History WesternAnimation / CasperTheFriendlyGhost

9th Jan '17 12:27:50 PM Twiddler
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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 Creator/JohnStephenson as Hairy Scary. Since 1995, Casper has been the star of a Fox AnimatedSeries (''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper''), an AllCGICartoon (''WesternAnimation/CasperScareSchool: The Series''), 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 Creator/JohnStephenson as Hairy Scary. Since 1995, Casper has been the star of a Fox AnimatedSeries (''WesternAnimation/TheSpooktacularNewAdventuresOfCasper''), an AllCGICartoon (''WesternAnimation/CasperScareSchool: (''WesternAnimation/CaspersScareSchool: The Series''), 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.
25th Dec '16 6:37:22 PM Prinzenick
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* {{Crossover}}: Spunky the Donkey, who originally appeared in several of the Creator/FleischerStudios ''WesternAnimation/ColorClassics'' and a Famous ''WesternAnimation/{{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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Spunky the Donkey, who originally appeared in several of the Creator/FleischerStudios ''WesternAnimation/ColorClassics'' and a Famous ''WesternAnimation/{{Noveltoon|s}}'', appears (curiously, without his mother, Hunky) in at least two of Casper's shorts, over a decade after his previous roles.roles.
** "Casper's First Christmas" has the ghost crossover with Creator/HannaBarbera characters like WesternAnimation/YogiBear.
9th Aug '16 6:50:52 AM CorahsUncle
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The "Casper and the Spectrals" comic book reboot.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The "Casper ''Casper and the Spectrals" Spectrals'' comic book reboot.



* NoNudityTaboo: In Casper and the Spectrals' ending Hot Stuff doesn't care about being naked in public, even with wendy looking at him, The little rascal even was surprised everyone was looking at him.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: All the demons from Harvey Comics. being ComicBook/HotStuffTheLittleDevil the main example.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: The trope is literally mentioned in casper's and the Spectrals ending, when Hot Stuff was naked.
* PointyEars: Hot stuff along with every devil.

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* NoNudityTaboo: In Casper ''Casper and the Spectrals' ending Spectrals''' ending, Hot Stuff doesn't care about being naked in public, even with wendy Wendy looking at him, him. The little rascal even was surprised everyone was looking at him.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: All the demons from Harvey Comics. being ComicBook/HotStuffTheLittleDevil is the main example.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: The trope is literally mentioned in casper's ''Casper and the Spectrals Spectrals''' ending, when Hot Stuff was naked.
* PointyEars: Hot stuff Stuff, along with every other devil.



* SceneryCensor: In Casper and the Spectrals' ending Hot Stuff is naked with his private bits bieng covered by specifically placed objets.
* ScienceIsBad: In "Casper and the Spectrals", the main trouble was partly caused by a human scientist.
* SealedEvilInACan: Volbragg in the "Casper and the Spectrals" comic book reboot.

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* SceneryCensor: In Casper ''Casper and the Spectrals' ending Spectrals''' ending, Hot Stuff is naked with his private bits bieng covered by specifically placed objets.
* ScienceIsBad: In "Casper ''Casper and the Spectrals", Spectrals'', the main trouble was partly caused by a human scientist.
* SealedEvilInACan: Volbragg in the "Casper ''Casper and the Spectrals" Spectrals'' comic book reboot.
9th Aug '16 6:36:24 AM Prinzenick
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* StrictlyFormula: Nearly all of the cartoons are virtually interchangable from each other save for some superficial settings. One FamousStudios animator, Lee Mishkin, even had a quote about it:

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* StrictlyFormula: Nearly all Most of the cartoons are virtually interchangable from each other save for some superficial settings.settings and slightly different characters (who all serve identical purposes in the plot). One FamousStudios animator, Lee Mishkin, even had a quote about it:



** 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. "Ghost of Honor" is a very meta episode where Casper visits the Paramount Cartoon Studio and ends up being the inspiration for his own cartoons in the first place, and "Ghost Writers" is a very meta episode parodying the series, centered on two of the cartoons writers brainstorming typical ideas for Capser cartoons. "Not Ghoulty" has Casper robbed of his powers and his newfound friends turning on him due to them trying to have Casper help them, only for Capser to keep screwing up because he can't use his ghost abilities anymore. One of later shorts tad the Ghostly 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]].

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** However, there are a handful of several shorts in the series where they actually ''did'' try to get away from the formula, with varying degrees of success. formula. "Ghost of Honor" is a very meta an episode where Casper visits the Paramount Cartoon Studio and ends up [[ShowWithinAShow being the inspiration for his own cartoons in the first place, place]], and "Ghost Writers" is a very meta episode parodying the series, centered on two of the cartoons writers brainstorming typical ideas for Capser cartoons. "Not Ghoulty" has Casper robbed of his powers and his newfound friends turning on him due to them trying to have Casper help them, only for Capser to keep screwing up because he can't use his ghost abilities anymore. One of later shorts tad the Ghostly 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 Aug '16 6:34:36 AM Prinzenick
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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. "Ghost of Honor" is a very meta episode where Casper visits the Paramount Cartoon Studio and ends up being the inspiration for his own cartoons in the first place. "Not Ghoulty" has Casper robbed of his powers and his newfound friends turning on him due to them trying to have Casper help them, only for Capser to keep screwing up because he can't use his ghost abilities anymore. One of later shorts tad the Ghostly 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]].

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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. "Ghost of Honor" is a very meta episode where Casper visits the Paramount Cartoon Studio and ends up being the inspiration for his own cartoons in the first place.place, and "Ghost Writers" is a very meta episode parodying the series, centered on two of the cartoons writers brainstorming typical ideas for Capser cartoons. "Not Ghoulty" has Casper robbed of his powers and his newfound friends turning on him due to them trying to have Casper help them, only for Capser to keep screwing up because he can't use his ghost abilities anymore. One of later shorts tad the Ghostly 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]].
5th Aug '16 11:36:46 PM Dante_hotspur
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* NoNudityTaboo: Hot Stuff does't care too much about being naked in public, even with wendy looking at him.

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* NoNudityTaboo: In Casper and the Spectrals' ending Hot Stuff does't care too much doesn't care about being naked in public, even with wendy looking at him, The little rascal even was surprised everyone was looking at him.
5th Aug '16 11:33:38 PM Dante_hotspur
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* NoNudityTaboo: Hot Stuff does't care too much about being naked in public, even with wendy looking at him.



* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: The trope is literally mentioned in casper's and the Spectrals ending, when Hot Stuff was naked.
* PointyEars: Hot stuff along with every devil.



* PointyEars: Hot stuff along with every devil.
* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: The trope is literally mentioned in casper's and the Spectrals ending, when Hot Stuff was naked.
5th Aug '16 11:26:44 PM Dante_hotspur
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* OurDemonsAreDifferent: All the demons from Harvey Comics. being ComicBook/HotStuffTheLittleDevil the main example.



* PointyEars: Hot stuff along with every devil.



* OurDemonsAreDifferent: All the demons from Harvey Comics. being ComicBook/HotStuffTheLittleDevil the main example.
29th Jul '16 3:09:35 PM Dante_hotspur
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* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: The trope is literally mentioned in casper's and the Spectrals ending, when Hot Stuff was naked.



* PleasePutSomeClothesOn: The trope is literally named in casper's and the Spectrals ending, when Hot Stuff was naked.
28th Jul '16 6:52:54 PM Prinzenick
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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. "Ghost of Honor" is basically a very meta deconstruction of the series. "Not Ghoulty" has Casper robbed of his powers and his newfound friends turning on him due to them trying to have Casper help them, only for Capser to keep screwing up because he can't use his ghost abilities anymore. One of later shorts tad the Ghostly 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]].

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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. "Ghost of Honor" is basically a very meta deconstruction of episode where Casper visits the series.Paramount Cartoon Studio and ends up being the inspiration for his own cartoons in the first place. "Not Ghoulty" has Casper robbed of his powers and his newfound friends turning on him due to them trying to have Casper help them, only for Capser to keep screwing up because he can't use his ghost abilities anymore. One of later shorts tad the Ghostly 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]].
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