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A list of the Famous Studios theatrical cartoons featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost.


Title Release date Notes
The Friendly Ghost November 16, 1945

Noveltoon short based on the 1939 book of the same name. Released in the Noveltoon series. The first Noveltoons short featuring Casper.

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

Released in the Noveltoons series. The second of three Noveltoon shorts featuring Casper.

A Haunting We Will Go May 13, 1949

Released in the Noveltoons series. The third and final Noveltoon short featuring Casper.

Casper's Spree Under the Sea October 13, 1950

First Casper the Friendly Ghost series short. First of two shorts directed by Bill Tytla. Only short with Tytla's solo directorial credit. First short with opening sequence directed by him. And also only short solely directed by him.

Once Upon a Rhyme December 15, 1950

A clip can be seen briefly in the 1995 film. First short directed by Izzy Sparber. First short with Sparber's solo directorial credit. And also first short solely directed by him.

Boo Hoo Baby March 30, 1951 First short directed by Seymour Kneitel. First shot with Kneitel's solo directorial credit. And solo first short solely directed by him.
To Boo or Not to Boo June 8, 1951 Henry and Bertha from the Noveltoons shorts makes a cameo in this cartoon.
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 Thirteenth February 13, 1953
Spook No Evil March 13, 1953
North Pal May 29, 1953
By the Old Mill Scream July 3, 1953
Little Boo Peep September 21, 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
Boo Moon January 1, 1954

Produced in 3D. Second and final of two Stereotoon shorts. Only Stereotoon short featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost. The 2D full screen version was later reissued as Casper the Friendly Ghost in Matty's Funday Funnies, aired in the 1962-64 and in The Harveytoon Show and as the home media stand-alone reissue on vhs and laserdisc released in the 1990s and distributed by MCA Universal Home Video. Released on VHS along with Gandy Goose and Sourpuss in Dingbat Land, standalone reissue HarveyToon Crazy Town, and Harvey Films featuring Little Audrey in the reissue in The Seapreme Court by United American Video.[1] Only Stereotoon short co-produced and co-directed by Izzy Sparber and Seymour Kneitel. And only short with their duetly directorial credits and lists.

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 Special sound effects provided the Sonovox system.
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 First Appearance of The Ghostly Trio
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 15, 1957
Heir Restorer January 24, 1958 Final short with Izzy Sparber's solo directorial credit. And also final short solely directed by Sparber.
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. Second and final of two shorts directed by Bill Tytla. Only short directed by Seymour Kneitel, Izzy Sparber and him.

Which is Witch May 2, 1958

Wendy the Good Little Witch makes her first and only appearance through the theatrical shorts.

Good Scream Fun September 12, 1958
Doing What's Fright January 16, 1959
Down to Mirth March 20, 1959 Final short solely directed by Seymour Kneitel.
Not Ghoulty June 5, 1959 The Spookpreme Court decides 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 manages to scare a group of ghosts and regain his powers. Note: Only time Casper is powerless. First of two shorts directed by Seymour Kneitel and Izzy Sparber. Opening scene from "Casper Takes a Bow-Wow" was reused.
Casper's Birthday Party July 31, 1959 Final Casper the Friendly Ghost series short. Second and final of two shorts directed by Seymour Kneitel and Izzy Sparber. And also final short with Seymour Kneitel's solo directorial credit. Mostly featuring recycled sequences from previous cartoons- only the final scene was newly animated.

Home media

Numerous Casper cartoons were released on home video by Universal Studios (via MCA Inc.). In 2011, Shout! Factory released a DVD set titled 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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