Casper the Friendly Ghost filmography

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Title Release date Notes
The Friendly Ghost November 16, 1945

First short featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost. Released in the Noveltoons series. First cartoon directed by Izzy Sparber.

There's Good Boos To-Night April 23, 1948

Released in the Noveltoons series.

A Haunting We Will Go May 13, 1949 (Friday the 13th)

Released in the Noveltoons series. First cartoon directed by Seymour Kneitel.

Casper's Spree Under the Sea October 13, 1950 (Friday the 13th)

First officially released Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon. First cartoon directed by Bill Tytla.

Once Upon a Rhyme December 20, 1950

A clip can be seen briefly in the 1995 film.

Boo Hoo Baby March 30, 1951
To Boo or Not to Boo June 8, 1951
Boo Scout July 27, 1951
Casper Comes to Clown August 10, 1951
Casper Takes a Bow-wow December 7, 1951
The Deep Boo Sea February 15, 1952
Ghost of the Town April 11, 1952 Features the voice of Ed Sullivan as Himself. A clip is used for Casper's trial in "Not Ghoulty"
Spunky Skunky May 30, 1952
Cage Fright August 8, 1952
Pig-a-Boo September 12, 1952
True Boo October 24, 1952
Frightday the 13th February 13, 1953 (Friday the 13th)
Spook No Evil March 13, 1953 (Friday the 13th)
North Pal May 29, 1953
By the Old Mill Scream July 3, 1953
Little Boo Peep August 28, 1953
Do or Diet October 16, 1953

Features a farmer & Timothy Turkey from a previous cartoon short, The Voice of the Turkey.

Boos and Saddles December 25, 1953 (Christmas Day)
Boo Moon January 1, 1954 (New Year's Day)

Produced in 3D. Released on VHS along with Gandy Goose and Sourpuss in Dingbat Land, standalone HarveyToon Crazy Town, and Little Audrey in The Seapreme Court by United American Video.[1]

Zero the Hero March 26, 1954
Casper Genie May 28, 1954
Puss 'n Boos July 16, 1954
Boos and Arrows October 15, 1954
Boo Ribbon Winner December 3, 1954
Hide and Shriek January 28, 1955

Spooky's debut, minus the derby.

Keep Your Grin Up March 4, 1955
Spooking with a Brogue May 27, 1955
Bull Fright July 15, 1955
Red, White and Boo October 21, 1955
Boo Kind to Animals December 23, 1955

A new opening theme song debuts.

Ground Hog Play February 10, 1956
Dutch Treat April 20, 1956
Penguin for Your Thoughts June 15, 1956
Line of Screammage August 17, 1956
Fright from Wrong November 2, 1956
Spooking About Africa January 4, 1957
Hooky Spooky March 1, 1957
Peekaboo May 24, 1957
Ghost of Honor July 19, 1957
Ice Scream August 30, 1957
Boo Bop November 11, 1957 (Veterans Day)
Heir Restorer January 24, 1958
Spook and Span February 28, 1958
Ghost Writers April 25, 1958

Scenes from Casper's Spree Under the Sea, Once Upon a Rhyme and To Boo or Not to Boo are shown in this episode. Final cartoon directed by Bill Tytla.

Which is Witch May 2, 1958

Wendy the Good Little Witch makes her first & only appearance. Izzy Sparber gets a credit only. Seymour Kneitel is uncredited.

Good Scream Fun September 12, 1958
Doing What's Fright January 16, 1959
Down to Mirth March 20, 1959
Not Ghoulty June 5, 1959 The Ghostly Trio decide to take Casper's powers away until he can actually scare someone. As the cartoon progresses, Casper constantly forgets he does not possess his powers, which angers those he tries to help. Eventually he does win one over on the trio and regain his powers. Note: Only time Casper is powerless.
Casper's Birthday Party July 31, 1959 Final cartoon directed by Izzy Sparber.

Home media[edit]

Numerous Casper cartoons were released on home video by Universal Studios (via MCA Inc.). In 2011, Shout! Factory released a DVD set entitled Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection - 1945-1963 which contains The Friendly Ghost, There's Good Boos To-Night, A Haunting We Will Go, all 55 theatrical cartoons, and all 26 episodes of The New Casper Cartoon Show.

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