The New Casper Cartoon Show
Directed bySeymour Reit
Voices ofNorma MacMillan
Bradley Bolke
ComposerWinston Sharples
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Executive producerAlfred Harvey
ProducersLeon Harvey
Robert Harvey
Running time30 minutes
Production companiesParamount Cartoon Studios
Harvey Funnies
Original release
ReleaseSeptember 7, 1963 (1963-09-07) –
February 29, 1964 (1964-02-29)

The New Casper Cartoon Show is a 1963–1964 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.[1] The show premiered on October 5, 1963 and is one of the earliest Saturday morning cartoons.[2]

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 cartoons from the aforementioned Paramount, which were mostly the later Modern Madcaps and Noveltoons which were repackaged 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.[2]


All directed by Seymour Kneitel, and all with music by Winston Sharples and graphic arts by Warren Kremer.

No.TitleAnimated byDirected byScenicsOriginal air date
1"The Greedy Giants"Shamus CulhaneSeymour KneitelRobert LittleSeptember 7, 1963 (September 7, 1963)
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 GoldenSeymour KneitelRobert LittleSeptember 14, 1963 (1963-09-14)
Casper must help the good vigilante Red Robbing Hood win his throne back from his evil cousin.
3"The Lonesome Giant"Shamus CulhaneSeymour KneitelAnton LoebSeptember 21, 1963 (1963-09-21)
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 TarasSeymour KneitelRobert LittleSeptember 28, 1963 (1963-09-28)
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 HarritonSeymour KneitelRobert LittleOctober 5, 1963 (1963-10-05)
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 PlaceSeymour KneitelAnton LoebOctober 12, 1963 (1963-10-12)
Casper saves a billionaire from a witch.
7"City Snicker"Shamus CulhaneSeymour KneitelAnton LoebOctober 19, 1963 (1963-10-19)
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 CulhaneSeymour KneitelAnton LoebOctober 26, 1963 (1963-10-26)
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 WhittierSeymour KneitelAnton LoebNovember 2, 1963 (1963-11-02)
The Ghostly Trio make mischief by slipping Casper an enlarging potion.
10"Kings of Toyland"Graham PlaceSeymour KneitelAnton LoebNovember 9, 1963 (1963-11-09)
Casper settles a war between the Blue King and the Red King.
11"Little Lost Ghost"Gordon WhittierSeymour KneitelRobert LittleNovember 16, 1963 (1963-11-16)
Casper helps a lost ghost named Something to find his mother.
12"Mother Goose Land"Tom GoldenSeymour KneitelAnton LoebNovember 23, 1963 (1963-11-23)
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 GoldenSeymour KneitelRobert LittleNovember 30, 1963 (1963-11-30)
Casper helps a professor get to the moon, with the help of his horse Nightmare.
14"Small Spooks"Martin TarasSeymour KneitelAnton LoebDecember 7, 1963 (1963-12-07)
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.
15"Super Spooks"Chuck HarritonSeymour KneitelAnton LoebDecember 14, 1963 (1963-12-14)
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 TafuriSeymour KneitelAnton LoebDecember 21, 1963 (1963-12-21)
Casper meets Robbie, a "misfit robot", who's been kicked out of the robot factory for being chronically absent-minded. The ghost helps Robbie to make some new friends in the forest.
17"The Enchanted Horse"Tom GoldenSeymour KneitelAnton LoebDecember 28, 1963 (1963-12-28)
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 GoldenSeymour KneitelAnton LoebJanuary 4, 1964 (1964-01-04)
Wendy helps Casper remove a spell from a prince.
19"The Heart of Gold"Shamus CulhaneSeymour KneitelRobert LittleJanuary 11, 1964 (1964-01-11)
Midas the Miser wishes to rid himself of The Golden Touch, and to do so he must find a heart of gold.
20"The Magic Touch"Graham PlaceSeymour KneitelAnton LoebJanuary 18, 1964 (1964-01-18)
Casper tries to help The Great Foozini perform his magic act.
21"The Timid Knight"Graham PlaceSeymour KneitelRobert LittleJanuary 25, 1964 (1964-01-25)
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 HarritonSeymour KneitelAnton LoebFebruary 1, 1964 (1964-02-01)
A boatload of Pilgrims is attacked by a sea monster and Casper tries to help them.
23"The Witching Hour"Chuck HarritonSeymour KneitelAnton LoebFebruary 8, 1964 (1964-02-08)
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 GoldenSeymour KneitelAnton LoebFebruary 15, 1964 (1964-02-15)
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 CulhaneSeymour KneitelRobert LittleFebruary 22, 1964 (1964-02-22)
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 GoldenSeymour KneitelAnton LoebFebruary 29, 1964 (1964-02-29)
Wendy wishes on a star for new red dancing shoes, but this wish causes an unintentional consequences.

Home release

On October 11, 2011, Shout! Factory released Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection 1945–1963 on DVD in Region 1.[3] The 3-disc set features 55 original theatrical cartoons as well as all 26 episodes from The New Casper Cartoon Show on DVD.

See also


  1. ^ Woolery, George W. (1983). Children's Television: The First Thirty-Five Years, 1946-1981. Scarecrow Press. pp. 65–67. ISBN 0-8108-1557-5. Retrieved 14 March 2020.
  2. ^ a b Erickson, Hal (2005). Television Cartoon Shows: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, 1949 Through 2003 (2nd ed.). McFarland & Co. pp. 188–191. ISBN 978-1476665993.
  3. ^ "The New Casper Cartoon Show DVD news: Announcement for the New Casper Cartoon Show - Casper the Friendly Ghost: Collector's Edition |". Archived from the original on 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2011-08-10.