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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 »
User Reviews:
Fun and touching version of the classic story 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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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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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:
Ebenezer Scrooge:[looks at a painting] Imagine going out looking like this... lock me up for a loony they would.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of An American Christmas Carol (1979) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Alone in the WorldSee more »

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Fun and touching version of the classic story, 25 December 2003
Author: dewman10-1 from chicago

I saw this last year for the first time in at least 30 years, and also still remember parts of it from when I was a child (razzleberry dressing, the "Despicable" song in the junkshop, and the achingly poignant "All Alone in the World"). My 8 year old really enjoyed it, a great intro to the classic story. He commented on how sad he felt for the young Scrooge in the schoolhouse scene. To see a modern kid as moved by that song as I remember being, is a real credit to the songwriter. And, the song in the Crachit house, where despite not being able to afford a tree or a holiday meal, they "prize what we have now" by having a loving family together for the holiday. What wonderful concepts presented in a simple yet effective holiday cartoon for kids and adults.

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