The Real Ghostbusters is an Emmy-Nominated American animated television series based on the hit 1984 film Sony's Ghostbusters. The series ran from 1986 to 1991, and was produced by Columbia Pictures Television (now Sony Pictures Television), DiC Entertainment and Coca-Cola. Columbia was allowed to use the name Ghostbusters for its cartoon, but added "The Real" to not have the same name as Filmations Ghostbusters. In the episode "The Spirit of Aunt Lois", Dr. Bassingham, a charlatan spiritualist wore an outfit similar to that of Jake Kong. In 1997, the franchise was revived with Extreme Ghostbusters. A group of new Ghostbusters joined Egon, Janine and Slimer, who helped to bridge both cartoons.
The show is know for its cast of characters: Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, Winston Zeddemore, Janine Melnitz, and Slimer. The four ghostbusters go out on cases that they get by phone. The show is more based technical side of the paranormal, and many ghosts are based on folklore. Also, the series has no clear regular ghost villain, however fan favorites seem to be Boogieman, Samhain, and Ghostmaster.
- Sony's Ghostbusters Wiki A wiki that is the place for Sony/Columbia Pictures Ghostbusters information.