Casper: A Spirited Beginning 25 years old

It's a whole new scream!

Casper: A Spirited Beginning

A prequel to the first animated/live-action Casper feature, Casper: A Spirited Beginning introduces the friendliest ghost you'll ever know and explains how Casper met and befriended the other ghouls at Applegate Manor. After being stranded, Casper meets young Chris Carson, a lonely kid who decides to teach Casper how to be a proper ghost

Credits

Casper: A Spirited Beginning Cast

Name Character
Casper Van Dien He was 28, now 54 years old as Bystander
James Earl Jones He was 66, now 92 years old as Kibosh (voice)
Brian Doyle-Murray He was 51, now 77 years old as Foreman Dave
Lori Loughlin She was 33, now 58 years old as Sheila Fistergraff
Steve Guttenberg He was 39, now 64 years old as Tim Carson
Jess Harnell He was 33, now 59 years old as Fatso
Jess Harnell He was 33, now 59 years old as Fatso (voice)
Jeremy Foley He was 14, now 39 years old as Casper
Jeremy Foley He was 14, now 39 years old as Casper (voice)
Bill Farmer He was 44, now 70 years old as Stinkie
Bill Farmer He was 44, now 70 years old as Stinky (voice)
Brendan O'Brien He was 37, now 62 years old as Terrified Worker
Danny Weselis He was 40, 57 years old when he died as Father
Brendon Ryan Barrett He was 11, now 36 years old as Chris Carson
Pauly Shore He was 29, now 55 years old as Snivel (voice)
Pauly Shore He was 29, now 55 years old as Snivel
Michael McKean He was 49, now 75 years old as Bill Case
Debi Mazar She was 33, now 58 years old as Angie Lyons
Rodney Dangerfield He was 75, 82 years old when he died as Mayor Johnny Hunt
Sherman Hemsley He was 59, 74 years old when he died as Store Owner
Janet Wood as Talkative Mom
Sherman Hemsley He was 59, 74 years old when he died as Grocer
Edie McClurg She was 46, now 71 years old as Librarian
David Prowse He was 62, 85 years old when he died as Kibosh
Jim Ward He was 38, now 63 years old as Stretch (voice) (as James Ward)
Jim Ward He was 38, now 63 years old as Stretch
Richard Moll He was 54, now 80 years old as Principal Rabie
Rodger Halston as Stan
Shell Danielson She was 34, now 60 years old as Newscaster
Ben Stein He was 52, now 78 years old as Grocer
Rick Dean He was 45, 54 years old when he died as Punk
Phillip Connery as Driver (as Phillip Alan Connery)
Michael McDonald He was 45, now 70 years old as Sarcastic Protester (as Michael James McDonald)

Casper: A Spirited Beginning Crew

Name Department
Christian Sebaldt as Cinematography. He was 39 (now 64) years old Crew
Arlan Jay Vetter as Production Design. Art
Bradford Johnson as Set Decoration. Art
Julie Ashton as Casting. Production
Rob Kerchner as Story. Writing
Sean McNamara as Director. He was 35 (now 60) years old Directing
Thomas Hart as Screenplay. He was 275 (now 301) years old Writing
Jymn Magon as Screenplay. He was 47 (now 73) years old Writing
Inon Zur as Music. He was 32 (now 57) years old Sound
Casper: A Spirited Beginning poster
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (25 years)

It's a whole new scream!

  • Release day: Tuesday, September 09, 1997
  • Runtime: 90 minutes