Casper: A Spirited Beginning

Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)

It's a whole new scream!

  • Genre: Adventure, Family, Comedy, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1997-09-09
  • User Rating: 5.426/10 from 264 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sean McNamara
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A prequel to the first animated/live-action Casper feature, Casper: A Spirited Beginning introduces the friendliest ghost you'll ever know and explains how Casper met and befriended the other ghouls at Applegate Manor. After being stranded, Casper meets young Chris Carson, a lonely kid who decides to teach Casper how to be a proper ghost


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  • Shannon Chandler

    as Jennifer
  • Lori Loughlin

    as Sheila Fistergraff
  • Steve Guttenberg

    as Tim Carson
  • Rodney Dangerfield

    as Johnny Hunt
  • Michael McKean

    as Bill Case
  • Brendon Ryan Barrett

    as Chris Carson
  • Richard Moll

    as Principal Rabie
  • Jeremy Foley

    as Casper (voice)
  • Jim Ward

    as Stretch (voice)
  • Bill Farmer

    as Stinky (voice)
  • Jess Harnell

    as Fatso (voice)
  • Pauly Shore

    as Snivel (voice)
  • James Earl Jones

    as Kibosh (voice)
  • Debi Mazar

    as Angie Lyons
  • Sherman Hemsley

    as Grocer
  • Steven Hartman

    as Brock Lee
  • Logan Robbins

    as Danny
  • D'Juan Watts

    as Leon
  • Ben Stein

    as Grocer
  • Brian Doyle-Murray

    as Foreman Dave
  • Casper Van Dien

    as Bystander
  • Edie McClurg

    as Librarian
  • Rodger Halston

    as Stan
  • Michael McDonald

    as Sarcastic Protester
  • Manny Fernandez

    as Frustrated Protester
  • Michael Spagnoli

    as Fearful Protester
  • Rick Dean

    as Punk
  • Patricia Elliott

    as Mortified Teacher
  • Shell Danielson

    as Newscaster
  • Phillip Connery

    as Driver
  • William Kendall

    as Passenger
  • Dawn Howard

    as Frightened Shopper
  • Emily Jennifer Grunfeld

    as Little Girl
  • Janet Wood

    as Talkative Mom
  • Brendan O'Brien

    as Terrified Worker
  • David Kloser

    as Terrified Worker #2
  • Danny Weselis

    as Father
  • Casey Dolkas

    as Son (as Casey Ryan)
  • Janet Rotblatt

    as Little Old Lady
  • Jennifer Prettyman

Camera Christian Sebaldt Director of Photography
Art Arlan Jay Vetter Production Design
Production Mike Elliott Producer
Art Bradford Johnson Set Decoration
Production Jeffrey A. Montgomery Executive Producer
Production Haim Saban Executive Producer
Production Julie Ashton Casting
Writing Rob Kerchner Story
Production Rob Kerchner Co-Producer
Production Lance H. Robbins Executive Producer
Production Mike Upton Line Producer
Directing Sean McNamara Director
Writing Thomas Hart Screenplay
Writing Jymn Magon Screenplay
Writing Jymn Magon Story
Costume & Make-Up Tami Mor Costume Design
Writing Joseph Oriolo Book
Art Nava Production Design
Visual Effects Ray McIntyre Jr. Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Kevin Carney Visual Effects
Art Brian Jewell Art Direction
Art Tibor Belay Storyboard Artist
Crew Chris Blackwood Stunts
Writing Seymour Reit Book
Costume & Make-Up Rina Ramon Costume Design
Editing John Gilbert Editor
Sound Udi Harpaz Music
Crew Greg Landerer Special Effects
Writing Thomas McCluskey Story
Production Vincent Bitetti Producer's Assistant
Crew Bob Frye Film Processor
Art Matt Bozon Art Direction
Art Tim Reidt Art Direction
Art Darcy Shontz Set Decoration
Production Amy Goldberg Co-Producer
Sound Ian Christian Nickus Music Supervisor
Sound Ron Kenan Music Supervisor