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Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | Video 7 December 1999
A Christmas themed, three-part anthology-style video. The first part, "Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas", is essentially a retelling of Groundhog Day (1993), with Huey, Dewey, and Louie ... See full summary »

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Mickey Mouse (voice)
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Minnie Mouse / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice)
Tony Anselmo ...
Donald Duck (voice)
Diane Michelle ...
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Chip / Daisy / Aunt Gurtie (voice)
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Goofy / Pluto (voice)
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Dale (voice)
Shaun Fleming ...
Young Max Goof (voice)
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Pete / Postman / Santa / Police / Fire Chief / Dad / Man (voice)
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Mortimer / Firefighter #2 / Store Announcer / Man / Customer / Dad (voice)
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Mr. Anderson / Shopper (voice)
Kylie Dempsey ...
Kid #2 / Little Girl (voice)
Taylor Dempsey ...
Kid #1 / Little Jimmy (voice)
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A Christmas themed, three-part anthology-style video. The first part, "Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas", is essentially a retelling of Groundhog Day (1993), with Huey, Dewey, and Louie reliving Christmas ad infinitum. Next is "A Very Goofy Christmas", in which Goofy tries to overcome his son's skepticism about Santa Claus. Finally, "Mickey & Minnie's Gift Of The Magi" recreate the classic tale of ironic Christmas selflessness. The stories are linked together by narration by Kelsey Grammer. Written by EJSawyer

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7 December 1999 (USA)  »

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Aconteceu no Natal do Mickey  »

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Trivia

In the segment "A Very Goofy Christmas", one of the ornaments Goofy puts on the tree is Angelique, from Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997). See more »

Goofs

In the "Have Yourself a Goofy Christmas" segment, Pete is colored brown instead of his usual black. However in the following segment "Gift of the Magi," Pete has his correct colors. See more »

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Goofy: [with his head inside a turkey] Mmm, chestnuts.
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References Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) See more »

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Joy to the World
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Written by Isaac Watts and Lowell Mason
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Really sweet Yuletide movie!
3 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Honestly, it is really sweet and genuinely memorable, full of powerful messages of Christmas. I think it is one of the better Christmas videos out there, and there are a lot of very good ones, like Enchanted Christmas. Here, we have three stories, like Cinderella 2 and Belle's Magical World, but I would definitely pick Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas over both those films put together. It is a little short, but with the sweetness of the entire movie, the top notch voice talents and the surprisingly good animation, that is so easy to forgive. The highlight of the film was the beautiful, restrained intonation of Kelsey Grammar's narration, and he was the main reason why I got the video in the first place. The material he was given was beautifully written, and he made the most with it. The animation was surprisingly good, I was expecting worse, but the animation was actually one of the many redeeming qualities of this movie. The three stories are inspired and very well-done, my favourite being the last one with Mickey and Minnie. Plus the inspired moments of comedy like Donald chasing a turkey and lovely music and a musical yultide interlude at then end that is enough to touch the heart. All in all, a beautiful and touching yuletide movie, with a 9/10 from me. Bethany Cox


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