Venkman! On June 8, 1984, the world first learned of the ghostbusting antics of three unemployed parapsychology professors in the movie Ghostbusters. The film went on to gross more than $230 million domestically becoming a pop culture favorite.
Now, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the film’s release, Sony Pictures Consumer Products will launch an exciting product line for fans of all ages throughout 2014. To kick things off, pop culture art gallery, Gallery 1988 is creating a traveling art show. Top artists will showcase their interpretations of Ghostbusters over the past 30 years. Limited-edition screen prints and posters will be available during each stop of the tour, which will conclude at 2014 Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif.
Look for products throughout 2014 from Mattel, IDW Publishing, World Tech Toys, Quantum Mechanics, Factory Entertainment, Diamond Select and Medicom Toys, Mad Engine, Titan Figures, Uniqlo, Kaientai, BCI, Ubisoft, Funko, and Underground Toys.
Here are a few facts from the original movie courtesy of IMDB:
• The “marshmallow goo” used in the film was actually shaving cream. More than 50 gallons was dumped on Walter Peck (from Environmental Protection) almost knocking him to the ground.
• The Stay-Puft marshmallow man was originally supposed to come up out of the water right next to The Statue of Liberty, to get a contrast of size. However, the scene was too hard to shoot.
• Dana Barrett’s (Sigourney Weaver) apartment building actually exists at 55 Central Park West in New York City. But the building is only 20 stories high. For the film, matte paintings and models were used to make the building look bigger and with more floors
Watch Ray Parker, Jr.’s original music video for Ghostbusters.
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