Casper originated in 1945 with very morbid cartoons that encompassed death. In 1950, it was remodeled and the death theme was taken out of it. Casper is a ghost who is always trying to make friends, but winds up scaring everyone away. After doing a heroic deed, he gains the friendship of the individual he saved and the people who were also involved in the storyline. Eventually, Casper was given friends that not only helped him out when he needed, but who also got shows of their own for the most part.