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Casper Meets Wendy is a 1998 direct-to-video film based on the Harvey Comics character Casper the Friendly Ghost. The film is a sequel to Casper: A Spirited Beginning and the second spin-off/prequel to the 1995 Universal/Amblin film Casper. It was released by 20th Century Fox on September 22, 1998.

It was aired on Disney Channel around Halloween night October 27, 2006. As of 2010, the rights to this film were still owned by 20th Century Fox, as this film and Casper were the only Casper films not sold to Classic Media. This was the first major film for Hilary Duff, who was eleven at the time when this film was released.


At the tail end of a Friday night baseball game, with the bases loaded at the Deedstown Ball Field, the home team wins by a narrow margin as the batter hits the ball out of the park. Both the celebration of the home team and fans and the dread of losing for the visiting team are cut short as a mysterious spaceship floats over the park, thus snatching the attention of everybody there: the players, the fans, the hot dog and popcorn vendors and the announcer!

After the ship performs a tune, it dissipates into three floating balls of light. One of them forms into a ghost who initially appears as an alien, but thereafter, is revealed to be Fatso (Jess Harnell), a member of The Ghostly Trio, who releases gas which hits the scoreboard, causing a shower of sparks, also sparking terror. The other two ghosts of the trio, Stinky (Bill Farmer), and Stretch (Jim Ward), join in, causing panic in the park, as everybody scatters. Casper (Jeremy Foley), a shy, friendly ghost (nephew of the three ghosts), arrives, attempting to settle the rattled crowd, but the people are just as scared. The park is eventually empty, as Casper's uncles plan a vacation.

Meanwhile, a dark character named Desmond Spellman (George Hamilton) is settled down in his mansion. He holds the record of being the greatest warlock to ever exist, until the Oracle (Pauly Shore) tells him that in the future Wendy the Good Little Witch (Hilary Duff) will be the greatest witch to ever exist, and so he plots to kill the "little mall rat", with the advised "Mystic Abyss". He creates two warlock enforcers: Jules (Richard Moll), and Vincent (Vincent Schiavelli) with a mix of chemicals in a blender, exposure to thunder and lightning, and a spillover his catwalk balcony. He assigns them to go to Wendy's address (which the oracle printed on Desmonds' fax machine) and bring her to him if she comes near him. They prove what they think is a simple task by firing their hand guns through the wall.

Meanwhile, Wendy is living in the country with her three aunts Gerti (Cathy Moriarty), Gabby (Shelley Duvall), and Fanny (Teri Garr). While attempting to befriend the local paper boy, they foil it by sling shooting a green ball of goo at him, thus causing the newspapers to automatically torture him, which resulting him leaving in a huff. Wendy is angered by her aunt's action, and while trying to prove herself to them, Jules and Vincent arrive with the purpose of abducting her. They begin attacking with their handguns.


Casper and Wendy having a good time together

She and her aunts narrowly escape Desmond's men, as Wendy turns their weapons into water guns and traps them in a cage. On the run from her nemesis, she and her aunts end up in a resort called Sunny Brite, the same resort Casper and his uncles are vacationing and the two end up in a running into each other, where they are both revealed to be violently thrown around by their respective elders. They then become great friends, but of course, in the tale, a ghost's worst enemy is a witch, and vice-versa, so her aunts wouldn't get along with his uncles, and vice-versa. As a part of their plan to convince them to get along, he gets his uncles to haunt a dance, and she convinces her aunts to attend as well. The Ghostly Trio possesses three men at the party and end up flirting with the three witches.

Though everything seems to go well, the plan is foiled when their real selves are revealed to Wendy's aunts, who pretend to threaten them with magic. Later, Wendy tells Casper about Desmond and that she and her aunts can't use powerful magic, begging him not to tell anyone about this. He accidentally tells the Ghostly Trio, prompting them to attack her and her aunts. Feeling that she has no choice but to fight back, she uses a spell to cover them in plaster. This action is picked up by Desmond's magic tracker. The witches spotted Jules and Vincent, and before Wendy and her aunts have a chance to escape, Desmond arrives.

She screams in terrorizing when he tries to cast her into the Mystic Abyss to kill her as if she will never mess with him ever again, but Casper dives in there to save her, ignoring Desmond's warnings, when she screams for his help. Her aunts try to fight Desmond but they aren't powerful enough. Before he can throw them in along with Wendy, however, a giant three-eyed monster pops up and frightens him, causing him to fall into the Abyss instead. He dies and is erased from his existence. It turns out to be the Ghostly Trio, who combined together to defeat him. While they hold the Abyss open, Wendy's aunts pull her and Casper out of it. The Oracle proclaims that she is the greatest witch because she did something no other witch ever did: she befriended a ghost (Casper).

Casper Meets Wendy 1998 Casper winking

Casper once again ending the film by winking goodbye to the audience.

Finally, Casper, his uncles, Wendy and her aunts all bid each other goodbye. Before leaving with her aunts, Wendy gives Casper a kiss on the cheek resulting in him blushing. She says "Bye, Ghost Boy" and heads home with her aunts on their broomsticks.

Voice of Romanian[]

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  • Paul Zurbău-Casper
  • Petre Ghimbășan-Stinkie
  • Florian Silaghi-Fatso
  • Sorin Ionescu-Stretch
  • Alina Leonte-Wendy
  • Gabriela Codrea-Gerty
  • Mihaela Gherdan-Gabby
  • Lucia Rogoz-Fanny
  • Rin Tripa- Desmond Spellman
  • Pavel Sîrghi-Jules,Vincent
  • Răzvan Vicoveanu-Oracolul




  • Rodger Halston as Larry Tullby
  • Alan Thicke as Baseball Announcer
  • Casper Van Dien as Crewcut Hunk
  • Billy Burnette as Chef
  • Maria Ford as Playmate
  • Jim Jackman as Jerry Jackson
  • Sheila Travis as Jean Jackson
  • Clay Crosby as Honeycakes
  • Tamie Lea Logan as Squeekums (Credited as Tami Logan)
  • Ramsey Krull as Newsboy
  • Paul Di Franco as Spectactor (Credited as Paul di Franco)
  • Howie Gold as Agitated Fan
  • Charles Moere as Amused Fan
  • Emily Jennifer Grunfeld as Pretty Fan
  • Manny Fernandez as Handsome Fan
  • Michael Spagnoli as Panicked Fan
  • Jim Wise as Hungry Fan
  • Ricky Luna as Catcher
  • John Rizzi as Cubana Boy
  • Sebastian Hitzig as Desk Clerk
  • Patricia Elliott as Snotty Woman (Credited as Pat Elliot)
  • Sue Ellen Enright as Maid
  • Cecile Krevoy as Snooty Lady
  • Rodman Flender as Agile Dancer
  • Michelle Marie as Rockin' Dancer
  • Lisa Salazar as Smart Dancer
  • Elizabeth Gage as Swift Dancer
  • Karen Welch as Spinning Dancer
  • Rick Dean as Table Occupant
  • Lacey Taylor Robbins as Kim
  • Larry Robbins as Boogie-Lovin' Dude
  • Claire Bryétt Andrew (Born 24 July 1997) as Startled Baby
  • Lex Robbins as Pool Boy
  • Joel Ross as Hotel Desk Clerk


  • Norm Macdonald as Human Stretch
  • Sean McNamara as Wendy's Broom
  • Hugo Orellana as Baseball Player
  • Ben Stein as Lawyer

Awards and nominations[]

Casper Meets Wendy went on to win the Children’s Programming - Electronic Visual Effects award. The movie also got Hilary Duff nominated for a Young Artist Award.


  • This film features a number of cast members from previous installments in the Casper film series.
    • Cathy Moriarty, who portrayed the head witch Gerti, portrayed the villainous Miss Carrigan Crittenden in the 1995 Casper movie.
    • Richard Moll, who portrayed Jules (one of Desmond Spellman's bumbling henchmen), portrayed the school's Principal Rabie in Casper: A Spirited Beginning.
    • Pauly Shore, who portrayed The Oracle in the Mirror, voices King Kibosh's pitiful henchman Snivel in A Spirited Beginning.
    • Logan Robbins, who portrayed as Josh's friend, portrayed Danny: one of the three bullies in A Spirited Beginning.
    • Finally, we have Ben Stein returning for his third appearance in a Casper film, once again portraying a completely different character than his previous portrayals.
  • This was Hilary Duff's first movie she acted in at the age of 11.
  • This is the first Casper film (and the only one in live-action) that includes more of Casper's supporting characters (aside from the Ghostly Trio) who have appeared in the comics and cartoons, such as Wendy the Good Little Witch, and her three aunts: The Witch Sisters, although in the comics they were named Thelma, Velma, and Zelma, while in the film they were replaced with Gert, Gabby, and Fanny respectively, which is a similar transition with the Ghostly Trio (with the exception of Fatso), where Fusso and Lazo were replaced by Stretch and Stinkie respectively. This is also the only film to feature Wendy and her aunts.
  • While this is a sequel to Casper: A Spirited Beginning, the only thing that is referenced to the previous film is the Baseball Stadium that said Deedstown Ball Field at the beginning since Deedstown was the setting in A Spirited Beginning.
  • This is also the only film in live-action where the film's main antagonist doesn't have any threat or vendetta against Casper and the Ghostly Trio.
    • In Casper, Carrigan Crittenden tries to get Casper and the Trio out of their home in Whipstaff Manor, so she can obtain Casper's treasure chest, and steals his capsule to use the Lazarus for herself when she becomes a ghost.
    • In Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Kibosh attempts to banished Casper and the Trio to the Ghost World, for skipping school at the Ghost Central.
    • In this movie, Desmond Spellman doesn't have any threat or vendetta against Casper and the Trio giving that Desmond's primary objective is to destroy Wendy and her aunts just to reclaim his role of being the greatest witch. However, all of Casper's attempts to save Wendy getting in the way, along with the Ghostly Trio using their powers to defeat the evil warlock, still makes them an enemy to Desmond. Also, the film's conclusion of Casper and Wendy's friendship is what led to Wendy becoming the greatest witch, which creates an impact of Desmond losing his title.
  • This is currently the only Casper film still owned by 20th Century Fox (now known as 20th Century Studios), which previously distributed Casper: A Spirited Beginning for early home media releases. However, since Disney now owns most of 21st Century Fox (including 20th Century Fox) as of March 20, 2019, Disney also owns distribution rights for this film, making it the only Casper film to be owned by Disney (as opposed to having previously aired sometime in the 2000's on both Disney Channel and ABC Family (now known as Freeform) in the United States, as well as on the now-defunct Jetix in some European regions), as the rest of the Casper media (excluding the Hanna-Barbera productions) are currently owned by Universal Pictures.
  • The original VHS box art has Cathy Moriarty, Shelley Duvall, Teri Garr and George Hamilton, who portrayed Gerti, Gabby, Fanny and Desmond Spellman respectively, were given top-billing, but the later DVD box arts has Hilary Duff who portrayed Wendy respectively was given that top-billed, due to her growing popularity.



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