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Director:
Writers:
Charles Dickens (based on the book: "A Christmas Carol" by)
Burny Mattinson (story) ...
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Release Date:
16 December 1983 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
He's back! Mickey Mouse - in his first new motion picture in 30 years...
Plot:
The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Cute cartoon "Carol".... See more (31 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Burny Mattinson 
 
Writing credits
Charles Dickens (based on the book: "A Christmas Carol" by)

Burny Mattinson (story adaptation) &
Tony Marino (story adaptation) (as Tony L. Marino) &
Ed Gombert (story adaptation) &
Don Griffith (story adaptation) &
Alan Young (story adaptation) &
Alan Dinehart (story adaptation)

Produced by
Burny Mattinson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Irwin Kostal (music composed by)
 
Film Editing by
Armetta Jackson-Hamlett  (as Armetta Jackson)
James Melton 
 
Art Direction by
Don Griffith 
 
Production Management
Edward Hansen .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tim O'Donnell .... assistant director (as Timothy O'Donnell)
 
Sound Department
Wayne Allwine .... sound editor (uncredited)
Nick Alphin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
George Fredrick .... sound editor (uncredited)
Robert Hathaway .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
David M. Horton .... sound editor (uncredited)
Allen Hurd .... sound (uncredited)
Richard Portman .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Frank Regula .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Roger Sword .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jack Boyd .... effects animator
Mark Dindal .... effects animator
Jeff Howard .... effects animator
Ted Kierscey .... effects animator
John Emerson .... airbrush artist (uncredited)
Dorse A. Lanpher .... effects animator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter McEvoy .... animation camera operator (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Dale Baer .... animator
David Block .... animator
Randy Cartwright .... animator
Jim Coleman .... background
Gary Eggleston .... layout (as Gary M. Eggleston)
Ed Gombert .... animator
Mark Henn .... animator
Glen Keane .... animator
Tia W. Kratter .... background artist
Eric Larson .... animation consultant
Michael Peraza Jr. .... layout
Sylvia Roemer .... layout
Brian Sebern .... background artist
Kathleen Swain .... background artist
Donald Towns .... background artist (as Donald A. Towns)
Tommy Ardolino .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Chris Buck .... inbetween artist (uncredited)
Ben Burgess .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Daryl Carstensen .... cel painter (uncredited)
Michael Cedeno .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Will Finn .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Ray Harris .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Glenn M. Higa .... scene planner (uncredited)
Ron Husband .... animator (uncredited)
Karen A. Keller .... assistant layout artist (uncredited)
Lureline Kohler .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Madlyn O'Neill .... painter (uncredited)
David Pruiksma .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Rusty Stoll .... clean-up artist (uncredited)
Chuck Williams .... clean-up artist (uncredited)
Kathy Zielinski .... animator (uncredited)
Stephan Zupkas .... breakdown artist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Irwin Kostal .... music conducted by
Dennis Ricotta .... music editor
Jack Wadsworth .... music editor
Shawn Murphy .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
John Richards .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jane Baer .... the creative talent of
Susan I. Craig .... the creative talent of
Retta Davidson .... the creative talent of
Tom Ferriter .... the creative talent of
Don Hahn .... production assistant
Terrey Hamada .... the creative talent of
Richard Hoppe .... the creative talent of
Jay Jackson .... the creative talent of
Doug Krohn .... the creative talent of (as Douglas Krohn)
John Lasseter .... the creative talent of
Sylvia Mattinson .... the creative talent of
Fujiko Miller .... the creative talent of
Matthew O'Callaghan .... the creative talent of
Toby Shelton .... the creative talent of
Walt Stanchfield .... the creative talent of
Dave Suding .... the creative talent of
Barry Temple .... the creative talent of
 
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Runtime:
26 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:F (Ontario) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Peru:PT | UK:U | USA:G (No. 26599)

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Trivia:
Originally, Alan Young was not considered for the Scrooge role, despite having played it in the album recording. Reportedly, it was because Walt Disney Pictures believe he would not agree to do a voice for animated film. However, when Young learned about the film in production from a friend preparing to audition for the lead, he contacted the film company to request an audition. The resulting audition was successful and Young learned about the studio's reason for not contacting him. In reaction, Young responded, "Hey, I worked in television for five years with a talking horse. At this point in my career, nothing's beneath me." As it happened, Young was praised for the role and continued being the voice actor for Scrooge McDuck in later productions.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Fred:Merry Christmas, Uncle Scrooge!
Scrooge:What's so merry about it? I'll tell you what Christmas is. It's just another work day, and any jackanape who thinks else should be boiled in his own pudding!
Cratchit:But sir, Christmas is a time for giving... a time to be with one's family.
Scrooge:I say, Bah humbug!
Fred:I don't care! I say, Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas!
Cratchit:[clapping] Well said, Master Fred!
Scrooge:Cratchit, what are you doing?
Cratchit:[stops clapping] I was just trying to keep my hands warm, sir.
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Cute cartoon "Carol"...., 25 October 2000
Author: Mister-6 from United States

You've probably seen every incarnation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" to come down the pike - Lord knows, if humanity stopped making a new version every season, we'd still have enough to watch one a year for the remainder of man's time on Earth.

But when they star Mickey Mouse, you can forgive just one more.

"Mickey's Christmas Carol" tells the same tale yet again, only this time through the sensibilities of the mouse and his pals (Donald Duck, Jiminy Cricket, Goofy, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, etc.). But how could you leave out the obvious casting of Scrooge McDuck. Want to guess which part HE plays?

As voiced by Disney stalwart Alan Young, Scrooge embodies greed, bitterness and eventual redemption all in one package, and even makes such expected lines as "Bah, HUMBUG" ring true.

If this cartoon has one flaw, it's that it doesn't have the same kind of irreverent spirit and sharp wit that so many of Disney's other movies and cartoon shorts have. Maybe it was a rush job?

Well, it still has the admitted high point of the Ghost of Christmas Present (best known as Willie the Giant from "Mickey and the Beanstalk") stomping through 19th century England and using lamp posts as flashlights and prying roofs off of houses to peek inside and expounding on "Pis-smashio" yogurt.

It still lets the meaning of the season shine through and gives you a warm glow in your heart...and isn't that what cartoons (especially Christmas cartoons) are supposed to do?

Eight stars for Mickey and company - and God bless us, everyone.

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