Casper's Haunted Christmas

Casper's Haunted Christmas

Director: Owen Hurley

Cast: Brendon Ryan Barrett

     
 

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Looking for Christmas spirit? Well, how about a spirit celebrating Christmas? That's the star attraction in this computer-animated story for the entire family. The holiday season has arrived, and Casper the Friendly Ghost (voice of Brendon Ryan Barrett) is looking forward to celebrating Christmas. But it turns out that Kibosh, the ruler of the ghost's world, has some… See more details below

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Looking for Christmas spirit? Well, how about a spirit celebrating Christmas? That's the star attraction in this computer-animated story for the entire family. The holiday season has arrived, and Casper the Friendly Ghost (voice of Brendon Ryan Barrett) is looking forward to celebrating Christmas. But it turns out that Kibosh, the ruler of the ghost's world, has some bad news for Casper -- he hasn't been scaring enough people lately, and unless he can put a fright into someone on Christmas Eve, he'll be exiled to the land of the wicked ghosts. Casper is sent to the village of Chrismassachusetts and tries to frighten someone, but try as he might, Casper is too goodhearted to scare anyone on Christmas Eve. However, his friends the Ghostly Trio are looking after him, and when they see what sort of trouble Casper is having, they talk his cousin Spooky into frightening someone for him. Top-selling country music star Randy Travis contributes a new song to the soundtrack. This direct-to-video release was produced under the title Casper's a Merry Scary Christmas.

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Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Like Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, Casper's Haunted Christmas is a treat for Halloween or Christmas. We're not exactly comfortable with the diminishing window between the two holidays, but this delightful production can't be blamed for the increasingly hectic pace of the holidays. In fact, it's a tonic. Our friendly pal Casper is ordered to scare at least one person by Christmas Eve or else be banished to the dark. He is dispatched to Kriss, Massachusetts (get it?), where he befriends Holly Jollimore, whose holiday spirit is lacking. Computer-animated in the style of Toy Story, this produced-for-video feature is pitched to audiences of the PG-rated live-action Casper. There are scary creatures (including the glowering green giant Kibosh, king of all ghosts) and mild scatological humor (inevitable "yellow snow" jokes). Just a little bit of the mischief-making Ghostly Trio and Casper's look-alike evil cousin Spooky go a long way, but adults will appreciate the smart script and some clever in-jokes. George Bailey from It's a Wonderful Life even makes a fleeting but hilarious cameo. Casper himself is still sweet and friendly, but he's much more pop culture savvy. At one point he even gripes, "This never happened to Patrick Swayze" (Ghost). Certainly not. But then, we'll never see Casper in a remake of Road House, either.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/2009
UPC:
0796019815215
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
G
Source:
Classic Media
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:20:00
Sales rank:
53,077

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Casper's Haunted Christmas
1. At the Drive in [4:46]
2. The Ghost Police [9:17]
3. Kriss, Mass. [8:34]
4. A Scouts Is Honest [7:31]
5. Spooky and Poil [6:53]
6. I Can Be a Friend [13:30]
7. Un-Decking the Halls [9:12]
8. Going out in Style [12:16]
9. The Spirit of Sharing [4:23]
10. End Credits [3:35]

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