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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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
Charming Disney featurette See more (32 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:
Stereo (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
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:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Mole and Rat stop by Scrooge's counting house, there's a shot of the clock where the time reads 9:00. Then when in the shot of Scrooge saying "You work all your life to get money, then people want you to give it away," the time on the clock reads between 6:55 and 7:00.See more »
Quotes:
Gravedigger #1:I've never seen a funeral like this one.
Gravedigger #2:Aye. No mourners, no friends to bid him farewell.
Gravedigger #1:Oh, well. Let's rest a minute before we throw 'im in, eh? He ain't going nowhere.
[both laugh as they leave]
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Movie Connections:
Version of A Christmas Carol (1908)See more »
Soundtrack:
Jingle BellsSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Charming Disney featurette, 20 December 2009
Author: Foux_du_Fafa from United Kingdom

Over a quarter of a century before a motion-capture Jim Carey muttered "Bah Humbug" for the house that Walt built, Mickey and numerous classic characters from the Disney stable got dolled in their best Victorian attire for an adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Yuletide tale: "Mickey's Christmas Carol". A sort of cartoon costume drama, Mickey plays the underpaid Bob Cratchitt to Scrooge McDuck's Ebeneezer Scrooge (what clichéd yet inspired casting!). The usual chain of events follows, complete with a whole range of Disney characters from Donald Duck to Jiminy Cricket playing the roles.

This featurette is by all means a charming holiday piece that can appeal to young and old alike. The animation and art direction, although relatively unspectacular given its unambitious nature, are quite stellar considering the fact that the animators working on this special, the future creators of "The Little Mermaid" et al, were essentially newcomers.

That is not to say "Mickey's Christmas Carol" is without fault. One slight issue is that the film does not seem to always know whether it wants to be a fun piece of nostalgia or a genuinely involving and inspiring adaptation, and it does become a "Where's Waldo" of Disney characters at times. This can be charming, but equally, some of the castings do seem a bit off; I can't help but think Goofy ended up in the role of Jacob Marley simply due to the fact that they felt that he needed a part. Also, at only around 25 minutes, the story progression does seem a bit hurried. The concept may have been a bit stretched as a feature film, but between five and ten minutes extra on the running time would have fleshed some of the rushed flashback scenes out.

Still, this gets a recommendation, either as a fun Disney Christmas special or as an introduction to Dickens for children.

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