The Animated Ghostbusters Are Back From the Dead, Almost Like ... Dang, What’s the Word?

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To capitalize on the Stay Puftsized success of the original 1984 Ghostbusters, an animated spin-off, The Real Ghostbusters, was created two years later; it ran on TV for seven seasons in the late '80s and early '90s. Now, presumably to capitalize on the projected [insert name of giant character from upcoming movie] success of Paul Feig's reboot, that idea has been resurrected: Variety reports that Sony is developing an animated Ghostbusters film.

Like an apparition, the project is presently hazy and indistinct — it's unclear whether the animated film would follow Feig's "four funny women," or be brand-new 'busters. Either way, Variety notes, "it's likely the film will follow the famous group as they fight supernatural forces" — sad news for anyone who hoped the movie would be a My Dinner With Andrestyle dinner conversation.