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Casper Meets Wendy (1998)

Video  -  Adventure | Comedy | Family  -  2 January 1999 (Japan)
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Casper, a ghost, teams up with Wendy, a witch, against an evil warlock.

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Desmond Spellman
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Larry Tullby
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Spike-Stretch (as Michael James McDonald)
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Phil-Fatso
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Vinne-Stinky
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Casper, a ghost, teams up with Wendy, a witch, against an evil warlock.

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A Bewitching New Live-Action Movie!


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Rated PG for mild scary scenes, some thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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Hilary Duff's TV debut. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Wendy and her aunts are sitting on the small stairs and Desmond is asking them questions in the hotel room, he changes place all the time. Now, when he's standing at the stairs and talking to them, he changes place again, after one of the aunts has said: "That's none of his business." He then stands behind them. While saying "No matter,", looks at them with only his head turned. In the next shot, his whole body is turned at them. While saying: "You'll soon be out of my hair," the shot changes and he's looking at them with only his head turned again. See more »

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[the trio has posessed three human guys and have noticed Wendy's aunts]
Voice of Stretch: Maybe it's just this body, but those chicks look extra-crispy.
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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Casper the Friendly Ghost
Performed by Shana Halligan
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What a surprise! Fun, fun, fun!
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rented this for my four-year-old son from our local public library. As the third Casper film, and a direct-to-video release (the only advertising I remember was on cereal boxes), I wasn't expecting much from this little venture, but I was delightfully surprised. I actually sat and watched the whole thing, and the climax is quite suspenseful. A great cast, some witty writing, and fine performances by George Hamilton as the villainous arch-warlock Desmond Spellman (am I the only one who thinks this is a dig at Aaron Spelling?), Richard Moll, Vincent Schiavelli—and the three adult witches, Shelly Duval, Teri Garr and Cathy Moriarty. The CGI ghosts are well done.

But the biggest surprise of all is Hilary Duff's sparkling performance as Wendy. Based on all the ditzy teen idol crap she did later-- rolling her eyes and huffing every thirty seconds as "Lizzy McGuire" and singing those plastic pop tunes--I expected her to just float around on her broom and look cute. But this is the best acting I've ever seen her do. I can hardly believe it's the same person. She's a delightful little bundle of energy, delivers her lines intelligently, and really works her little duff off (sorry, couldn't resist that). It's a shame her career took such an airhead direction. This video shows she was capable of better things, but she's already being forgotten.

One caution: The ending, with the swirling "Mystic Abyss", when it seems like Wendy might actually be a gonner, as well as the "possession" scenes might be a little too much for some preschoolers.


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