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zcno| Casper
Director: Brad Silberling
Screenplay: Sherri Stoner
Producer: Jeffrey A. Montgomery
Cast: Bill Pullman, Christina Ricci, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Chauncey Leopardi
Genre: Animation

Running Time: 100
Aspect Ratio:  1.85:1 (NTSC Widescreen)
Sound: Dolby
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Features: Animated, Special Edition
Studio:  Universal Studios DVD Region:  1 PG
DVD Release:  Sep 2003 Discs:  1 (Cloud) []
Reviews:  This 1995 family film tries to put a fun spin on the story of a paranormalist and widower (Bill Pullman) who moves into a new house with his daughter (Christina Ricci) and meets up with the ghost of a dead little boy. Based on the comic book about Casper the friendly ghost, the film is a dreary series of awkward interactions between live actors and computer effects, and you can almost see Pullman and Ricci reconsidering the project while on camera. A few cameo appearances from uncredited stars help things a bit. But there's no way, based on this film, that one could have guessed that its director, Brad Silberling, would go on to make the exceptional drama "City of Angels". "--Tom Keogh"

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