“The factor we discovered we liked about it was that we may direct the episodes within the script,” McCoy explains. “It gave us a lot management. We may name the backgrounds, the sound results, the digicam angles, we may do all of that.”
Quick ahead a few years and, after seeing Ghostbusters on the movie show, McCoy discovered that an outdated acquaintance, J. Michael Straczynski, had simply been employed as story editor for a cartoon sequence primarily based on the movie.
Straczynski would go on to create Babylon 5, wrote comics for Marvel and DC and penned scripts for Thor, Changeling, and World Battle Z and plenty of extra. He had been employed to affix authentic writers Len Janson and Chuck Menville after ABC’s preliminary order of 13 episodes was all of a sudden bolstered by an extra 65 which might be used for broadcast syndication.
The large leap in demand for episodes finally required a number of writers on The Actual Ghostbusters. Whereas Straczynski, Janson, and Menville wrote many, they had been joined by a number of proficient writers from the world of sci-fi and animation previous and current.
There was Michael Reaves, who would go on to earn approval for his work on Disney’s Gargoyles and Batman: The Animated Sequence and future Star Trek: The Subsequent Era and Deep House 9 scribe Marc Scott Zicree. John Shirley, a fantasy and horror author who penned the 1994 film The Crow, contributed episodes as did David Gerrold, a author on the unique Star Trek sequence.
Mark Edward Edens, who would go on to develop the long-lasting X-Males animated sequence, labored on the present, as did Richard Mueller, Kathryn Drennan, Steve Perry, and Linda Wolverton to call however a number of. Wolverton would later make historical past as the primary lady to put in writing an animated function with 1991’s Magnificence and the Beast.