Original hand painted background artwork produced for the animated show can be quite hard to find, especially with the majority of cels being sold with modern day laser jet copies just for display. If you do manage to pick up a cel with a hand painted background then the chances are it will be a nondescript one which probably looks like it could belong to any cartoon. Painted backgrounds that depict more memorable locations in the Ghostbusters universe are, as you might expect, very sought after.
This is a hand painted background of the unmistakable Ghostbusters firehouse from Season 2, Episode 64: “Dairy Farm”.
Photo credit: Michael J.
Below is another great hand painted background featuring the firehouse. This one is from Season 3, Episode 3: “It’s a Jungle out there”.
Photo credit: Lee W