Casper originally appeared in 1946, in Noveltoons, theatrical cartoons produced by Paramount Pictures' Famous Studios animation house. Paramount sold the character in 1958, cartoons and all, to Harvey Publishing, the company producing the Casper comic books. Harvey retitled the original films Harveytoons and teamed up with Mattel Toys to put together the Matty's Funday Funnies series for ABC-TV. They contracted with Paramount Cartoon Studios to produce new animated wraparounds featuring the Harvey cartoons and two new characters, Matty Mattel and Sisterbelle, created especially for the series. In 1962, when Mattel and ABC replaced the Harvey cartoons on Matty's Funday Funnies with Beany and Cecil, Casper and company entered syndication.


On October 5, 1963, the Harvey characters reappeared Saturday mornings on ABC-TV as The New Casper Cartoon Show, featuring an old theatrical Harvey property, along with two all-new cartoons, again produced under contract by Paramount Cartoon Studios. To provide variety to the run-of-the-mill do-gooder series, several supporting characters were added to the new cartoons. Casper was joined by buddies Spooky; Wendy, The Good Little Witch; and Nightmare the Ghost Horse, along with antagonists, the evil Ghostly Trio. The series ran until December 27, 1969, the last three months as the re-titled New Adventures of Casper


For more information on The Harvey Entertainment Company,
visit the Company's website at: Harvey Entertainment Group.


Toon Tracker has The New Casper Cartoon Show theme and
two rare promos for Matty's Funday Funnies with Casper
available in RealAudio

Click the links below to hear them in real-time pseudo-streaming.

The New Casper Cartoon Show

Paramount Cartoon Studios/Harvey Films (ABC-TV) 1963

Matty's Funday Funnies with Casper Promo 1

Paramount Cartoon Studios/Harvey Films (ABC-TV) 1959

Matty's Funday Funnies with Casper Promo 2

Paramount Cartoon Studios/Harvey Films (ABC-TV) 1959


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