On Casper

This is not one of my favorites, but I’m sure many are ready to sing this theme song.

Points about Casper, the Friendly Ghost

Created by Seymour Reit and Joe Oriolo

Debuted in a 1939 children’s book, 1945 as an animation by Paramount Pictures’ Famous Studios, 1949 as a comic book (published regularly until 1982), and 1963 as a made-for-television cartoon (sponsored by Mattel)

The last theatrically-released Casper cartoon was Casper’s Birthday Party, released July 31, 1959

Title song written by Jerry Livingston and Mack David

Most commonly voiced by Cecil Roy

Long-time controversy who he was during human life

Common storyline: Casper does like being a regular ghost, so he tries to find friends. He eventually saves a friend that leads to acceptance by others

Supporting characters include The Ghostly Trio, Wendy the Good Little Witch, Archibald the Talking Wishing well, Hot Stuff the Little Devil, Nightmare the ghost horse, Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost, and Spooky’s girlfriend Pearl

Enjoy this good tribute video