Synopsis: Casper is the most famous ghost on earth, but unlike his spooky brethren, he doesn’t like to haunt or scare — He spends his time looking to make friends. In the original Paramount cartoons, Casper would often frighten some unsuspecting grown-up while befriending “Little Billy” or a small animal, but he’d then rescue one of them from a perilous predicament to become a local hero. In the Harvey comics, Casper would explore an enchanted forest, while the antagonizing Ghostly Trio would tease and heckle. Friends like cousin Spooky, Wendy the Good Witch and Nightmare the Ghostly Horse round out Casper’s supporting cast.
I’m excited that this 3 DVD collection will be available to purchase for everyone else next Tuesday! I remember watching quite of few of these episodes when I was a child. They were all reruns of course because when this collection was out I wasn’t born yet. I love this collection and that I can re-watch and share with my family all 80 classic episodes. In total there are 7 hours worth of content in entirety! I can’t help but think how wonderful this collection would be great for Casper cartoon marathon during the month of October, though not limited to of course!
My daughter has been seeing all the Halloween things out and about. Some friendly and some much scarier. I like to make Halloween more fun than spooky and frightening so the Casper collection has been fun in getting that message across. My three year old daughter been pretty taken with Casper. He’s a fun friendly ghost that does his best to help those around him. I like the rich music, the fun message, and cute story lines in each of the shorts!
The DVD collection has lots of fun extras which include commentaries with Casper expert/writer Mark Arnold of the book The Harveyville Fun Times, an interview with voice actor Bradley Bolke, a gallery of comic book covers and more.
Also there’s an included 20-page full-color booklet crammed with tons of information including where every episode appears in comic books. It’s a totally blast from the past and I know I enjoyed all the rich history of this lovable character!
Overall, I think this is a collection that most shouldn’t pass up! Pre-order or make sure you pick up your copy when released on October 11th! I guarantee you’ll love the original Casper cartoons!
You can purchase Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection (1945) for $20.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping at Amazon.com!
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