Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection (1945-1963)
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Audio commentaries with Mark Arnold (Editor of The Harveyville Fun Times), Edmee Reit (Widow of Casper Co-creator, Seymour Reit), Voice Actor, Bradley Bolke And Alison Argrim
Interviews with Voice Actor, Bradley Bolke, Edmee Reit and Alison Arngrim (Daughter of Norma MacMillan, the voice of Casper)
Gallery of comic book covers
Top Customer Reviews
On the plus side, the set looks good. There are two slimline case clamshells; one featuring the two theatrical discs and the third disc in its own case features all of the "New Casper Cartoon Show" episodes.
The 20-page full-color booklet looks fantastic and of course, it was written by yours truly, so it is crammed with tons of information including where every episode appears in comic books, when applicable.
The first three Casper cartoons that are now in the public domain are actually featured as bonus features of disc one. There are 10 commentaries strewn throughout. All feature me with three of them with Edmee Reit (widow of Sy), three of them with Bradley Bolke and three of them with Alison Arngrim (daughter of Norma MacMillan).
I first saw the 15+ minute documentary in Oregon and was upset that I looked so "zombie-like", but after re-watching it a second time, it's not too bad, but I still come across as a bit dull in comparison with the animated Alison, who makes the documentary fun!
The commentaries are generally pretty good, considering that I had never done anything like this before, and recorded everything in a marathon 10-hour session in my home.
They DID get the "New Casper Cartoon Show" opening and closing in color which I begged them to do, and got MOST of the individual episode openings where Casper and friends zip in to watch a cartoon in a TV cloud.
Now, for the negatives. Even though I begged them to go back to Paramount to get the original cartoons for the original elements and credits, it just wasn't or couldn't be done.Read more ›
The artwork is absolutely beautiful in the early to mid 50s cartoons and though Casper could be cheesy at times, the cartoons still retain their warmth and happiness. It was fun to see the New Casper Cartoon openings which I remembered from my childhood. I'm really glad the booklet was included chock full of great Casper trivia and history.
I showed my five-year old nephew some of the cartoons and it seems that Casper has found a new fan!
Definitely recommend this to anyone of any age!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wanted my grandson to experience Casper from my time growing up. It's wonderfulPublished 2 months ago by ana
I watched these as a child. I bought it for my granddaughter she loves itPublished 5 months ago by James Moore
Casper the Friendly Ghost was always one of my favorites (along with Ritchie Rich) when I was just a kid. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David W. Nesbitt
My DVD is missing the first three episodes, not sure about anyone else's. Such a disappointment.
That was my original review. Read more