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Cast

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Simon Callow ... Scrooge / Charles Dickens (voice)

Kate Winslet ... Belle (voice)

Nicolas Cage ... Marley (voice)

Jane Horrocks ... Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)

Michael Gambon ... Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)

Rhys Ifans ... Bob Cratchit (voice)

Juliet Stevenson ... Mrs. Cratchit / Mother Gimlet (voice)

Robert Llewellyn ... Old Joe (voice)
Iain Jones ... Fred (voice)

Colin McFarlane ... Fezziwig (voice)

Beth Winslet ... Fan (voice)
Arthur Cox ... Dr. Lambert (voice)

Keith Wickham ... Mr. Leach / Undertaker (voice)
Joss Sanglier ... Choir Master (voice)
Sarah Kayte Foster ... Mouse (voice) (as Sarah Annison)
Rosalie MacCraig ... Mouse (voice)
Aaron Basacombe ... Child (voice)
Bradley Kelly ... Child (voice)
Ben Collier-Niblett ... Child (voice)

Tommy Nash ... Child (voice)
Peter Collier-Niblett ... Child (voice)
Patrick Ormerod ... Child (voice)
Natasha Farley ... Child (voice)
Stacy Paxton ... Child (voice)
Jade Ford ... Child (voice)
Karl Seal ... Child (voice)
Jessica Harvey ... Child (voice)
Darien Smith ... Child (voice)
Katherine Harvey ... Child (voice)
William Stretton ... Child (voice)
Nicholas Harvey ... Child (voice)
Charlotte Taylor ... Child (voice)
Charlotte Jeffery ... Child (voice)
Hannah Taylor ... Child (voice)

Olivia Jones ... Child (voice)
Phillip Warner ... Child (voice)
Ruth Williamson ... Child (voice)
James Carroll Jordan ... Theatre Manager (as James Jordan)
Tracey O'Flaherty ... Screaming Woman

Directed by
Jimmy T. Murakami 
 
Writing credits
Piet Kroon (screenplay) &
Robert Llewellyn (screenplay)

Charles Dickens (book)

Produced by
Michael Algar .... line producer
Sara Giles .... associate producer
Iain Harvey .... producer
Rainer Mockert .... executive producer
Nik Powell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Julian Nott (music)
 
Film Editing by
Martin Brinkler (live action)
Taylor Grant 
 
Art Direction by
Harriet Anstruther 
Errol Bryant 
 
Makeup Department
Sian Richards .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Maddy Allen .... production manager
Kay Gotthilf .... additional production manager
Julia Hunt .... production manager
Tom Kinninmont .... head of production
Gert Ludewig .... executive in charge of digital production
Ingo Wagener .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry Linden .... second assistant director
Henry Tomlinson .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gill Bradley .... assistant art director
Jimmy T. Murakami .... storyboard
Guido Orlandi .... storyboard artist
Nicoletta Persello .... storyboard clean-up
Donata Pizzato .... storyboard clean-up
Roger Russo Webber .... storyboard clean-up
 
Sound Department
Peter Gaudino .... sound (as Pete Gaudino)
Danny Hambrook .... supervising sound editor
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Derek Orme .... boom operator
Joss Sanglier .... voice recordist
Ian Tapp .... dubbing mixer
Peter Gleaves .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Antonio Palermo .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Toshihiro Aramaki .... digital effects
Graham Bebbington .... effects animation supervisor
David Bunting .... effects animator
Iva Cernikova .... colorist
Christopher Dietz .... head of 3D
Christopher Dietz .... head of visual effects
Magdalena Druzbacka .... colorist
Krzysztof Druzbacki .... compositor
Tomas Dudak .... colorist
Petr Dvorak .... colorist
Thomas Eschenburg .... visual effects: 3d
Renata Farova .... colorist
Martin Ferdus .... checker
Martin Ferdus .... scanner
Andrew Fletcher .... visual effects: 3d
Markus Friedrich .... checker
José Antonio García Villameriel .... effects animator (as Jose Antonio)
Patricia Garnette .... effects animator
Nic Gill .... compositor
Ninya Grut .... effects coordinator
Alice Gärtner .... head of digital production: 2d
Michael Hajek .... colorist
Hana Halfarova .... compositor
Tomoyuki Harashima .... digital effects
Nikola Hauerova .... colorist
Jan Hendrych .... checker
Jan Hendrych .... scanner
Daiji Hori .... digital effects
Jan Horyna .... colorist
Colin Hughes .... effects animator
Richard Jirsák .... digital background artist (as Richard Jirsak)
Mark Jobe .... compositor
Mark Jobe .... visual effects
Drahomira Karnatovska .... colorist
Marc Kohn .... compositor
Marc Kohn .... visual effects
Sachiko Kondo .... digital effects
Pavlina Kovarikova .... head of digital production: Prague
Ondrej Krasny .... colorist
Zuzana Kreilova .... colorist
Ruediger Lensing .... head of digital production: Cologne (as Rüdiger Lensing)
Fraser Maclean .... compositor (as Fraser McLean)
Sarah Mallinson .... head of production: cg
Tess Mallinson .... digital effects
Eberhard Marold .... checker
Masaya Matsui .... digital effects
Yasuaki Matsuki .... chief designer: cgi
Shaun McGlinchey .... effects animator
Jens Meyer .... head of additional digital production
Mark Naisbitt .... effects animator
Yumiko Nara .... digital effects
Hynek Neruda .... colorist
Les Newstead .... effects animator
Marketa Novakova .... compositor
Barbora Novotna .... colorist
Jaroslav Pac .... colorist
Lucja Pachula .... checker
Lucja Pachula .... scanner
Antonio Palermo .... effects animator
Jiri Pesek .... compositor
Ludek Petrak .... checker
Ludek Petrak .... scanner
James Pyott .... effects animator
Mark Richardson .... digital compositor: Crimson
Pascal Roulin .... head of direction: cg
Jitka Rudolfova .... colorist
Lukas Ruzicka .... colorist
Jiri Schiefner .... digital background artist
Peter Schula .... visual effects: 3d
Dan Sebesta .... colorist
Petr Sebeta .... colorist
Toshio Shinma .... digital effects
Jaroslava Shovancova .... checker
Jaroslava Shovancova .... scanner
Pavel Skaba .... checker
Pavel Skaba .... scanner
Marcin Slenko .... compositor
Jan Sordyl .... head of digital production: Bielsko-Biata
Elzbieta Strzelecka .... colorist
Monika Szary .... checker
Monika Szary .... scanner
Paul Tabera .... compositor
Shunichi Takano .... digital effects
David Tuffnell .... effects animator
Henrik Twardzik .... digital background artist
Heike Tüselmann .... digital production coordinator
Oldich Vesecky .... colorist
Martin Wansborough .... effects animator
Lorraine Ward .... effects animator
Agnieszka Weglarz .... colorist
Heidi Wittlinger .... compositor
Heidi Wittlinger .... visual effects
Nicola G. Wulf .... head supervisor: digital production
Atsushi Yasuoka .... digital effects
Grazyna Zajaczkowska .... checker
Grazyna Zajaczkowska .... scanner
Radim Zimmermann .... compositor
Pavel Zykan .... checker
Pavel Zykan .... scanner
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ted Deason .... focus puller
Wilf France .... loader
Michael Garfath .... director of photography: live action (as Mike Garfath)
Giles Keyte .... still photographer
Nic Milner .... camera operator (as Nick Milner)
Alix Mumford .... additional loader
David Wyatt .... additional focus puller
 
Animation Department
Ahto Aaremäe .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Lydia Adams .... background artist
Alex Alfonso .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Carlos Alfonso .... animation supervisor: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Valentín Amador .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Ignacio Amero .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Puk Andersen .... assistant animator
Marco Arantes .... animator
Janet Archer .... background artist
Ismael Arrais .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Meelis Arulepp .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Will Ashurst .... assistant animator
Hilary Audus .... animator
David Baillie .... background artist
Liz Baker .... assistant animator
Alberto Barrientos .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Stella Benson .... assistant animator
Svetlana Bezdomnikova .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Eric Boitier .... props: design & tones
Franck Bonay .... animator
Julia Bracegirdle .... key clean-up models
Juan José Bravo .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Catherine Brockhouse .... background artist (as Cathy Brockhouse)
Monica Brufton .... assistant animator
Margaret Bryant .... background artist
Margo Busch .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Cristina Calles .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Andrew Campsey .... assistant animator
Ronaldo Canfora .... animator
Chris Caunter .... layout artist
Edoardo Cavalli .... animator
Valentín Caín .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
John Challis .... layout artist
Kristine Cibulska .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Chris Clarke .... assistant animator (as Christopher Clarke)
Vanessa Clegg .... background artist
William Cope-Brown .... line tester
Linda Cross .... props: design & tones
Valentina D'Ambrosio .... assistant animator (as Valentina d'Ambrosio)
Franco D'Amore .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Maribel de Pedro .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Denise Dean .... assistant animator
Diana Druke .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Annie Elvin .... checking
Andy Eracleous .... layout supervisor
Corona Esterhazy .... checking (as Corona Maher-Esterhazy)
Julian Evert .... assistant animator
Luca Fattore .... lead animator
Richard Fawdry .... animator
Rachel Feasey .... assistant animator
Julianna Franchetti .... assistant animator
Mark Francis .... animator
Paul Franklin .... layout artist
Michael Gabriel .... background supervisor
Michael Gabriel .... character designer
Ana María García .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Kestrel George .... props: design & tones
Les Gibbard .... animator
Niki Gibbs .... props: design & tones
Yasmeen Gibson .... background artist
Fiona Gomez .... assistant animator
María Dolores Gonzalo .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Ann Goodall .... checking
John Gosler .... background artist
Kevin Grady .... animator
Morgan Griffiths .... assistant animator
Sarmite Gulbe .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Daniel Götesson .... props: design & tones
Peter Hale .... assistant animator
Vivienne Heath .... layout artist
Monica Herman .... background artist
Michael Heywood .... background artist
Alejandro Hidalgo .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid (as Alex Hidalgo)
Mike Hill .... background artist
Iveta Hincenberga .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Dennis Hunt .... assistant animator
Lillian Igbinosun .... props: design & tones
Katrin Inzinger .... assistant animator
Frances Jacob .... checking
Jan Johnston .... assistant animator
Richard Jones .... animator
Dominik Jun .... line tester
Kasper Jørgensen .... assistant animator
Kristel Kallasvee .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Noel Kelly .... sheet timing
Richard Kelly .... animator
Ann Kotch .... checking
Jakob Kramer .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Vineta Krastina .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Katerina Kremasioti .... assistant animator (as Aikaterini Kremasioti)
Veronique Langdon .... assistant animator
Nick Large .... assistant animator
Sean Leaning .... animator
Tatjana Lebedeva .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn (as Tanja Lebedeva)
Carlos León .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Dave Livesey .... animator
Cathy Lowdell .... animator (as Cath Lowdell)
Richard Lowdell .... animator
Dace Luce .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Katerina Manolessou .... assistant animator (as Katherina Manolessou)
Nicola Marlborough .... assistant animator
Ann Marriott .... animator
Chris Mensah .... background artist
Joanna Migodzinska .... props: design & tones
Mina Mileva .... special sequence animator
Jem Mirza .... assistant animator
Nikolay Moustakov .... layout artist (as Nikolay Moustakou)
Andy Murray .... assistant animator (as Andrew Murray)
Malle Mäenurm .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Reet Mängel-Juuse .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Claire Nelmes .... assistant animator
Robert Newman .... animator (as Rob Newman)
Richard Nye .... layout artist
Diana O'Malley .... layout artist
James O'Shea .... assistant animator
Peter Obel .... assistant animator
Richard Ollive .... animator
Marcos Orenga .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Paul Osborne .... background artist
Clive Pallant .... animator
Stephen Palmer .... animator
Colin Perry .... assistant animator
Stephen Perry .... animator
Sharon Pinsker .... background artist
Matt Plant .... assistant animator
Sue Plummer .... background artist
Darek Polkowski .... layout artist
Corina Poore .... checking supervisor
Alex Potts .... props: design & tones
Aaron Powell .... animator
Andy Price .... layout artist
Ray Rankine .... background artist
Mareli Rannap .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Hans Ranum .... assistant animator
Christian Rex .... assistant animator
Liis Roden .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Maarika Rool .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Marianne Rousseau .... checking
Ilze Ruska .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Andrew Ryder .... checking
Tim Sagar .... animator
Deborah Salvador .... props: design & tones
Zdenko Santini .... assistant animator
Sanda Sasu .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Jeff Short .... animator
Anete Simanovska .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Elroy Simmons .... animator
Nikki Smith .... assistant animator
Sharon E. Smith .... assistant animator
Steve Smith .... assistant animator
José Solís .... animator (as Jose Solis)
Rachael Stedman .... background artist (as Rachel Stedman)
Bujor Stefanescu .... animation crew: Alfonso Productions S.A., Madrid
Jack Stokes .... animator
Paul Stone .... animator
Claudia Sturli .... assistant animator
Gary Sycamore .... background artist
Inga Tabaka .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Lee Taylor .... layout artist
Mathew Taylor .... layout artist (as Matthew Taylor)
Evelin Temmin .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Aurea Terribili .... assistant animator
Raivo Tihanov .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Chris Timpson .... scene analysis
Chris Timpson .... scene tracking
Gary Timpson .... assistant animator
Simon Tofieldd .... animator (as Simon Tofield)
Sue Tong .... background artist
Christine Tongue .... props: design & tones
Peter Tupy .... additional line test camera
Jeroen van Blaaderen .... layout artist
Jaco van der Sterren .... animator
Nicolette van Gendt .... animator
Krista Vanamölder .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Sarah Vincent .... layout artist
Tim Walton .... props: design & tones
Dave Webster .... animator
Vicky West .... assistant animator
Andreas Westin .... animator
Colin White .... layout artist
Boguslaw Wilk .... animator (as Bogoslav Wilk)
Ian Wilkes .... checking
Abby Wilkinson .... props: design & tones
Lucy Wilson .... track reader
Tim Window .... animator
Vicky Winn .... props: design & tones
Richard Wolff .... checking
Hugh Workman .... animator
Claire Wright .... background artist
Paul Wright .... background artist
Linda Zepa .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Taiga Zile .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Lita Zvaigznite .... animation crew: A Film Estonia, Tallinn
Vittorio Pirajno .... animator (uncredited)
Francisco Álvarez .... animator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Pippa Hall .... casting: children's voices
 
Editorial Department
Anya Dillon .... assistant editor: live action
 
Location Management
David Johnson .... location manager
Pete Wainwright .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
James Fitzpatrick .... orchestral contractor
Jan Holzner .... assistant recording engineer
Graeme Perkins .... music supervisor
Nic Raine .... conductor
Nic Raine .... orchestrator
John Timperley .... recording engineer
 
Other crew
Laurence Brown .... Legal Services
Michael J. Buchanan-Dunne .... production assistant
Jessica Calla .... production assistant
Alexander Dietz .... technical support
Ales Dudak .... studio manager: Prague
Alison Gentleman .... assistant to producer
Grzegorz Handzlik .... studio manager: Bielsko-Biata
Claudia Kühn .... production assistant
Gudrun Ludewig .... production assistant
Marc Ludewig .... technical support
Klaus Ludwig .... technical support
Tiffany Maberley .... production coordinator
Sheila McNaught .... script supervisor
Juan Muñoz .... voice dubbing: Bob Cratchit (spanish version)
Rose Taylor .... assistant to producer
Thomas Vogel .... production assistant
Aidan Williams .... assistant: Taylor Grant
Aidan Williams .... runner
 

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Rated PG for momentary language
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USA:77 min
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Charles Dickens:That, ladies and gentlemen is the story of A Christmas Carol. Not quite the same one I wrote in the book, I admit. I hope you enjoyed it, none the less.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Brer Rabbit's Christmas Carol (1992) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Deck The Halls (Nos Galan)See more »

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5 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Where are Darcel, Pam, Beverly, Jamila, Cooley, Mark, Eileen and Nicole when you really need them?, 22 December 2003
Author: Victor Field from London, England

Darcel, Pam etc are - or were - the Solid Gold Dancers ("Solid Gold" was an American pop music show in the 1980s); in the movie "Scrooged" six of them (guess which two were absent) made a cameo appearance as part of the cast of Bill Murray's TV version of the classic Charles Dickens story... and there's the biggest problem with "Christmas Carol: The Movie" right there. Not the presence of leggy, gorgeous American girls in skimpy attire - such a thing could only have benefitted this movie - but the stunningly definitive and frankly ignorant title; so all the other versions of the novel (and there have been quite a few down the years, featuring casts from Alastair Sim through Henry Winkler [in the TV movie "An American Christmas Carol"] to Michael Caine in "The Muppet Christmas Carol" - not to mention the musical "Scrooge," at least two animated versions, and countless episodes of TV shows borrowing the whole story, like "WKRP In Cincinnati" and "The Odd Couple" to name but two) don't count then?

For a movie to live up to such a title, it would have to be the best version ever, and this isn't. It isn't helped by having live-action bookends of the great man (played here by Simon Callow, also the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge) performing a dramatic reading of his book in Boston. Or by having a pair of mice throughout the movie as the closest things to soulmates the man has (cute animals should be left to Disney and Disney alone). Or by animation that's depressingly crude for the most part (it all looks like a poor 1970s TV show, with the exception of the journeys the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present take our "hero" on, where the movie really does come to life for a bit). Or by Piet Kroon and Robert "Kryten" Llewellyn's script, or Julian Nott's score (pains me to say it, but the songs from Kate Winslet and Charlotte Church are the highpoints).

And as for Nicolas Cage as Jacob Marley... not since the late lamented Lorenzo Music did Peter Venkman on "The Real Ghostbusters" has there been such a shockingly bad case of cartoon miscasting. And some people wonder why so many of us love Pixar.

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