Boo Moon (film #32 on Disc #4 of 150 Cartoon Classics DVD Megapack (Mill Creek Entertainment, 2005). Also, film #2 on Disc #3 of TV Cartoon Classics DVD Boxed Set (Platinum Disc, 2005)). [Category: Hollywood]

Casper the Friendly Ghost goes to the moon to see if he’ll get a better reception there. There he meets some tiny moon people who look way too much like Smurfs for comfort. They don’t like him any better than the Earthlings, but change their minds after he helps them defeat the evil Tree People (“How would you like it if somebody picked your apples?”––no, that’s The Wizard of Oz). This defies so many rules of science, not to mention theology, that it’s not funny. If you can get past their sickly sweetness, these Casper cartoons get weirder the more you think about them.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: ***. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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