Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Ghost-busters Cartoon (The Other One)

Ghost-busters Cartoon (The Other One)
I remember watching this intro and being totally confused by this show.
The Real Ghostbusters and this Ghostbusters series came out at the same time. That's the reason the movie-based cartoon show called it "The Real".
From Wiki, ((The success of Columbia's (unrelated) film spurred Filmation to resurrect their own property, producing an animated series based on the characters from the earlier TV show. This animated series ran from September 8 to December 5, 1986 in daytime syndication and produced 65 episodes. ))

Yes, Filmantion owned the rights to the super corny Ghost Busters show from the mid-70s. These characters from the cartoon show are the sons from the 70s show.  Filmation cashed in on the success of the movie because they actually owned the rights to the name, but I guess putting "The Real" in front of your own cartoon series negates that.  Ghost Busters only lasted one season (over 60 episodes) and The Real GB had 7 seasons and a spin off series.  
Growing up, I hated this cartoon series and loved The Real Ghostbusters. I didn't understand the whole legal story behind this show and the movie rights.
From Wiki, ((When Columbia Pictures started producing the film Ghostbusters in 1984, it neglected the fact that Filmation had already produced a live-action comedy series with that same name in 1975. Columbia agreed to license the name from Filmation for $500,000 plus 1% of the profits (of which there were ostensibly none). Since Columbia did not want to license Filmation the rights to the movie Ghostbusters when they were looking to produce an animated series, Filmation produced an animated version of their live-action TV show. Columbia proceeded to name their cartoon show The Real Ghostbusters to directly distinguish it from the Filmation show ))
It should be noted that this show was created by the same shitty animation studio that made the Star Trek and He-Man cartoon shows.  BTW, He-Man doesn't hold up.  

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