A few years ago, I rediscovered the classic Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon series. I had forgotten how charming the little ghost was. After watching the first two episodes of the series, I was hooked. I wanted to learn more about the character, and I decided to see if I could find some old cartoons of Casper. The result was A Haunting We Will Go, and there are many more to come!
While Casper is friendly and endearing, he suffers from several episodes of Otherworldly Communication Failure. The most notable ones include his accidentally scaring humans in his grave, letting a train run over him, and frightening humans. Though Casper is meant to be a friendly ghost, he’s become a target of exploitation. In a way, this has helped to keep the cartoons fresh, but the exploitation of the character is inevitable.
Casper the Friendly Ghost’s popularity grew with the introduction of comic books based on the cartoon series. Harvey Comics, the company behind the Casper cartoon series, began publishing Casper comics in 1952. As of 2018, American Mythology Productions is publishing Casper comics. The comics introduce Casper’s fellow ghosts, the Ghostly Trio – Wendy the Good Little Witch, Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost, and Hot Stuff the Little Devil.
While the Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon series was an instant classic, there are several other great animated movies of the same character. The movie is a worldwide hit and inspired many knock-offs in the comic book industry. Besides its movie adaptation, Casper the Friendly Ghost has also inspired many comics and games. If you’re looking for a fun, memorable movie about Casper the Friendly Ghost, then this is the one to watch.