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The Real Ghostbusters: The Animated Series is a series of DVD volumes that were released on July 5, 2016 (volumes 1 through 5) and September 6, 2016 (volumes 6 through 10). It includes many, but not all, episodes of The Real Ghostbusters. Unlike The Real Ghostbusters DVD Box Set by TimeLife, there are no bonus features.

VolumesEdit

NotesEdit

  • All episodes have English, English SDH, and French subtitles. The TimeLife set had no subtitles.
  • The imagery of the characters used in the box art and menus was originally created for the TimeLife DVD set. It is used differently here, with it being placed against different backgrounds.

Defects and ComplaintsEdit

RGB Sony 2016 DVD Subtitle Title Card

Subtitled title card
(credit: Paul Rudoff)

  • All title cards/screens have been removed. The episode titles and writer credits have been placed over the end of the show title using subtitles that can't be disabled.

Episodes MissingEdit

There are 29 stories missing, including all 15-minute stories. Combined, these would make 23 half-hour episodes. All 33 Slimer! shorts are also missing, if those are being considered. The list of missing stories is below, with the volume number (in parenthesis) of where they would have been in this DVD series, had they not been skipped over. Sony could release more volumes, which would include these episodes.

DevelopmentEdit

On April 4, 2016 in North America, more than 50 episodes of the will be released digitally and on DVD. [1]

On May 5, 2016, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment announced that The Real Ghostbusters - Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4 and Volume 5 releases on DVD on July 5th for $14.95 each. Volume 1, 2, and 5 have 12 episodes. Volume 3 and 4 have 11 episodes. They will not have the bonus features on the Time Life collection. These new releases will have English, English SDH, and French subtitles for each episode unlike the Time Life collection which had none. It is reported Sony plans to continue with Volume 6 on September 6 and the plan is to go up to at least Volume 10. Front and back cover art of Volume 1 to 6 was included in the press release. [2]

On July 14, 2016, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment confirmed Volume 6, Volume 7, Volume 8, Volume 9, and Volume 10 would release on September 6. Front and back covers also released. 6, 7, and 9 will have 11 episodes each while 8 and 10 will have 10 episodes each. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. USA Today "Exclusive: 'Ghostbusters' films get Ultra HD treatment in June" 4/4/16
  2. TV Shows on DVD "The Real Ghostbusters - Sony Plans 'Volume 1' through 'Volume 5' DVDs of the Cartoon Spin-Off" 5/5/16
  3. TV Shows on DVD "The Real Ghostbusters - Sony Schedules 'Volume 6' through 'Volume 10'" 7/14/16

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GalleryEdit

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Volume 1Edit

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