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Casper's Scare School
Screenplay by Andrew Nicholls
Darrell Vickers
Story by Kirk DeMicco
Bob Mittenthal
Directed by Mark Gravas
Starring List of Casper's Scare School characters
Music by Magnus Fiennes
Country of origin United States
France
India
Original language(s) English
Production
Producer(s) Evan Baily
Ralph Guggenheim
Sandra Walters
Editor(s) Daryl Davies
Running time 75 minutes
Production company(s) MoonScoop
Kapow Pictures
Classic Media
Harvey Entertainment
Distributor Classic Media
Release
Original release October 20, 2006 (2006-10-20)

Casper's Scare School (also known as Casper's Scare School: The Movie) is a 2006 American/Australian/French/Indian computer animated television film based on the Harvey Comics cartoon character Casper the Friendly Ghost. The film premiered on Cartoon Network on October 20, 2006. It was produced by Moonscoop and Kapow Pictures and released by Classic Media. A TV series of the same name was produced in 2009, as well as a 2008 video game of the same name.

Plot

As a result of Casper being too friendly with a boy named Jimmy Bradley and failing to scare enough humans Kibosh: The King of the Underworld has Casper enrolled into a Scare School, to prevent him from being banished into the Valley of the Shadows, headed by the two-headed headmaster Alder and Dash. At Scare School he befriends Ra, a mummy with unraveling issues and Mantha, a zombie girl who keeps falling apart.

There they learn to keep the Balance between scaring "fleshies" too often or too little both of which, the staff believe, would cause them to rise up and dominate the creatures of the Underworld. His first three lessons result in Casper being given detention from the teachers. The school bully, a vampire, named Thatch and his cronies spy on Casper in an attempt to sabotage him.

Casper feels unable to cope with having to be scary so he decides to go to the Valley of the Shadows by himself believing the Balance would have to go without him. Upon his arrival Casper finds the Valley to be a colorful garden and he meets his great-aunt Spitzy, who the Ghostly Trio claimed were not allowed to talk about, and the other creatures who were banished there for refusing to scare humans.

Meanwhile, Alder and Dash plot to use a petrification potion to turn Kibosh into stone and take over the Underworld and Deedstown. They test the potion on the Ghostly Trio, who arrive to meet the headmaster(s) after Casper's disappearance, before inviting Kibosh. When Casper's friends discover this they go to the Valley of the Shadows to warn him. Upon their arrival they discover that they can leave the Valley although the residents believe they cannot and had never even tried to. Casper then goes to Deedstown with his friends to stop Alder and Dash in their plot.

The headmasters are convinced to stop by their "ancle" (aunt and uncle in one) Belle and Murray, from the Valley of the Shadows, and when everyone is returned to their original forms Kibosh allows the creatures to have a day in which they can be friends with "fleshies". Kibosh confides in Casper that he once had two human friends and shows him a photograph.

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In March 2011, Ape Entertainment announced that they will be publishing a Casper's Scare School comic book beginning in October 2011.

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