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  • PG
  • Comedy, Family
  • 1995
  • 101 mins

Casper

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About

Casper was always one of the wetter cartoon creations, the jokes deriving from people actually being scared of the moon-faced little sprite, when all he wanted was a friend. This big budget take actually improves on the wispy premise, thanks mainly to the good people at Industrial Light and Magic, who do a great job in creating special effects and characters that interact so well with the 'human' world they inhabit. It is a pity they are wasted on a predictable plot (lame haunted house stuff) and a lazy script.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Malachi Pearson, Joe Nipote, Bill Pullman, Joe Alaskey, Cathy Moriarty, Christina Ricci
  • Director: Brad Silberling
  • Writer: Elisa Bell, Deanna Oliver, Sherri Stoner
  • Producer: Colin Wilson
  • Photographer: Dean Cundey

In a nutshell

Only Ricci, strange gothic child that she is, gets close to shining next to the animation.

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