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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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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 ...
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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,111,582 (USA) (16 December 1983)

Gross:

$21,000,000 (USA)
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(5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is also the first time that Alan Young provides the voice of Scrooge McDuck. Bill Thompson, who'd done the voice in Scrooge McDuck and Money (1967), had passed away, and Alan Young's voice is noticeably softer than Thompson's was, with a stronger Scots accent. See more »

Goofs

Bob Cratchit's salary is mentioned as being two shillings and half a penny per day. In the original story, his salary was mentioned as being fifteen shillings per week. With Sundays off, that makes 2.5 shillings, or two shillings and sixpence per day. That said, "Mickey's Christmas Carol" is more an adaptation of the original story rather than a direct retelling, so there can be room for slight differences as in this case. See more »

Quotes

Scrooge: What's this world coming to, Cratchit? You work all your life to get money... then people want you to give it away.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits and the end title are accompanied by a set of illustrations from the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Lost in Adaptation: A Christmas Carol: Part 1 (2015) See more »

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Deck the Halls
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[Part of the DVD release in the Pluto's Christmas Tree short]
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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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