This series underwent several changes over its time on the air, with a name change to Slimer! And the Real Ghostbusters a few years in. For anyone looking for a nostalgic show that pays significant tribute to the series on which it is based, you can’t go wrong with this cartoon.
This film goes in a different direction than the reboot by leaning into the legacy of the first two movies, which is both its strength and its weakness. Regardless, it’s a fun, family-friendly film about kids fighting ghosts and forgotten legacies finding new relevance, making it an essential watch for fans that may have found themselves wondering what happened after the credits rolled in Ghostbusters II.
Utilizing the backdrop of 1980s New York, the supernatural threat here quite literally feeds off unpleasantness. This may not have offered substantial enough commentary to make these observations wholly successful, but the attempt is made, and it’s a worthy one.