Slimer! the animation series was added to The Real Ghostbusters in Season 4 and was renamed "Slimer! and The Real Ghostbusters. It was reformatted in 1988, to give the show a more kid-friendly atmosphere.
A comic series was produced as well.
The Slimer! cartoons were centered around Slimer and his adventures with his friends. In this cartoon the ghostbuster act as support cast for a plot. Many characters were introduced for the series including animals and a arch-nemesis for slimer called Professor Dweeb. Many of the shows had nothing to do with the ghostbusters at all. The show also gave a new outlet for the Junior Ghostbusters to show up on.
Season Guide & Episode Guide
- Slimer (voiced by Frank Welker) is the star of the show and everything centers around his world. He for the most part enjoys a good meal and a fun time.
- Manx is an orange scruffy alley cat that many times causes Slimer problems.
- Chilly Cooper is the singing ice cream truck driver.
- Luigi is the Italian chef.
- Rafael is Luigi's short-tempered and impatient boss.
- Bud is the bellboy from the Sedgewick Hotel.
- Fred is a purple, Scottish Terrier dog that is friends with Slimer and Bud.
- Morris Grout is the grumpy manager of the Sedgewick Hotel.
- Professor Dweeb (voiced by Jeff Altman) is wanting to get Slimer to study him, and to prove he is more of a scientist than the Ghostbusters.
- Elizabeth is the poodle that is with, and frequently bites, Professor Dweeb.
- Mrs. Stone is the tough woman that appears as a security guard, nurse, and lifeguard.
- Bruiser is a mean dog that is muscler.
- Sleaze is a ghost that the ghostbusters caught that later gets free, and Slimer has to get him back.
- Ice Cream Truck is Chilly Cooper vehicle.
- Ecto-1 is the prime vehicle they used by the Ghostbusters.
- Ecto-Junior is the vehicle used by the Junior Ghostbusters.
The Box Set which has all 33 episodes of Slimer! show was released through Time-Life.
When the Slimer! segments were used, many characters from those segments are seen in the intro. Bud is seen opening the door for a "hotel guest" that turns out to be a monster and Luigi, Chilly Cooper, and Slimer are seen driving an ice cream truck to escape a pizza creature. Even Professor Dweeb appears in the beginning of the intro with Elizabeth trying to blast Slimer.
The "Real GB" spinoff also had a NOW Comics version. Some of the stories published included follow up material from the episodes and original pulp for readers.