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Depressed by the antics of the other ghosts, Casper leaves home to make friends. After unintentionally scaring several potential pals, Casper befriends two young children. They take him ... See full summary »

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Uncredited cast:
Frank Gallop ...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ...
Ghost / Rooster (voice) (uncredited)
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Johnny (voice) (uncredited)
Cecil Roy ...
Bonnie (voice) (uncredited)
Alan Shay ...
Casper (voice) (uncredited)
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Depressed by the antics of the other ghosts, Casper leaves home to make friends. After unintentionally scaring several potential pals, Casper befriends two young children. They take him home, where Casper frightens their mother. Casper is again upset because he believes that he will always scare away his potential buddies. However, Casper scares away a banker who is coming to foreclose on the woman's house, and this wins her heart for Casper. Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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16 November 1945 (USA)  »

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Casper kiltti kummitus  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Casper: I'll never be nothin' but a scary ol' ghost without any friends...
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Referenced in Home and Away: Episode #1.1226 (1993) See more »

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Brahms Lullaby
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Written by Johannes Brahms
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An excellent start of the "Casper" cartoon series
31 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Here is an excellent start of the "Casper" cartoon series - because this is the very first Casper cartoon. I remember watching this short from an old VHS I used to have, but was losted with the first three Casper cartoons ever made.

The story goes with a pudgy Casper running away from home, upset about the ghostly antics of his many siblings. Along the road, Casper tries to make friends; but the all ran away. Poor Casper was so sad and depressed, he tried committing suicide by sitting on the railroad tracks; but forgotten he's already dead and wept. Now at that moment, two children came by and ask Casper if he wants to play with them; of course Casper said yes and it looks like he made two friends. But will it lasted? Watch it and see. So, I love this cartoon! And like I said : An excellent start of the Casper cartoons.


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