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|Harvey Comics Characters|
|Casper's Scare School Characters|
|Directed by||Brad Silberling|
|Produced by||Paul Deason|
|Written by||Joseph Oriolo(characters)Sherri StonerDeanna Oliver|
|Music by||James Horner|
|Production Company||Amblin Entertainment|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Release date(s)||May 26, 1995|
|Running time||100 min.|
Casper is a 1995 live-actionfeature film loosely based on the Harvey Comicscartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost. The ghosts featured in the film were created through computer-generated imagery.
The ghosts featured in the film computer-generated imagery. It's much darker in tone comparison to the cartoons and comics, especially with it's theme of death as well as addressing Casper's tragic death.
The film's featured Carrigan Crittenden (Cathy Moriarty and her bumbling henchman (Eric Idle) ask a "ghost therapist" (Bill Pullman to exorcise the spectral inhabitants of haunted house fabled to contain treasure. Casper, the spirit of deceased twelve-year-old according to the film, befriends the therapist's young daughter (Christina Ricci). Notably, this film is the only time an official explanation has been given as to how Casper died.
The film led to an animated television spin-off entitled The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper, which featured the same voice actors as the film with Dan Castellaneta and Kath Soucie voicing Pullman and Ricci's characters. Casper and his uncles were later animated with computer-generated imagery in the films Casper: A Spirited Beginning, Casper Meets Wendy, Casper's Haunted Christmas and Casper's Scare School which do not follow the same plot line as this film. Read More!