Jake Kong Jr. and Eddie Spenser Jr., the sons of the original Ghostbusters, along with Tracy the Gorilla; protect Earth from ghosts with their dematerializer, which temporarily sends spirits to another dimension. Helping them in their efforts is their faithful car Ghost-Buggy, bat-mutant and mascot Belfry, reporter Jessica and Futura, girl of the future. Leading the ghostly forces, is their malevolent overlord, Prime Evil.
Country of Origin: USA
Alternate Title: Filmation's Ghostbusters
|Pat Fraley||... Jake Kong|
|Peter Cullen||... Eddie Spencer|
|Lou Scheimer||... Tracy|
|Susan Blu||... Belfrey, Jessica, Futura|
|Alan Oppenheimer||... Prime Evil|
|Linda Gary||... Mysteria|
|Larry Storch||... Eddie's Dad|
|Forrest Tucker||... Jake's Dad|
This Ghostbusters was based on a live-action comedy series made in 1975 (also by Filmation). This predates the famous Columbia film of the same name. The rights for the name resulted in legal battles between the two companies, with them finally settling out of court and allowing each other to use the name. Seeing a chance to capitalize on the film’s commercial success, Filmation decided to renew the show as an animated series. When Columbia commissioned DIC to create an animated series based on their hit film they included ‘The Real’ prefix in the title, partly to distinguish and separate it from Filmation’s series (in TV listings, etc), though it is also seen to be a snub against Filmation.
This series main characters Jake and Eddie, are meant to be the offspring of the live-action Ghostbusters.