I was listening to some music the other day and suddenly the Ghostbusters theme song came on and I had a flashback. An immediate flashback to my childhood when I watched cartoons on a daily basis. I suddenly remembered that I used to watch the Ghostbusters cartoon and later on I also started watching the movie with Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray. I thought it would be fun to show you some Ghostbusters. Care to join in on my memory?
So let’s have a look at some trailers first:
So this is the movie trailer from 1984. 1984! That movie is as old as I am! Apparently this movie is the reason why the cartoon was made in the first place, which I didn’t know before. I remember this being one of the first real ‘grown up’ movies I was allowed to watch. And I also remember that when I was in New York for the first time, I went to Central Park and immediately recognized the building that features the main ghost in the movie.
And here’s the opening sequence to the cartoon. Oh the memories! I believe I watched this along with my brother. Slimer was my favorite character as well as that super nerdy guy. You know, the one with the glasses and the brains behind it all? I loved all of the gadgets and the concept of zapping away ghosts with those impressive machines.
But, while googling some information on this I also found the following:
Another spin off from the movie, only it’s slightly different. It seems to be based on a 1970s live action tv programme, but I have never seen that. I do remember watching the cartoon too though, but nothing specific stood out until I saw the main bad guy again which is this ghost with a steel face. Apparently he’s called Prime Evil, but comes from wikipedia, not my memory. If you watch the video above, you can watch an episode.
Did you watch Ghostbusters as a kid? If so, what did you like/ dislike about it?