Shout! Factory is on a roll, with Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection due on DVD on October 11. These three discs will hold all of the theatrical shorts (made starting in 1945) as well as the 1963 television series, 81 cartoons in all. Here’s some of the description:
In the original Paramount cartoons, Casper would often frighten some unsuspecting grown-up while befriending “Little Billy” or a small animal, but he’d then rescue one of them from a perilous predicament to become a local hero. In the Harvey comics, Casper would explore an enchanted forest, while the antagonizing Ghostly Trio would tease and heckle. Friends like cousin Spooky, Wendy the Good Witch, and Nightmare the Ghostly Horse round out Casper’s supporting cast.
What a great way to introduce these classics to a new generation.