A Haunting We Will Go (1949)
Article 6018 by Dave Sindelar
Directed by Seymour Kneitel and Myron Waldman
Featuring the voices of Frank Gallop, Jack Mercer and Mae Questel
What it is: Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon.
Casper manages to befriend a baby duck. But can he protect his new friend during duck season?
It’s a Casper cartoon; time to cry! Or time to do whatever it is you usually do when faced with a Casper cartoon (yawning is an option). There’s a couple of moments here where Casper or the Narrator talks about protecting the baby duck with his life. The first time I wondered if the writers were aware of the ironic joke they just perpetrated; however, the second time it’s made clear they were aware. It’s the usual Casper combination here; whimsy with tear-jerking, and if that doesn’t float your boat you’ll be glad it’s only eight minutes long. And once again I’ll point out that Casper has no qualms about scaring people if it suits his own ends.