Last year’s Ghostbusters Day celebration played host to an onslaught of announcements and surprises, from a sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife being announced to the reveal of a limited in-universe comic event from Dark Horse, but for us, arguably the most surprising bit of news is that Sony Pictures Animation is currently in production of a feature-length film, alongside working with Netflix for an upcoming cartoon series.
With so many projects on the go, there’s undoubtedly a lot of stock being put behind Ghostbustersrelying not only on a bit of nostalgia but giving fans something close, with Jason Reitman, who’ll serve as executive producer on the animated projects, confirming that the Netflix series will “navigate an unexplored era and decade of Ghostbusters canon.” In contrast, the Netflix series will boast an “all-new team” and provide “a whole new take.”
During the reveal presentation hosted by Gil Kenan and Jason Reitman, a no-ghost graphic was shown that was very much in the tone of the 1980s series, The Real Ghostbusterswith everyone’s favorite green spud, Slimer, getting featured.
While Sony has yet to make anything public, and to be honest, they likely won’t, given that Kenan immediately downplayed the design once shown at Ghostbusters Day, joking to the crowd, “Relax! It’s not an official logo or anything; I just got excited and started drawing,” Ghostbusters News fan-favorite artist Badoochi Studios just dropped a slime-dripping recreation, with the overall concept remaining the same, outside of a few minor changes.
Regarding the upcoming animated feature, co-director Jennifer Kluska was recently interviewed by The Wrap speaking about Ghostbusters’ return to animation.
“It feels sort of very right and fitting to come back to ‘Ghostbusters’ in an animated form. It feels like so many ‘Ghostbusters’ fans come from that space as well,” Kluska said. “And that gives you this bigger, weirder stage to play upon. And I think we want to obviously do something very new and different, as we always do but we know that there are so many ‘Ghostbusters’ fans who just are waiting to see this franchise animated again.”
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