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Casper's First Christmas (1979)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Family  |  18 December 1979 (USA)
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Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound and more Hanna-Barbera characters get lost and decide to spend Christmas by vising Casper, the friendly ghost. But soon they encounter a not-so-friendly ghost.


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Cast overview:
Ida Sue McCune ...
Singer (voice)
Paul DeKorte ...
Singer (voice) (as Paul Dekorte)
Julie McWhirter ...
Casper (voice)
Don Messick ...
Boo Boo (voice)
John Stephenson ...
Hairy Scary / Doggie Daddy (voice)
Santa Claus (voice)
Michael Redman ...
Singer (voice)


Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound, Snagglepuss, Quick Draw McGraw, Auggie Doggie and Doggie Daddy are driving merrily down the road. Soon they find themselves lost and soon come across a tall house cited for demolition. In that houses lives Casper the friendly ghost. Yogi and pals decide to spend Christmas with him, but soon they meet a not-so-friendly ghost, Casper's uncle Hairy Scary. He scares all the friends away, but soon learns the true meaning of Christmas when he hears of Casper's Christmas wish for him, which is granted when good ol' Kris Kringle arrives. Written by Dylan Self <>

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Not a Masterpiece but It's Fun Seeing the Characters Together
20 December 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Casper's First Christmas (1979)

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Casper and Hairy Scary leave their old, dark house for a few and while they're gone Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Huckleberry Hound and various others move in. When the ghosts return Hairy wants to scare the group while Casper wants to become friends. CASPER'S FIRST Christmas certainly isn't a masterpiece and it contains a pretty weak story but it's still quite a bit of fun seeing all the Hanna-Barbera gang in one film together. I think the best part of the movie is actually its animation, which is what you'd expect from the company. I really liked how dark the film was early on and when it finally lights up towards the end, you get a great sense of Christmas. I thought the Casper character was put to good use here and I liked how he wanted to experience Christmas for the first time with friends. The entire subplot of why Hairy is so unhappy doesn't really pay off in a big way but it's decent enough. Fans of these characters will certainly enjoy seeing all of them together and with the short running time it's really a no-brainer.

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