Casper introduced the Ghostly Trio, Casper’s chaotic uncles, who were key to the movie’s comedy – and here’s who plays these fun characters.
- Casper, the live-action adaptation of the Friendly Ghost, featured a fully CGI lead character and a darker storyline about Casper’s tragic past.
- The Ghostly Trio, consisting of Stretch, Fatso, and Stinkie, play a key role in Casper’s comedy and are known for scaring the living.
- Stretch is the tallest and most aggressive of the trio, voiced by Joe Nipote, while Fatso is corpulent and dim-witted, voiced by Brad Garrett. Stinkie, voiced by Joe Alaskey, uses his bad breath to scare people.
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Casper introduced the audience to the title Friendly Ghost, but with Casper also came the Ghostly Trio, and here’s who played these chaotic but fun characters. In 1995, Casper the Friendly Ghost made the jump from cartoons to live-action in Casper, directed by Brad Silberling and with Steven Spielberg as executive producer. Casper mixed live-action with CGI in order to make the ghosts look believable, and became the first movie to have a fully CGI character in the lead role, but it also went on a darker path than the cartoons by giving Casper a tragic backstory about his death.
Casper, then, follows Dr. James Harvey (Bill Pullman) and his daughter Kat (Christina Ricci) who travel to Friendship, Maine, to help Carrigan Crittenden (Malachi Pearson) get rid of the ghosts living in Whipstaff Manor, which she inherited from her father. However, Kat ends up befriending Casper while Dr. Harvey bonds with his uncles, the Ghostly Trio, and together, they do their best to stop Carrigan from getting Whisptaff’s treasure and kicking them out of their house. The Ghostly Trio is a key part of Casper’s comedy, and it’s in big part thanks to their actors.
Joe Nipote Voices Stretch In Casper
Leading the Ghostly Trio in Casper is Stretch. As his name suggests, Stretch is the tallest of the group, as well as the hot-tempered one. Stretch is the oldest of Casper’s uncles, and he’s the most aggressive when it comes to scaring the living. Stretch uses possession and morphing as a way to scare people, and he shows his temper when he engages in an argument with Kat during breakfast. However, Stretch is also very loyal, and though he’s also a prankster, as seen when he made Dr. Harvey believe he was going to bring his diseased wife, Amelia, from the afterlife, he kept his word and brought her back after Dr. Harvey helped him and his brothers.
Stretch was voiced by Joe Nipote, who continued voicing Stretch in the video games Casper Brainy Book and Casper, as well as the TV series The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper. Other projects to which Nipote has lent his voice are the TV series Superman: The Animated Series, Quack Pack, and Justice League Unlimited, as well as the video game Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II – Rogue Leader.
Brad Garrett Voices Fatso In Casper
Fatso is the youngest sibling in the Ghostly Trio, and he’s a big, corpulent ghost. Like his brothers, he enjoys scaring the living and is mean to young Casper, as none of them approve of his friendly ways. Fatso is dim-witted but he’s also a jokester, and he also became a good friend of Dr. Harvey after the trio’s therapy sessions with him. Brad Garrett has voiced a variety of characters in his career, such as Dim in A Bug’s Life, Tank in An Extremely Goody Movie, Bloat in Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, Mamma Aiuto Boss in the English dub of Porco Rosso, Gusteau in Ratatouille, and Ambassador Grigon in Elio. Brad Garrett also played Robert Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond.
Joe Alaskey Voices Stinkie In Casper
Stinkie is, by far, the biggest prankster and jokester of the Ghostly Trio in Casper. Like his brothers, Stinkie loves scaring the living, but he uses a very special ability to scare them: he has halitosis and uses his bad breath to make them faint, hence the name “Stinkie”. Stinkie is very loyal to Stretch, following him everywhere, and he also becomes a good friend of Dr. Harvey. Stinkie was voiced by Joe Alaskey, who voiced Yosemite Sam in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Grandpa Lou in Rugrats and its three movies, and has voiced a variety of characters from the world of the Looney Tunes.