Movies like Casper: A Spirited Beginning

If you like "Casper: A Spirited Beginning" you are looking for humorous, feel good and semi serious movies about / with ghost, fish out of water, friendship, single father, father son relationship, teacher student relationship and adventure themes of Animation, Comedy and Family genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
 4.5
 3K
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prequel to the first animated/live-action Casper feature, Casper: A Spirited Beginning introduces the friendliest ghost you'll ever know and explains how Casper met and befriended the other ghouls at Applegate Manor. After being stranded, Casper meets young Chris Carson, a lonely kid who decides to teach Casper how to be a proper ghost
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, fish out of water, friendship, single father, father son relationship, teacher student relationship, adventure, youth, supernatural, family, heroes, friends, family relations, misfit, afterlife, supernatural ability, parents and children, family life, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, danger, imaginary, mischievous children, curses spells and rituals, escapades ...

Most similar movies to Casper: A Spirited Beginning

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, semi serious, feel good and touching films with plots about family, disorder, friends, escapades, imaginary, friendship and danger mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Casper: A Spirited Beginning: Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000), Casper Meets Wendy (1998), Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998), The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974), Mickey's House of Villains (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kibosh, supreme ruler of all ghosts, decrees that casper must scare at least one person before Christmas Day so Casper visits Kriss, Massachusetts where he meets the Jollimore family and sets out to complete his mission. As usual, kindhearted Casper ...
Style: feel good, humorous, sweet, funny, semi serious
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: ghost, friendship, kindness, scare, good versus evil, misfit, disorder, rescue, supernatural, rivalry, mischievous children, young heroes ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Casper Meets Wendy (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When a warlock threatens Wendy the Good Little Witch, she and her aunts hide out at a resort where Casper the Ghost is vacationing with his uncles. Although Casper and Wendy are told ghosts and witches don't get along, the two are kindred ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, ghost, good versus evil, danger, adventure, supernatural, rescue, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability, mischievous children, afterlife, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected.
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, kids
Plot: scooby doo, chase, pirate, ghost, good versus evil, zombie, island, friends, mystery, escapades, goofy hero, adventure ...
Time: 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Scooby-Doo and the Ghoul School (1988)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Scooby, Shaggy and Scrappy Doo are on their way to a Miss Grimwood's Finishing School for Girls, where they have been hired as gym teachers. Once there, however, they find that it is actually a school for girl ghouls.
Style: feel good, not serious, humorous, entertaining
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: cartoon dog, mummy, school, ghost, adventure, scooby doo, supernatural, amateur detective, friendship, good versus evil, fish out of water, save the day ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Movie in collections
kids movies
2656
youth movies
7873
Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: With school out for the summer, the Littles are vacationing in a cabin by the lake, and Stuart is so excited he could burst! But when Snowbell the cat is captured by a mean-spirited creature known simply as the Beast, it's up to Stuart and a ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: superhero, rivalry, friendship, in the woods, friends, lake or river, family relations, daring rescue, dangerous animal, fish out of water, good versus evil, animal life ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Feeling forgotten by the children of the world, old St. Nick decides to skip his gift-giving journey and take a vacation. Mrs. Claus and two spunky little elves, Jingle and Jangle, set out to see to where all the season's cheer has disappeared. ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: santa claus, christmas, mischievous children, friendship, rivalry, rescue, misfit, disorder, family relations, friends, good versus evil, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Mickey's House of Villains (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The villains from the popular animated Disney films are gathered at the House of Mouse with plans to take over. Soon, the villains take over the house and kick out Mickey, Donald and Goofy. It's all up to Mickey and his friends to overthrow ...
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, offbeat, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: halloween, ghost, good versus evil, getting home, heroic mission, space and aliens, imaginary, heroes, family, wish come true, adventure, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper (1996)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Story: The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper is an animated television spin-off of the feature film Casper, which, in turn, was based on the Harvey Comics character of Casper the Friendly Ghost.
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, captivating
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, ghost, young heroes, family, mischievous children, supernatural, disorder, imaginary, mansion, father daughter relationship, haunted house, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Movie in collections
Bartok the Magnificent (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Russia is being terrorized by an evil witch known as Baba Yaga; the only one who is not afraid of her is Bartok the Magnificent. Bartok, an albino bat, has just arrived in Moscow and is impressing everyone with his performances, including Prince ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, preschoolers
Plot: witch, prince, imaginary kingdom, bat, rivalry, friendship, youth, danger, odd couple, parallel world, good versus evil, kidnapping ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree, the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the ...
Style: feel good, sincere, captivating, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, imaginary, young heroes, good versus evil, imaginary kingdom, magic, mischievous children, small town, supernatural, pirate ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: It's Halloween in the 100 Acre Wood, and Roo's best new friend, Lumpy, is looking forward to his first time trick-or-treating. That is, until Tigger warns them about the scary Gobloon, who'll turn them into jack-o'-lanterns if he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: halloween, heroic mission, family, getting home, imaginary, legends and myths, escapades, heroes, mischievous children, animal life, family life, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: It's Christmastime in the Hundred Acre Wood and all of the gang is getting ready with presents and decorations. The gang makes a list of what they want for Christmas and send it to Santa Claus - except that Pooh forgot to ask for something. So ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: tiger, friendship, rabbit, christmas, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, goofy hero, escapades, mischievous children, oldies, race against time, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Clifford overhears Mr. Bleakman say that feeding him must cost a lot of money. A carnival act called "Larry's Amazing Animals" has just been in town, and the animals in the show told Clifford about an animal contest with a prize of a ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing, kids
Plot: escapades, mischievous children, contests and competitions, parents and children, adventure, heroes, friends, family relations, best friends, island, danger, fish out of water ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot (2004)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Funshine Bear travels to Joke-a-lot where the people there crown him king.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids, toddlers
Plot: adventure, young heroes, heroic mission, family, mischievous children, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, disorder, partners, family life, heroes, escapades ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch (2005)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 68 min.
Story: Now, we find the rowdy extraterrestrial getting used to life with his new ohana. However, a malfunction in the ultimate creation of Dr. Jumba soon emerges, which reinstates his destructive programming and threatens to both ruin his friendship with ...
Style: feel good, humorous, not serious, touching, captivating
Audience: kids, preschoolers, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, friendship, benign alien, danger, heroes, space and aliens, rivalry, pet, family, adoption, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: mischievous children, christmas, santa claus, danger, escapades, rescue, good versus evil, friendship, family, imaginary, family relations, foundling ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Pinocchio's Christmas (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Geppetto prepare for Christmas, Pinocchio joins a puppet show to earn money for a present. There he meets and elopes with the beautiful girl puppet Julietta, leaving Geppetto alone and worried.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, parents and children, disorder, in the woods, puppets, money raising, friends, family relations, adventure, imaginary, youth, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Happily N'Ever After 2 (2009)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Fairy tales collide when Mambo and Munk tip the scales of good and evil once again.
Style: exciting, not serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: daring rescue, imaginary kingdom, teenage life, escapades, imaginary, adventure, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, family, parody, coming of age, friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 51K
The Boxtrolls (2014)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An orphaned boy raised by underground creatures called Boxtrolls comes up from the sewers and out of his box to save his family and the town from the evil exterminator, Archibald Snatcher.
Style: humorous, exciting, feel good, colourful, atmospheric ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, steampunk, good versus evil, fantasy world, friendship, family, young heroes, danger, escapades, disorder, fish out of water, prejudice ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 19K
The Pagemaster (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Tyler knows a lot about accidents. So much so, he is scared to do anything that might endanger him, like riding his bike, or climbing into his treehouse. While in an old library, he is mystically transported into the unknown world of books, and he ...
Style: semi serious, touching, feel good, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, mischievous children, library, fish out of water, imaginary kingdom, heroic mission, getting home, imaginary, young heroes, fantasy world, imagination, lone hero ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Care Bears: Oopsy Does It! (2007)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: While villain Grizzle plots against the Care Bears, it is up to Oopsy Bear to come to their rescue.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: toddlers, kids, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, imaginary, escapades, family, adventure, young heroes, heroes, friends, life turned upside down, heroic mission, danger, good versus evil ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Dinotopia: Quest for the Ruby Sunstone (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An Orphaned Boy sets out in search of adventure, but when a shipwreck lands him on an island where Dinosaurs and Humans coexist, he finds not only adventure but a family as well.
Style: feel good, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: island, orphan, adventurer, heroic mission, young heroes, getting home, escapades, imaginary, dangerous animal, family, imaginary kingdom, adventure ...
Time: prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 88K
ParaNorman (2012)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In the town of Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who can speak to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric new friend, Neil, believes his ability is real. One day, Norman's estranged eccentric uncle tells him of an important annual ...
Style: gothic, puppet animation, semi serious, macabre, scary ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ghost, witch, small town, supernatural, zombie, save the day, supernatural ability, young heroes, chosen one, family, school, friendship ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Care Bears Movie (1985)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Care Bears have their work cut out for them, because Nicolas, a lonely magician's assistant, is about to fall under the evil influence of a bad spirit who lives in an ancient magic book -- it seems Nicolas will do just about anything for ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, orphan, good versus evil, family, adventure, rescue, wish come true, siblings relations, imaginary, disorder, animal life, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A shaggy, candy-loving puppy named Dougal along with a group of friends embarks on a dangerous journey in an effort to imprison their oppressor -- the evil ice sorcerer ZeeBad (Zebedee's evil twin). As the world is placed in mortal danger ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, feel good
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, family, heroic mission, adventurer, rescue, rivalry, treasure hunt, friends, danger, best friends, family life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Arthur 3: The War of the Two Worlds (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Maltazard, the Evil M, is now 7 feet tall and evolving among the humans, causing terror wherever he goes. His goal is simple: forming an army of giant henchmen and ruling over the universe. Meanwhile, Arthur is still a Minimoy, and thus in a state ...
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, light, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, friendship, family relations, rescue, disorder, escapades, imaginary kingdom, youth, danger, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, mcdonald's restaurant
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
My Little Pony: The Princess Promenade (2006)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Wysteria is beaming with pride! Her gardens are in bloom, her little Breezie friends are in town, and it's time for Ponyville's fanciest spring parade, the ultimate celebration of flowers, flowers, flowers! But things don't go ...
Style: humorous, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: dragon, princess, friendship, pony, heroic mission, family, adventure, escapades, heroes, curses spells and rituals, animal life, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Care Bears Family (1985)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The Care Bears live in a faraway place up in the clouds called Care-a-Lot. They travel around the world on Missions in Caring, whilst evil villains such as Professor Coldheart and Lord No Heart, try to thwart their plans.
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: good versus evil, rivalry, friendship, imaginary, adventure, heroes, imaginary kingdom, escapades, friends, disorder, youth, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy (2001)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The exploits of the Grim Reaper, who has been forced into being the best friend of two children. A spin-off of the show Grim & Evil.
Style: offbeat, not serious, humorous, dark humor, gothic
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, goth, grim reaper, friends, god or devil, disorder, family, imaginary, escapades, adventure, fish out of water, supernatural ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Happily N'Ever After (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA, Germany, Canada, UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.
Style: not serious, humorous, fairy tale, feel good, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, cinderella story, good versus evil, friendship, friends, imaginary, heroes, prince, disorder, save the day, reluctant partners, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%