An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

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Marley's Ghost (voice)
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Joan Sims ...
Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Ragpicker / Fezziwig (voice)
David Tate ...
Scrooge's Nephew / Charity Man (voice)
Felix Felton ...
Annie West ...
Melvyn Hayes ...
Bob Cratchit (voice)
Mary Ellen Ray ...
Mrs. Dilber (voice)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

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21 December 1971 (USA)  »

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After this film won the Oscar, the Academy changed its rules so that a made-for-TV cartoon could never again win this honor, even if it was shown theatrically. See more »

Goofs

Marley's Ghost says the third spirit will come "when the last stroke of twelve has ceased to vibrate." However, he actually appears on the FIRST stroke of twelve. See more »

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Version of A Christmas Carol (1923) See more »

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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An excellent adaptation of the Dickens classic
30 December 2001 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

This short, which won an Academy Award, is the best animated adaptation that I've yet seen and is better than a couple of the live-action versions. Everything is top-notch-animation, voice-casting (particularly Sim reprising his performance as Scrooge), production values. The adaptation is quite true to the tone and spirit of the original work, even with the necessary truncation imposed by the brief length. Good to have it in print. Most recommended.


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