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|Casper and Wendy's Ghostly Adventures|
Genres: Kids & Family, Animation
Studio: Genius Products Inc Release Date: 08/05/2008 Run time: 82 minutes Rating: Nr
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*This* is what I want - vintage cartoons as I remember them!
SecretSanta1999 | Georgia, United States | 08/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Casper and Wendy's Ghostly Adventures" looks and feels just like when I was a little kid - maybe even better. It hasn't been obviously re-touched or cleaned up, but it is in *no way* a terrible video transfer or bootleg VCD - previously the only alternative for getting this many classic Casper cartoon shorts on a disc (although I don't know if they were ever released on LaserDisc). This DVD looks and sounds pristine - and it is a bargain.Released by a small group called "Classic Media", this DVD has no 'extras', but boasts clean, clear monophonic sound, full-screen format (because they were originally released for TV), and 14 cartoons that sound and look fantastic (featuring real live orchestras and beautiful hand-drawn cels)...a delightful watch for adults and children alike.One has the ability to select each cartoon, or simply play them all straight through from beginning to the end - 82 minutes of sheer enjoyment.Not only is "Casper and Wendy's Ghostly Adventures" an excellent DVD buy, it is a perfect example of fine formatting of these old classics to DVD for a reasonable price.Just gimme the fabulous vintage cartoons, and forget trying to make all these DVD releases so 'special' with awkward 'extras' and 'behind the scenes' filler.And by any means...please do *not* mix this title up with the live-action releases of late. This is the *real* "Casper, the Friendly Ghost" in all his sweet, benevolent 'ghostly' glory."
Goggles_Pizano | Toronto, ON | 08/28/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Picked this one up to share with my young kids and was surprised to find that the cartoons included in this collection were among my favourites when I was their age. The quality of the picture and sound is great, and don't let the title fool you- Wendy only makes an appearance in a couple of the shorts. Has no bonus features at all and is rather short (which is typical of these collections), but the price was right. Minor note: the producers seem to have cut the theme song from the beginning of each short (although the credits and titles remain), instead, including it at the beginning of the playlist of 14 episodes- purists may object, but it didn't bother me- I thought it helped with the continuity of the disc. Anyway, I believe that to date this is the only pure collection out there of the classic cartoons and I'm not going to be picky- I recommend this to parents with young kids and parents with young hearts!"
Shorts Found On Casper and Wendy's Ghostly Adventures
Richard Giblin | Modesto, CA USA | 08/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"On this nicely mastered DVD, you will find the following shorts:
To Boo or Not to Boo (1951)
Boo Moon (1954)
Which Is Witch (1958)
Boo Bop (1957)
The Deep Boo Sea (1952)
Spooking About Africa (1957)
Ghost of the Town (1952)
Not Ghoulty (1959)
Frightday the 13th (1953)
Fright from Wrong (1956)
Wendy's Wish (1962)
Hooky Spooky (1957)
Hide and Shriek (1955)
Boo Ribbon Winner (1954)
These are all original theatrical shorts with one exception, that being "Wendy's Wish," an enchanting episode from the 1963 TV series "The New Casper Cartoon Show." As far as I know, this short is found only on this DVD. Other shorts from "The New Casper Cartoon Show" are found on Casper's Spookiest Tales.
The 13 theatrical shorts on this DVD are also found in the 8-sided Harvey Toons - The Complete Collection.
A. R SCOTT | Houston, Texas | 04/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I used to love these cartoons when I was a kid I used to love Casper and all of the Harvey Films characters. I used to watch Casper's cartoons all of the time. I used to love him he was so sweet; But I would always get sad whenever people would be afraid and run away because he was so sweet!!!! I really did used to enjoy Casper and all kinds of other vintage cartoons I enjoy this DVD it takes me down memory lane ; Casper was the best and one of my favorite cartoons!!!!!"