|ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|PAUSE: Know your child; some content|
may not be right for some kids.
|OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.|
|NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids any age.|
Parents need to know that the computer animation is pleasing to look at, and character voices are appealing. Songs include Casper's famous tune (sung by Randy Travis), Christmas standards, and an enjoyable new song about friendship. According to tradition, there's always a moment in which Casper is convinced that nobody likes him. In another scene, Casper's new friend Holly has a fight with Casper's rude look-alike cousin Spooky, believing that he's Casper. Casper is threatened with being banished to "The Dark," a sort of ghost purgatory. Kibosh, the Supreme Ghost, may frighten sensitive viewers with his sharp teeth and scowling face. Casper makes a half-hearted attempt to scare a child, although he quickly realizes the error of his ways. Stories about ghosts could lead kids to ask questions about death and the afterlife. Parents should be prepared for these questions. The ideal age group for the friendly ghost's adventures is grade-school kids. Kids with a yen for Casper will have a lot of fun. Older kids probably prefer more complex animated heroes.