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23 December 1978 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Walter Matthau ... Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)

Tom Bosley ... B.A.H. Humbug (voice)

Theodore Bikel ... Marley's Ghost (voice)

Robert Morse ... Young Scrooge (voice)
Dennis Day ... Nephew Fred (voice)
Paul Frees ... Ghost of Christmas Past / Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
Sonny Melendrez ... Bob Cratchit (voice)
Debra Clinger ... Martha Cratchit (voice) (as Debbie Clinger)
Bobby Rolofson ... Tiny Tim (voice) (as Robert Rolofson)
Steffi Calli ... Belinda Cratchit (voice) (as Steffani Calli)
Eric Hines ... Peter Cratchit (voice)
Dee Stratton ... (voice)

Darlene Conley ... Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Shelby Flint ... (voice)
Diana Lee ... (voice)

Charles Matthau ... The Boy (voice)

Directed by
Jules Bass 
Arthur Rankin Jr. 
Writing credits
Janice Torre (book)

Romeo Muller (written by)

Charles Dickens  novel "A Christmas Carol"

Produced by
Jules Bass .... producer
Arthur Rankin Jr. .... producer
Masaki Îzuka .... associate producer (as Masaki Iizuka)
Original Music by
Fred Spielman 
Production Design by
Paul Coker Jr. 
Sound Department
Tom Clack .... sound effects
John Curcio .... sound recordist
Bob Elder .... sound recordist (as Robert Elder)
Dave Iveland .... sound recordist
John Richards .... sound recordist
Animation Department
Toru Hara .... animation coordinator
Kazuko Itoh .... background artist (as Kazuko Ito)
Kazuyuki Kobayashi .... layout artist
Hidemi Kubo .... layout artist
Tsuguyuki Kubo .... animation supervisor
Minoru Nishida .... background designer
Yoshiko Sasaki .... animator
Katsuhisa Yamada .... animation director
Masahiro Yoshida .... animator
Tadakatsu Yoshida .... layout artist
Kazusuke Yoshihara .... background artist
Music Department
Jerry Graff .... vocal arranger
Bernard Hoffer .... conductor
Bernard Hoffer .... music arranger
Maury Laws .... music supervisor

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UK:51 min
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Dennis Day final TV performance.See more »
B.A.H. Humbug:[singing] Christmas trees are brightly lighted/ Around the world, the church bells ring/ Big and small, all are invited/ To the birthday party of the King/ Mighty prince and humble peasant/ Each must choose a gift to bring/ Do you have a birthday present/ For the birthday party of the King?/ Once wise men came in His honor/ Bringing frankincense...See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Great movie, 30 June 2006
Author: tedmania from United States

I LOVE this movie. This movie is a great Christmas movie and is amazing. I like how they can do a musical retelling of this story. This was actually based on a old play written by two unknown playwrights Fred Speilman and Janice Toore, however they closed the play after one night. After a lot of the legal dust was settled and the slander was lifted they reissued the play at my old acting school. I was one person to play Marley's Ghost and Christmas Future. I also noticed that Fezziwig was seen in a once shot but didn't get any speaking words. The past scene mostly focused on Scrooge's romance with Belle, and the present scene had Tiny Tim and family, and a scene with Fred. I would have liked it if they had a longer future scene, and more scenes. I would also like to say THank you, Charles Dickens, he's long dead, but he's with us in spirit, for this great story.

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