Sunday, August 15, 2010

Filmation's Ghostbusters (First Comics, 1986)

When I was 10 in 1984, the film Ghostbusters debuted and blew me away. I absolutely loved it...but the animated tie-in produced a few years later, The REAL Ghostbusters...not so much.

What's weird is what I did take a liking to....Filmation's answer to it (and they're attempt at holding onto the copyright to the name "Ghostbusters")....Filmation's ORIGINAL Ghostbusters...

Here's some info, via Wikipedia:
Ghostbusters (later called Filmation's Ghostbusters) was an animated television series created by Filmation and distributed by Tribune Broadcasting and launched following the success of Ivan Reitman and Columbia Pictures' 1984 film Ghostbusters. It ran from September 8 to December 5, 1986 in daytime syndication and produced 65 episodes. The cartoon was based on a live-action television show from 1975-1976 titled The Ghost Busters. It is not to be confused with the animated show The Real Ghostbusters, which was based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters. Columbia Pictures had to obtain the rights to the name from Filmation for its film, and after Ghostbusters was a hit, Filmation went into production with its animated series based on the characters from its series. The series is technically called simply "Ghostbusters", but home video releases use the name "Filmation's Ghostbusters" to avoid confusion. Reruns of the show are scheduled to air on the qubo channel in Fall 2010, and on the Retro Television Network in October 2010

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