Movies like Casper: A Spirited Beginning

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Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997)
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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, afterlife, teacher student relationship, adventure, youth, supernatural, family, heroes, friends, family relations, misfit, 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, escapades, friends, danger, friendship and adventure mostly in Animation, Family and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Casper: A Spirited Beginning: Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000), Casper Meets Wendy (1998), The Pagemaster (1994), Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998), The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974). 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, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: kindness, ghost, friendship, scare, fright, good versus evil, mischievous children, young heroes, rivalry, disorder, fish out of water, misfit ...
Place: new york
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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, touching, sentimental, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, ghost, mischievous children, adventure, danger, good versus evil, rescue, supernatural, afterlife, best friends, supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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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: feel good, touching, semi serious, stylized, melancholic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fantasy world, mischievous children, library, magic, fish out of water, young heroes, getting home, heroic mission, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, imagination ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, captivating, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, teens, kids, horror for children
Plot: scooby doo, good versus evil, ghost, pirate, chase, zombie, island, friends, mystery, goofy hero, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: adventure, dangerous animal, imaginary, good versus evil, superhero, rivalry, friendship, pirate, best friends, escapades, daring rescue, odd couple ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, humorous, not serious, entertaining
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: cartoon dog, scooby doo, school, mummy, ghost, adventure, amateur detective, friendship, supernatural, partners, rescue, good versus evil ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, elf, mischievous children, misfit, disorder, good versus evil, danger, youth, fish out of water, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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, mischievous children, adventure, friendship, disorder, animal life, best friends, escapades, young heroes, goofy hero, imaginary, winnie the pooh ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: feel good, humorous, not serious, touching
Audience: kids, toddlers, family outing
Plot: mischievous children, young heroes, adventure, friendship, youth, heroic mission, escapades, imaginary, heroes, imaginary kingdom, family, danger ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Garfield Gets Real (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Garfield is back with a new look. Tired with his routine as a comic strip star, Garfield escapes the page and heads into the "real world." While living the low-key life of a real housecat, he learns his comic will be cancelled if he ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, not serious, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: pets, friendship, mischievous children, disorder, danger, family relations, family life, animal life, race against time, rescue, adventure, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: tiger, friendship, rabbit, christmas, imaginary kingdom, when the parents are away, escapades, family, fish out of water, youth, danger, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, christmas special
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: christmas, parents and children, mischievous children, adventure, imaginary, family, escapades, curses spells and rituals, danger, youth, in the woods, puppet ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, teens, preschoolers, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, prince, witch, bat, daring rescue, curses spells and rituals, mischievous children, youth, anti hero, danger, kidnapping, misfit ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, feel good
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: odd couple, adventure, friendship, animal life, mischievous children, buddies, pets, danger, best friends, fish out of water, rescue, cartoon dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, good versus evil, adventurer, heroic mission, rivalry, danger, escapades, mischievous children, young heroes, best friends, disorder, rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Nutcracker and The Mouseking (2004)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: Germany, Croatia, UK, Russia, USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The fairytale story revolves around a young prince who - along with his entourage - is turned into a nutcracker through his own ungrateful and selfish behaviour, and awaits a kindly soul who'll release him from the spell. The mouse-king seeks ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, fairy tale
Audience: kids, pre-teens, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, danger, wish come true, imaginary, rescue, mischievous children, young heroes, child as adult, escapades, friendship, curses spells and rituals ...
Place: st. petersburg russia, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Eliza and Debbie are two sisters who don't always get along. But their relationship is put to the test when Debbie's life is in danger, and Eliza might have to give up her power to talk to animals....
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, clever, exciting ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night, teens
Plot: rescue, adventure, family, eccentric family, mischievous children, heroic mission, supernatural ability, supernatural, friendship, wildlife, escapades, save the day ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, london, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, feel good, humorous, light, tense ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, friendship, heroic mission, young heroes, adventure, disorder, rescue, escapades, imaginary, family relations, youth, danger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina (2002)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Voiced by Elijah Wood, Jennifer Love Hewitt and others, this film features Tom Thumb and Thumbelina, the tiny, famed fairy-tale favorites, who are together for the first time in this heartwarming, magical musical story about courage and ...
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, exciting, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids
Plot: disorder, adventure, imaginary, fish out of water, young heroes, cinderella story, danger, youth, misfit, family relations, imaginary kingdom, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: semi serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: princess, friendship, dragon, adventure, animal life, imaginary, pony, friends, prophecy, rescue, horse, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, benign alien, adventure, friendship, danger, heroes, space and aliens, rivalry, pets, pet, family, adoption ...
Place: hawaii
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: fantasy world, steampunk, adventure, family, good versus evil, friendship, young heroes, fish out of water, disorder, danger, escapades, troll ...
Time: victorian
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious, tense, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: island, adventure, imaginary, adventurer, survival, rescue, heroic mission, disorder, family life, family relations, friendship, young heroes ...
Time: prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Movie in collections
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, sweet, sincere, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, adventure, imaginary, imaginary kingdom, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, computer animation, magic, mischievous children, small town ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, semi serious, humorous, christmas special
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: family relations, wedding, mischievous children, christmas, santa claus, danger, escapades, friendship, good versus evil, rescue, imaginary, family ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Easter Egg Adventure (2004)
Genre: Animation, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The idyllic Egg Town is the location for the The Easter Egg Adventure, which sees the beautiful location under threat from some dastardly thieves. Making off with the collection of Easter Egg's the town has managed to collate, it's up to ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, funny, sweet
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, young heroes, mischievous children, adventure, heroes, youth, orphan, rescue, good versus evil, heroic mission, family, teaching the ways of the world ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Adventures of Brer Rabbit (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Get ready for all of the laughs, adventure and hip-hopping good times in this all-new imaginative and modern retelling of Uncle Remus' best-loved tales. Parents and kids alike will delight in the escapades of the most mischievous and clever ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, exciting, offbeat
Audience: family outing, kids, toddlers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, family life, gang, imaginary, adventure, young heroes, mischievous children, danger, pirate, orphan, hopes, optimism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: humorous, not serious, fairy tale, exciting
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, family relations, cinderella story, good versus evil, escapades, hopes, curses spells and rituals, love and romance, daring rescue, heroic mission, adventure, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: family outing, toddlers, kids
Plot: imaginary kingdom, heroes, heroic mission, family, danger, rescue, rivalry, friendship, good versus evil, imaginary, adventure, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, humorous, feel good, semi serious, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, toddlers, teens ...
Plot: friendship, orphan, good versus evil, family, adventure, imaginary, siblings relations, wish come true, rescue, danger, young heroes, mischievous children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%