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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.

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Bob Cratchit - Mickey Mouse / Weasel Gravedigger / Begger Dog (voice)
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Ghost of Christmas Past - Jiminy Cricket (voice) (as Eddy Carroll)
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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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christmas | spirit | 1840s | memory | kiss | See more »

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


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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

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Cuento de Navidad de Mickey  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The first animated short with Mickey Mouse since The Simple Things (1953). See more »

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In the final scene at Bob Cratchit's home, the lettering on the "Home Sweet Home" sign changes between shots (particularly the word "Sweet", which alternates between uppercase and lowercase in different typefaces). See more »

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Scrooge: Tell me, spirit, what's wrong with that tiny lad?
Ghost of Christmas Present: Much, I'm afraid. If these shadows remain unchanged, I see an empty chair where Tiny Tim once sat.
Scrooge: Then that means Tim will...
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No acid rain, drug addiction, international terrorism or freeway killers in this one
20 December 2007 | by (The Underverse) – See all my reviews

Scrooge McDuck rather fittingly plays Ebeneezer Scrooge in this Disney version of a story that TV writers have been milking for years. To me, the only good movies based on Charles Dickens' classic novel are this one, Scrooged and Muppet's Christmas Carol. Though I do remember seeing something as a kid called The Stingiest Man in Town that was very similar. Or did I dream that?

As usual with Disney animation, this 25-minute short is wonderfully detailed and cosy. But I feel that it may not have as much lasting power other feature length movies. It's just not long enough. The story feels very rushed but it's no less effective. Originally produced to precede the re-release of The Rescuers in 1983 I reckon that Mickey's Christmas Carol is a classic in it's own way, even if it only familiar to Disney fans instead of the average kid who has been raised on Toy Story and Dinosaur.

I do believe that it could have been a feature length film but as a big fan of Scrooge McDuck I can just turn to Duck Tales if I want more of him. This was also his second screen appearance after appearing in a Donald Duck short years before. He's an underrated Disney character and deserves a comeback.


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