|Written by Larz Bourne
Composer(s) Hoyt Curtin
Story by Bob Ogle, Larz Bourne
|Directed by Carl Urbano|
Initial release 30 October 1979
Music director Hoyt Curtin
Based on Casper the Friendly Ghost created by Seymour Reit Joe Oriolo
Voices of Julie McWhirter John Stephenson Gerg Alter Lucille Bliss Diana McCannon Julie McWhirter Marilyn Schreffler Hal Smith Ginny Tyler Frank Welker Michael Sheehan
Directors Carl Urbano, Chris Cuddington
Cast Lucille Bliss, John Stephenson, Julie McWhirter, Frank Welker, Hal Smith
Similar Casper's First Christmas, The Friendly Ghost, The Flintstones: Little Big, There's Good Boos To‑Night, Casper's Haunted Christmas
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Casper's Halloween Special (also known as Casper Saves Halloween and Casper the Friendly Ghost: He Ain't Scary, He's Our Brother) is a 1979 Halloween television special produced by Hanna-Barbera featuring Casper the Friendly Ghost and his friend Hairy Scary from the animated series Casper and the Angels. The special was directed by Carl Urbano and premiered on NBC on October 30, 1979.
Like many animated series created by Hanna-Barbera in the 1970s, the show contained a laugh track created by the studio.
On Halloween night, Hairy Scarey, Winifred Witch and Screech Ghost are plotting their mean-spirited spookings. Casper refuses to join them and decides to go trick-or-treating dressed as a real boy, but neighborhood kids see through his disguise and run away in fear. Casper is heartbroken until he meets a special group of orphans who accept him for who he is, a ghost. But their fun is soon spoiled as Hairy Scary and his ghostly crew interfere. Now it is up to Casper and his new friends to stop their ghastly games and save Halloween before it is too late.
Home media releases
Turner Home Entertainment released Casper Saves Halloween on VHS on September 5, 1995. On October 1, 2013, Warner Bros. released Casper's Halloween Special on DVD in region 1 via their Warner Archive Collection. This is a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and Amazon.com. Also included on this disc is the 1972 special The Thanksgiving That Almost Wasn't, also produced by Hanna-Barbera.