Casper accidentally finds himself in the world of the living after failing to show up for ghost training and befriended a young boy who teaches him the ways of a ghost, while a ruler from the other world attempts to bring him back.
The Hansen kids are in a jam. Adam and his best friend Duffy have gotten their hands on some tickets for the Headless Horseman concert, and his sister Chelsea has a date with her dreamy ... See full summary »
Living under the care of his uncles: The Ghostly Trio, Casper has been letting them push him around and making his afterlife miserable by having him do chores for them while they are scaring "fleshes" for their amusement. While taking a vacation, Casper meets with a good little witch girl named Wendy, whom she and her bewitching aunts are on the run from an evil warlock: Desmond Spellman who attempts on destroying her after discovering that she will be a greater witch than him. Like Casper, Wendy is a kind witch who also has her relatives mistreating her. The two become good friends as they discover that ghosts and witches are each other's worst enemies, so they come up with a plan to make their elders pair up to one another. Once Desmond comes into town, he determines to destroy Wendy at once. It is now up to Casper as he must get the courage to convince his uncles to help him to save his friend and her aunts from the villainous warlock.
Cathy Moriarty, Shelley Duvall and Teri Garr have all worked with highly acclaimed filmmakers. Moriarty and Garr both worked with Martin Scorsese with Moriarty in Ragining Bull (1980) and Garr in After Hours (1985), Garr worked with Steven Spielberg in Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1979) and Duvall worked with Stanley Kubrick in The Shining (1980). See more »
When Josh and his friend take over the arcade game from the two girls, the side of the cabinet shows one of the Mortal Kombat fighting games, but Josh's dialogue and the sound effects seem to indicate some type of shooting game with many enemies on screen at one time. See more »
If my aunts find out I'm friends with a ghost, they'll throw a witchy fit and I won't get to see you any more.
Voice of Casper:
And my uncles say no self-respecting ghost would talk to a nasty, snaggle-toothed, wart-ridden, hagged out...
Voice of Casper:
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As I started to read the prior comment, I thought I had accidentally brought up comments on Titanic or Gladiator.
Actually, I found this mildly amusing, It didn't have that humor/storyline for everyone of a Shrek or Nemo, but that is okay. Not every Kid's Movie has to appeal to the whole family. Since this is a Kid's Movie, and I don't like to rate/inflict adult standards onto purely Kid's Movies outside of appropriateness -- message, if any; language and type of action, etc. The whole thing boils down to "How did the kids react to it?"
Well, the kids liked it a lot. And at the bottom line, when the day is done, that is what counts when you rent or take your kids to see a Kid's Movie. That being said, I am not interested in the complexity of plot lines, holes in story or academy award quality performances.
The kids say 7, and that is good enough for me.
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