One of the saddest cartoons ever
Note: I copied this post from my original that was on the movie discussion section. Hopefully this might get some more attention.
Today I would like to show you a short cartoon. Some of you may have never seen it before. Some of you may have seen it before but very young (probably on old VHS compilations). It is a Casper the Friendly Ghost cartoon called "There's Good Boos To-Night." Some of you might read this and think "Really? A Casper cartoon?" But please, give it a chance.
A brief synopsis: While all the other ghosts are out scaring people, Casper instead tries to find a friend. He strikes out three times until coming across a baby red fox named Ferdie. All is right with the world. That is, until everything goes to hell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB2cJDq9rOY
Honestly, this short got to me. It had me emotionally invested in a way no other Casper cartoon had. I guess I can understand why Famous Studios/Harveytoons never tried to make another Casper short like this. It wouldn’t be very commercially viable, not to mention upsetting for young children. However, I felt such a decision denied a chance for the character to have more depth and gravitas.
In summation, I felt this short was very good and had something to say about the need for companionship and the frailty of life. Not to mention it’s extremely cute.
So what are your thoughts?