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Writers:
Janice Torre (book)
Romeo Muller (written by) ...
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Release Date:
23 December 1978 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Meet Scrooge...
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This story seems awfully familiar. See more (11 total) »

Cast

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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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This special is an animated remake of the live-action musical version created for the "Alcoa Hour" in 1956. See that series listing for details and see "Episodes Cast" for the cast.See more »
Quotes:
Martha Cratchit:[singing] There is a spirit in the world of generosity/ That brings good things to all of us, whoever we may be/ So I believe in Santa Claus, for it can't be denied/ That he is generosity personified/ Yes, there is a Santa Claus for children everywhere/ Though you may watch the chimney tops and never see him there/ People say his magic sleigh flies in the sky above/ But you might find it anywhere you find unselfish love/ Oh...
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Movie Connections:
Version of A Christmas Carol (1971) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Christmas SpiritSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
This story seems awfully familiar., 13 December 2011
Author: Shawn Watson from The Penumbra

I am sure I have seen this tale in some other incarnation somewhere before, I swear.

In a bizarre, alternate history London, where everyone apparently speaks with an American accent, Ebeneezer Scrooge (Walter Matthau) is about to be visited by ghosts...sound familiar yet? As Bart Simpson once said, TV writers have been milking that goat for years. The Stingiest Man in Town is not the best version of Scrooged...I mean A Christmas Carol, but it's a nice intro to the story for kids. Back in the days when lots of obscure children's animation were released on VHS by flash-in-the-pan distributors I rented this 50-minute cartoon and it kinda stayed with me.

Still, Mickey's Christmas Carol is the best animated version.

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