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The Friendly Ghost (1945)

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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 ...
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Jack Mercer ...
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Cecil Roy ...
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Alan Shay ...
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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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(RCA Sound System)

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(Technicolor)

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Casper: It's no use... I'm just a scary ol' ghost...
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Followed by There's Good Boos To-Night (1948) See more »

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Brownie is a Juggling Bear
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Written by Winston Sharples
Performed by Alan Shay
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Interesting Little Gem opens CASPER Franchise
3 April 2002 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

This first CASPER cartoon is an engaging little film (though Casper is almost unrecognizable--his design was later "cleaned up" and streamlined as he developed, much like Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny) that has much to offer younger children. Issues such as fair play, overcoming peer pressure and being accepted for who you are (not by how you appear) make this a charming bit of animation for children that offers a nice moral education as well.

Later on, as Famous Studios would try to understand how to approach Casper as a character, they would often get esoteric (THERE'S GOOD BOOS TONIGHT is an example of how they tried to make Casper a "serious" cartoon, and features actual death). Ultimately, Harveytoons would make Casper into a brain-dead ghost--but here he is a ghost with a soul.


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