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Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Bob Cratchit - Mickey Mouse / Weasel Gravedigger / Begger Dog (voice)
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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 ...
Ghost of Christmas Past - Jiminy Cricket (voice) (as Eddy Carroll)
Patricia Parris ...
Dick Billingsley ...
Tiny Tim (voice)
Clarence Nash ...
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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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He's back! Mickey Mouse - in his first new motion picture in 30 years...


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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuento de Navidad de Mickey  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Hal Smith the voice of Jacob Marley's Ghost (Goofy) and Patricia Parris the voice of IsaBelle (Daisy Duck) would later star in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988) as the voices of Kanga and Owl respectively. See more »

Goofs

When Scrooge begins to give bags of money to Rat and Mole, there are six bags of gold in the jacket. But once he throws them all, eight bags appear. Then once Scrooge leaves, the next shot has nine bags. See more »

Quotes

Cratchit: Oh, that Fred. Always so full of kindness.
Scrooge: Aye. He always was a little peculiar
[door bell rings]
Scrooge: ... AND stubborn!
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Connections

Referenced in The Great Mouse Detective (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, What a Merry Christmas Day
(1983)
Words and Music by Fredrick Searles and Irwin Kostal
Part of Mickey's Christmas Carol during the opening credits and at the end
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Still one of the better versions
1 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

With all the remakes of "A Christmas Carol," it's nice to watch one that actually captures a warm, Christmas spirit. This animated version is short and leaves out a lot of the storyline, but it gives you the basics. Mickey Mouse makes a surprisingly good Bob Cratchit, and the Tiny Tim is the only one from any movie so far who has actually won my sympathy instead of annoying me! It helps a lot that Scrooge has a more human voice than the other Disney characters. A lot of his dialog is heartfelt and touching.

The music is nice, too, adding a lot to the feel of the movie. The animation is clean and creates a much better London than most live action movies can!

This version is great to watch with kids - it is simplified, so it is easy for them to understand, but you will enjoy it too. It makes you glad it's Christmas time :)


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