing of "Ghostbusters" which was premiered, in-universe, at the end of the episode "Take Two".
  • Peter says, "I've always wanted to do this." While in the restaurant, the same thing he says at the Sedgewick Hotel in the movie. [75] Instead of pulling the table cloth, he throws a plate of pasta at a ghost.
  • Jon mistakenly calls the Ghostbusters the " Ghost Smashers " three times in the episode. This was the original name of the Ghostbusters movie. [76]
  • Uncle Horace reads aloud the Ghostbusters' phone number, NO GHOST or 664-4678. This marks the first time the phone number is stated or seen in the animated series. Previously, in the first Ghostbusters movie, it was 555-2368 but the 664-4678 phone number was first used in Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular , a novelization of the first movie, as 1-212-NO-GHOST. [77]
  • The opening shot of a focus on the library's lion statue is similar to the opening shot of the first film.
  • In the script, when Ecto-1 departed the Firehouse for the library, there was an exchange between Ray and Peter. Peter referred to the Library ghost in the dialogue. [78]
  • Egon references Gozer as the team departs from the library. [79]
  • The man on the train says he would have thought Venkman was an astronaut. The man at the Sedgewick hotel in the first movie asks Venkman, "What are you supposed to be, some kind of a cosmonaut?"
  • Winston voiced his regret over answering the ad the Ghostbusters placed during the events of the movie. [80]
  • The Ghostbusters speculate the surge in paranormal activity could be hailing the return of Gozer. [81] [82]
  • Janine refers to the Containment Unit as the Storage Facility like in the first film. [83]
  • Egon mentions Gozer. [84]
  • Winston mentions the giant Twinkie analogy from the first movie . [85]
  • A larger Terror Dog pursues the Ghostbusters. Winston comments he hasn't seen a Terror Dog in a long time, most likely referencing the movie. [86]
  • Walter Peck reveals that he lost his job after the events of the movie. [87] [88]
  • A Terror Dog briefly invades the Firehouse.
  • When the Ghostbusters pull up to the New York City Public Library, Peter reminisces about how their first case was there, as seen in the movie. [89]
  • The Ghost Governor has two large sized Terror Dogs.
  • When Ray and Egon conduct research at the New York City Public Library, there is construction going on, shown by a man working on scaffolding like in the movie.
  • Peter says, "Nice shootin' Tex!" to Winston. [90]
  • Peter says he's been waiting five years to slime Slimer. This is true, since he was first slimed by Slimer in the movie. [91]
  • J. Michael Straczynski, during a visual commentary, points out that the destruction of the Containment Unit is stylistically lifted from a similar scene in the first Ghostbusters film.
  • Brian O'Neal , the voice of Boogaloo, was also a member of the The Bus Boys . That group performed the song "Cleanin' Up The Town" from Ghostbusters and its soundtrack album . [92]
  • Egon mentions facing Gozer. [93]
  • Peter reminds Egon of the first case at the New York Public Library, and hopes for Egon's sake that the spirits in Heck House never saw the movie based upon that incident. [94]

References in Extreme Ghostbusters [ ]

References in idw comics [ ], references in ghostbusters: spirits unleashed [ ].

  • In Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed , one of the options for customizing the flightsuit is based on the colors from The Real Ghostbusters.
  • The Vortex Conduit in Spirits Unleashed loosely has the same function as the Transdimensional Portal .
  • On January 31, 2023, new gear shells were added for the Proton Pack, Particle Thrower, P.K.E. Meter, and Traps based on the versions seen on The Real Ghostbusters. Ghostbuster customization also added hairstyles based on the Ghostbusters and Janine. Eyewear based on Egon and Janine's were added as well.
  • As of DLC #2 released on April 20, 2023, some of the pattern options added for clothing are based on the Power Pack Heroes toyline from Kenner.
  • The suit unlocked by activating Tenure Level 5 is based on the Molecular Destabilizing Suit from "Xmas Marks the Spot".
  • A top added on October 19, 2023 is based on the Screaming Heroes Egon Kenner figure.
  • The third Tobin page features household spirits. On The Real Ghostbusters, a type of household spirits named Domovoyie were encountered in "The Spirit of Aunt Lois".
  • The fourth Tobin page alludes to Tobin's encounter with Kestrel in Salem and trapping her in a crystal ball.

References [ ]

  • ↑ Eatock, James (2008). "The Original Real Ghostbusters" Cereal Geek #4 (2nd Quarter 2008), page 44. Busta Toons Productions, United Kingdom. Line reads: "Back in late 1985 Richard Raynis informed Kevin that DiC were going to pitch a show based on the movie Ghostbusters to the ABC network. Being a fan of the movie Kevin leapt at the chance to work on it. Due to the incredibly quick turnaround there was no planned structure to the promo; Kevin and Eddie literally drew scene after scene as the ideas came to them. Eddie storyboarded the Ghost walking down the street as a direct homage to John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, while Kevin illustrated the heroes in many action-packed scrapes. The pair had no models to work with and based all of their designs on the movie, which is why in the storyboards the characters look like their movie counterparts, Winston even sporting a mustache!"
  • ↑ Greene, James, Jr., (2022). A Convenient Parallel Dimension: How Ghostbusters Slimed Us Forever , p. 87. Lyons Press, Essex, CT USA, ISBN 9781493048243 . Marsha Goodman says: "It wasn't a matter of liking Ernie's reading. I felt terrible. He's a wonderful actor. The producers said, 'Use Arsenio. He's funnier, he's sillier'."
  • ↑ Spook Central - "Interview with Jina Bacarr"
  • ↑ straczynski Tweet 5/6/19 J. Michael Straczynski says: "Not sure there was one...we didn't have the money to buy scripts we didn't use, so I usually found a way to make it work. The only unused outline of mine was for an ep called Midnight on the Lady M, set in New Orleans, intended for Season 3. It's in a box around here somewhere."
  • ↑ Straczynski, J. Michael (1996). The Complete Book of Scriptwriting , p. 221. Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati OH USA, ISBN 0898795125 . Line reads: "The place: New Orleans. The present. Carnival. The last day before the end of Mardi Gras."
  • ↑ Straczynski, J. Michael (1996). The Complete Book of Scriptwriting , p. 222. Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati OH USA, ISBN 0898795125 . Line reads: "They've come for the Twenty-Third Annual Symposium On The Fantastic, which only Egon is interested in. The rest are there strictly for Mardi Gras, having missed it the last time they were in the area."
  • ↑ Straczynski, J. Michael (1996). The Complete Book of Scriptwriting , p. 222. Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati OH USA, ISBN 0898795125 . Line reads: "They find particular annoyance with the turbaned Swami Kishnu Wannaberichrich, who sniffs with great disdain at their equipment. He is an eccentric's eccentric."
  • ↑ Straczynski, J. Michael (1996). The Complete Book of Scriptwriting , p. 225. Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati OH USA, ISBN 0898795125 . Line reads: "He finds that Elizabeth Metairie died the last night of Mardi Gras in 1853 when the boiler on the steamship Lady M. exploded, sinking the grand paddle wheeler and killing all aboard. It's rumored that every year at midnight, at the end of Mardi Gras, the spectral ship rises from the bottom of the Mississippi, and in that moment, all is as it was before: the fine dresses, the roulette wheel doing business on the main deck, costumes and laughter and the glittering madness of Mardi Gras. The steamship is trying to navigate its way past the fate that struck it last time."
  • ↑ Proton Charging "Interview: Jean-Marc Lofficier" 10/9/1998 Jean-Marc Lofficier says: "We tried for a third one, and I recall there were a couple of ideas Joe liked, but by that time, the show was almost over."
  • ↑ Image of Killerwatt title screen on Netflix, taken by Paul Rudoff (August 2017)
  • ↑ Ghostbusters Youtube "The Real Ghostbusters Intro! | Animated Series | GHOSTBUSTERS" 1/28/2021
  • ↑ Ghostbusters News "Classic episodes of The Real Ghostbusters are coming to the official Ghostbusters YouTube channel" 1/28/2021
  • ↑ Ghostbusters Tweet 2/2/2021
  • ↑ Ghostbusters Twitter 5/30/2021
  • ↑ http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Real_Ghostbusters
  • ↑ http://www.dubdb.de/serientab2.php?suche=The%20real%20Ghostbusters&start=0&episode=%20%2F%201
  • ↑ http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_aut%C3%A9nticos_cazafantasmas
  • ↑ http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.O.S._Fant%C3%B4mes_%28s%C3%A9rie_t%C3%A9l%C3%A9vis%C3%A9e_d%27animation%29
  • ↑ http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ca%C3%A7a-Fantasmas#Brasileiros
  • ↑ The Real Ghostbusters at Dubbningshemsidan (Swedish)
  • ↑ http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personnages_de_l%27univers_de_S.O.S._Fant%C3%B4mes#Bouffe-tout
  • ↑ http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geleia_%28Os_Ca%C3%A7a-Fantasmas%29
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Slimer, Come Home " (1986) (DVD ts. 06:36-06:37). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "First time I saw you, you slimed me!"
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " The Boogieman Cometh " (1986) (DVD ts. 05:23-05:26). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Well, our usual fee for a standard capture and containment is $1500."
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " The Boogieman Cometh " (1986) (DVD ts. 15:37-15:38). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "See you on the other side, Egon."
  • ↑ Winston Zeddemore (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Take Two " (1986) (DVD ts. 06:20-06:24). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "Murray...Aykroyd...Ramis. What's that? A law firm?"
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Take Two " (1986) (DVD ts. 22:56-22:58). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Y'know, he doesn't look a thing like me."
  • ↑ Boyette, Pat (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Volume One Disc Five, "Citizen Ghost" Storyboard p. 24. CPT Holdings, Inc. Line reads: "We see photo of the high-rise building used in GHOSTBUSTERS movie -- in its post-battle, marshmallowed, shattered state -- PAN OVER."
  • ↑ "Citizen Ghost" Storyboard showing Shandor Building ruins
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - Citizen Ghost (1986) (DVD ts. 7:44-7:47). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "It's him! It's the one who slimed me at the hotel!"
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Adventures in Slime and Space " (1987) (DVD ts. 04:07-04:12). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Listen, he slimed me the first time we met. He's been looking for a second chance ever since!"
  • ↑ Mayor Lenny (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Adventures in Slime and Space " (1987) (DVD ts. 11:51-11:55). Time Life Entertainment. Mayor says: "First, Terror Dogs. Then a walking marshmallow. Now this!"
  • ↑ Ray Stantz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Adventures in Slime and Space " (1987) (DVD ts. 13:02-13:04). Time Life Entertainment. Ray says: "Peter, give him a chocolate bar."
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "A Fright at the Opera" (1986) (DVD ts. 13:20-13:21). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Did I tell you about the time I saved the world?"
  • ↑ Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 9. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  • ↑ The Real Ghostbusters (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "Doctor, Doctor" (1986) (DVD ts. 18:47-18:49). Time Life Entertainment.
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost? (1987) (DVD ts. 3:03-3:04). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "I've always wanted to do this."
  • ↑ Jon (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Ghost? (1987) (DVD ts. 1:42-1:45). Time Life Entertainment. Jon says: "I say Olivia, weren't those the ah the Ghost Smashers who just ran by?"
  • ↑ Mueller, Richard (August 1985). "Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular," p. 65. Tor Books, New York NY USA, ISBN 0812585984 .
  • ↑ Reaves, Michael (2009). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection Volume Two Disc Five, p. 3. CPT Holdings, Inc. Peter says: "I just hope Ray doesn't find another phantom librarian."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " The Collect Call of Cathulhu " (1987) (DVD ts. 05:57-06:00). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "Cathulhu makes Gozer look like Little Mary Sunshine."
  • ↑ Winston Zeddemore (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - "The Collect Call of Cathulhu" (1987) (DVD ts. 17:16-17:19). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "Sometimes I really regret answering that ad you guys ran."
  • ↑ Winston Zeddemore (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster " (1987) (DVD ts. 06:21-06:25). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "This is as bad as when Gozer was around."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster " (1987) (DVD ts. 06:29-06:30). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "No. None of the readings indicate a return of Gozer."
  • ↑ Janine Melnitz (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Janine Melnitz, Ghostbuster " (1987) (DVD ts. 10:31-10:32). Time Life Entertainment.
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " The Revenge of Murray the Mantis " (1987) (DVD ts. 10:05-10:08). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "It could have a life energy as high as Gozer's."
  • ↑ Winston Zeddemore (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " The Revenge of Murray the Mantis " (1987) (DVD ts. 10:09-10:10). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "Great. Another big Twinkie."
  • ↑ Winston Zeddemore (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Egon's Ghost " (1987) (DVD ts. 14:25-14:29). Time Life Entertainment. Winston says: "A Terror Dog. Haven't seen one of those in a long time."
  • ↑ Walter Peck (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Big Trouble With Little Slimer " (1987) (DVD ts. 04:08-04:11). Time Life Entertainment. Peck says: "Did I tell you how they made me look like a fool and cost me my job?"
  • ↑ Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 27. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Elementary My Dear Winston " (1989) (DVD ts. 17:02-17:06). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Brings back memories, huh, Egon? Our very first case started here."
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " Loose Screws " (1989) (DVD ts. 20:23-20:24). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Nice shootin', Tex!"
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " The Halloween Door " (1989) (DVD ts. 01:44-01:46). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Five years I waited to do that!"
  • ↑ Eatock, James & Mangels, Andy (2008). The Real Ghostbusters Complete Collection booklet, p. 33. CPT Holdings, Inc.
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " The Haunting of Heck House " (1990) (DVD ts. 04:27-04:36). Time Life Entertainment. Egon says: "We faced demons, monsters, Gozer, multi-dimensional invasions but there is nothing you can say that will get me within a mile of Heck House."
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (2009). The Real Ghostbusters - " The Haunting of Heck House " (1990) (DVD ts. 08:09-08:23). Time Life Entertainment. Peter says: "Yeah, you're probably okay unless it heard about our first case. You know, the one at the New York Public Library. Where books started flying out of the bookcases. Hundreds and hundreds of guided missiles. Well, let's just hope they never saw the movie made about all that. Toodles."
  • ↑ Roland Jackson (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters - Darkness at Noon, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 3:33-3:35). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland says: "But what have seen is the Ecto-1... at an auto show."
  • ↑ Garrett Miller (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters - Darkness at Noon, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 2:28-2:39). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Garrett says: "No, but I know all about Spengler. He was an OGB, as in Original Ghostbuster. I want to hear all about how they kicked ghost butt!"
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters - Darkness at Noon, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 12:15-12:19). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "That's totally untrue. We shut ourselves down because there weren't an ghosts to --"
  • ↑ Isaac (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters - Ghost Apocalyptic Future (1997) (DVD ts. 06:30-06:34). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Issac says: "All I know is one minute I'm throwing a Ghost Bomb at Tempus, the next thing I'm here."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Slimer's Sacrifice (1997) (DVD ts. 04:22-04:26). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "Fenris' master could never fulfill his mission. We captured Surt years ago."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Slimer's Sacrifice (1997) (DVD ts. 08:00-08:01). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "I've done it before."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Grundelesque (1997) (DVD ts. 06:30-06:38). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "That would be my first thought, Kylie but it's highly unlikely. You see, there's only one Grundel and Ray, Winston, Peter, and I trapped it 10 years ago."
  • ↑ Melching, Steven (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters " In Your Dreams " (First Draft March 24, 1997) (Script p. 6). Egon says: "I did a NEXIS computer search last week. The words "Ghostbusters" and "disgrace" appeared together in five hundred and twelve newspaper articles in the past four years alone."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Mole People (1997) (DVD ts. 03:19-03:25, 03:26-03:30). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "I designed these back in '85 for the original team in order to do a little spectral spelunking...We were investigating an outbreak of demonic activity in Carlsbad Caverns."
  • ↑ Roland Jackson (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Back in the Saddle, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 02:53-02:54). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland says: "The Real Ghostbusters."
  • ↑ Garrett Miller (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Back in the Saddle, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 12:31-12:36). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland says: "I'm sure if anything ectoplasmic comes up, the Real Ghostbusters can handle it."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Back in the Saddle, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 07:16-07:19). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "Reminiscent of the time we busted that Class 4 Shape Shifter in the Poconos."
  • ↑ Ray Stantz (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Back in the Saddle, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 07:36-07:41). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Ray says: "One I'll never forget is that nasty Egyptian water spirit we bagged in the East River."
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Back in the Saddle, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 07:41-07:42). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Peter says: "It was kinda cute as I recall."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Back in the Saddle, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 07:43-07:46). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "Peter, she dragged you 50 feet down into the water."
  • ↑ Peter Venkman (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Back in the Saddle, Part 1 (1997) (DVD ts. 07:46-07:48). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Peter says: "Cute but moody."
  • ↑ Janine Melnitz (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Witchy Woman (1997) (DVD ts. 12:09-12:19). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Janine says: "So even if it takes 12 whole years. The best 12 years of a woman's life, in the end, IT'S WORTH IT!!"
  • ↑ Isenberg, Marty and Skir, Bob (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters " The True Face of a Monster " (First Draft January 20, 1997) (Script p. 18). Garrett says: "So what are talking? Poltergeist? Banshee? Werewolf?"
  • ↑ Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters - The True Face of a Monster (1997) (DVD ts. 17:47-17:48). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "I vote we let Gumby whale on him."
  • ↑ Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters - Killjoys (1997) (DVD ts. 4:16-4:17). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "So Bigfoot did this?"
  • ↑ Eduardo Rivera (2009). Extreme Ghostbusters - Ghost Apocalyptic Future (1997) (DVD ts. 06:16-06:19). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Eduardo says: "You mean like the Ghost of Christmas Past and Future?"
  • ↑ Wachtel, Brooks (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters " The Luck of the Irish " (First Draft 1997) (Script p. 13). Garrett says: "What's next -- the tooth fairy gonna give me cavities?"
  • ↑ Barry Sherman (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - In Your Dreams (1997) (DVD ts. 17:06-17:15). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Barry says: "When things go wrong in this city, people show up to blame ghosts, goblins, Count Dracula, the Boogieman - y'know why people eat it up?"
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Fallout (1997) (DVD ts. 03:14-03:19). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "Goodbye, Janine. Say hello to your sister, Doris, for me."
  • ↑ Roland Jackson (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - Eyes of a Dragon (1997) (DVD ts. 12:16-12:20). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Roland says: "That's why these fragments have such a familiar energy signature. It's a Containment Unit like ours."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - The Sphinx (1997) (DVD ts. 03:48-03:54). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "Boy, this sure brings back memories. Ray and I were kicked out of here back in '82 for trying to reanimate the dead."
  • ↑ Egon Spengler (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - The Sphinx (1997) (DVD ts. 16:22-16:24). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Egon says: "I can handle this, Ray!"
  • ↑ Garrett Miller (1997). Extreme Ghostbusters - The Sphinx (1997) (DVD ts. 16:25-16:26). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Garrett says: "I am not Ray!"
  • ↑ "Halloween II 1/2" Plastic Flamingo model sheet via Spook Central
  • ↑ Ghostbusters Wikia blog Merchandise Street Release Dates 1988
  • ↑ erikburnham Tweet 2/27/18
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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is reportedly inspired by The Real Ghostbusters animated series .

However, writer J. Michael Straczynski has alleged the production never got in touch with him, despite the fact he created some of its creepiest monsters.

“Trying to remember who created and/or developed some of those ‘weird-as-f*ck villains’,” he sarcastically said via Twitter . “Pretty sure he could have been of help if they had just reached out to him... just can't seem to remember the name...”

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According to Empire Magazine , the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel is inspired by the Ghostbusters cartoon, which debuted in 1986.

The show essentially continued the adventures of the classic Ghostbusters: Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, their secretary Janine Melnitz, and their mascot ghost Slimer.

However, it also introduced a whole host of interesting new ghosts and ghouls. Director Gil Kenan said that the upcoming film is influenced by the show’s “wild, original and weird-as-f**k villains.” Those villains include Drool the Dog-Faced Goblin, as well as the alternate-universe Peoplebusters.

“We wanted to bring that show’s looseness and fearlessness to this movie,” added Kenan. “I think it’s going to surprise people just how big this film is.”

Whether or not any of Straczynski’s villains make it to the big screen remains to be seen, but the writer did pen numerous episodes of the classic ‘80s cartoon. Straczynski, best known as the creator of the science fiction television series Babylon 5 , claimed that the movie did not reach out, and when asked if he was unavailable at the time, he quipped: “Trying to remember... nope, not really... for sure I did some laundry at one point... yes, maybe that was the issue.”

IGN’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife review gave it 9/10 and said: “Director Jason Reitman does his father and fans proud with a funny, sweet, and spooky family movie that proudly takes on the legacy of Ghostbusters, while also introducing something exciting and new. It helps that Mckenna Grace is the kind of talent that only comes around once in a generation: charming, authentic, and the beating heart of this already heartfelt movie. Get ready to fall in love with the Ghostbusters all over again.”

Want to read more about Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire? Check out the first trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire and find out when the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel debuts in theaters .

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In the five-year gap between 1984’s Ghostbusters and 1989’s Ghostbusters II , the supernatural comedy franchise found a new home in animation. The DiC production The Real Ghostbusters , which aired from 1986 to 1991, followed the continuing adventures of Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore, a quartet of ghost-trappers aided by their secretary, Janine, and a friendly green blob of protoplasm named Slimer. For more on the show—including why it needed that odd “real” adjective in the title and which original film cast member got turned down for a voiceover role—check out these proton facts.

1. A legal dispute put the “real” in The Real Ghostbusters .

When Ghostbusters debuted in 1984, some moviegoers may have thought it sounded a little familiar. In the 1970s, the animation company Filmation produced a live-action series called Ghost Busters about a squad of paranormal investigators and their gorilla sidekick. (It lasted for one season in 1975.) When Filmation president Lou Scheimer confronted Columbia Pictures about the title and premise similarities, the studio entered into an agreement that paid Filmation for use of the name.

Later, Filmation decided to produce an animated version of their Ghost Busters , which they were well within their legal rights to do. In order to maintain control of the audience’s perception of the feature franchise, Columbia pursued their own project with the DiC animation company. They titled it The Real Ghostbusters as a way to differentiate it from the Filmation version, a move that minimized—but probably never eliminated—audience confusion.

2. The show turned down Ernie Hudson.

It may sound like an urban legend, but it’s unfortunately true. Hudson, who played everyman Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore in both feature films, was willing to reprise his role for the animated series and was asked to audition for the show’s director as a formality. In 2012, Hudson told The A.V. Club that when he showed up for the reading, the director told him that the performance “was all wrong” because “that’s not how Ernie Hudson did it in the movie.” The man was apparently unaware he was speaking to Hudson. The producers never called him back and the role ended up going to Arsenio Hall.

3. Network executives were concerned Janine’s glasses might scare children.

According to writer J. Michael Straczynski, the creative team behind The Real Ghostbusters was largely left to pursue their own iteration of the story in the first season with only minimal network interference from ABC. But by season 2, executives started to worry over some seemingly trivial details, motivated in part by their working relationship with the research consulting firm Q5 Corporation: Q5 monitored children's programming and offered suggestions to make shows more appealing to juvenile audiences. Straczynski recalled that there was a fair amount of controversy over the design of Janine (played by Annie Potts in the films), whose eyeglasses appeared to be too pointy for their comfort.

"Well, Janine has these sharp glasses and kids are frightened by sharp objects, so let’s make them round," one executive said. They also wanted Janine to be less confrontational and more of a mother figure to the group. Fed up with the mandates, Straczynski left the series.

4. The show almost canned Ray Stantz.

In addition to expressing concern over Janine, ABC had other suggestions for changes in the series. Q5 recommended the show write out the character of Ray Stantz, played by Dan Aykroyd in the film, because he didn’t appear to serve any benefit to the program in their metrics. The showrunners laughed off the suggestion.

5. The Egon actor was told not to do a Harold Ramis impression but got the job anyway.

Veteran voiceover actor Maurice LaMarche was one of several performers to audition for the series. When he arrived, he was told by producer Michael C. Gross not to try and impersonate Harold Ramis, who played Spengler in the films. LaMarche couldn’t think of another approach and wound up approximating Ramis in his audition. He left, thinking he’d bombed. But he was hired for the role after Gross told him they probably needed at least one actor to sound like someone from the movies.

6. The voice of Peter Venkman got replaced for not sounding enough like Bill Murray.

Despite the game plan to keep the cartoon voices separate from the feature film actors, there were continued concerns that the show’s performers weren’t enough like their movie counterparts. Voiceover actor Lorenzo Music, best known as the voice of Garfield, was replaced halfway through the show’s run when Bill Murray commented to film director Ivan Reitman that Music didn’t sound anything like him. Murray wasn’t looking to get Music replaced, but the edict came down regardless: Full House star Dave Coulier stepped in as Venkman.

7. It was retitled Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters .

Owing to the popularity of sidekick Slimer, the green ghoul who roams the fire station that doubles as Ghostbusters headquarters, the show was renamed Slimer! and the Real Ghostbusters in 1988. A Ralston cereal of the same name followed in 1990.

8. There was a spin-off.

The Real Ghostbusters stopped production in 1991, two years after Ghostbusters II left theaters. With a third movie seemingly grounded, Columbia decided to try and keep the franchise’s fortunes flowing with Extreme Ghostbusters , a 40-episode series that was a direct continuation of the first animated series. In Extreme Ghostbusters , Egon leads a new team of investigators—mostly early twentysomethings—with support from Janine and Slimer. The original Ghostbusters make appearances in the two-part finale.

The series is also notable for including a nod to the Hellraiser film franchise, a decidedly non-kid friendly creation, in the “Deadliners” episode. Some of the protagonists are designed in homage to the Cenobites seen in the 1987 Hellraiser film and its sequels.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Was Inspired By The Fan-Favorite Animated Series, And Now I’m Really Sold

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Finn Wolfhard Carrie Coon Paul Rudd and McKenna Grace crouch armed with proton packs in Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire.

If you grew up being a lifelong fan of the Ghostbusters movies, their good and bad qualities alike, then you already know the films range in quality. But what you might not be aware of, because sadly, it has become a classic cartoon people don’t seem to talk about , is that in the 80s and 90s, we OG fans had The Real Ghostbusters to satisfy all our bustin’ cravings, and it's easily some of the best content of the franchise. Given that it's a true gem, it's exciting that the director of the Afterlife sequel , Gil Kenan, says the upcoming Frozen Empire takes heavy inspiration from the fan-favorite animated series, and now I am totally sold.

Gil Kenan, along with Frozen Empire ’s producer, Jason Reitman , sat down to discuss the upcoming movie with Empire Magazine . The director revealed to the publication that he wanted to bring that same energy, more specifically, the “wild, original, and weird-as-fuck villains” the animated series was known for. The filmmaker also added:

We wanted to bring that show's looseness and fearlessness to this movie. I think it's going to surprise people just how big this film is.

Working as a quasi-sequel/reboot, the classic series continued the adventures of paranormal investigators Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz and Winston Zeddemore. Their secretary, Janine Melnitz, was also a key player as was their mascot, the scene-stealing ghost (and eventually, the show's title) Slimer. In addition to building on what was established in Ivan Reitman 's 1984 film, the show also added to the lore.

With that in mind, this is exciting news for someone like myself who liked but didn’t love Ghostbusters: Afterlife, as it felt a bit too serious and stayed too close to the original movie's mythology. It's great to hear that the next installment is taking big swings and introducing imaginative creatures like The Real Ghostbusters did. One of my favorites was Samhain, a pumpkin-headed ghost who faced off with our beloved heroes multiple times. He was a Halloween-inspired ghost who could manipulate time to cause eternal night. Samhain was indeed "wild, original, and weird as fuck," and I couldn’t be more hyped to see that level of strangeness brought to the silver screen. 

While plot specifics are still relatively secret, the synopsis of the upcoming sequel teases the rise of an ancient force that causes old and new Ghostbusters to join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second ice age. So, of course, this means we're in for a treat because the original team is set to return , sadly minus two, considering the death of Harold Ramis and Rick Moranis’ retirement from acting. While we won’t see the latter's Louis Tully suiting up again, it was revealed that Janine will be suiting up for the first time.

Suppose you’re a longtime fan of The Real Ghostbusters. It's time to rejoice. If you’ve seen the Frozen Empire trailer , you know that though the sequel brings the team back to NYC, the icy setting and spooky villains teased give serious animated series vibes. Who is that mysterious horned beast lurking in the mist as the ice spreads across the city? I, for one, can't wait to find out, especially after learning of the cartoon's influence on the tale!

Mark your calendars to catch the team in their biggest adventure yet when Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire , one of many upcoming horror movies , chills audiences to the core when it hits theaters on March 22 as part of the 2024 movie schedule .

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  • The Real Ghostbuster writer J. Michael Straczynski criticizes Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire 's villains.
  • The director of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire claims the film will feature " wild, original, and weird-as-f*ck villains " from the animated series.
  • Straczynski calls out the fact that he was not consulted and suggests he could have been helpful if the Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire team had reached out to him.

The writer behind The Real Ghostbusters calls out Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire for its villains. The Real Ghostbusters was an animated series that ran from 1986 to 1991. Soon, the Ghostbusters franchise will continue with Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire , which is set for release on March 22.

The Real Ghostbusters writer J. Michael Straczynski criticizes the new film’s approach towards the villains. As Straczynski notes on Twitter, he was not consulted when the upcoming Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire decided to adapt villains from the animated series into the film.

Straczynski, joking but with a hint of saltiness, said that he was “ trying to remember who created and/or developed some of those 'weird-as-f*ck villains .'” He went on to say that “ he could have been of help if they had just reached out to him .”

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Straczynski's quote Tweet featured an Empire article where Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire director Gil Kenan said that the film will feature some of the “ wild, original and weird-as-fuck villains ” from The Real Ghostbusters . Kenan mentioned that they “ wanted to bring that show’s looseness and fearlessness to this movie .” Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire will include monsters such as a Sewer Dragon and a horned beast in the mist.

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However, despite Straczynski's involvement with creating said iconic villains from The Real Ghostbusters — including a werechicken and a boogeyman — it seems he was not consulted in the character development for Frozen Empire . Instead, the film was co-written by Kenan and Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is credited as being based on the film Ghostbusters written by Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd and directed by Ivan Reitman, rather than the stories developed by Straczynski.

Consulting with Straczynski could have been the right move for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire if Kenan is correctly characterizing the film’s inspiration. For a movie attempting to balance nostalgia with a new story, it seems odd not to honor The Real Ghostbusters creators who made some of the franchise oddities happen. Hopefully, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire still manages to craft worthwhile villains.

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In the March issue of Empire, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire director Gil Kenan makes it apparent that the film takes influence from the 1980s animated series , The Real Ghostbusters , attempting to not only “ bring that show’s looseness and fearlessness ” to the big screen, but also taking inspiration from the cartoon’s villains, those of which Kenan would describe as “wild, original and weird-as-f***.”

While the comments went over well with the majority of Ghostbusters fans, they would also garner the attention of The Real Ghostbusters  writer, editor, and legendary storyteller J. Michael Straczynski, who’d make it clear that despite penning some of the series’ most memorable episodes, he was never consulted by the filmmakers.

Replying to Empire Magazine’s tweet promoting the exclusive news, Straczynski would write:

Trying to remember who created and/or developed some of those "weird-as-f*ck villains"…pretty sure he could have been of help if they had just reached out to him…just can't seem to remember the name…. https://t.co/UzUT83svKw — J. Michael Straczynski (@straczynski) January 17, 2024

“Trying to remember who created and/or developed some of those “weird-as-f*ck villains”…pretty sure he could have been of help if they had just reached out to him…just can’t seem to remember the name…. “

A fan would chime in, asking if this was due to the writer being unavailable during the film’s production, resulting in Straczynski clarifying that that wasn’t the case, joking that maybe chores, particularly laundry, may have gotten in the way.

Trying to remember…nope, not really…for sure I did some laundry at one point…yes, maybe that was the issue. https://t.co/pl0YdoNoCr — J. Michael Straczynski (@straczynski) January 17, 2024

If today’s news sounds slightly familiar, there’s a good reason for that, as late last year, following comments from franchise newcomer Kumail Nanjiani , who’d stated that Frozen Empire’s filmmakers “wanted to make a long episode of the animated series,” Straczynski would respond, “ Would have been nice if my phone had rung somewhere along the way .” While Straczynski had a hand in some of the series’ later episodes, he’s best remembered for his contributions to the show’s first two seasons. Notable credits include fan-favorite episodes,  “Slimer, Come Home,” “Mr. Sandman, Dream Me A Dream,” “Citizen Ghost,”  and  “When Halloween Was Forever,” with his unmistakable talents introducing iconic characters, such as the Sandman and the “Ghost of Halloween” Samhain.

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Rounding back to the previous report , voice actor Maurice LaMarche, who played Egon Spengler in both  The Real Ghostbusters  and  Extreme Ghostbusters , also chimed in, commenting on a post from Ghostbusters News, which featured Nanjiani’s comments.

Well, @Straczynski did tell me that the mandate for the original Real Ghostbusters seasons was that any of the episodes would make a great Ghostbusters sequel, so there’s that. There’s also the fact that some cameos by us RGB actors might’ve been fun. For the fans as well as us. https://t.co/MYhtGCQvU6 — MAURICE LAMARCHE (@MAURICELAMARCHE) November 11, 2023

“ Well, @Straczynski did tell me that the mandate for the original Real Ghostbusters seasons was that any of the episodes would make a great Ghostbusters sequel, so there’s that. There’s also the fact that some cameos by us RGB actors might’ve been fun. For the fans as well as us. “

For more on Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire , including full coverage of the new Empire article and our first look at soon-to-be-available theater chain goodies , click here to visit our dedicated section.

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When Dan Akroyd first cooked up the idea behind "Ghostbusters" in the early 1980s, he couldn't have anticipated it would transform into the pop culture behemoth that it is today. The "Saturday Night Live" alum merely wanted to make a movie about his family's long-held interest in spiritualism and the paranormal (via Vanity Fair ). But "Ghostbusters" received critical acclaim and became the then-highest grossing comedy of all time, and a franchise was born.

"Ghostbusters II" followed in 1989 and led to the releases of 2016's "Ghostbusters" and 2021's "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." But the first true successor to the film was "The Real Ghostbusters." The animated series ran from 1986 to 1991 for seven seasons and continued following the adventures of Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, and their secretary Janine Melnitz. While "The Real Ghostbusters" captured the spirit (pun intended) of the original movie, it dialed back the smoking and salty language to appeal to younger audiences and introduced a new cast of voice actors . Here's where nostalgic "Real Ghostbusters" fans can watch the series online.

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While all of the "Ghostbusters" properties are available to watch online, they're divvied up across various streamers. The first two movies are on Hulu, and fans with the Starz add-on can watch "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" on Hulu as well. The 2016 reboot and "The Real Ghostbusters," however, can be found on Amazon Prime for members with a subscription. Last July, Amazon increased the price of its Prime subscription to $15 per month (up from $13 per month), or $139 per year (up from $119). The yearly service includes a month-long free trial (via NBC ).

"The Real Ghostbusters" is a great series to introduce younger audiences to the slime-fighting foursome. Prime users with kiddos might already appreciate the streamer for its inclusion of "SpongeBob Squarepants," "Adventure Time," and other animated gems.

For those without Amazon Prime subscriptions, "The Real Ghostbusters" is streaming for free on Crackle and fuboTV. Alternatively, fans can pony up $1.99 per episode to revisit the series on YouTube and Apple TV.

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire  is reportedly inspired by  The Real Ghostbusters animated series .

However, writer J. Michael Straczynski has alleged the production never got in touch with him, despite the fact he created some of its creepiest monsters.

“Trying to remember who created and/or developed some of those ‘weird-as-f*ck villains’,” he sarcastically said via Twitter . “Pretty sure he could have been of help if they had just reached out to him... just can't seem to remember the name...”

According to  Empire Magazine , the upcoming  Ghostbusters: Afterlife  sequel is inspired by the Ghostbusters cartoon, which debuted in 1986.

The show essentially continued the adventures of the classic Ghostbusters: Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, their secretary Janine Melnitz, and their mascot ghost Slimer.

However, it also introduced a whole host of interesting new ghosts and ghouls. Director Gil Kenan said that the upcoming film is influenced by the show’s “wild, original and weird-as-f**k villains.” Those villains include Drool the Dog-Faced Goblin, as well as the alternate-universe Peoplebusters.

“We wanted to bring that show’s looseness and fearlessness to this movie,” added Kenan. “I think it’s going to surprise people just how big this film is.”

Whether or not any of Straczynski’s villains make it to the big screen remains to be seen, but the writer did pen numerous episodes of the classic ‘80s cartoon. Straczynski, best known as the creator of the science fiction television series Babylon 5 , claimed that the movie did not reach out, and when asked if he was unavailable at the time, he quipped: “Trying to remember... nope, not really... for sure I did some laundry at one point... yes, maybe that was the issue.”

IGN’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife review  gave it 9/10 and said: “Director Jason Reitman does his father and fans proud with a funny, sweet, and spooky family movie that proudly takes on the legacy of Ghostbusters, while also introducing something exciting and new. It helps that Mckenna Grace is the kind of talent that only comes around once in a generation: charming, authentic, and the beating heart of this already heartfelt movie. Get ready to fall in love with the Ghostbusters all over again.”

Want to read more about Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire? Check out  the first trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire  and find out  when the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel debuts in theaters .

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Are you wanting a bit more kooky from your Ghostbusters ? Were you a fan of the most wacky vibes of the late 80s cartoon? Prepare to love what they are cooking up for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire .

Director Gil Kenan gave a bit of insight into the film and the villains, which will come straight from the cult classic animated series The Real Ghostbusters .

The filmmaker teases the upcoming film is influenced by the show’s “wild, original, and weird-as-fuck villains. We wanted to bring that show’s looseness and fearlessness to this movie. I think it’s going to surprise people just how big this film is.”

The beloved animated series ran from September 13, 1986, to October 5, 1991. They continued the adventures of paranormal investigators Dr. Peter Venkman, Dr. Egon Spengler, Dr. Ray Stantz, Winston Zeddemore, their secretary Janine Melnitz, and their mascot ghost Slimer.

Check out the trailer for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire here…

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire finds the Spengler family returning to where it all started, the iconic New York City firehouse, to team up with the original Ghostbusters, who’ve developed a top-secret research lab to take busting ghosts to the next level. But when the discovery of an ancient artifact unleashes an evil force, Ghostbusters, new and old, must join forces to protect their home and save the world from a second Ice Age.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire  sees McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Celeste O’Connor, and Logan Kim reprise their Ghostbusters: Afterlife  roles alongside franchise veterans Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray, and Dan Aykroyd with franchise newcomers Kumail Nanjiani and Patton Oswalt.

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During a demonstration at the local school, a boy named Lee approaches the Ghostbusters to ask for help. His brother Alec has been acting strangely and doing bad things. When the guys decide... Read all During a demonstration at the local school, a boy named Lee approaches the Ghostbusters to ask for help. His brother Alec has been acting strangely and doing bad things. When the guys decide to investigate, Egon realizes that a Grundel is making Alec behave this way, and if they ... Read all During a demonstration at the local school, a boy named Lee approaches the Ghostbusters to ask for help. His brother Alec has been acting strangely and doing bad things. When the guys decide to investigate, Egon realizes that a Grundel is making Alec behave this way, and if they don't do something soon, Alec will become one too...

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  • Trivia This is the only episode in season three that was written by J. Michael Straczynski . Straczynski had refused to continue writing for the show to protest changes forced upon the show's creators by the network (the changes had been intended to appeal to a younger demographic). Due to the precipitous decline in the quality of the show during the season, the network asked Straczynski to write this episode and allowed him to adopt a darker and more serious tone than in other episodes in this season. Straczynski agreed to write the episode on the condition that he would not be asked to make changes to accommodate the character alterations the network had made.
  • Goofs As the Jabberwocky pops out of the trashcan, Egon's jumpsuit in incorrectly colored pink. Then, when Winston asks "What's burbling, anyway, man?", Peter's jumpsuit is the same color as Ray's by mistake.

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is giving a key franchise character a major promotion, making them the perfect replacement for Harold Ramis' Egon.

  • Janine finally suiting up as a Ghostbuster is a long-awaited moment for audiences, considering her role as the receptionist throughout the series.
  • Janine becoming part of the team makes her a perfect replacement for Harold Ramis' Egon.
  • The sequel takes inspiration from The Real Ghostbusters by having the group stay together and face new threats, marking a departure from previous sequels' remakes of the original film.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is giving a fan-favorite character a long overdue promotion, and giving viewers their best Egon replacement. Despite being a beloved franchise, the Ghostbusters movie franchise was absent from screens for nearly 30 years, between Ghostbusters II and Paul Feig's 2016 reboot. There were many factors behind this gap, including the passing of Egon performer Harold Ramis in 2014. A third film set in the original continuity called Afterlife later arrived in 2021, which in addition to being dedicated to Ramis, also featured Egon being briefly resurrected as a ghost in the finale.

Part of what audiences wanted from a third entry was to see the original cast reunited. Ramis' tragic passing made that impossible, so the sequel had to introduce a new team of heroes, while the film reunited Bill Murray's Venkman, Ernie Hudson's Winston and Dan Aykroyd's Ray in Ghostbusters: Afterlife's ending . A valid critique of the film was that it leaned too hard on nostalgia, but the upcoming follow-up Frozen Empire promises to introduce fresh villains and concepts. Frozen Empire will also bring back most of the OG cast, including Annie Potts as the Ghostbusters receptionist Janine .

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire - Release Date, Returning Ghostbusters , Trailer & Everything We Know

Janine suiting up as a ghostbuster is long overdue, janine becoming a ghostbuster is 40 years in the making.

Recent story reveals for Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire confirms Janine will also suit up to bust ghosts . Despite appearing in every film in the series, Potts' role has always been the Ghostbusters' laconic receptionist, so having her finally team up with the rest of the gang is incredibly exciting. According to the actor herself during a conversation with Empire , Janine suits up because the film's apocalyptic stakes demand "... all hands on deck ." It also came as a shock to Potts herself, as this wasn't part of Frozen Empire's original plan.

It came as a real surprise. We were weeks into shooting and Gil [Kenan, director] came up to me and said, ‘We think it’s time… We’re gonna have you suit up. “I have to say I did [get a kick out of it]. Janine has served long and well, and I felt like she was finally getting her stripes, you know?

Janine becoming an official Ghostbusters won't just be a fan-pleasing moment, it feels way overdue . Whether she strapped on a proton pack or not, Janine's been a key member of the gang from the very beginning. Having her deliver caustic one-liners to the rest of the 'Busters may serve an important comic function, but as the filmmakers behind Frozen Empire realized, it's about time Janine stepped out from the desk and be given a chance to save the day .

Janine Was A Ghostbuster In The Animated Spinoffs

The real ghostbusters let janine bust ghosts in several episodes.

Frozen Empire also draws inspiration from beloved cartoon spinoff The Real Ghostbusters , where Janine suited up many times . The first time this happened was in season 1's "Mr Sandman, Dream Me A Dream," where the titular ghost renders most of the team unconscious, and it's left to Janine to dream up a Ghostbuster version of herself to defeat him. Janine geared up as a Ghostbuster again for "Janine's Genie," but despite being offered a permanent spot on the team, she decides to remain as the receptionist.

Janine also suited up twice in The Real Ghostbusters spinoff Extreme Ghostbusters.

Regardless, Janine was seen in the Ghostbuster uniform many times over the rest of the show's run. Unfortunately, this animated offshoot decided to alter Janine's spiky persona from the first two seasons - which was in keeping with Annie Potts' portrayal in the original film - and soften it, so the character was more maternal to the guys. This was a change suggested by consultants on The Real Ghostbusters , who felt Janine was too " abrasive " and her personality would frighten younger viewers.

The changes to Janine were so drastic, that a Real Ghostbusters season 6 episode titled "Janine, You've Changed" eventually revealed they were actually the result of a ghost . While Frozen Empire is finally giving Potts a chance to put on the iconic suit, it should be noted The Real Ghostbusters got there decades earlier.

What Janine Being A True Ghostbuster Means For Frozen Empire

The franchise is moving closer to the real ghostbusters.

A weakness of Ghostbusters ' various sequels is that they've all - in one way or another - remade the 1984 original. They all open with the gang being disbanded in some form, and having to reunite to fight a supernatural foe. Frozen Empire is smartly pulling from Real Ghostbusters ' episodic approach, where the group is together and faces new threats each time out. Janine becoming a Ghostbuster pulls directly from The Real Ghostbusters in this way, as does the introduction of a brand new villain.

Frozen Empire Is Taking Ghostbusters In A Direction It Should've Gone Over 3 Decades Ago

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is an important test for the franchise's long-term future too. It's easily the quickest sequel turnaround in the series and one that will reveal how excited audiences are for a new installment that moves away from recycling the same basic story as the first film.

Source: Empire

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