Ghostbusters is an animated television series created by Filmation and distributed by Tribune Entertainment and launched following the success of Ivan Reitman and Columbia Pictures' 1984 film Ghostbusters. It ran from September 8 to December 5, 1986 in daytime syndication and produced 65 episodes. The cartoon was based on a live-action television show from 1975 titled The Ghost Busters. It is not to be confused with the animated show The Real Ghostbusters, which was based on the 1984 film Ghostbusters. Columbia Pictures had to obtain the rights to the name from Filmation for its film, and after Ghostbusters was a hit, Filmation went into production with its animated series based on the characters from its series. The series is technically called simply "Ghostbusters", but home video releases used the name "Filmation's Ghostbusters" to avoid confusion. Reruns of the show currently air on Qubo Night Owl, and on the Retro Television Network. The series can also be seen on Hulu.
Where to Watch Filmation's Ghostbusters
Below you'll find every episode from the first season of Filmation's Ghostbusters.
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S01 E01Sep 8, 1986
Witches Stew The Ghostbusters race back in time to rescue Futura from Prime Evil at a Salem witch trial. They must not only stop the villain's latest plan, but they must convince the townsfolk that they are not evil spirits.
S01 E02Sep 9, 1986
Mummy Dearest Knowing the world would come to a standstill without any oil Prime Evil transforms Airhead into a giant so that he can scare the workers from the oil fields. The Ghostbusters travel to the Middle East to defeat the giant mummy.
S01 E03Sep 10, 1986
Wacky Wax Museum The Ghostbusters happily journey to Paris for the unveiling of their statues in Madame Tutu's Wax Museum. During their visit they have to stop the Tooth Scaries from bringing evil statues to life and prevent the Eiffel Tower from being destroyed.
S01 E04Sep 11, 1986
Statue of Liberty Jake's grandfather is due to be sworn in as a citizen of the United States of America, but during the ceremony everyone is shocked to discover that Prime Evil has stolen the Statue of Liberty. The Ghostbusters must rush to save the day.
S01 E05Sep 12, 1986
The Ransom of Eddie Spenser Prime Evil's latest plan has his Thunder Ghosts scaring the clouds into making it rain in an attempt to flood the Earth. Jake and Tracy are torn between saving the Earth or saving Eddie who has been captured by Prime Evil.
S01 E06Sep 17, 1986
Eddie Takes Charge When Jake and Jessica go on a date Eddie and Tracy go to the rescue of a little girl which turns out to be a trap laid by Prime Evil and find themselves in an old ghost town where they meet a good ghost named Sheriff Stumbleweed and learn that Prime Evil has brought together the most fearsome ghosts from across the universe.