The New Casper Cartoon Show is a 1963-1970 animated television series that appeared on ABC's Saturday morning schedule, based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost. Casper's co-stars included his friends from the Harvey Comics stories: Wendy the Good Little Witch, the Ghostly Trio, Spooky the Tuff Little Ghost, and the ghost horse Nightmare. The show premiered on October 5, 1963 and is one of the earliest Saturday morning cartoons.
The show included a mix of 26 new Casper cartoons created for this show by Paramount Cartoon Studios, as well as a selection of 1959–62 Famous Studios cartoons, mostly Modern Madcaps and Noveltoons which were relabeled as "Modern Madcaps". All voices in the Casper episodes were performed by Norma MacMillan and Bradley Bolke.
All of the new material was created for the first season in 1963-1964, but the show continued airing in reruns on ABC for six seasons, ending on January 30, 1970.
|1||The Greedy Giants||Shamus Culhane||Robert Little||Casper's new friend the Weeping Willow is tired of being teased by the other trees, and the little ghost decides to help him.|
|2||Red Robbing Hood||Tom Golden||Robert Little||Casper must help the good vigilante Red Robbing Hood win his throne back from his evil cousin.|
|3||The Lonesome Giant||Shamus Culhane||Anton Loeb||Casper meets a giant with no friends, and introduces him to the forest animals. But the animals aren't so sure they want to be friends with a giant!|
|4||A Visit from Mars||Martin Taras||Robert Little||When a little Martian boy playing hooky crashes his "borrowed" saucer into the house, Casper shows him around. But the Martians are convinced that the saucer was stolen by humans and declare war on the Earth.|
|5||Bedtime Trouble||Chuck Harriton||Robert Little||After the Trio's racket drives Casper from his bed, the friendly ghost encounters a Bear with insomnia. He enlists the help of the Sandman, but the bear seems incurable.|
|6||The Bored Billionaire||Graham Place||Anton Loeb||Casper saves a billionaire from a witch.|
|7||City Snicker||Shamus Culhane||Anton Loeb||Casper meets his cousin, Spooky and befriends him. That night, Spooky gets frightened by strange noises and Casper wants to protect Spooky.|
|8||Cold Wave||Shamus Culhane||Anton Loeb||Casper must foil the plans of an evil scientist who is trying to block the light of the sun from reaching Earth.|
|9||Growing Up||Gordon Whittier||Anton Loeb||The Ghostly Trio make mischief by slipping Casper an enlarging potion.|
|10||Kings of Toyland||Graham Place||Anton Loeb||Casper settles a war between the Blue King and the Red King|
|11||Little Lost Ghost||Gordon Whittier||Robert Little||Casper helps a lost ghost named Something find his mother.|
|12||Mother Goose Land||Tom Golden||Anton Loeb||The Ghostly Trio are running amok in Mother Goose Land, and its up to Casper and Wendy to stop their fun.|
|13||The Professor's Problem||Tom Golden||Robert Little||Casper helps a professor get to the moon, with the help of his horse Nightmare.|
|14||Small Spooks||Martin Taras||Anton Loeb||The Trio see Casper reading a book about insects and decide if they could become tiny, they could spook all the insects in the Enchanted Forest. Fatso tricks Casper into getting them some magic reducing pills from the witches - can Casper stop their shenanigans?|
|15||Super Spooks||Chuck Harriton||Anton Loeb||Casper's lookalike - but big and muscular - cousin Powerhouse drops by for a visit, and they team up to scare the Ghostly Trio into ending their bullying ways.|
|16||The Absent-Minded Robot||Nick Tafuri||Anton Loeb||Casper meets Robbie, a "misfit robot," who's been kicked out of the robot factory for being chronically absent-minded. Can the ghost help Robbie make some new friends in the forest?|
|17||The Enchanted Horse||Tom Golden||Anton Loeb||The evil Eastern magician Ali Booboo feeds an ensorcelled apple to Nightmare, turning her into his slave. Casper and Wendy must pursue Booboo to his castle in the clouds to rescue their friend.|
|18||The Enchanted Prince||Tom Golden||Anton Loeb||Wendy helps Casper remove a spell from a prince.|
|19||The Heart of Gold||Shamus Culhane||Robert Little||Midas the Miser wishes to rid himself of The Golden Touch, and to do so he must find a heart of gold. Can Casper help him?|
|20||The Magic Touch||Graham Place||Anton Loeb||Casper tries to help The Great Foozini perform his magic act.|
|21||The Timid Knight||Graham Place||Robert Little||Casper visits King Arthur's castle and scares the knights out of their armor. He tries to help a cowardly knight get courage, thus assisting him in saving the princess from an evil dragon.|
|22||The Wandering Ghost||Chuck Harriton||Anton Loeb||A boatload of Pilgrims is attacked by a sea monster. Casper tries to help them.|
|23||The Witching Hour||Chuck Harriton||Anton Loeb||The Evil Witch had cast a spell on Wendy's house and they ran away. Casper will end the witching hour til everything is back to normal.|
|24||Twin Trouble||Tom Golden||Anton Loeb||Wendy's aunts and Casper's uncles magic up mischievous twins of Casper and Wendy to cause trouble around the Enchanted Forest.|
|25||Weather or Not||Shamus Culhane||Robert Little||The Ghostly Trio want to go out "booing" in bad weather, so they send Casper out to check the forecast.|
|26||Wendy's Wish||Tom Golden||Anton Loeb||Wendy wishes on a star for new red dancing shoes. But, you should be careful what you wish for...|
On October 11, 2011, Shout! Factory released Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection 1945–1963 on DVD in Region 1. The 3-disc set features 55 original theatrical cartoons as well as all 26 episodes from The New Casper Cartoon Show on DVD.
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