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Casper, the Friendly Ghost, Makes A Sneezy Friend.

Author: Space_Mafune from Newfoundland, Canada
5 February 2006

Casper, the Friendly Ghost, is floating through the African jungle in search of new friends not having much success given his ghostly presence spooks most of the animals he encounters. Along the way, he meets Wheezy the Elephant who finds that his terrible constant sneezing keeps him from making many friends either. The two soon become the best of friends and Casper tries to find a way to help cure Wheezy of his sneezing problem only to soon thereafter discover it may have an unexpected hidden use after all.

This cartoon short calls to mind another elephant story, that being 1941's DUMBO. Both Dumbo and Wheezy have handicaps which keep them from making friends only to find that these handicaps actually prove of use for the greater good after all and eventually both are embraced by the public at large due to it. Of course that's also the fatal flaw in this story's logic...Wheezy only really finds social acceptance when his "handicap" can be exploited for the common interest of the public at large, not because of the type of individual he is. Still I cannot be too critical of this six minute "Casper" short because it certainly doesn't overstay its welcome.

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