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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol -- 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.
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol -- Clip: Magoo visits the Cratchits

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Writers:
Charles Dickens (story)
Barbara Chain (adaptation)
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Release Date:
18 December 1962 (USA) See more »
Plot:
An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A wonderful, heart-warming holiday classic See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jim Backus ... Ebenezer Scrooge / Mr. Magoo (voice)

Morey Amsterdam ... Brady / James (voice)

Jack Cassidy ... Bob Cratchit (voice)

Royal Dano ... Marley's Ghost (voice)
Paul Frees ... Stage Director / Charity Man / Fezziwig / Old Joe / Undertaker (voice)
Joan Gardner ... Tiny Tim / Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
John Hart ... Billings / Stage Manager / Milkman (voice)

Jane Kean ... Belle (voice)
Marie Matthews ... Young Scrooge (voice)
Laura Olsher ... Mrs. Cratchit (voice)

Les Tremayne ... Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)

Directed by
Abe Levitow 
 
Writing credits
Charles Dickens (story)

Barbara Chain (adaptation)

Produced by
Lee Orgel .... producer
Henry G. Saperstein .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jule Styne 
 
Film Editing by
Earl Bennett 
Sam Horta 
Wayne Hughes 
George Probert 
 
Production Design by
Corny Cole  (as 'Corny' Cole)
Lee Mishkin 
Marty Murphy 
Tony Rivera 
Shirley Silvey 
Bob Singer 
Dick Ung  (as Richard Ung)
Sam Weiss 
 
Production Management
Paul Carlson .... production manager
Earl Jonas .... production manager
 
Animation Department
Gerard Baldwin .... sequence director
Steve Clark .... sequence director
Duane Crowther .... sequence director
Jack Heiter .... color stylist
Bob Inman .... color stylist
Tom McDonald .... animator
Phill Norman .... color stylist (as Phil Norman)
Casey Onaitis .... animator
Hank Smith .... animator
Ed Solomon .... animator
John Walker .... animator
Dave Weidman .... color stylist
Gloria Wood .... color stylist
Xenia .... animator
 
Music Department
Walter Scharf .... composer: incidental music
Walter Scharf .... conductor
 

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Also Known As:
"A Christmas Carol" - USA (short title)
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Runtime:
53 min
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Certification:
Australia:G | USA:G | USA:Approved (PCA #20330)

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Trivia:
"Scrooge" is an archaic English verb meaning "to squeeze."See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: 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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Movie Connections:
Version of A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
We're Despicable (Plunderer's March)See more »

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful, heart-warming holiday classic, 22 November 2001
Author: Marta from United States

Those of us fortunate enough to grow up in the late 50's remember Mr. Magoo with a special warmth, and this version of "A Christmas Carol" is the main reason. This remains a superior re-telling of the story and holds it's own against the George C. Scott and Alaister Sim versions, despite being only 50 minutes long and animated. The ghost of Marley is as scary as they come, and the villains are convincingly menacing. Mr. Magoo, thanks to the avant-garde UPA animation and the unparalleled voice talents of Jim Backus, emotes as effectively as a real person. The songs could not be better; they are Broadway quality and are sung with a heart-felt enthusiasm that adds as much to the film as the actor's voices. Jack Cassidy is perfect as Bob Cratchit, and Royal Dano as Marley holds the viewer spellbound with his sepulchral intonations.

This adaptation holds a special place in my memory, thanks to the excellence of the production and the great voices. Each year my husband and I (and our grown children) watch it several times, marveling at how it can still entertain and enthrall after so many years. Do not pass this up, if you can find it; it's a truly timeless classic. The film has been released on DVD, and this offers an extremely good-looking presentation of "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol."

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