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Casper The Friendly Ghost DVD Collection Review

Title: Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection (1945)

About the DVD Set:

The Casper the Friendly Ghost Collection DVD set contains 81 cartoons created between 1945-1963—55 original theatrical cartoons and 26 New Casper Cartoon Show episodes including a rare episode that was never released on home video in any format; an array of bonus features such as commentaries with Casper expert/writer Mark Arnold of the book The Harveyville Fun Times, an interview with voice actor Bradley Bolke, a gallery of comic book covers and more, all totaling over seven hours of content. Casper the Friendly Ghost first appeared in 1945 when Paramount released three theatrical shorts. He ultimately became one of the Studio’s biggest animated stars. In 1950, at the height of his fame, Paramount expanded the cartoons into a successful TV series. In 1952, Harvey Comics became the publisher of Casper comic books and went on to publish them for more than 40 years.

Casper, the most famous ghost on earth, doesn’t like to haunt or scare but instead spends his time looking to make friends. Along on his adventures are such memorable supporting characters such as The Ghostly Trio (who endlessly tease Casper) and Wendy the Good Witch.

My Review:

I almost swooned when I discovered that this DVD set was being released from the Shout! Factory on October 11th 2011. I am a huge fan of lovable Casper, Wendy the Good Little Witch and those silly antagonists, the Ghostly Trio. Ever since I was a little girl, I loved following Casper on his timeless adventures so I am delighted to be able to share this latest release with my own children. As a mom, I appreciate that Casper likes to be an individual and is not afraid to stand up for himself and his friends. The episodes are fun and not too spooky for my little ones either.

I am absolutely thrilled with the quality of this collection and I am equally impressed that it is such a complete set. It is the perfect gift for Casper fans both old and new and my children have requested to watch one episode every night leading up to Halloween.

With a whopping 486 minutes of run time, Casper The Friendly Ghost® DVD Collection (SRP $24.98) is certain to become a hit with families everywhere!

To purchase your copy, head over to the Shout! Factory website.

*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*

Maureen

Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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