In 1995, Casper spirited its way into cinemas. The fantasy comedy, about a lonely ghost desperate for a friend, kick-started a series of live-action and animated movies.

But how many Casper movies are there?

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The Casper films in production order

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To date, there are five Casper movies. The Casper movies – which were produced between 1995 and 2006 – include:

  • Casper (1995)
  • Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
  • Casper Meets Wendy (1998)
  • Casper’s Haunted Christmas (2000)
  • Casper’s Scare School (2008)

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Are all of the Casper movies part of the same series?

The live-action movies, Casper, Casper: A Spirited Beginning and Casper Meets Wendy are all part of the same series. Casper: A Spirited Beginning and Casper Meets Wendy are prequels to 1995’s Casper.

Casper’s Haunted Christmas and Casper’s Scare School are standalone, animated tales.

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Who are the cast of the Casper films?

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The cast of the Casper films varies throughout the series. Notable actors in the Casper series include Malachi Pearson, Devon Sawa, Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Joe Alaskey, Bard Garrett, Joe Nipote, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Jeremy Foley, Steve Guttenberg, Rodney Dangerfield, Michael McKean, Richard Moll, Ben Stein, Casper Van Dien, James Earl Jones, Pauly Shore, Hilary Duff, Teri Garr, Shelley Duvall, Brendon Ryan Barrett, and Devon Werkheiser.

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Is the Casper series the work of the same director?

The Casper films are the work of multiple directors. Brad Silberling directed Casper, Sean McNamara directed Casper: A Spirited Beginning and Casper Meets Wendy, Owen Hurley directed Casper’s Haunted Christmas, and Mark Gravas & Ben Choo directed Casper’s Scare School.

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What is the best Casper film?

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Casper is generally considered to be the strongest film in the collection. According to IMDb the Casper films are ranked as follows:

  • Casper (1995) – 6.1/10
  • Casper Meets Wendy (1998) – 5.3/10
  • Casper’s Haunted Christmas (2000) – 4.6/10
  • Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997) – 4.5/10
  • Casper’s Scare School (2006) – 4.5/10

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