Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Finally Gives Franchise Inspiration It Needs And Fans Are Stoked

By Britta DeVore | Updated

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If there’s one way to catch the attention of a certain generation (we’re looking at you millennials), it’s by bringing back familiar things from their childhood. That’s exactly what Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is promising to do as the upcoming film’s bad guys are drawing some inspiration from the seven-season running animated series, The Real Ghostbusters. With vibrant colors and intricate designs, these ghosts might just give you a chill after all. 

Wild, Original, And Weird

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire director, Gil Kenan, spread the word that the movie would transform some of those specters to CGI life, adding a bit of the “show’s looseness and fearlessness to this movie.”

Referring to the spooky scary villains as “wild, original and weird-as-f***” Kenan’s comments promised audiences were in for a real treat when Frozen Empire arrives in theaters on March 22. The filmmaker also teased that viewers would be completely caught off guard by “just how big this film is.”

Taking From The Real Ghostbusters

In case you missed out on one of the greatest animated series ever, The Real Ghostbusters rode the wave of the original 1984 Ivan Reitman production, haunting TV screens from 1986 to 1991.

The colorful production was a favorite among young and old viewers alike who couldn’t get enough of the characters made famous by Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, and Ernie Hudson.

While the original actors didn’t do the voice acting, legendary talk show host Arsenio Hall and Full House star Dave Coulier were involved for a portion of the show.

Picking Up After Ghostbusters: Afterlife

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Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire will pick up following the events of 2021’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife and will follow the Spengler family back to their home in New York City.

For a refresher, the Spenglers (Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, and Carrie Coon) left the Big Apple in Afterlife to get a taste of small-town living.

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But, when they discover the truth about their father/grandfather, Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis), the unsuspecting family unlocks a dark presence and brings the world of the ghosts on a collision course with that of the living. 

The film also introduced Paul Rudd as Gary Grooberson, a seismologist. Plus, it brought back the original crew, with Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, and a digital version of Harold Ramis ready to put the ghosties back in their place.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire In Manhattan

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Likewise, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire will also see the OGs get back to business, but this time at a much more high-tech home base, thanks to Winston’s (Hudson) extra cash.

The team will need all the help they can get when Garraka drops a “Death Chill” to Manhattan, with nothing but the Ghostbusters standing in the way of the city’s complete annihilation.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Release

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With Marvel rebooting their classic animated series, X-Men ‘97, could the Ghostbusters hype be at such a fever pitch that we can expect to see The Real Ghostbusters receive the same treatment?

Only time will tell, but if Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire rakes in the kind of box office numbers it’s expected to, there would be plenty of good reasons for those at the top to put the idea on the table.

Prepare yourself for thrills and chills when the icy blast of Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire arrives in theaters on March 22. 

Source: Empire Magazine