Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Filmations Real Ghostbusters

As a very young child, nothing is more difficult than trying to explain the difference between the Ghostbusters and the Real Ghostbusters cartoons to other kids who know of nothing beyond the Harold Ramis franchise.  Personally, I loved both Ghostbusters to the point where I remember hoping that there would be a cross over episode.

For those who don't know, filmations Ghostbusters was based off of a slightly goody 70's live action show and came complete with talking Ape, skele-phone and car with a talking face.  It was awesome.

It was also brought around as a cartoon very shortly after the Ghostbusters film, which was completely unrelated.  The cartoon based off the movie was called the Real Ghostbusters in order to not infringe upon the copyright of the cartoon based off of the old slpstick tv show.  Now that I think about it, the Real Ghostbusters had a couple of problems getting started, between the name issue and none of the actors giving the cartoon likeness rights.  This is why Egon is blonde with an ice cream swirl in his hair.

Like I said, both shows were awesome.  Soak up a little here.

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