Casper: A Spirited Beginning

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Overview

Billed as a prequel to the 1995 family film Casper, which in turn is based on an enduring Harvey cartoon character "Casper the Friendly Ghost," this direct-to-video entry is aimed at younger kids though some of the scenes may be inappropriate for really young children. The story begins as Casper, who is new to the ghostly plane, rides a death train towards Ghost Central Station where he is to attend a camp to train him to scare people. Instead, he irritates another passenger and is tossed off the train. The ...
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Overview

Billed as a prequel to the 1995 family film Casper, which in turn is based on an enduring Harvey cartoon character "Casper the Friendly Ghost," this direct-to-video entry is aimed at younger kids though some of the scenes may be inappropriate for really young children. The story begins as Casper, who is new to the ghostly plane, rides a death train towards Ghost Central Station where he is to attend a camp to train him to scare people. Instead, he irritates another passenger and is tossed off the train. The bewildered little spirit lands in Deedstown where he becomes friends with 10-year-old Chris Carson, a troubled boy whose mother is gone and whose work-obsessed father ignores him. Chris sees that Casper is troubled too and so decides to show him how to be a real ghost by taking him to Applegate Manor, the town's haunted house, and introducing him to the riotous Ghostly Trio.
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Special Features

Includes a sneak peek at the new animated feature "Casper's Scare School"; Music video feature; Behind the scenes of the new movie; Two classic Casper cartoons
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
It's a "poltergeist party" when newly minted ghost Casper finds himself AWOL from spook training school. He makes his very first friend, a kindred misfit spirit named Chris, who loves comic books and sci-fi and isn’t afraid of ghosts. Chris's workaholic father (Steve Guttenberg) is determined to tear down a condemned mansion, putting him at odds with a local schoolteacher (Full House star Lori Laughlin), who rallies the town to save it. This direct-to-video treat is hauntingly heartwarming and hilarious with spook-tacular slapstick, courtesy of the mischief-making Ghostly Trio. The age-appropriate scares make for ideal family fright night viewing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • UPC: 828768779798
  • Original Release: 1997
  • Rating:

  • Source: Classic Media
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 34,683

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Steve Guttenberg Tim Carson
Lori Loughlin Sheila Fistergraff
Brendon Ryan Barrett Chris Carson
Rodney Dangerfield Mayor Hunt
Michael McKean Bill Case
James Earl Jones Voice Only
Pauly Shore Voice Only
Jeremy Foley Voice Only
Bill Farmer Voice Only
Jess Harnell Voice Only
James K. Ward Voice Only
Technical Credits
Sean McNamara Director
Michael R. Elliott Producer
John Gilbert Editor
Thomas Hart Screenwriter
Rob Kerchner Original Story
Jymn Magon Screenwriter
Jeffrey A. Montgomery Executive Producer
Lance H. Robbins Executive Producer
Haim Saban Executive Producer
Christian Sebaldt Cinematographer
John Walts Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Casper: A Spirited Beginning
1. Opening Credits [:05]
2. Terrible Train [:08]
3. Welcome to Deedstown [2:25]
4. Captain Chris Carson [:12]
5. Bull-doz-er [1:58]
6. The Ghostly Trio [1:33]
7. Mighty Kibosh [3:00]
8. The Mayor & Sheila [4:56]
9. Flying Lesson [4:26]
10. Be the Wall [3:07]
11. Great Kid, Crummy Dad [5:00]
12. Buds Help Each Other [6:01]
13. In the Library [3:04]
14. Damage Control [4:05]
15. Parent-Teacher Conference [4:16]
16. T.N.T. [5:51]
17. The Kid's a Menace [2:37]
18. Mr. Tough Guy [5:38]
19. Operation Sawdust [3:58]
20. Radical Retraining [5:49]
21. We Did It! [3:31]
22. Still Standing [5:09]
23. It's OK Dad [3:05]
24. Say Hi to Casper [3:18]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Casper: A Spirited Beginning
   Play Movie
   Audio Setup
      English
      English 5.1
      Spanish
   Scene Access
   Bonus Features
      Casper Scare School: Behind the Scenes Featurette
      Casper Scare School: Scare School Music Video
      Boo Hoo Baby Cartoon
      Zero the Hero Cartoon
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  • Posted November 1, 2011

    good feel good movie.

    a positive outlook movie with very good special effects.

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