Cover image for Casper
Title:
Casper
Author:
Wilson, Colin.
Publication Information:
Universal City, Calif. : Universal, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Determined to get her hands on her father's hidden fortune, Carrigan is forced to hire an afterlife therapist to exercise the ghosts that keep frightening her away. Dr. Harvey and his daughter, Kat, move in and soon Kat meets Casper, the friendliest ghost. But Casper's uncles are still determined to drive all the "fleshies" away.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1995.

Based on the character created by Joseph Oriolo.

Special features: "Casper haunted house of Halloween" fun includes spooky games, creepy recipes, costume hints, safety tips and more; interactive never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes interviews; "The making of 'Casper'" documentary; director's commentary; talent bios (including the ghosts); bonus episode of the animated series.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG; for mild language and thematic elements.
ISBN:
9780783293905
UPC:
025192379420

025192276170
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Summary

Based on the popular cartoon character, this family-oriented "ghost story" is about a not-so-scary spirit who bonds with a little girl (Christina Ricci). The eternally irritable Ms. Carrigan (Cathy Moriarty) discovers that the only thing she's been left in her recently departed father's will is a rickety old house in New England. Naturally, the woman is furious about this, until her "close personal friend" and assistant, Dibbs (Eric Idle of Monty Python fame), discovers a secret message that a treasure may be concealed somewhere in the house. The two take off for Maine, only to learn that the house is haunted by Casper "the friendly ghost" and his three ghostly uncles Stinky, Stretch, and Fatso. After futilely recruiting an exorcist (Don Novello, more or less reviving his Father Guido Sarducci character from Saturday Night Live) and a "professional ghost exterminator" (Dan Aykroyd), she brings in a "ghost psychiatrist" (Bill Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Ricci). Innocently attracted to the young girl, Casper befriends Kat as they try to save the ghosts' home from the evil Carrigan. Eye-popping special effects highlight this magical story that touches (albeit lightly) on the theme of what lies at the heart of human desires. Clint Eastwood, Rodney Dangerfield, Mel Gibson and The Crypt Keeper (of Tales from the Crypt) all make cameos as apparitions in the mirror Bill Pullman looks into in the house. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi