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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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User Reviews:
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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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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:G | USA:G | USA:Approved (PCA #20330)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: During the chorus of the song, "We'll have the Lord's bright blessing", the soundtrack has claps on the off-beats, but visually the characters clap on the on-beats.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 Christmas Carol (1982/I) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hark! The Herald Angels SingSee more »

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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A Great Movie, 11 December 2003

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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