Wendy - A "good little witch" featured in
Harvey comics and TV/Movie spin-offs.
Wendy lives in the enchanted forest with her three aunties: Thelma, Velma and
Zelma. Wendy is a cute, blond enchantress and bears no resemblance to the other
witches in her family who have warts and green skin.
Wendy travels on a flying broom and uses a magic wand to protect her friends -
many of whom are the animals who live in the forest. Wendy's other friends
included Casper the Friendly Ghost, Nightmare the Galloping Ghost and The
The Wendy character made her first appearance in the Harvey comic book Casper
the Friendly Ghost #20, May 1954. Wendy later headlined her own comic
adventures in the Harvey Hits #7 March, 1958. She received her own comic
Wendy the Good Little Witch in August of 1960 and a
Wendy Witch World in 1961.
Wendy later appeared as part of THE NEW CASPER CARTOON SHOW/ABC/1963-69. Her
comic ran until 1973. The title was shortly revived in 1974-76 and made a brief
return again in 1990-94. Artists responsible for drawing the Wendy character
over the years were Steve Mufatti, then Warren Kremer, Marty Taras and Howard
In 1998, Wendy appeared in the live-action film Casper Meets Wendy. The
story is a variation of the Snow White tale but instead of an evil Queen, there
is an evil Warlock named Desmond Spellman who looks into his magic mirror and
receives the bad news that he is no longer No. 1 ("fairest in the land"). Having
an attack of vanity, he sends two henchmen to eliminate his competition, namely
Wendy the Good Little Witch.
To save Wendy, her three aunts (Franny, Gabby and Gert) go into hiding at the
Sunny Brite Resort where they lay low and swear off using magic to prevent
Desmond from detecting their presence. Here, Wendy meets Casper the Friendly
Ghost and the two become close friends despite the traditional belief that
ghosts and witches can not be friends. Together, Wendy and Casper formulate a
plan to thwart Desmond's treachery.
The films cast included Hilary Duff as Wendy, Cathy Moriarty as Gert, Shelley
Duvall as Gabby, Teri Garr as Fanny, George Hamilton as Desmond Spellman,
Richard Moll as Jules, Vincent Schiavelli as Vincent, Blake Foster as Jules
Jackman, Rodger Halston as Larry Tallby, and Pauly Shore as The Oracle (Mirror).
Voice credits included Jeremy Foley as Casper, James Ward as Stretch, Bill
Farmer as Stinkie, and Jess Harnell as Fatso.
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