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The Friendly Ghost -- Depressed by the antics of the other ghosts, Casper leaves home to make friends. After unintentionally scaring several potential pals...


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Bill Turner (adaptation) &
Otto Messmer (adaptation)
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16 November 1945 (USA) See more »
Depressed by the antics of the other ghosts, Casper leaves home to make friends. After unintentionally scaring several potential pals... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in alphabetical order)
Frank Gallop ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... Ghost, Rooster (voice) (uncredited)

Mae Questel ... Johnny (voice) (uncredited)
Cecil Roy ... Bonnie (voice) (uncredited)
Alan Shay ... Casper (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Izzy Sparber  (as I. Sparber)
Writing credits
Bill Turner (adaptation) &
Otto Messmer (adaptation)

Joseph Oriolo  book (uncredited)
Seymour Reit  book (uncredited)

Produced by
Sam Buchwald .... associate producer (uncredited)
Seymour Kneitel .... producer (uncredited)
Izzy Sparber .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Winston Sharples (uncredited)
Art Department
Shane Miller .... scenic artist
Animation Department
Tom Golden .... animator
Nick Tafuri .... animator
John Walworth .... animator
Nick Tafuri .... animation director (uncredited)
Music Department
Winston Sharples .... music arranger

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USA:9 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Casper:It's no use... I'm just a scary ol' ghost...See more »
Brahms LullabySee more »


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An excellent start of the "Casper" cartoon series, 31 January 2010
Author: Julia Arsenault (ja_kitty_71) from Canada

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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