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: feel good, humorous, semi serious
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: youth, fish out of water, halloween, single father, father son relationship, child, friendship, ghost, teacher student relationship, workaholic, adventure, heroes, supernatural, family, friends, misfit, rescue, family relations, parents and children, family life, supernatural ability, escapades, rivalry, mischievous children, good versus evil ...

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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 exciting films with plots about family, friends, disorder, escapades, friendship, adventure 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), Casper's Scare School (2006), 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, fright, christmas, good versus evil, fish out of water, misfit, young heroes, mischievous children, rivalry, supernatural ...
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: touching, exciting, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, ghost, friendship, imaginary kingdom, supernatural, adventure, rescue, good versus evil, supernatural ability, best friends, curses spells and rituals, resort ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Casper's Scare School (2006)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: When Casper's been being friendly lately even when playing with a boy named Jimmy, Kibosh: The King of the Underworld has Casper enrolled into a Scare School headed by the two-headed headmaster Alder and Dash. He befriends Ra, a mummy with ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, scary
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, supernatural, save the day, friendship, young heroes, supernatural ability, heroes, boarding school, youth, family, good versus evil, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, family life, heroic mission, family, misfit, best friends, escapades, daring rescue, adventure, partners, pirate, rescue ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: humorous, semi serious, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: scooby doo, zombie, island, ghost, good versus evil, pirate, chase, mystery, friends, adventure, escapades, goofy hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: christmas special, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: christmas, mischievous children, santa claus, winter, sibling relationship, young heroes, rescue, misfit, escapades, youth, heroes, rivalry ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: scooby doo, cartoon dog, female vampire, mummy, school, adventure, ghost, supernatural, amateur detective, friendship, rescue, partners ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, light
Audience: family outing, kids, toddlers
Plot: adventure, imaginary kingdom, friendship, disorder, life turned upside down, friends, good versus evil, rescue, young heroes, rivalry, escapades, heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, touching, not serious, humorous
Audience: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: mischievous children, friendship, young heroes, adventure, family life, family relations, disorder, youth, heroes, escapades, heroic mission, friends ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: halloween, winnie the pooh, animal life, mischievous children, adventure, friendship, best friends, young heroes, goofy hero, escapades, disorder, disney ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Clifford's Really Big Movie (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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, humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: cartoon dog, animal life, adventure, odd couple, friendship, buddies, mischievous children, best friends, rescue, pets, fish out of water, dog ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: feel good, semi serious, humorous, not serious
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: pets, friendship, mischievous children, disorder, family life, race against time, rescue, adventure, family relations, real world, animal life, cat ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, feel good, light
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: princess, friendship, adventure, partners, good versus evil, friends, heroic mission, curses spells and rituals, rescue, disorder, horse, dragon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, feel good, humorous
Audience: kids, preschoolers, teens, family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, witch, prince, love, bat, good versus evil, misfit, youth, escapades, heroes, orphan, young heroes ...
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, feel good, humorous, christmas special
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: christmas, pinocchio, holiday, money raising, friends, family relations, disorder, mischievous children, youth, family, escapades, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, anthology
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: christmas, winnie the pooh, tiger, friendship, rabbit, imaginary kingdom, kangaroo, mischievous children, goofy hero, escapades, young heroes, best friends ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, adventurer, heroic mission, escapades, young heroes, mischievous children, rescue, best friends, rivalry, adventure, disorder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, feel good, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fairy, friendship, imaginary kingdom, mischievous children, magic, supernatural, disney, adventure, family relations, friends, disorder, siblings relations ...
Time: 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: humorous, clever, feel good, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, family, wildlife, rescue, eccentric family, supernatural, supernatural ability, mischievous children, heroic mission, friendship, escapades, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, london, kenya
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: fairy tale, humorous, not serious, exciting, parody
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, young heroes, good versus evil, friendship, youth, on the run, heroes, rivalry, love and romance, hopes, daring rescue ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: fairy tale, semi serious, humorous, stylized
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, rescue, wish come true, mischievous children, young heroes, christmas, friendship, child as adult, escapades, curses spells and rituals, youth ...
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: feel good, colourful, humorous, exciting, surreal ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Casper's Scare School (2009)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: France, USA, India
Duration: 11 min.
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Story: Casper's Scare School is an animated series based on the computer film of the same name starring Casper the Friendly Ghost. The series aired on Cartoon Network October 5, 2009. The second season commissioned in October 5, 2012 with a new ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, light, captivating, gothic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: ghost, school, supernatural, teaching the ways of the world, young heroes, mischievous children, friendship, teachers and students, disorder, family, youth, vampire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: fairy tale, touching, exciting, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, disorder, fish out of water, youth, hopes, young heroes, misfit, family relations, imaginary kingdom, cinderella story, village, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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: humorous, semi serious, funny, sweet
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, mischievous children, heroes, young heroes, adventure, youth, orphan, heroic mission, teaching the ways of the world, good versus evil, rescue, family ...
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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: humorous, feel good, exciting, semi serious, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, young heroes, heroic mission, adventure, rescue, family relations, little people, friendship, good versus evil, princess, escapades, disorder ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, touching ...
Audience: family outing, teens, kids
Plot: dinosaur, island, adventurer, adventure, rescue, survival, disorder, family relations, imaginary kingdom, friendship, family life, heroic mission ...
Time: prehistoric times
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A VeggieTales Movie (2008)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set Sail For Adventure! A boatload of beloved VeggieTales pals embark on a fun and fresh pirate adventure with their trademark humor and silly songs in The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - A VeggieTales Movie! Larry the Cucumber, Mr. Lunt and Pa ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, exciting
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: pirate, friends, adventure, good versus evil, escapades, rivalry, disorder, friendship, siblings relations, heroic mission, teaching the ways of the world, imaginary kingdom ...
Time: 17th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: kids, family outing, toddlers
Plot: imaginary kingdom, family life, gang, adventure, parallel world, optimism, disorder, hopes, partners, mischievous children, orphan, young heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Gnomes & Trolls: The Secret Chamber (2009)
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Country: Sweden
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Junior, a teenage gnome, wants nothing more than to invent gizmos and gadgets in his tree-house laboratory. But Junior's old school father, Jalle, the head gnome of the forest, would prefer his son follow in his footsteps and one day be in ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: imaginary kingdom, adventure, save the day, heroic mission, young heroes, odd couple, heroes, friendship, troll, unlikely partners, partners, youth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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