|Casper and the Angels|
|Based on||Casper the Friendly Ghost created by|
|Written by||Bob Ogle|
|Directed by||Oscar Dufau|
|Voices of||Julie McWhirter|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Executive producers||William Hanna|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production companies||Hanna-Barbera Productions|
The Harvey Entertainment Company
|Original release||September 22 –|
December 15, 1979
Casper and the Angels is an American animated television series based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost, produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions and broadcast on NBC from September 22, 1979, to December 15, 1979.
Casper the Friendly Ghost is a "guardian ghost" to two female Space Police officers named Mini (who is a rather ditzy redhead) and Maxi (who is a much more intelligent African-American woman with a very short temper) who patrol the Jetsons-style Space City on their flying motorcycles in the year 2179.
They are joined by the rambunctious but good-hearted Hairy Scarey, a large, shaggy, thousand year old ghost with a red nose and big bow tie who enjoys scaring people, especially villains and other troublemakers, but because he has a great deal of affection for his little pal Casper he, unlike most of their ghostly kind, tries to accept the fact that the gentle ghost does not like to scare people.
Less accepting, especially toward Mini and Maxi, are their fellow officers Nerdley and Fungo, a pair of bumbling, flying patrol car-driving male chauvinists who are always trying to prove that they are superior to their female counterparts, only to have their efforts undone by their own stupidity and cowardice.
The show was apparently Hanna-Barbera's second attempt to cash in on the popularity of Charlie's Angels as well as the popularity of the motorcycle police drama CHiPs, the first being Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels on ABC.
Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track.
- Julie McWhirter as Casper
- John Stephenson as Hairy Scarey, Commander
- Diana McCannon as Space Patrol Officer Maxi
- Laurel Page as Space Patrol Officer Mini
- Hal Smith as Nerdley
- Paul Winchell as Fungo
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Casper's Golden Chance"|
|September 22, 1979|
|2||"Casper Ghosts West"|
"Casper's Camp Out"
|September 29, 1979|
"The Space Pirate"
|October 6, 1979|
"The Cat Burglar"
|October 13, 1979|
"The Smiling Lisa"
|October 20, 1979|
|6||"A Pocket Full O'Schemes"|
"A Tale of Two Trashmen"
|October 27, 1979|
"T.V. or Not T.V."
|November 3, 1979|
|8||"Gone to the Dogs"|
"Private Eyeball to Eyeball"
|November 10, 1979|
|9||"Champ for a Day"|
"The Ghost Robbers"
|November 17, 1979|
|10||"Aunt Mary Scarey"|
"The Ice Heist"
|November 24, 1979|
|11||"A Shoplifting Experience"|
"The Impossible Scream"
|December 1, 1979|
"The Commander Is Missing"
|December 8, 1979|
|13||"Love at First Fright"|
"Saving Grace in Outer Space"
|December 15, 1979|
On September 5, 1995, Turner Home Entertainment released two volumes The Boo Zoo and Stars & Frights on VHS. This release contained five episodes from the series. In addition, on August 22, 2000, Warner Home Video released Casper Saves Halloween on VHS, which contained the Halloween special as well as six 15-minute episodes of Casper and the Angels.
- Executive Producers: William Hanna and Joseph Barbera
- Producers: Art Scott and Alex Lovy
- Directors: Ray Patterson, Carl Urbano, Oscar Dufau, George Gordon
- Story Supervisor: Jim Ryan
- Story Editor: Bob Ogle
- Story: Jack Bonestell, Patsy Cameron, Gary Greenfield, Bob Ogle, Dick Robbins
- Story Direction: Don Christensen, Sukhdev Dail, George Singer
- Recording Director: Art Scott
- Voices: Rick Dees, Bob Hastings, Diann McCannon, Jim MacGeorge, Julie McWhirter, Laurel Page, Ronnie Schell, Hal Smith, John Stephenson, Frank Welker, Paul Winchell
- Graphics: Iraj Paran, Tom Wogatzke
- Title Design: Don Sheppard
- Musical Director: Hoyt Curtin
- Musical Supervisor: Paul DeKorte
- Creative Producer: Iwao Takamoto
- Design Supervisor: Bob Singer
- Character Design: Willie Ito, Scott Shaw
- Layout Supervisor: Don Morgan
- Key Layout: Floyd Norman
- Layout: John Bruno, Al Budnick, Nino Carbe, Dave Hanan, Linda Harris, Gary Hoffman, Carol Lay, Jack Manning, Alex McCrae, Floyd Norman, Paul Power, Becky Price, Tony Rivera, Glenn Schmitz, Scott Shaw
- Animation Supervisors: Bob Goe, Bill Keil, Jay Sarbry
- Animation: Robert Alvarez, Frank Andrina, Colin Baker, Anne Marie Bardwell, Ed Barge, Tom Barnes, Maxwell Becraft, Bob Bemiller, Richard Bowman, Bob Bransford, James Brummett, Oliver Callahan, Rudy Cataldi, Roger Chiasson, Steve Clark, Richard Coleman, John Conning, Jesse Cosio, Gabor Csupo, Zeon Davush, Daniel De La Vega, Elaine Despins, Charlie Downs, Joan Drake, Judith Ann Drake, Marcia Fertig, Gail Finkedlei, Hugh Fraser, Al Gaivoto, Charles Gammage, Miguel Garcia, Fernando Gonzalez, Jeff Hall, Terry Harrison, Bob Hathcock, Fred Hellmich, Charles Howell, Bill Hutten, Volus Jones, Mario Julio, Aundre Knutson, Rick Leon, Teresa Loewy, Hicks Lokey, Michael Longden, Ernesto Lopez, Tony Love, Mircea Mantta, Mauro Maressa, Duncan Marjoribanks, Burt Medall, Tran Vu Minh, Ken Muse, Constantin Mustatea, Sean Newton, Margaret Nichols, Eduardo Olivares, Margaret Parkes, Lester Pegues, Jr., Delpino Ramirez, Harry Rasmussen, William Recinos, Morey Reden, Mitch Rochon, Tom Ruegger, Joel Seibel, Mark Simon, Ken Southworth, Leo Sullivan, Robert Taylor, Barry Temple, Dave Tendlar, Dick Thompson, Richard Trueblood, Robert Tyler, Carlos Vincenzi, John Walker, Allen Wilzbach
- Assistant Animation Supervisor: Rick Leon
- Background Supervisor: Al Gmuer
- Backgrounds: Lorraine Andrina, Fernando Arce, Greg Battes, Dario Campanile, Gil DiCicco, Dennis Durrell, Fla Ferreira, Martin Forte, Bob Gentle, Al Gmuer, Bonnie Goodknight, Bonnie Goodknight, Ann Guenther, Tom Hanes, James Hedgeus, Eric Heschong, Jim Hickey, Mike Humphries, Andy Phillipson, Bill Proctor, Vivien Rhyan, Jeff Richards, Jeff Riche, Cal Titus, Dennis Venizelos
- Checking and Scene Planning: Cindy Smith
- Xerography: Star Wirth
- Ink and Paint Supervisor: Alison Victory
- Sound Direction: Richard Olson, Bill Getty
- Camera: Jerry Mills, Ross Avery, Bob Berry, Allen Childs, Marc Debbaudt, Candy Edwards, Curt Hall, Mike Kane, Neil Viker, Roy Wade, Brandy Whittington, Jerry Whittington
- Supervising Film Editor: Larry C. Cowan
- Dubbing Supervisor: Pat Foley
- Music Editor: Joe Sandusky
- Effects Editors: Julie Bagdonas, Sue Brown
- Show Editor: Gil Iverson
- Negative Consultant: William E. DeBoer
- Production Manager: Jayne Barbera
- Post Production Supervisor: Joed Eaton
- A HANNA-BARBERA PRODUCTION
- Based on the character owned and copyrighted by Harvey Cartoons, a partnership.
- This picture has made the jurdisction of I.A.T.SE., affiliated with A.F.L.-C.I.O.
- © 1979 Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
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