Ghostbusters

Filmation's Ghostbusters: The Animated Series: Vol. 1

Ink And Paint DVD (1986)
Animation, Family, Science Fiction, Children
USA | English | Color | 11h 28min
6.5

A squad of supernatural investigators are Earth's only defense against an evil ghost wizard and his minions.


Cast View all

Pat Fraley Jake Kong Jr.
Peter Cullen Eddie Spenser Jr.
Alan Oppenheimer Prime Evil
Susan Blu Belfry
Linda Gary Apparitia
Lou Scheimer Tracy the Gorilla
Erika Scheimer Additional Voices

Crew View all

Director Tom Tataranowicz
Bill Reed
Producer Lou Scheimer

Episodes View details

1 I'll Be a Son of a Ghostbuster (1) 25 min | Sep 07, 1986

The original Ghostbusters decide to retire and turn their ghostbusting business over to their sons. When their fathers are kidnapped by Prime Evil's ghosts, Jake and Eddie must overcome their fears and go ghostbusting sooner than they expected by journeying to the future.

Director: Tom Tataranowicz
Writer: Robby London
2 Frights of the Round Table (2) 25 min | Sep 08, 1986

Arriving in the future the Ghostbusters bust their first ghosts and meet Futura, the bewitching Ghostbuster of the future. They learn of an ancient Stone Tablet which has clues to their fathers' whereabouts leading them back in time to Camelot.

Director: Ernie Schmidt
Writer: Robby London
3 No Pharoah at All (3) 25 min | Sep 09, 1986

In Camelot the Ghostbusters team-up with Merlin's apprentice Fuddy in order to battle Sir Trance-A-Lot and recover the next piece of the Stone Tablet. Then they must travel back in time to ancient Egypt where Apparitia and Airhead capture Tracy intent on mummifying him.

Director: Tom Sito
Writer: Robby London; Rowby Goren
4 The Secret of Mastodon Valley (4) 25 min | Sep 10, 1986

As Jake and Futura attempt to rescue Tracy. Eddie gets lost and is worshipped by the Egyptians as the ghost of the Great Pharoah. The Ghostbusters must race to get their act together in an effort to locate the next piece of the Stone Tablet.

Director: Bill Nunes
Writer: Rowby Goren; Robby London
Guest stars: Pat Fraley (Ghost of the Missing Link)
5 The Ones Who Save the Future (5) 25 min | Sep 11, 1986

Avoiding danger in prehistoric times and escaping the Ghost of the Missing Link, the Ghostbusters and Futura are overpowered and imprisoned in Prime Evil's Hauntquaters. The Ghostbusters must locate their fathers and defeat all of the ghosts before being turned into ghosts themselves.

Director: Lou Kachivas
Writer: Rowby Goren; Robby London
6 Witch's Stew 25 min | Sep 16, 1986

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.

Director: Richard Trueblood
Writer: Don Heckman
7 Mummy Dearest 25 min | Sep 15, 1986

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.

Director: Ernie Schmidt
Writer: Bob Forward
8 Wacky Wax Museum 25 min | Sep 16, 1986

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.

Director: Marsh Lamore
Writer: Rowby Goren
9 Statue of Liberty 25 min | Sep 17, 1986

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.

Director: Tom Sito
Writer: J. Larry Carroll; Candace Howerton
10 The Ransom of Eddie Spenser 25 min | Sep 18, 1986

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.

Director: Ed Friedman
Writer: Bob Forward
11 Eddie Takes Charge 25 min | Sep 21, 1986

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.

Director: Tom Sito
Writer: Michael Utvich
Guest stars: Pat Fraley (Sheriff Stumbleweed)
12 The Great Ghost Gorilla 25 min | Nov 04, 1986

While patrolling the skies the Ghostbusters are taken by surprise and Tracy is kidnapped. Traveling to another planet the Ghostbusters learn that it is the Great Ghost Gorilla who has kidnapped Tracy and is planning to use him as the model for an army of super gorilla robots.

Director: Ed Friedman
Writer: Don Heckman
Guest stars: Peter Cullen (The Great Ghost Gorilla)
13 A Friend in Need 25 min | Sep 23, 1986

Prime Evil's rival, Big Evil arrives at Hauntquarters and using his Specter Scepter overpowers and imprisons the villain. In order to save the Earth the Ghostbusters find themselves working alongside Prime Evil.

Director: Ed Friedman
Writer: Brooks Wachtel; Tom Bagen
Guest stars: Peter Cullen (Big Evil)
14 No Mo' Snow 25 min | Sep 24, 1986

Prime Evil creates a dragon to melt the polar ice caps and flood the Earth. When the Ghostbusters discover their Ghost Command underwater they race to the North Pole where they find that fighting a fire-breathing dragon is not an easy bust.

Director: Richard Trueblood
Writer: Bob Forward
15 Prime Evil's Good Deed 25 min | Sep 25, 1986

Big Evil returns to Hauntquarters and curses Prime Evil with the Arcane Curse, a spell that can only be broken by performing a geniune heartfelt good deed. A battle between Prime Evil and Big Evil takes place at Ghost Command with no winner in sight for the Ghostbusters.

Director: Tom Sito
Writer: J. Larry Carroll
Guest stars: Peter Cullen (Big Evil)
16 Cyman's Revenge 25 min | Oct 19, 1986

In the future the evil cyborg Cyman sends a ghostly being into the master computer of the Star Base Crusader in attempt to get revenge on Futura. The Ghostbusters travel to the future, shrink themselves down and enter the master computer, not knowing what lies ahead of them.

Director: Bill Nunes
Writer: J. Larry Carroll
Guest stars: Peter Cullen (Morrow), Pat Fraley (Cyman)
17 The Headless Horseman Caper 25 min | Sep 29, 1986

When Prime Evil sends Fangster to retrieve the Aztec Medallion, the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, a former hench-ghost of Prime Evil arrives at the Ghostbusters Ghost Command warning them of the danger. But can they trust him?

Director: Tom Tataranowicz
Writer: J. Larry Carroll
Guest stars: Pat Fraley (Headless Horseman)
18 Banish That Banshee 25 min | Sep 30, 1986

After a howling contest takes place at Hauntquarters Prime Evil summons the Wailing Banshee whose voice can cause thunderstorms. The Ghostbusters must go back in time and find a leprechaun to help them defeat the Banshee.

Writer: John Vornholt
19 Rollerghoster 25 min | Oct 01, 1986

A newly opened ghostly-themed amusement park prompts Prime Evil to send Apparitia and Bratarat to haunt it. When the Ghostbusters realize that the ghosts are loose in the park they fight back, but they must first find Jessica's mischievous nephew Corky.

Writer: Len Riley
Guest stars: Erika Scheimer (Corky)
20 He Went Brataway 25 min | Oct 02, 1986

In an attempt to impress Bratarina, Bratarat capitalizes on Prime Evil's vacation claming that he owns Hauntquarters. The Ghostbusters race to England to stop Bratarat, but not before the villain has already overthrown Buckingham Palace.

Director: Lou Kachivas
Writer: Robby London
21 The Looking Glass Warrior 25 min | Oct 05, 1986

When the other-dimensional Invertroids begin capturing people through mirrors the Ghostbusters join forces with Jessica's uncle John Guardian in order to defeat them. But for the Ghostbusters to prevail a great sacrifice has to be made.

Director: Tom Tataranowicz
Writer: Bob Forward
Guest stars: Peter Cullen (John Guardian)
22 Laser and Future Rock 25 min | Oct 06, 1986

The Ghostbusters travel to the future to help Futura save her nephew, Laser and his friends Rae and Tempo who have been captured by Corpulon, a large slug-like energy ghost who seeks vengeance against Futura.

Director: Ed Friedman
Writer: Don Heckman
Guest stars: Peter Cullen (Corpulon, Tempo), Pat Fraley (Laser), Erika Scheimer (Rae)
23 Runaway Choo-Choo 25 min | Oct 07, 1986

The Ghostbusters travel to Norway to guard peace prize winner Dr. Alex Miller and Jessica from Prime Evil's latest ghostly plan. The gang not only has to protect Dr. Miller from Apparitia and Scared Stiff, but also stop the runaway train they find themselves on.

Director: Tom Sito
Writer: Candace Howerton
Guest stars: Peter Cullen (Dr. Alex Miller)
24 Dynamite Dinosaurs 25 min | Oct 08, 1986

Prime Evil sends Haunter to steal a recently discovered dinosaur egg, believing that he can raise the creature and conquer the earth. The Ghostbusters journey back to the past with the egg to reunite it with its mother before it hatches.

Director: Marsh Lamore
Writer: Rowby Goren
25 Ghostbunglers 25 min | Oct 09, 1986

The Ghostbusters go back in time to ancient Rome to aid Madam Why's great ancestor , Tonya and prevent Prime Evil's ghosts from stealing a magical wreath owned by Julius Ceasar. It is not long before the Ghostbusters are taking part in a deadly chariot race against Marcus Phantamus.

Director: Ed Friedman
Writer: Len Riley
Guest stars: Peter Cullen (Marcus Phantamus), Alan Oppenheimer (Julius Ceasar), Linda Gary (Tonya)
26 My Present to the Future 25 min | Oct 12, 1986

When a young boy named Copernicus Randall sees Fangster in the moon through his new telescope. The Ghostbusters must find out why Prime Evil is trying to prevent the young boy from looking into the stars. They discover the truth in the future.

Director: Tom Tataranowicz
Writer: Bob Forward
27 The Beastly Buggy 25 min | Oct 13, 1986

The Ghostbusters take part in a round the world race in an effort to raise money for a charity. Unfortunately the late entrant turns at to be Hot Rod, driving Prime Evil's Beastly Buggy. The Ghostbusters have to cope with many obstacles that Prime Evil throws at them to win the race.

Director: Ed Friedman
Writer: Don Heckman
28 Belfry Leads the Way 25 min | Oct 14, 1986

When Prime Evil discovers mole creatures living in underground caves with an entrance at the North Pole he and Apparitia see an opportunity to overthrow the Earth. Belfry and the Ghostbusters attempt to stop Prime Evil and convince the mole-like people that they are friends.

Director: Tom Tataranowicz
Writer: Jr., Arthur Browne
29 The Battle for Ghost Command 25 min | Oct 15, 1986

The Ghostbusters are puzzled when their ghostly devices in Ghost Command begin acting crazy. A strange green vapor appears to be the cause of the odd behavior. When the Ghostbusters travel into the sewer to discover the source they also they find out the vapor is coming from a toxic waste factory.

Director: Bill Nunes
Writer: Bob Forward
30 Going Ape 25 min | Oct 16, 1986

When Prime Evil's cousin, Count Grumpette creates a double of Tracy using some of the ape's hairs he sends the clone to create havoc. The Ghostbusters are shocked when Tracy is imprisoned and vow to prove their friend's innocence.

Director: Tom Sito
Writer: Durnford King
Guest stars: Pat Fraley (Count Grumpette)
31 The Haunting of Gizmo 25 min | Oct 19, 1986
Director: Ernie Schmidt
Writer: J. Larry Carroll
32 Ghostnappers 25 min | Oct 20, 1986

Madam Why receives a gift that turns out to be from Prime Evil and spirits her away as his captive in Hauntquaters. Using her as bait he captures the Ghostbusters, so its up Futura and Jessica to save the day.

Director: Tom Sito
Writer: Len Riley

Editions

Barcode Format Region Released Edition
787364722990 DVD 1 Feb 27, 2007
5050582712759 DVD 2 Jun 09, 2017