The New Casper Cartoon Show is an animated television series based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost. The show was created in 1963 by Harvey Comics after the company bought the rights of the character in 1959. The show features all the old shorts animated by Famous Studio Cartoons and 26 new episodes animated by Paramount. These new shorts are usually referred to as Harveytoons.
This show was planned as soon Harvey bought the rights of Casper the Friendly Ghost from Universal Pictures and marks the first television production of the company with the character, they produced 26 new episodes through all of them originally ran in the first 1963–1964 season
The new segments were directed by one of Casper's creators, Seymour Reit, also best known by for his work for Famous Studio's Popeye the Sailor TV series. All the voices in the episodes were performed by only two voice actors: Norma MacMillan, who voiced Casper, Wendy and all the female characters and Bradley Bolke, voiced the Ghostly Trio and all the male characters.
Several episodes are available to view for free on youtube, as part of the official Casper the Friendly Ghost youtube Channel.
The show ran for just one season and it was followed by Hanna-Barbera's show Casper and the Angels in 1980, the second production of Harvey Comics with the Casper character.
|1||The Greedy Giants||Casper's new friend the Weeping Willow is tired of being teased by the other trees, and the little ghost decides to help him.|
|2||Red Robbing Hood||Casper must help the good vigilante Red Robbing Hood win his throne back from his evil cousin.|
|3||The Lonesome Giant||Casper meets a giant with no friends, and introduces him to the forest animals. But the animals aren't so sure they want to be friends with a giant!|
|4||A Visit from Mars||When a little Martian boy playing hooky crashes his "borrowed" saucer into the house, Casper shows him around. But the Martians are convinced that the saucer was stolen by humans and declare war on the Earth.|
|5||Bed Trouble||After the Trio's racket drives Casper from his bed, the friendly ghost encounters a Bear with insomnia. He enlists the help of the Sandman, but the bear seems incurable.|
|6||The Bored Billionaire||Casper saves a billionaire from a witch.|
|7||City Snicker||Casper meets his cousin, Spooky and befriends him. That night, Spooky was frightened by strange noises and Casper wants to protect Spooky.|
|8||Cold Wave||Casper must foil the plans of an evil scientist who is trying to block the light of the sun from reaching Earth.|
|9||Growing Up||The Ghostly Trio make mischief by slipping Casper an enlarging potion.|
|10||Kings of Toyland||Casper settles a war between the Blue King and the Red King|
|11||Little Lost Ghost||Casper helps a lost ghost named Something find his mother.|
|12||Mother Goose Land||The Ghostly Trio are running amok in Mother Goose Land, and its up to Casper and Wendy to stop their "fun."|
|13||The Professor's Problem||Casper must help a castle ghost to turn the castle into a nursery.|
|14||Small Spooks||The Trio see Casper reading a book about insects and decide if they could become tiny, they could spook all the insects in the Enchanted Forest. Fatso tricks Casper into getting them some magic reducing pills from the witches - can Casper stop their shennanigans?|
|15||Super Spook||Casper's lookalike - but big and muscular - cousin Powerhouse drops by for a visit, and they team up to scare the Ghostly Trio into ending their bullying ways.|
|16||The Absent-Minded Robot||Casper meets Robbie, a "misfit robot," who's been kicked out of the robot factory for being chronically absent-minded. Can the ghost help Robbie make some new friends in the forest?|
|17||The Enchanted Horse||The evil Eastern magician Ali Booboo feeds a poisoned apple to Nightmare, turning her into his slave. Casper and Wendy must pursue Booboo to his castle in the clouds to rescue their friend.|
|18||The Enchanted Prince||Wendy helps Casper remove a spell from a prince.|
|19||The Heart of Gold||Midas the Miser wishes to rid himself of The Golden Touch, and to do so he must find a heart of gold. Can Casper help him?|
|20||The Magic Touch||Casper tries to help The Great Foozini perform his magic act.|
|21||The Timid Knight||Casper visits King Arthur's castle and scares the knights out of their armor. He tries to help a cowardly knight get courage, thus assisting him in saving the princess from an evil dragon.|
|22||The Wandering Ghost||A boatload of Pilgrims is attacked by a sea monster. Casper tries to help them.|
|23||The Witching Hour||The Evil Witch had cast a spell on Wendy's house and they ran away. Casper will end the witching hour til everything is back to normal.|
|24||Twin Trouble||Wendy's aunts and Casper's uncles magic up mischievous twins of Casper and Wendy to cause trouble around the Enchanted Forest.|
|25||Weather or Not||The Ghostly Trio want to go out "booing" in bad weather, so they send Casper out to check the forecast.|
|26||Wendy's Wish||Wendy wishes on a star for new red dancing shoes. But, you should be careful what you wish for... (Final cartoon directed by Seymour Kneitel.)|