The Making of The Real Ghostbusters

Paul at Spook Central emailed me about this documentary on the making of the Real Ghostbusters cartoon series, all the way through story writing, sound recording, and final animation in Japan. The 20 minute short includes interviews with Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Joe Medjuck, and more, including some of the Japanese producers, like Shigeru Akagawa at K.K.C&D, and featuring Rolf Harris as narrator.

It’s a good look at the process of getting the show made, though it sadly doesn’t feature J. Michael Straczynski. With all the Ghostbusters 2 materials lying around, it’s pretty clear this was done after his initial run on the show.

There’s even a nice shot of the DIC building in California, which I got stare at for three days when working at a Disney building across the street.

For the time being, you can download the show here.

[UPDATE] The short is now available in two parts on YouTube, both of which you can watch below.

The clip was originally uploaded (the megaupload link above) by maskedshuuyu at the GB Messageboard – so big ups to M for sharing with the world. Sorry it went unnoticed for so long. And more thanks to Matthew at the same boards, for providing some additional details. He confirmed that the segment was presented in 1989 as a special Rolf’s Cartoon Club segment, entitled Slimer Won’t Do That (something masked had mentioned as well.)

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