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"Putting the 'Big' in 'Big Apple'"
9/01/10

Ah, Bill Murray; the real reason it's taken 21 years to get another Ghostbusters movie. Forget the rumor that he said he never wanted to work in any movie that was a trilogy - apparently he just lost the touch for comedy. Name a movie he was in after Groundhog Day that was remotely enjoyable. Sure, Lost in Translation was very good, but for humor? His cameo in Zombieland was the first spark of the old Bill Murray anybody'd seen in years. His need to be seen as a real actor is the reason NECA couldn't continue their Gb toys: apparently the master thespian responsible for such cinematic gems as What About Bob? and Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties thought he was too good to be cast in plastic.

We felt bad that so many of the Ghostbusters Minimates were clearly meant to be huge, but got stuck at the same size as their human foes. So this toon began as nothing more than a photo of all of the "big" ones in one group, with a few small-scale buildings to make them look huge. Unfortunately, we couldn't make it work. Believe us, we tried. There was just no joke. Adding a grossly mis-sized human was all it took.

The buildings in the final product come from the Monsterpocalypse game. In the original attempts, they were from an old ID4 micro playset, and included one of the ghosts kicking over the Twin Towers and another saying "aw, never forget." Yeah, tasteful.

The ghosts are:

And though he's hard to see, Azetlor is in there, as well.

Vision-Impaired Transcript

Caption: When the giant ghosts attacked, only Bill Murray's ego was big enough to fight them face-to-face.

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