Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film, directed by Brad Silberling. It is based on the Harvey Comics character Casper the Friendly Ghost. The film stars Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman. The film also stars the voices of Malachi Pearson as the titular character as well as Joe Nipote, Joe Alaskey, and Brad Garrett as the Ghostly Trio. The ghosts featured in the film were created through computer-generated imagery.