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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama  |  18 December 1962 (USA)
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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve. Written by alfiehitchie

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The composers Bob Merrill and Jule Styne offered a song titled "People" for the score but the animation had already been completed and it was too late to include it. Instead they added it to the score of a Broadway musical they were writing called "Funny Girl", where it became the first of many hits for the star, Barbra Streisand. See more »

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The Cratchits repeatedly wish for a Christmas tree. In 1843, when "A Christmas Carol" was published and presumably takes place, German-style Christmas trees had just been introduced to England by the Royal Family, and were unknown to working class people such as the Cratchits. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Cratchit: Hush my dear, tears cannot bring Tiny Tim back to us.
Ebenezer Scrooge: No! Not Tiny Tim!
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Version of A Christmas Carol (1981) See more »

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
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Written by Charles Wesley
Performed by Carolers
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A Great Movie

Cartoon Network just showed this film yesterday, and I must agree with the previous reviewer.

This is a great movie. What really works is the use of the Broadway show format and its clever music. I love the song about being "despicable" sung by the Undertaker, Charwoman and Laundry Lady. There's a definite early-1960s-Broadway feeling to this that could have quickly become outdated had it not been a Christmas program. It has a certain nostalgic flavor that its creators could not have forseen.

Like "Frosty the Snowman" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", "Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol" should become part of the annual Christmas TV programming tradition.


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