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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.



(based on the book: "A Christmas Carol" by), (story adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Eddie Carroll ...
Ghost of Christmas Past - Jiminy Cricket (voice) (as Eddy Carroll)
Patricia Parris ...
Dick Billingsley ...
Tiny Tim (voice)
Clarence Nash ...
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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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He's back! Mickey Mouse - in his first new motion picture in 30 years...


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Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuento de Navidad de Mickey  »


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,111,582, 16 December 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

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Sound Mix:

(5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)


| (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Of all the songs on the original album, only "Oh What A Merry Christmas Day" made it to the animated cartoon. The rest of them - including one sung by Ebenezer Scrooge that was called "How Christmas Ought To Be" - were all dropped, and the lyrics were rendered into normal dialog. See more »


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 »


Scrooge: Merry Christmas, Bob.
Tiny Tim: And God bless us, everyone.
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No acid rain, drug addiction, international terrorism or freeway killers in this one
20 December 2007 | by 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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