Monday, August 8, 2011

Boo! All-New CASPER THE FRIENDLY GHOST DVD Collection Coming Halloween!


 Shout! Factory To Release All 81 Cartoons Created Between 1945-1963
In One Complete Set For The First Time On October 11, 2011 

Los Angeles, CA (August 8, 2011)Casper the Friendly Ghost®—the star of thousands of comic books, hundreds of cartoon episodes and a blockbuster Steven Spielberg film—has always been more interested in making friends than frightening. Joining him on his escapades are the endlessly antagonizing Ghostly Trio and Casper’s good friend, Wendy the Good Little Witch. All of their adventures and fun will come to life on October 11, 2011, when Shout! Factory releases the Casper the Friendly Ghost Collection, much to the delight of fans everywhere!

The 3-disc DVD set will include all 81 cartoons created between 1945-1963, as well as extensive bonus features giving fans and collectors the opportunity to own the most complete Casper DVD set for the first time. A must have for fans of the series and DVD collectors, the Casper the Friendly Ghost Collection will retail for $29.93. Fans of the series can also pre-order the DVD from or the Shout! Factory store.

The Casper the Friendly Ghost Collection DVD set will contain 81 cartoons—55 original theatrical cartoons and 26 New Casper Cartoon Show episodes including a rare episode that was never released on home video in any format; an array of bonus features such as commentaries with Casper expert/writer Mark Arnold of the book The Harveyville Fun Times, an interview with voice actor Bradley Bolke, a gallery of comic book covers and more, all totaling over seven hours of content.

Casper the Friendly Ghost first appeared in 1945 when Paramount released three theatrical shorts. He ultimately became one of the Studio’s biggest animated stars. In 1950, at the height of his fame, Paramount expanded the cartoons into a successful TV series. In 1952, Harvey Comics became the publisher of Casper comic books and went on to publish them for more than 40 years.

Bonus Features:

The Casper the Friendly Ghost Collection
·         Commentaries with comic book and animation historian Mark Arnold (author of The Harveyville Fun Times), Alison Arngrim (daughter of Casper voice actor Norma MacMillan), voice actor Bradley Bolke and Edmee Reit (widow of Casper Co-creator Seymour Reit)
·         Gallery of comic book covers and more!

Product details:

Street Date:
Running time:

+/- 486 minutes
Catalog #
SF 12811

About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras. The company’s audio catalogue boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit

About Casper the Friendly Ghost®

Casper the Friendly Ghost®, “The Official Ambassador of Halloween,” has been making friends around the world for generations. The star of thousands of comics (more than 100 million sold), hundreds of cartoon episodes, and a blockbuster live action film, Casper is beloved by audiences from kids to tweens to adults.  He has always been the ghost who would rather make friends than frighten, thereby showing all of us that it’s okay to be you.

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