History Trivia / Casper

13th Dec '17 9:31:04 AM ClintEastwood
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* CutSong: There was a musical number by the Trio called ''Lucky Enough to Be a Ghost'', which was cut because the special effects needed to create it would've blown the movie's budget right out of the water. It can still be found on the DVD in two versions; the first which includes plastic models of the Trio that would've been used as a guide for the animators, and then a second version of Dr. Harvey on his own which would've been used in the film had they not cut it.



* DeletedScene: In the mirror morph scene, Dr. Harvey was originally also going to get changed into Steven Spielberg. The cameo was actually filmed, but cut from the film for pacing reasons. Spielberg was actually very happy about this, feeling that he's not much of an actor and was quite nervous in front of the camera.
** There's also a musical number by the Trio called ''Lucky Enough to Be a Ghost'', which was cut because the special effects needed to create it would've blown the movie's budget right out of the water. It can still be found on the DVD in two versions; the first which includes plastic models of the Trio that would've been used as a guide for the animators, and then a second version of Dr. Harvey on his own which would've been used in the film had they not cut it.

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* DeletedRole: A scene was filmed with Zelda Rubinstein shooting out of a chimney and shouting "Go toward the light!", reprising her role from ''Film/Poltergeist1982'', but it was cut.
* DeletedScene: In the mirror morph scene, Dr. Harvey was originally also going to get changed into Steven Spielberg.Creator/StevenSpielberg. The cameo was actually filmed, but cut from the film for pacing reasons. Spielberg was actually very happy about this, feeling that he's not much of an actor and was quite nervous in front of the camera.
** There's also a musical number by the Trio called ''Lucky Enough to Be a Ghost'', which was cut because the special effects needed to create it would've blown the movie's budget right out of the water. It can still be found on the DVD in two versions; the first which includes plastic models of the Trio that would've been used as a guide for the animators, and then a second version of Dr. Harvey on his own which would've been used in the film had they not cut it.
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* OldShame: Christina Ricci in a recent interview dose not look back fondly on this movie.

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* OldShame: Christina Ricci Creator/ChristinaRicci in a recent interview dose does not look back fondly on this movie.



* StillbornFranchise: A sequel was in the works, though Amblin eventually shelved it, feeling that audience interest wasn't high enough for a follow-up.



** A sequel was in the works, though Amblin eventually shelved it, feeling that audience interest wasn't high enough for a follow-up.
11th Nov '17 7:37:06 PM NWolfman
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* CreatorBacklash: Russell Harvey, heir to the Harvey Comics legacy, thoroughly hated this film and how it forced child-unfriendly humor and an overly-dark, completely pointless backstory into something so beloved for its innocence. He also expressed disappointment in Creator/StevenSpielberg, whom he felt [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted the perfect opportunity]] for a legitimately heartfelt adaptation.
* CutSong: "Lucky Enough to Be a Ghost".


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* DisownedAdaptation: Russell Harvey, heir to the Harvey Comics legacy, thoroughly hated this film and how it forced child-unfriendly humor and an overly-dark, completely pointless backstory into something so beloved for its innocence. He also expressed disappointment in Creator/StevenSpielberg, whom he felt [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted the perfect opportunity]] for a legitimately heartfelt adaptation.
* CutSong: "Lucky Enough to Be a Ghost".
2nd Nov '17 7:22:23 PM Rejcga16
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* OldShaming: Christina Ricci in a recent interview dose not look back fondly on this movie.

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* OldShaming: OldShame: Christina Ricci in a recent interview dose not look back fondly on this movie.
2nd Nov '17 7:19:56 PM Rejcga16
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* OldShaming: Christina Ricci in a recent interview dose not look back fondly on this movie.
8th Aug '17 5:23:54 AM ClintEastwood
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* CreatorBacklash: Russell Harvey, heir to the Harvey Comics legacy, thoroughly hated this film and how it forced child-unfriendly humor and an overly-dark, completely pointless backstory into something so beloved for its innocence. He also expressed disappointment in Steven Spielberg, whom he felt [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted the perfect opportunity]] for a legitimately heartfelt adaptation.

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* CreatorBacklash: Russell Harvey, heir to the Harvey Comics legacy, thoroughly hated this film and how it forced child-unfriendly humor and an overly-dark, completely pointless backstory into something so beloved for its innocence. He also expressed disappointment in Steven Spielberg, Creator/StevenSpielberg, whom he felt [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted the perfect opportunity]] for a legitimately heartfelt adaptation.



* MoneyDearBoy: The only explanation for the celebrity cameos. Or the long-term presence of Eric Idle.
** Clint Eastwood and Mel Gibson's cameos were technically done out of a favor to Steven Spielberg, though this probably played a part in it too.
* OrphanedReference: In the finished film, Kat mentions that her dad "hit the ceiling" when she told him about the party. This is a reference to the end of the deleted ''Lucky Enough to Be a Ghost'' scene.

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* MoneyDearBoy: The only explanation for the celebrity cameos. Or the long-term presence of Eric Idle.
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** Clint Eastwood Creator/ClintEastwood and Mel Gibson's Creator/MelGibson's cameos were technically done out of a favor to Steven Spielberg, Creator/StevenSpielberg, though this probably played a part in it too.
* OrphanedReference: In There was originally a CutSong called "Lucky Enough to Be a Ghost", which would have ended with the Ghostly Trio hoisting Dr. Harvey up to the ceiling just as Kat walks in to ask him about having the Halloween party at Whipstaff. This explains Kat's line in the finished film, Kat mentions that film about her dad father having "hit the ceiling" when she told him he found out about the party. This is a reference to Creator/ChristinaRicci does deliver the end of line in a dry enough way to make it non-obvious that this it's supposed to be a pun, but it's still hard to imagine the deleted ''Lucky Enough to Be mild-mannered Dr. Harvey hitting the ceiling in a Ghost'' scene.figurative sense either.
6th Jun '17 2:57:28 PM Mario500
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* CreatorBacklash: Russell Harvey, heir to the Harvey Comics legacy, thoroughly hated this film and how it forced child-unfriendly humor and an overly-dark, completely pointless backstory into something so beloved for its innocence. He also expressed disappointment in Steven Spielberg, who he felt [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted the perfect opportunity]] for a legitimately heartfelt adaptation.

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* CreatorBacklash: Russell Harvey, heir to the Harvey Comics legacy, thoroughly hated this film and how it forced child-unfriendly humor and an overly-dark, completely pointless backstory into something so beloved for its innocence. He also expressed disappointment in Steven Spielberg, who whom he felt [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted the perfect opportunity]] for a legitimately heartfelt adaptation.
6th Nov '16 9:21:38 AM ectostar
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Friendship, Maine, the setting of the film, is a real place, but none of the movie was shot there. The downtown scenes were filmed in the more touristy Rockport, Maine, while most of the movie, including all the scenes involving Whipstaff, were filmed in California.

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* CaliforniaDoubling: Friendship, Maine, [[Film/{{Casper}} the setting of the film, film]], is a real place, but none of the movie was shot there. The downtown scenes were filmed in the more touristy Rockport, Maine, while most of the movie, including all the scenes involving Whipstaff, were filmed in California.
6th Nov '16 9:19:54 AM ectostar
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Friendship, Maine, the setting of the film, is a real place, but none of the movie was shot there. The downtown scenes were filmed in the more touristy Rockport, Maine, while most of the movie, including all the scenes involving Whipstaff, were filmed in California.
27th Aug '16 7:28:13 PM MrNickelodeon
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: A sequel was in the works, though Amblin eventually shelved it, feeling that audience interest wasn't high enough for a follow-up.

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A sequel was in the works, though Amblin eventually shelved it, feeling that audience interest wasn't high enough for a follow-up.follow-up.
** A ride based on the film was in the works for the Ride/UniversalStudios parks, but scrapped as the movie didn't do as well as Universal was hoping.
11th Aug '16 6:02:29 AM Timwi
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* CreatorBacklash: Russell Harvey, heir to the Harvey Comics legacy, thoroughly hated this film and how it forced child-unfriendly humor and an overly-dark, completely pointless backstory into something so beloved for its innocence. He also expressed disappointment in Steven Spielberg, whom he felt [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted the perfect opportunity]] for a legitimately heartfelt adaptation.

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* CreatorBacklash: Russell Harvey, heir to the Harvey Comics legacy, thoroughly hated this film and how it forced child-unfriendly humor and an overly-dark, completely pointless backstory into something so beloved for its innocence. He also expressed disappointment in Steven Spielberg, whom who he felt [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot wasted the perfect opportunity]] for a legitimately heartfelt adaptation.
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