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Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Directors:

Burny Mattinson, Richard Rich (uncredited)

Writers:

Charles Dickens (based on the book: "A Christmas Carol" by), Burny Mattinson (story adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Young ... Scrooge - Scrooge McDuck / Begger Dog (voice)
Wayne Allwine ... Bob Cratchit - Mickey Mouse / Weasel Gravedigger / Begger Dog (voice)
Hal Smith ... Jacob Marley's Ghost - Goofy / Collector for the Poor #1 (voice)
Will Ryan ... Collector for the Poor #2 / Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant) / Ghost of Christmas Future (Pete) / Santa Claus (Big Bad Wolf) / Weasel #2 (voice)
Eddie Carroll Eddie Carroll ... Ghost of Christmas Past - Jiminy Cricket (voice) (as Eddy Carroll)
Patricia Parris Patricia Parris ... Belle - Daisy Duck (voice)
Dick Billingsley Dick Billingsley ... Tiny Tim (voice)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Nephew Fred - Donald Duck (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tasos Kostis ... Goofy
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Storyline

It's the same old classic Charles Dickens story with an all star Disney cast. Uncle Scrooge McDuck is appropriately enough Scrooge and is visited by his dead partner and 3 spirits one night to remember the joys of Christmas. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf-fs.usc.edu>

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Taglines:

He's back! Mickey Mouse - in his first new motion picture in 30 years...


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey's Christmas Carol See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Like the U.S. release, which paired this short with a reissue of The Rescuers (1977), all releases of this short were paired up with reissues of various Disney animated features over the years. In France and (West) Germany, for example, it was paired with reissues of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), while in the U.K. and Italy, it was paired with a reissue of The Jungle Book (1967). See more »

Goofs

When Jiminy Cricket (The Ghost of Christmas Past) jumps onto Scrooge's bedside table, the time on the alarm clock reads 2:00. In the shot of the curtains moving when Scrooge hears the dinging, then goes back to sleep, the time reads 1:00. Then in the next shot when The Ghost of Christmas Past dings the bell on the alarm clock again, the time reads 2:00. See more »

Quotes

Scrooge: My partner, Jacob Marley, dead seven years today. Oh, he was a good'n. He robbed from the widows and swindled the poor. In his will, he left me enough money to pay for his tombstone, and I have him burried at sea!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits and the end title are accompanied by a set of illustrations from the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

On ABC Family, the scene with Goofy as Marley ends after he exits Scrooge's room. See more »

Connections

Version of Christmas Carol (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Deck the Halls
(uncredited)
Traditional tune, lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
[Part of the DVD release in the Pluto's Christmas Tree short]
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Very nice cartoon short of A Christmas Carol.
26 October 2013 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a very nice adaptation from Disney of the classic "A Christmas Carol." It stars Mickey, Donald and Daisy as some of the main Carol characters, playing Bob Cratchit, Nephew Fred and Belle. Ebenezer Scrooge is voiced by Mister Ed actor Alan Young, and Scrooge will take on a more significant future role as "Scrooge McDuck" in the cartoon show, Ducktales.

This classic Charles Dicken's story is portrayed very well in this cartoon, very touching and moving about gruff Ebenezer trying to mend his ways after being visited by the Christmas ghosts of the Past, Present and Future. The spirit of Christmas and goodwill is thoroughly emphasized in this movie and you could definitely see a special Disney touch to this feature.

I'm sure the kids and the entire family will enjoy watching this cartoon short during Christmas time.

Grade A


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