History WesternAnimation / CasperTheFriendlyGhost

7th Feb '16 2:45:43 PM nombretomado
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12th Jan '16 5:26:31 AM hullflyer
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** However, there are a handful of shorts in the series where they actually ''did'' try to get away from the formula, with varying degrees of success. One of them had Casper accidentally turning evil and going after the Ghostly Trio.
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** However, there are a handful of shorts in the series where they actually ''did'' try to get away from the formula, with varying degrees of success. One of them had Casper accidentally turning evil and going after the Ghostly Trio.Trio dosing Casper with something to make him more antagonistic (and thus more "ghostly" and interested in scaring people), but it [[GoneHorriblyRight works too well]] and Casper spends most of the short viciously pranking the Ghostly Trio[[note]]The end reveals that it didn't actually work, and Casper was teaching the Trio a lesson[[/note]].
9th Jan '16 6:09:31 PM rjd1922
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** One early episode(possibly the first) actually did begin with Casper at his own grave.
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** One early episode(possibly episode (possibly the first) actually did begin with Casper at his own grave.
29th Nov '15 4:58:35 PM SAMAS
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** One early episode(possibly the first) actually did begin with Casper at his own grave.
27th Sep '15 11:12:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Crossover}}: Spunky the Donkey, who originally appeared in several of the Creator/FleischerStudios ''WesternAnimation/ColorClassics'' and a Famous ''{{Noveltoon|s}}'', appears (curiously, without his mother, Hunky) in at least two of Casper's shorts, over a decade after his previous roles.
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* {{Crossover}}: Spunky the Donkey, who originally appeared in several of the Creator/FleischerStudios ''WesternAnimation/ColorClassics'' and a Famous ''{{Noveltoon|s}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Noveltoon|s}}'', appears (curiously, without his mother, Hunky) in at least two of Casper's shorts, over a decade after his previous roles.
8th Aug '15 3:50:49 PM CorahsUncle
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Linking to John Stephenson's article

Casper's television debut was on the Creator/{{ABC}} AnimatedAnthology series ''Matty's Funday Funnies'', sponsored by Creator/{{Mattel}} Toys. The Casper shorts were syndicated during the 1962/63 season, after which they returned to ABC, accompanied by new supporting segments, in ''The New Casper Cartoon Show''. In 1979, Creator/HannaBarbera produced ''WesternAnimation/CasperAndTheAngels'' for Creator/{{NBC}} Saturday mornings, with the voices of Creator/JulieMcWhirter as Casper and John Stephenson as Hairy Scary. Since 1995, Casper has been the star of a Fox AnimatedSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper'', and a series of live-action/CGI films, starting with [[Film/{{Casper}} a feature]]; one of the direct-to-video movies, ''Film/CasperMeetsWendy'', launched the career of Music/HilaryDuff.
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Casper's television debut was on the Creator/{{ABC}} AnimatedAnthology series ''Matty's Funday Funnies'', sponsored by Creator/{{Mattel}} Toys. The Casper shorts were syndicated during the 1962/63 season, after which they returned to ABC, accompanied by new supporting segments, in ''The New Casper Cartoon Show''. In 1979, Creator/HannaBarbera produced ''WesternAnimation/CasperAndTheAngels'' for Creator/{{NBC}} Saturday mornings, with the voices of Creator/JulieMcWhirter as Casper and John Stephenson Creator/JohnStephenson as Hairy Scary. Since 1995, Casper has been the star of a Fox AnimatedSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper'', and a series of live-action/CGI films, starting with [[Film/{{Casper}} a feature]]; one of the direct-to-video movies, ''Film/CasperMeetsWendy'', launched the career of Music/HilaryDuff.

* WesternAnimation/TheresGoodBoosTonight: Second appearance of Casper, as part of the WesternAnimation/{{Noveltoons}} series. PublicDomain.
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* WesternAnimation/TheresGoodBoosTonight: Second appearance of Casper, as part of the WesternAnimation/{{Noveltoons}} Noveltoons series. PublicDomain.

* A Haunting We Will Go: Third appearance of Casper, as part of the WesternAnimation/{{Noveltoons}} series. PublicDomain
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* A Haunting We Will Go: Third appearance of Casper, as part of the WesternAnimation/{{Noveltoons}} Noveltoons series. PublicDomain

* Casper's Spree Under The Sea: The first short of the solo Casper series.
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* Casper's Spree Under The the Sea: The first short of the solo Casper series.

* DrivenToSuicide: In his very first short "The Friendly Ghost", Casper is driven to despair at his inability to make friends, and willingly allows a train to run him over. Since he's a ghost, the train doesn't harm him--it just blows him away in the wind.
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* DrivenToSuicide: In his very first short short, "The Friendly Ghost", Casper is driven to despair at his inability to make friends, and willingly allows a train to run him over. Since he's a ghost, the train doesn't harm him--it just blows him away in the wind.

--->'''Norm:''' I don't get it. Start of the cartoon, Casper has no friends. End of the cartoon, he has friends. Start of the next cartoon, he has no friends again. What happened? --->'''Cliff:''' I think it's obvious what happened. Casper was quenching his thirst for blood.
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--->'''Norm:''' -->'''Norm:''' I don't get it. Start of the cartoon, Casper has no friends. End of the cartoon, he has friends. Start of the next cartoon, he has no friends again. What happened? --->'''Cliff:''' -->'''Cliff:''' I think it's obvious what happened. Casper was quenching his thirst for blood.

* TheVerse: Frequent {{Crossover}}s with other Harvey comics, even ''ComicBook/RichieRich'' (though he's never sure he didn't [[AllJustADream dream]] his Casper encounters). Some arcs have brought together ''all'' Enchanted Forest characters. * WildTake: The Casper series has some of the weirdest, sometimes outright grotesque, wild takes of the Golden Age cartoons, and the original shorts have them at least once per short. The over-the-top runaway gags or transformations after the takes (a whale scared by Casper runs off on its ''tailflukes'', a zookeeper hides - then runs away - ''inside'' a lion, another group of zoo staffers combine together into a wheel when they see him, etc.) are the icing on the cake.
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* TheVerse: Frequent {{Crossover}}s with other Harvey comics, even ''ComicBook/RichieRich'' (though he's Richie is never sure he didn't [[AllJustADream dream]] his Casper encounters). Some arcs have brought together ''all'' Enchanted Forest characters. * WildTake: The Casper series has some of the weirdest, sometimes outright grotesque, wild takes of the Golden Age cartoons, and the original shorts have them at least once per short. The over-the-top runaway gags or transformations after the takes (a whale scared by Casper runs off on its ''tailflukes'', a zookeeper hides - then runs away - ''inside'' a lion, another group of zoo staffers combine together into a wheel when they see him, etc.) are the icing on the cake.

* SharedUniverse: Most of the characters of Harvey, including Casper, Hot Stuff and Wendy live in the same universe. In fact, all the monster characters live in a place called "The Enchanted Forest".
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* SharedUniverse: Most of the characters of Harvey, including Casper, Hot Stuff and Wendy Wendy, live in the same universe. In fact, all the monster characters live in a place called "The Enchanted Forest".
8th Aug '15 3:39:27 PM bookwormgal
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Casper's television debut was on the Creator/{{ABC}} AnimatedAnthology series ''Matty's Funday Funnies'', sponsored by Creator/{{Mattel}} Toys. The Casper shorts were syndicated during the 1962/63 season, after which they returned to ABC, accompanied by new supporting segments, in ''The New Casper Cartoon Show''. In 1979, Creator/HannaBarbera produced ''WesternAnimation/CasperAndTheAngels'' for Creator/{{NBC}} Saturday mornings, with the voices of Creator/JulieMcWhirter as Casper and John Stephenson as Hairy Scary. Since 1995, Casper has been the star of a Fox AnimatedSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper'', and a series of live-action/CGI films, starting with [[Film/{{Casper}} a feature]]; one of the direct-to-video movies, ''Casper Meets Wendy'', launched the career of Music/HilaryDuff.
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Casper's television debut was on the Creator/{{ABC}} AnimatedAnthology series ''Matty's Funday Funnies'', sponsored by Creator/{{Mattel}} Toys. The Casper shorts were syndicated during the 1962/63 season, after which they returned to ABC, accompanied by new supporting segments, in ''The New Casper Cartoon Show''. In 1979, Creator/HannaBarbera produced ''WesternAnimation/CasperAndTheAngels'' for Creator/{{NBC}} Saturday mornings, with the voices of Creator/JulieMcWhirter as Casper and John Stephenson as Hairy Scary. Since 1995, Casper has been the star of a Fox AnimatedSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper'', and a series of live-action/CGI films, starting with [[Film/{{Casper}} a feature]]; one of the direct-to-video movies, ''Casper Meets Wendy'', ''Film/CasperMeetsWendy'', launched the career of Music/HilaryDuff.
6th Jul '15 8:05:47 AM 10archy
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* CanonImmigrant: Casper's uncles didn't appear in the theatrical cartoons, but they did debut in the comics that were running alongside them. When an attempt by Famous to launch a series of made-for-tv Casper shorts came about in the 60's, they brought them over from the comics as main characters.
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* CanonImmigrant: Casper's uncles didn't appear and Whendy The Good Little Witch appeared in the only one theatrical cartoons, cartoon each, but they did debut in the comics that were running alongside them. When an attempt by Famous to launch a series of made-for-tv Casper shorts came about in the 60's, they brought them over from the comics as main characters.
2nd May '15 6:53:51 AM Prinzenick
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* ChekhovsSkill: Casper's informally scary appearance may have been a burden to him throughout the bulk of his debut, even scaring the mother of the kids he befriends--but this same flaw ends up scaring off a man from the mortgage company who dropped by to evict the family. The mother finally warms up to Casper because of this, and invites him to be part of their family.

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* MorallyBankruptBankerMorallyBankruptBanker: In his debut short, Casper unwittingly scares off a man from the mortgage company who was about to evict a mother and her kids. He tells them to just keep the mortgage and literally [[VisualPun burns a bridge]] as he hightails it.
2nd May '15 6:49:44 AM Prinzenick
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* CanonImmigrant: Casper's uncles didn't appear in the theatrical cartoons, but they did debut in the comics that were running alongside them. When an attempt by Famous to launch a series of made-for-tv Casper shorts came about in the 60's, they brought them over from the comics as main characters.

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* DrivenToSuicide: In his very first short "The Friendly Ghost", Casper is driven to despair at his inability to make friends, and willingly allows a train to run him over. Since he's a ghost, the train doesn't harm him--it just blows him away in the wind.

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** However, there are a handful of shorts in the series where they actually ''did'' try to get away from the formula, with varying degrees of success. One of them had Casper accidentally turning evil and going after the Ghostly Trio.
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