A Christmas Carol (1971)

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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts 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 he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

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The animation is based on John Leech's illustrations for the original edition of the novel "A Christmas Carol." See more »

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Towards the end, after the last ghost has gone, Scrooge wakes up in his bedroom all excited. He looks in the mirror by the window and talks to himself. A member of the camera crew in modern clothes standing behind Scrooge is reflected in the mirror. See more »

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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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