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Casper Meets Wendy

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Director  Sean McNamara
Initial DVD release  September 3, 2002
Country  United States
5.2/10 IMDb


Genre  Adventure, Comedy, Family
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  September 22, 1998 (1998-09-22)
Writer  Jymn Magon (screenplay), Jymn Magon (story), Rob Kerchner (story)
Directors  Sean McNamara, Bruce McCarthy
Adapted from  Wendy, Casper the Friendly Ghost
Cast  Hilary Duff (Wendy), Cathy Moriarty (Geri), Shelley Duvall (Gabby), Teri Garr (Fanny), Jeremy Foley (Casper), Jim Ward (Stretch)
Similar movies  Cathy Moriarty appears in Casper Meets Wendy and Casper
Tagline  A Bewitching New Live-Action Movie!

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Casper Meets Wendy is a 1998 direct-to-video fantasy family comedy film based on the Harvey Comics cartoon characters Casper the Friendly Ghost and Wendy the Good Little Witch. The film is a sequel to Casper: A Spirited Beginning while it being the second prequel/spin-offs to the 1995 film Casper. Haim Saban, best known for creating the Power Rangers, serves as an executive producer for this movie, and his production company, Saban Entertainment, was also involved. This was the first major film for Hilary Duff, who was nearly 11 years old when the film was released on September 22, 1998. It then aired on October 27, 1998, four days before Halloween, on Fox Family.

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Plot

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A mysterious "spaceship" floats over a baseball game, eventually revealing Fatso, Stinky and Stretch, The Ghostly Trio, who cause panic in the ballpark. Their nephew Casper, a shy, friendly ghost attempts to settle the agitated crowd, but the people are equally scared of him. The park empties, and Casper's uncles plan a vacation.

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Meanwhile, an evil warlock named Desmond Spellman who believes himself the greatest warlock to have existed gets an unwelcomed messaged by the Oracle in the Mirror who tells him that in the future, a 10-year-old named Wendy the Good Little Witch will surpass him in being the greatest witch ever. In response, Desmond plans to get rid of her with the advised "Mystic Abyss". He creates two henchmen: Jules and Vincent, and assigns them to bring Wendy to him.

Wendy is living in the country with her three witch aunts, Gert, Gabby, and Fanny. Jules and Vincent arrive to abduct Wendy, who narrowly escapes with her aunts. To keep Wendy safe from Desmond, her aunts hide and vacation at a resort hotel, which happens to be the same in which Casper and his uncles are vacationing.

Casper and Wendy meet in a barn and, due to their nice personalities and having been bossed around by their respective relatives, become great friends. Realizing that her aunts and his uncles might not get along because ghosts and witches are natural enemies, Casper gets his uncles to haunt a dance, to which Wendy convinces her aunts to attend. The Ghostly Trio possess three men at the party and flirt with the three witches.

Though everything seems to go well, the plan is foiled when the possession wears off and the ghosts' real selves are revealed to Wendy's aunts, who threaten them with magic. However, as Wendy explains to Casper, she and her aunts can't use powerful magic or else Desmond will be able to track them down. She begs Casper not to tell anyone about this. Unfortunately, when the Trio suspects Casper is protecting the witches, they pressure Casper into confessing that the witches cannot use their magic, prompting the Trio to attack Wendy and her aunts. Wendy feels she has no choice but to cast a spell on them, covering them in plaster, thus alerting Desmond's magic tracker.

Wendy, distraught that Casper broke his promise, ends their friendship. After trying to escape the resort the witches are then found by Desmond and his henchmen. After confronting the witches Desmond explains the Oracle's prediction and after trying to resist him Desmond casts Wendy into the Mystic Abyss to destroy her, but Casper dives in to save her. Her aunts try to fight Desmond but are not powerful enough. Yet before Desmond can turn the witches into fertilizer, a giant three-eyed monster pops up and frightens the evil warlock, turning the tables and along with Wendy's broom pushing him causing him to fall into the Abyss himself. The monster turns out to be the Ghostly Trio, who combined their powers to defeat him. While they hold the Abyss open, Wendy's aunts pull her and Casper out. Now saved, the two reconcile their friendship. The Oracle proclaims that Wendy is the greatest witch because she did something no other witch ever could: She befriended a ghost. Casper, his uncles, Wendy, and her aunts all bid each other goodbye, and Casper and Wendy assure each other they will meet again soon.

Main

  • Hilary Duff as Wendy the Good Little Witch
  • Cathy Moriarty as Gert
  • Shelley Duvall as Gabby
  • Teri Garr as Fanny
  • George Hamilton as Desmond Spellman
  • Richard Moll as Jules
  • Vincent Schiavelli as Vincent
  • Pauly Shore as The Oracle
  • Blake Foster as Josh Jackson
  • Logan Robbins as Logan
  • Michael McDonald as Spike-Stretch
  • Travis McKenna as Phil-Fatso
  • Patrick Richwood as Vinne-Stinky
  • Voice

  • Jeremy Foley as Casper the Friendly Ghost
  • Jim Ward as Stretch
  • Bill Farmer as Stinkie
  • Jess Harnell as Fatso
  • Supporting

  • Rodger Halston as Larry Tullby
  • Alan Thicke as Baseball Announcer
  • Casper Van Dien as Crewcut Hunk
  • Billy Burnette as Chef
  • Maria Ford as Playmate (Fanny)
  • Jim Jackman as Jerry Jackman
  • Sheila Travis as Jean Jackman
  • Clay Crosby as Honeycakes
  • Tamie Lea Logan as Squeekums (Credited as Tami Logan)
  • Ramsey Krull as Newsboy
  • Paul Di Franco as Spectactor (Credited as Paul di Franco)
  • Howie Gold as Agitated Fan
  • Charles Moore as Amazed Fan
  • Emily Jennifer Grunfeld as Pretty Fan
  • Manny Fernandez as Handsome Fan
  • Michael Spagnoli as Panicked Fan
  • Jim Wise as Hungry Fan
  • Ricky Luna as Catcher
  • John Rizzi as Cubana Boy
  • Sebastian Hitzig as Desk Clerk
  • Patricia Elliott as Snotty Woman (Credited as Pat Elliot)
  • Sue Ellen Enright as Maid
  • Cecile Krevoy as Snooty Lady
  • Rodman Flender as Agile Dancer
  • Michelle Marie as Rockin' Dancer
  • Lisa Salazar as Smart Dancer
  • Elizabeth Gage as Swift Dancer
  • Karen Welch as Spinning Dancer
  • Rick Dean as Table Occupant
  • Lacey Taylor Robbins as Kim
  • Larry Robbins as Boogie-Lovin' Dude
  • Cameo/Uncredited

  • Norm Macdonald as Human Stretch
  • Sean McNamara as Wendy's Broom
  • Hugo Orellana as Baseball Player
  • Ben Stein as Lawyer
  • Claire Bryétt Andrew as Startled Baby
  • Lex Robbins as Boy at Pool
  • Joel Ross as Hotel Desk Clerk
  • Soundtrack alteration

    In the original airing and VHS release of the film, the Casper theme can be heard in the opening sequence performed by Shana Halligan. In subsequent DVD releases the lyric is muted though the melody and sound effects remain intact, however, Halligan is still credited with performing the theme song.

    Awards and nominations

    Casper Meets Wendy won the Children’s Programming - Electronic Visual Effects award. Hilary Duff was nominated for an Young Artist Award.

    References

    Casper Meets Wendy Wikipedia
    Casper Meets Wendy Rotten TomatoesCasper Meets Wendy IMDb Casper Meets Wendy themoviedb.org


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