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Casper - A Spirited Beginning (1997)

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Release Date: Sep 9, 1997 Wide

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Billed as a prequel to the 1995 family film Casper, which in turn is based on an enduring Harvey cartoon character "Casper the Friendly Ghost," this direct-to-video entry is aimed at younger kids (though some of the scenes may be inappropriate for really young children). The story begins as Casper, who is new to the ghostly plane, rides a death train towards Ghost Central Station where he is to attend a camp to train him to scare people. Instead, he irritates another passenger and is tossed off

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Television, Kids & Family, Comedy

Jymn Magon, Thomas Hart

Aug 16, 2005

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Taking place in a scary netherworld where up is down, black is white, and Steve Guttenberg, Rodney Dangerfield, Lori Loughlin, Pauly Shore, and Richard Moll still have careers.

September 30, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
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I only watched this because it went along with the other two Casper movies, but it's a prequel, most prequels aren't good, and this is no exception. It has a bit of the charm from the first two, but overall it's just so-so.
July 31, 2011
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Casper is timeless
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Cool
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