The Ghostbusters Franchise has been around for over 25 years, and is all based on the first movie that was in theaters in the summer of 1984. There have been many major canon items over the years, and with that comes this page.
Note: This page is meant for people new to the Ghostbusters Franchise.
Major Items in the FranchiseEdit
The first major item in the franchise is Ghostbusters the film which was released on June 8, 1984. The movie was written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The film is known for many famous jokes and scenes including Peter Venkman being slimed by a flying green blob later known in the animated series as Slimer. Among the many highlights of the movie is Bill Murray's acting, which was very funny and top notch. The film featured the ghost Gozer and the form of the destructor which was the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man the big guy. From that there was the theme Song by Ray Parker Jr., which features the classic lyrics "Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!".
Later known as Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters, this was a animated series that ran 6 years from 1986-91. It had 140 episodes before it was canceled and was based on the Ghostbusters Film. The show developed many of the aspects of the film, including giving the green ghost the name Slimer. However, the four ghostbusters wore different color uniforms and were altered in appearance to make the characters more appealing.
The second movie was released on June 16, 1989. It followed 5 years after the events of the first film. It ignored most of the animated series canon, but did include Slimer which was named during the animated series. The movie is noted for the large amounts of pink slime called Mood slime, and for Louis Tully becoming the unofficial ghostbuster during the movie. The film is known for the main villain Vigo which was a ghost in a painting. Another noticeable scene was when the Statue of Liberty was walking in New York towards the end of the movie.
The second major animated series which was a sequel to the Real Ghostbuster and came to air in 1997. It had a one season run. It has the return of Egon, Janine, and Slimer. The show also introduces the following new team of ghostbusters; Kylie Griffin, Eduardo Rivera, Garrett Miller, and Roland Jackson. The show also had revamped equipment and noted changes in looks of the Ecto-1 and Firehouse. The show also for whatever reason didn't bring up much about the films and seemed to be a direct sequel to The Real Ghostbusters.
The video game is viewed as canon and was released in the summer of 2009. The plot takes place in 1991 and is part of the movie canon and doesn't use content from either animated shows, except for Slimer. The game focuses on explaining many things that were unanswered and the films, and included upgrades for the proton pack which the player (the Rookie) would use. The voice acting for the game is done by the actors of the films.