Sunday, November 1, 2015

Philip Edward Alexy - CGI Animator

An exclusive interview with one of the CGI animators from the movie Casper"!

I first came across Philip Edward Alexy while searching DeviantArt for Casper fan-art to feature on the Casper Portal Pinterest page. And I couldn't believe what I found! A photo of Fatso atop his car! Here I found a computer animator who worked on Casper! Searching through his gallery, I came across more Casper-related photos along with the stories behind them. And he was very forthright and honest answering questions posed to him by other members of the DeviantArt community about the film shots and his work.

I then followed the links to his website, and to his Vimeo page where he has videos highlighting some of the work he has done on Casper and other projects. So, I contacted him and asked if he'd be interested in being interviewed for this website, and if I could use the images and videos. He was happy to oblige my request.

This article is an amalgamation of the content from his DeviantArt and Vimeo pages, intertwined with questions that I posed to him personally via email. I have also integrated previous interviews, articles and materials pertaining to Philip Edward Alexy and the movie Casper into the introduction section of this article.

Interview HERE

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Casper movie showings in October 2015!

Hi! Below are some dates for the 1995 Universal Pictures movie, Casper, to be featured in theatres, festivals/spooktaculars, and on television all around the globe!

First, we are happy to announce that "Casper" will be featured in ABC Family's 2015 lineup for its annual '13 Nights of Halloween' program this year -- again!

Family Channel (Canada) --  October 9th "Casper" – 7:30 p.m. ET/PT -- Link HERE

Now, for the big screen!
(In no particular order)

Family Film Night: Casper -- Parker, Colorado
October 24th
Presented By: CU South Denver
Address: 10035 Peoria St., Parker, CO 80134
Cost: $6 - $10
Location: Linger Building at CU South Denver
Time: From: 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Join us after our famous Trek or Treat event for a ghoulish good time! Family Film Night presents Casper on the big screen. Featuring spooky science presentations and Halloween crafts and activities it will be fun for the whole family! Don’t forget to come dressed in your Halloween costume, and make sure you go through Trek or Treat before it ends at 4 p.m.
Ages 13-59: $10, Seniors 60+: $8, Ages 3-12: $6

Salem Common – Salem, Massachusetts.
October 17th
Halloween City! Bring a blanket or your beach chairs to watch movies under the stars. Free!  6:30pm to 8:00pm.
Saturday, October 17 – Casper

Green Halloween at the Lake Theatre presents Casper -- 1022 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301
Show starts at 10:00 AM
As part of Downtown Oak Park’s Green Halloween, the Lake Theatre will show Casper.  Join us for Free on Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 a.m. This event is sponsored by Downtown Oak Park. Feel free to come dressed in your Halloween Costume. Link HERE.

Bootiful Saturday at the York Theatre presents Casper  -- 150 North York St.
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Show starts at 9:30 AM
Classic Cinemas York Theatre
Come dressed in your Halloween costume and join us for a showing of Casper at the York Theatre! Casper will be shown on Saturday, October 24th at 9:30 a.m. This event is Free and sponsored by the Elmhurst City Centre. After the film enjoy Trick-or-Treating at participating stores from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Link HERE.

Movies Under the Stars! -- Brampton, Ontario, Canada.
October 30th
1 Theatre Lane
Main Street and Queen Street
Enjoy your favourite movies under the stars this fall FREE at Garden Square. Chairs are available in Garden Square but we recommend bringing your lawn chair just in case. Link HERE.

'The C2' -- Town of Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada
 27 Oct, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:32 pm
Bonnyville & District Centennial Centre
4313 - 50 Ave, Bonnyville, AB, T9N 0B4

Bryn Mawr Film Institute -- 824 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Saturday, October 24 @11:00am
Link HERE.

Movies in the Square: Casper -- City of Sulphur, Louisiana
October 31 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Heritage Square Pavilion
Movies in the Square takes place at Heritage Square in Sulphur, where the city shows a free movie. Link HERE.

Fall Movie Series Presents: Casper -- Leitchfield, Kentucky
Babe Ruth Field
October 16th @ 7:PM
In the event of rain, the movies will be screened inside Grayson County Middle School
Link HERE.

Fall Movie in the Park -- Casper -- Austin, Texas
10/22 at Dick Nichols District Park | 7:30pm -Casper

Outdoor Picture Show on the Green -- Casper -- Henderson, Nevada
October 17th
Hosted by The District at Green Valley Ranch.
Grab a blanket or lawn chair, pack some drinks (non-alcoholic and in plastic) and snacks and head over to the Outdoor Picture Show on the Green.  Oh, don’t forget the kids as all the movies are family friendly.  This is a great way to enjoy a movie and the fresh air at the same time. Link HERE.

Spooky Films Triple Feature -- Denver, Colorado
Spooky Films Triple Feature ( Beetlejuice/Casper/Practical Magic)
October 30th & 31st 2015
Denver Mart Drive-In.
Link HERE.

Halloween show of Casper at the Woodstock Theatre -- Woodstock, IL
Show starts at 10:00 AM
Classic Cinemas Woodstock Theatre
Come dressed in your Halloween costume and join us for a showing of Casper at the Woodstock Theatre! Casper will be shown on Saturday, October 31st at 10:00 a.m. Admission is $1 or Free if in costume and is sponsored by the City of Woodstock.  There will be trick-or-treating in the downtown after the film.
209 Main Street 
Woodstock, IL 60098 

Little Ghouls Halloween Party -- Woodridge, IL
October 24, 2015 - 10:00 am
Complete with a Themed Breakfast Buffet, juice/coffee and a screening of Casper! Tickets for movie will be redeemed at box office Day of. Adults: $25/Children: $15
Hollywood Blvd
1001 W 75th St.
Woodridge, IL 60517

Dinner and a Movie -- Casper -- Clinton, MS
October 16th @6:00 p.m., Jefferson Street
Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. Movie begins at dusk (approx. 6:30 p.m.) and is free to the public.
Dinner & a Movie is back in Olde Towne on October 16 with a Halloween favorite Casper. A newcomer to the Dinner & a Movie scene, Ippi Ki Yay Tacos will begin serving dinner at 6:00 p.m., and as always, Grumpy Dave's Kettle Korn will be available for purchase. Link HERE

Halloween Movie Night -- Casper -- Newport, RI
October 17th
--Pending vote!--
Vote HERE!

Friday Flicks on The Lawn: Casper -- Houston, Texas
October 16, 2015
Presented by GreenStreet (formerly Houston Pavilions) at GreenStreet (formerly Houston Pavilions),

Movie Nights at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch: Casper -- Katy, Texas
October 24, 2015
Presented by Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas and LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, Katy, Texas

Little Spooky Lunch Date: Casper -- Nashua, NH, Pelham, NH, and Haverhill, MA
Chunkys Cinema Pub
Nashua, NH -- 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM
Pelham, NH -- 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM
Haverhill, MA -- 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Casper -- Carpentersville, IL.
October 24, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cinema 12 Theatre, 100 West Besinger Drive, Carpentersville, IL.  60110

Casper -- Oak Park, IL.
October 17, 2015, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Lake Theatre 1022 Lake Street Oak Park, IL. 60301

Lakemoor's Trunk or Treat & Movie -- Lakemoor, IL
October 17th, 2015, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Event description and link HERE

Colonial Theatre -- Phoenixville, PA
Sat., October 24, 2015
227 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460

The State Theatre -- Culpeper, Virginia
October 3rd -- 7:PM
A fundraiser for Pearl Sample Elementary School
(For you, Dana!)

Family Fun Night  -- Montpelier, Ohio
October 23 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Fayette Normal Memorial Library
115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio
Come dressed up in your favorite costume if you like and spend the evening watching the movie Casper. Popcorn and candy will be provided. Bring your pillows or whatever you want to be comfy and enjoy a Halloween movie! Please note that parents must stay with their children.

Monsters, a Movie, & a Mission -- Covington, Kentucky
Life Learning Center
October 30at 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Vote HERE!

Dittmar’s Halloween Spooktacular -- Austin, TX
Saturday, October 24th- 6:30 p.m.
Dittmar Recreation Center
1009 W. Dittmar Rd
Austin, TX 78745

Parent-Free Pajama Party: Casper -- Brooklyn, NY
Fri Oct 23 2015 at 06:00 pm
NY City Explorers Group, 110 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY
We have you covered for your Friday evening plans! This Friday, our explorers will enjoy pizza and the movie Casper in our upstairs top secret hangout zone. Join in on the fun, and go ahead and get your adult posse together for an evening of child-free fun!

Movies in the Park -- Palm Bay, FL
October 24th
Veterans Memorial Park
2201 Port Malabar Blvd NE

Boo & View -- Athens, Tennessee
10/27 @ 4:45
Casper (sponsored by Southeast Bank)
Athens Movie Palace
1436 Decatur Pike

Saturday Matinees: Casper -- Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada
Showing Saturday October 17 at 1:00pm
The Grande Cache Municipal Library
10601 Shand Avenue
Grande Cache, Alberta, Canada
Free Library event, for all ages! 
Popcorn and Juice included!

Gretna Goblin Night - "Casper" -- Gretna, Louisiana
Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
At the Riverfront Amphitheater, near Huey P. Long Ave. and 1st Street on the river batture.

Colonial Theater -- Phoenixville, PA
Sat, Oct 24 5:30pm

Fox Lake Theater  -- Fox Lake, IL
October 24 @ 10AM
115 Town Centre Lane
Fox Lake, IL 60020

Backstage Performing Arts Center --  Rutherford, NJ
October 24th 5PM
194 Park Ave. Rutherford, NJ

Varsity Movie Theatre -- Provo, UT
October 30 &31, 6:30PM & 8:45PM
Wilkinson Center, East Campus Drive, Provo, UT

Family Film Friday in the Park -- Kingwood, TX
October 30th  5pm to 9pm -- Movie at 7pm
Kingwood Town Center Park

Opera House Arts -- Stonington, ME
Sat Oct 31 * 1pm * FREE EVENT
Stonington ME

More dates will be added as they are made available!

UPDATED: October 26, 2015 

Saturday, September 12, 2015

ABC Family unveils 2015 lineup for annual '13 Nights of Halloween' program

Casper will be featured in ABC Family's 2015 lineup for its annual '13 Nights of Halloween' program!

Here are the dates and times Casper is scheduled:

 Night Two (Tuesday, Oct. 20)

12 a.m. - "Casper"

Night Three (Wednesday, Oct. 21)

5 p.m. - "Casper"

Night Six (Saturday, Oct. 24)

2:30 p.m. - "Casper"

Night Seven (Sunday, Oct. 25)

12:30 p.m. - "Casper"

Night 10 (Wednesday, Oct. 28)

12 a.m. - "Casper"

Night 11 (Thursday, Oct. 29)

5 p.m. - "Casper"

You can take a look at ABC Family's "13 Nights of Halloween" complete lineup HERE.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Happy 20th Anniversary!

Twenty years ago today, Universal Pictures released the film "Casper" to theaters across the USA!

Today, marking the 20th anniversary of the US release of "Casper", I asked director Brad Silberling what his thoughts were on the movie and its popularity today? He replied, “Casper feels like yesterday morning, and a faraway dream all at once for me. Proud and humbled that it lives on... And I suppose a young friend quoting the film in her wedding vows about defines its enduring quality for me."