Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G  |   |  Family, Fantasy, Short  |  16 December 1983 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Bob Cratchit - Mickey Mouse / Weasel Gravedigger / Begger Dog (voice)
Eddie 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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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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The opening scene is apparently modeled on a Carl Barks painting called "The Season To Be Jolly", which features Uncle Scrooge walking down the street with a bag of money on his back. See more »


After Scrooge wakes up from the Ghost of Christmas Future, when he tries to find his way out of the bed curtain, there is no curtain behind him, but in the next shot, there is a curtain behind him. See more »


[Bob closes his book and starts to leave as the clock chimes 7:00. Scrooge looks at his watch]
Scrooge: Hmm... Two minutes fast.
[Bob stops then goes back to his desk]
Scrooge: Well, never mind those two minutes. You may go now.
Cratchit: Ah, oh thank you, sir! You're so kind!
Scrooge: Never mind that mushy stuff, just go! But be here all the other early the next day!
Cratchit: I will, I will, sir! And a Bah Humbug... I mean, a Merry Christmas to you, sir!
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Referenced in Epic Mickey (2010) See more »


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Lovely but to short
22 December 2002 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

After seeing the impressing TV movie A Christmas Carol from Clive Donner with George C. Scott as Scrooge I wish Disney made their version into a full classic. With today's DTV releases there's a market for it. Because this version is so wonderful, Scrooge McDuck is Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey makes a fine Bob Cratchit. The spirits are good chooses casting Willie the Giant as Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Past (Jiminy Cricket) and Pete as Ghost of Christmas Future

With animation by people as Mark Henn, Glen Keane, Randy Cartwright. It's my opinion that this short deserves a remake into a full DTV sequel.

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