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Original Ghostbusters Returning to US Theaters

In anticipation of the worldwide release of Ghostbusters, starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, in theaters July 15, 2016, audiences will get a chance to build their excitement for the new film by revisiting the classic 1984 movie, directed by Ivan Reitman, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, and starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson, as Fathom Events brings moviegoers a nationwide limited-time re-release of the original, and will never be bettered, Ghostbusters movie, and, in New York City, BBQ Films presents a special, immersive Ghostbusters experience!


On June 8 – the anniversary of the original 1984 release of the classic film – with an encore date of June 12, Fathom Events will bring the original film to moviegoers across the country with a special re-release in more than 750 movie theaters nationwide, including a sneak peek at the new Ghostbusters. Tickets for these screenings will go on sale May 6, 2016 at Fat…

New Facts About Ghostbusters 2016 Unveiled

A series of set reports conducted last September have finally hit the ecto-web, giving new details about Sony's upcoming Ghostbusters movie!

Empire Magazine Unveils New Photos From Ghostbusters 2016

Check out these photos from Sony's upcoming Ghostbusters movie featured in Empire Magazine's Ghostbusters Special Issue (June 2016), via Ghostbusters Universe News!:

Ghostbusters in 2 minutes with LEGO bricks - MonsieurCaron

LEGO enthusiast Marc-Andre Caron has unveiled a brand new video that runs down all the key events from the original Ghostbusters movie in just 2 minutes! Check it out below:



Enjoy this recreation of the 1984 Ghostbuster movie all made in LEGO stop motion animation by MonsieurCaron. If the crossover between the LEGO bricks and the fan favorite ghost hunting foursome is playable in the LEGO Dimension game, it is only here that you can see the story resumed in only 2 minutes with real LEGO bricks.

Via GhostbustersNews.com.

Usaopoly Unveils First Look At Ghostbusters Monopoly!

Usaopoly have unveiled their first look at their upcoming Ghostbusters Monopoly board game!:


Coming from Usaopoly.

It's The Boardgames – Monopoly – Ghostbusters.

"Who ya gonna call"? Save the world from paranormal activity by subduing the vapors, entities and slimers at famous locations from the original Ghostbusters movie!

2-6 Players.
Ages 8+

Player pieces will include:

Ecto-1
Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
A Terror Dog
Proton Pack
PKE Meter
Slimer
Ghost Trap

Expect to see this hitting store shelves sometime in May 2016!

Original source: GhostbustersNews.com.

Build-A-Bear And Ghostbusters Are Teaming Up For New Movie!

Very exciting news - Ghostbusters AND Build-A-Bear are teaming up in celebration of the new film! More information should be announced soon:


Additional source: GhostbustersNews.com via Ghostbusters of Upstate NY.

Anovos Now Taking Pre-Orders For Ghostbusters Proton Pack Kit!

Ever dreamed of owning your very own LICENSED Ghostbusters Proton Pack? That dream can now be a reality thanks to Anovos' Proton Pack Kit!

ANOVOS is proud to bring you the first offering from their new GHOSTBUSTERS™ Collection, the classic Proton Pack in do-it-yourself kit form. Follow in the footsteps of Egon Spengler and Ray Stantz in 1984 and build your own nuclear accelerator to counter the negative energy of ghosts with a proton stream of positively charged ions-except this time it's licensed! Pre-order items are subject to change in availability and features. We're ready to believe you...just don't cross the streams! Click here to pre-order yours today!


Designed in 1984 by Egon Spengler and Ray Stantz, the nuclear powered Proton Pack counters the negative energy of ghosts with a proton stream of positively charged ions. Build your costume piece by piece or all at once with the ANOVOS GHOSTBUSTERS™ Collection. Unfortunately, the $600 price tag will probably be out…

New Teacher - Bad Education

A new teacher comes to the school. He's American. Place joke here*



* Donald Trump.

Ghostbusters - Kevin Administrative Professionals Day Featurette (2016) HD

Sony have released a brand-new behind-the-scenes Ghostbusters featurette not only containing a bunch of new footage, but also happens to showcase Hemsworth's hapless assistant Kevin!:



Released for "Administrative Professionals Day" (the unofficial holiday championing the tireless work of admins all over the world) on April 27, the featurette combines Kevin being a goof with interview snippets from the cast!

The new Ghostbusters film sees Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy as scientists Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, respectively. Gilbert is a particle physicist while Yates, Gilbert’s close friend, is an expert in the paranormal. As ghost sightings ramp up, they team with Kate McKinnon's Jillian Holtzmann, a nuclear engineer who winds up creating the team's tech. Leslie Jones' Patty Tolan, then, is the team's everyman character who winds up playing an important role connected to an early supernatural encounter.

It also stars Chris Hemsworth as the new secret…

Best Buy Canada Unveils Ecto-Tastic Ghostbusters Blu-ray SteelBooks!

Exciting news coming from Best Buy Canada as they've unveiled a first look at these absolutely AWESOME Ghostbusters Blu-ray SteelBooks!:


Both Ghostbusters SteelBooks will be available on June 21st at a price of $22.99 a piece.

Pre-order Ghostbusters Blu-ray SteelBook
Pre-order Ghostbusters II Blu-ray SteelBook

Original Source: GhostbustersNews.com.

Empire Unveils Ghostbusters Covers!

Entertainment magazine Empire, known for its blockbuster movie covers, has revealed its front covers for its June 2016 issue! With Ghostbusters' anniversary around the corner, the June 2016 issue features both Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters (2016) content, including an interview with Ghostbusters screenwriter and star Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Ray Stantz in the original films)!:

Newsstand Cover:


Subscriber/Exclusive Cover


Subscribers get the Slimer cover too – but with this fun alternate image, seeing Erin, Jillian, Abby and Patty front and centre, primed to leap into the apparitional action!


The June 2016 issue of Empire will be at retailers on Thursday 28th April 2016. Subscribers to Empire should be receiving their copy "any day now."

Original Source: Ghostbusters International.

Hi-C Ecto Cooler Returns in a Starring Role - Just in Time for Ghostbusters!

Original The Coca-Cola Company press release via Business Wire:

Hi-C Ecto CoolerTM Returns in a Starring Role – Just in Time for Summer Blockbuster Season

Fan favorite refreshing citrus juice drink graces stores nationwide for a limited time

April 25, 2016 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time


Hi-C Ecto Cooler will be available in 6-ounce juice boxes and in 11.5-ounce thermal ink cans that turns an eerie shade of slime green when the product inside is cold. (Photo: Business Wire)
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fans of the ghoulish green goodness of Hi-C Ecto Cooler have one more reason to celebrate the return of the Ghostbusters franchise to the silver screen. This summer, the juice drink of choice for those nostalgic for the '80s and '90s will officially return to store shelves for a limited time. Its resurgence comes after a 15-year hiatus, much to the delight of fans everywhere. Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15, 2016.

"Hi-C Ecto Cooler fueled a pop culture phenomenon that is well…

Murr Gets A Date - Impractical Jokers

The Jokers are helping customers at a Pizza shop with the other guys telling them what to do. Also Murr pulls... Watch the Jokers on Comedy Central, Mondays at 10pm!:

Captain Planet and the Planeteers - Saturday Morning Acapella

A Cappella cover of the opening theme to the popular animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers!:

Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters - Claire Bueno London Live Interview

Cleanin' Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters producer Claire Bueno appears on London Live to talk about the inspiration behind making the documentary and about their Kickstarter campaign:

Voice Actor Frank Welker To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Frank Welker, the voice behind countless iconic cartoon characters including Dr. Ray Stantz from The Real Ghostbusters, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy® Awards on Friday, April 29th, 2016!


Responsible for creating the voices and sound effects of hundreds of animated characters over a span of nearly fifty years, Welker has garnered the respect of audiences and peers alike for his unparalleled skills as a voice actor. While he has also appeared on television series, variety and talk shows, in pilots and commercials, it is because of his invaluable work behind the camera that Frank Welker has been chosen to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s 43rd Annual Daytime Emmys.

Born in Denver, Colorado, Welker developed a stand-up comedy act in college, which got him started on the concert circuit touring with The Righteous Brothers and Sergio Mendes. He continued with stand up, appearing in places including Las Veg…

Diamond Select Toys Unveils Ghostbusters Tumblers

Raise a toast to the heroes of New York City! For repulsing an invasion by Gozer the Gozerian, Diamond Select Toys has issued four commemorative tumblers featuring each of the four Ghostbusters – Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston. Featuring all-new artwork and scene descriptions, these tumblers look like what you would have gotten back in 1984, had the original Ghostbusters movie received promotion at fast-food restaurants! Each tumbler is packaged in a full-color window box, each sold separately. Hand-wash only.


Peter Tumbler (Item #APR162601, SRP: $9.99)
Ray Tumbler (Item #APR162602, SRP: $9.99)
Egon Tumbler (Item #APR162603, SRP: $9.99)
Winston Tumbler (Item #APR162604, SRP: $9.99)

H/T: GhostbustersNews.com.

DST's Ghostbusters Select Action Figures Series 2 Hits Stores; Series 3 Available To Pre-Order Now!

This week, the second series of Ghostbusters Select Action Figures ships to comic shops from Diamond Select Toys, with Peter Venkman, Egon Spengler and Dana Barrett joining the previously released Ray Stanz, Winston Zeddemore and Louis Tully!


Based on the hit original 1984 Ghostbusters film, each of these 7" scale figures will come packaged with a piece of Gozer The Gozerian's rooftop temple diorama from the climactic scene, which will be spread across all 15 releases in the line. And once you have Series 2 in your hands, you'll be able to pre-order Series 3!


Ghostbusters Select Series 3, featuring Slimer, Janine, and Quitting Time Ray will ship later this summer, and pre-orders are open for all three figures starting this week. As with Series 2, each will come with a diorama piece at comic shops and specialty stores, as well as accessories: Ray will come with his ghostbusting gear; Janine will come with a phone, buzzer and takeout containers; and Slimer will come with two…

Sony Unveils Early Scene From "Ghostbusters" (2016)

In celebration of the forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot, the four female leads of the movie recently appeared at Sony Pictures Entertainment's CinemaCon 2016 panel in Las Vegas on April 12. After the actors joked about the sequel, the studio released one of the first scenes from the film, which you can read about below!:


"Ghostbusters" stars Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and director Paul Feig speak onstage during CinemaCon 2016 in Las Vegas on April 12. PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES
GHOSTBUSTERS SPOILERS AHEAD!!
The scene showed the 21st century ghost-busting gang before Leslie Jones' character Patty joins Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Jillian (Kate McKinnon), and Erin (Kristen Wiig). In the scene, reminiscent of the library scene in the original Ghostbusters movie, the three woman visit a museum where they're given their first task as Ghostbusters. "You're gonna die in there," the man who hires them warns. When the women enter the ha…

New "Ghostbusters" Video Game To Get Retail Release

Huge news coming from Gamestop.com as the new Ghostbusters video game has been listed as a physical item that fans can have actual physical contact with!

Pricing on both the Playstation 4 and X-Box One versions is set at $49.99 US.

Check out the box art, pre-order links and details below:

Have you and your friends been experiencing paranormal activity? Grab your Proton Pack and join the Ghostbusters as you explore Manhattan, blasting ghosts, and trapping those runaway ghouls.

- Thrilling Multiplayer Experience: Play alongside your friends as the Ghostbusters in the 2-4 player local co-op campaign!

- Terrifying Ghost Trapping: Battle new and classic Ghostbusters characters, including Slimer, Gertrude Eldridge, Sparky and many more!

- Electrifying Weapon Choices: Dynamically swap weapons during battle with unique options for each character.

- Blockbuster Film Extension: An original story that takes place after the events of the movie! Ghostbusting fun for the whole family: Gamers of all ages…

Insight Collectibles Unveils "Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History"

Sideshow Collectibles have announced the exciting news that Insight Collectibles will be releasing Ghostbusters: Gozer Temple Collector's Edition! Priced $295.00, the special edition of the Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History book is expected to shop between August and October 2016!:

Check out the products official description below!:

ABOUT THIS BOOK

"Who you gonna call?"


This replica of the sculpt of the Gozer Temple doors used in the original Ghostbusters film is based on the actual mold created by special effects legend Richard Edlund and his team at Boss Film Studios. Featuring intricate details that will thrill Ghostbusters fans, this evocative sculpt can be wall-mounted or displayed upright.

The sculpt comes with a copy of the deluxe book Ghostbusters: The Ultimate Visual History, which takes an in-depth look at over three decades of Ghostbusters fun, from the original movies to the animated shows, comics, video games, toys, and other collectibles.

Exclusive…

Ghostbusters News Round-Up - Sunday 17th April 2016

GakOid's round-up of Ghostbusters news from around the ecto-web!:


- With Ghostbusters Monopoly passing go next month, Ghost Corps has confirmed a Ghostbusters version of Yahtzee was also rolling onto game tables very soon! "America’s #1 dice game, Yahtzee has been slimed! Everybody's beloved Slimer is the shaker cup and the hit movie Ghostbusters is the theme for this take on YAHTZEE! Roll five Proton Packs for a Yahtzee with an lnter-dimensional twist. Game features custom Sllmer shaker and translucent dice." Ghostbusters Yahtzee is scheduled for release in July 2016!


- Die-cast retailer M&J Toys Inc. have unveiled a new product page for Hot Wheels' upcoming Ghostbusters (2016) ECTO-1 and ECTO-2 vehicles set, which is expected to be released in June 2016!

- Andrew Shaffer, author of the upcoming (in movie) Ghostbusters (2016) book, Ghosts From Our Past: Both Literally & Figuratively has announced that Simon Spotlight is publishing a Ghostbuster's Handbo…

Back To School - Bad Education

The teachers get a sweepstakes together betting on the kids in this clip from Bad Education!:

Taste Test Prank - Impractical Jokers

The jokers have to get through all their questions during a taste test or they'll lose. Watch the Jokers on Comedy Central UK & Ireland, Mondays at 10pm!:

Watch: Bill Murray serenaded in New Orleans with "Ghostbusters" theme!

It's been talked about and it's been written about almost since the moment it happened in December 2014. Now, thanks to the Internet, fans can get a front-row seat to the moment actor Bill Murray was serenaded with the Ghostbusters theme by New Orleans trombonist Glen David Andrews at the Three Muses on Frenchmen Street!:



The video taken by an audience member at the show was actually uploaded to YouTube back at the time by a user calling himself only "Daniel," but that video resided in relative obscurity -- clocking fewer than 300 views -- until Andrews posted it Saturday morning (April 16) to his Facebook page. Check it out in the embedded video above.

In the two-minute clip, a clearly pleased Murray smiles and claps along as Andrews and his band lay into a trombone-heavy version of Ray Parker Jr.'s call-and-response theme ("Who you gonna call?") from the 1984 film, which is still one of the more crowd-pleasing movies on Murray's lengthy filmograph…

Get Your Own Ghostbusters Terror Dog Gatekeeper!

In the market for something cool and Ghostbusters related? GakOid's Blog may have your fix right here as someone on Etsy has fashioned one heck of a Ghostbusters collectible!


At approximately 7" tall, 13" in length, 7" wide, and weighing approx. 9 lbs., the "Gatekeeper" is poised and waiting for the "Keymaster." Hand-sculpted, fired, and hand-painted, this Terror Dog will surely make a nice addition to your home!

The figure is sealed with a polyurethane clear coat to protect against UV and moisture and is signed and dated by artist.

How much, you ask? They clock in at around 500 bucks! Worth it! Maybe keep some Milk-Bone's handy...

H/T: Dread Central.

Sony Unveils Latest "Ghostbusters" Photo

Sony Pictures (via Entertainment Weekly) has released a shiny, brand new image from their upcoming Ghostbusters movie, featuring the title heroes preparing for a fight and lighting up their proton packs! The image is from the same scene as this previously releasedGhostbusters photo.


The electrifying image shows the new line-up of (from left to right) Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), unloading their proton packs at a winged demon in a rock concert, in a scene briefly glimpsed in the trailer.

To celebrate the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, EW have also unveiled a ecto-tastic interview with Kate McKinnon, who will play Jillian Holtzmann in the film:Kate McKinnon on proton packs, playing a scientist, and all things Ghostbusters
The 'SNL' breakout star breaks down her time on the Boston set

Ghostbusters (July 15)

Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones
Directed By:

Activision Announces New "Ghostbusters" Video Game

Activision has announced plans to release a brand-new Ghostbusters video game this summer to tie-in to the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, reports USA Today!


Tied to the new 'Ghostbusters' movie, a video game is set for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam on July 12. Four players, girls and guys, must don their proton packs to exterminate the paranormal.

That the four-player RPG will be released on Tuesday 12th July 2016, just before the Friday 15th July 2016 release of the new Ghostbusters movie. It's slated for Playstation 4, XBox One and Windows PC via Steam.


However, it won't be starring the old-school 80s crew or the rebooted all-female cast. Instead, the game, which takes place after the events of the new movie, features a new cast of male and female Ghostbuster rookies who are called upon to keep New York City safe. Meanwhile, the characters from the movie - who are now famous - are away taking down high-profile spooks, specters, and ghosts across the …

Motiongate Dubai Preview - Ghostbusters

Video press release from Motiongate Dubai - a new theme park opening in October 2016 - showing its attractions, including Ghostbusters (I & II), The Hunger Games, How to Train Your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, The Smurfs, Underworld, and more:



Via Proton Charging.

Go For Brokers - Impractical Jokers

The jokers team up to teach real estate classes, but the presentations have been made up by the other team! Watch the Jokers on Comedy Central UK & Ireland, Mondays at 10pm!:

PPW Toys Unveils Upcoming "Ghostbusters" Merchandise

PPW Toys has released pics of their first three upcoming Ghostbusters products - two Mr. Potato Head PopTaters and a Ghostbusters Matryoshka (nesting) doll!

Product descriptions have been added to each picture. These products will be released in June 2016 ($20 for the PopTaters and $17 for the nesting dolls) with more to come, by the sounds of things!:


Ghostbuster Mr. Potato Head - Who you gonna call? Mr. Potato Head suits up and joins everyone's favorite para-psychologists; the Ghostbusters! This detailed PopTater stands 6" tall and includes equipment used by the Ghostbusters: the classic Jump Suit, Proton Pack, ECTO Goggles and more! And each component is removable and interchangeable. Our PopTater collectibles look great on display and come packaged in their own box to truly showcase each figure.

Ghostbuster Nesting Dolls - The world's greatest Para-Psychologists are now available in this collectible Nesting Doll set. Each set includes six plastic dolls that stack inside…

Sony Unveils Dan Aykroyd's Cameo In Upcoming "Ghostbusters" Movie At CinemaCon 2016

Sony Pictures previewed the studios upcoming Ghostbusters reboot and unveiled Dan Aykroyd's cameo role in the movie during Sony CinemaCon 2016!


For Sony's Ghostbusters presentation at CinemaCon, the lights shut off, and green spotlights started flickering. Footage then played of the Ecto 1 cutting corners in Las Vegas up to the front of Caesars. The footage was followed by Paul Feig and Ghostbusters 2016 stars Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig on stage to banter around. "The originals loom large for me, I love an underdog story," said McCarthy. McKinnon described her time on the set dealing with her costume as "I was pleased there was room for my crouch to breath this summer. Thanks for coming!"

The fivesome then launched clips and more extra footage. One scene featured the lead-up to where Wiig, McCarthy and McKinnon encounter the ghost at the museum, before it pukes slime on Wiig's character, Erin Gilbert. Another clip pre…

Ford Unveils "Metal Gear Solid" Car Commercials

Ford have enlisted the help of the Playstation classic Metal Gear Solid to promote their line of cars!


For two slightly bizarre new commercials, Ford have appropriated footage from the games to advertise the advance features of the Ford Focus. In the first, Psycho Mantis reads Solid Snake's mind and finds out he wants a 2017 Ford Fusion Titanium, and in the second, Col. Roy Campbell Codec calls Solid Snake for a briefing of the utmost important - the 2016 Ford Focus:

A Meeting with Psycho Mantis | Ford Overdubs



Psycho Mantis knows you want a 2017 Ford Fusion Titanium. Why argue?

A Codec Call to Remember | Ford Overdubs



When the Colonel calls about the 2016 Ford Focus, you answer.

This isn't the first time Ford have used pop culture characters in its advertisements. Two months ago, Ford released adverts featuring redubbed Dragon Ball Z.

Ford's new commercials also feature the original MGS actors... which makes things even more confusing if you know the recent history of bridge …

Funko Unveils Ghostbusters 2016 Pop! Vinyl figures; Introduces Rowan's Ghost

After teasing fans in February at Toy Fair in New York, Funko has given theGhostbusters a call, officially unveiling its line of Pop! Vinyl figures based on the franchises' reboot!


The series, titled Pop! Movies: Ghostbusters 2016, consists of team members Patty Nolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Jill Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Kevin the receptionist (Chris Hemsworth), Gertrude's Ghost and Rowan's Ghost, who is the Ghost who appears in the famous 'No Ghosts' logo!

The 3.75-inch vinyl figures will be released in June, ahead of the film’s July 15 opening.


It's also been revealed that, in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, Rowan will be a convicted murderer who turns into a ghost after his execution is hit by a supercharged electrical storm. This gives him the power to raise an army of other ghosts, which is said to be made up of famous villains throughout history. The character will be played by SNL veteran Neil Casey…