Casper Meets Wendy (1998)

PG  |  Video  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  11 November 1998 (Brazil)
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Casper, a ghost, teams up with Wendy, a witch, against an evil warlock.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Desmond Spellman
Larry Tullby
Spike-Stretch (as Michael James McDonald)
Travis McKenna ...
Baseball Announcer
Crewcut Hunk
Billy Burnette ...


Living under the care of his uncles: The Ghostly Trio, Casper has been letting them push him around and making his afterlife miserable by having him do chores for them while they are scaring "fleshes" for their amusement. Whenever Casper would try to stand up to them, he gets too timid to do so. While they are on vacation in a place called Sunnybrite Resorts, Casper meets with a good little witch girl named Wendy, whom she and her bewitching aunts are on the run from an evil warlock: Desmond Spellman who attempts on destroying her after discovering that she will be a greater witch than him. Like Casper, Wendy is a kind witch who also have her relatives mistreating her. Casper and Wendy have become good friends as they discover that ghosts and witches are each others worst enemies, so they come up with a plan to make their elders pair up to one another. Once Desmond comes into town, he determines to destroy Wendy at once. It is now up to Casper to do what he can to save his friend from...

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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 »




Release Date:

11 November 1998 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Casper et Wendy  »

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Hilary Duffs movie debut. See more »


When Desmond first sees the magical static on his locating equipment, the location marker is in an area on the Montana-Canada border. Later in the film, when the location marker appears again, it is in an area on the east coast. See more »


The Oracle: Attention, please listen, here is the latest: Desmond is now gone and Wendy is the greatest!
Geri: Her? She's the greatest witch?
The Oracle: She has done something no other can boast; This little witch befriended a ghost. So Wendy is the greatest, it is her I select. Someday she'll be queen, so show some respect!
Geri: Go Wendy!
Gabby: We always knew you had it in you!
Fanny: Yeah! Wendy for president!
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Followed by Casper's Scare School (2009) See more »


Casper the Friendly Ghost
Performed by Shana Halligan
Produced by Paul Gordon
Written by Mack David & Jerry Livingston
Published by Famous Music Corporation
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A Fun, Wonderful Family Film!!!
10 August 2004 | by (Indianaplis, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Hilary Duff AAA+++ & George Hamilton AA++

I must say that this is one of the sweetest, cutest films ever made. Hilary Duff is beautiful and her lead role as Wendy the Good Little Witch is pulled up with the alluring spunk and childish impishness that carries this delightful tale of Good over Evil.

And to be sure, George Hamilton as Desmond Spellman the evil Wizard/Male Witch is a perfect choice for the role of the heavey...along with his trademark "Is my hair OK?" self-indulgence and his magical way of being a really bad guy while still being fun. Hamilton is a real meanie, but in a light enough way that the whole family can watch without fear of foul words being uttered from his mouth, or some vulgar ethnic South Central L.A. ghetto gestures that are too overused today in too many movies today. Hamilton brings a classy elegance to the role of a villain we can hate, but like at the same time.

Wendy's aunts and the Casper's 'uncles' are played beyond perfection by each gifted actor/actress in those roles. They are hilariously funny, outlandish and perfect imitations of what the comic books and prior movies have led us to know them to be, all these years. Not remarkably it was like watching my favorite paperback episode come to life. You loved them all, but you really enjoyed it most when Wendy and Casper would achieve the upper hand.

Wendy/Hilary was tremendously successful in her part and viewing the Wendy Meets Casper was an experience akin to love at first sight. Love for the the prettiness of Hilary Duff, love for the sweetness we have learned to expect in both Wendy the Good Little Witch and Casper the Friendly Ghost, and love of a good time where the whole family can laugh at the magnificent special effects and the gaiety in the movie from beginning all the way to its happy conclusion.

On a scale of 1 to 10, Wendy Meets Casper can only be given a full 10!

10 points for Hilary Duff as the perfectly enchanting Wendy. 10 points for all the fab actors and actresses playing the co-lead and support roles 10 points for the storyline...a truly magical event 10 points for the special effects 10 points for Wendy in her dancing dress...*blushes

All in all, a must see for every family.

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