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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:
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User Reviews:
Underrated Classic See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (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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Trivia:
Dennis Day final TV performance.See more »
Quotes:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Version of A Christmas Carol (1950) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
An Old Fashioned ChristmasSee more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Underrated Classic, 31 July 2006
Author: lizzyn2002 from United States

This movie is one of the best renditions of "a Christmas carol" that i have ever seen, and yet most people have never heard of it! it doesn't get to all aspects of Dickens' original work, but it hits all the major points, and is coupled with great creative and original songs that get stuck in your head for days. The third person narration by B.A.H. Humbug it a very cute extra touch. In my opinion, the movie is neck-in-neck with Mickey Mouse for the best take on "Carol." It doesn't always get a yearly playing, but it is definitely worth keeping your eye out when scanning your TV guide around Christmas. It is really a fantastic retelling of a classic!!

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