The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is a fictional mascot from the Ghostbusters franchise of media who sometimes appears as a giant, lumbering paranormal monster. It first appeared as a picture logo on a prop package of marshmallows in Dana Barrett's apartment when she places the groceries onto her kitchen counter and then later in the climax of the 1984 film, Ghostbusters and subsequently was incorporated into many other Ghostbuster media, including the animated series, The Real Ghostbusters; a number of Ghostbusters-related comics, a stage show and numerous video games. In Ghostbusters Universe, it is the mascot of the fictional food company, Stay Puft Marshmallow Corporation (identical to the use of the Pillsbury Doughboy mascot, who bears extreme resemblance to Puft). Within the universe, it is also used as the subject of a Marshmallow Man cartoon series. Along with the Ghostbusters logo and Ghostbusters 2 logos, the image of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man has become one of the most recognizable emblems of the franchise.