All Ghostbusters Content Is Leaving Netflix This Month


What hasn’t been acquired by Netflix recently? The titans of industry have been spending billions to stream the hottest new TV shows and movies. Every month, though, we see titles that we love vanish from our “lists” and this month, it’s the endearing animated series The Real Ghostbusters, as well as the revered classics it’s based on, that’ll be disappearing.

Just two years after Ghostbusters released in 1984, the gang continued to answer the call for help in 1986. This time from box-shaped televisions at home. All things considered, it’s a lovely little animated show, and we suggest you check it out before it officially leaves the streaming service on March 31st. While you’re at it, you might as well rewatch the original – and its sequel – for the 100th time, too, before they recede to the world of daily renting on March 1st.

The future for the show, meanwhile, may prove to be less accessible. Once the 116 episodes leave Netflix later this month, our only option will be to purchase the DVDs via Sony. This accounts for all seven seasons (1986-1991), with my personal favorite being the third, which aired prior to the show being re-named Slime!

In case you’re unfamiliar with it, Netflix describes the Emmy-nominated series as follows:

“Four eccentric paranormal professionals tangle with the bizarre and otherworldly in this animated continuation of the popular live action movie. Starring: Frank Welker, Maurice LaMarche, Arsenio Hall.”

RGB, as many fans call it – not to be confused with Ruth Ginsberg, as this show shows no restraint – is itself “bizarre” and “otherworldly.” The creatures are genuinely terrifying, and many episodes play like a dark fever dream along the lines of Argento, mixed with some of the cheesiest 80’s jokes you’ve ever heard. In other words, it’s a ton of fun!

And although the end of its streaming run might not be a “disaster of biblical proportions” – dogs and cats won’t be living together – it’ll still upset a lot of fans. The good news, though, is that you still have all month to binge The Real Ghostbusters before it’s gone.