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Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

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Burny Mattinson

Writers:

Charles Dickens (based on the book: "A Christmas Carol" by), Burny Mattinson (story adaptation) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Young ... Scrooge - Scrooge McDuck (voice)
Wayne Allwine ... Bob Cratchit - Mickey Mouse / Weasel Gravedigger / Begger Dog (voice)
Hal Smith ... Jacob Marley's Ghost - Goofy / Collector for the Poor #1 (voice)
Will Ryan ... Collector for the Poor #2 / Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant) / Ghost of Christmas Future (Pete) / Santa Claus (Big Bad Wolf) / Weasel #2 (voice)
Eddie Carroll Eddie Carroll ... Ghost of Christmas Past - Jiminy Cricket (voice) (as Eddy Carroll)
Patricia Parris Patricia Parris ... Belle - Daisy Duck (voice)
Dick Billingsley Dick Billingsley ... Tiny Tim (voice)
Clarence Nash Clarence Nash ... Nephew Fred - Donald Duck (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tasos Kostis ... Goofy
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Storyline

It's the same old classic Charles Dickens story with an all star Disney cast. Uncle Scrooge McDuck is appropriately enough Scrooge and is visited by his dead partner and 3 spirits one night to remember the joys of Christmas. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf-fs.usc.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He's back! Mickey Mouse - in his first new motion picture in 30 years...


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site | trailer

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mickey's Christmas Carol See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,111,582, 16 December 1983, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$21,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)

Color:

Color | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Hal Smith the voice of Jacob Marley's Ghost (Goofy) and Patricia Parris the voice of IsaBelle (Daisy Duck) would later star in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988) as the voices of Kanga and Owl respectively. See more »

Goofs

Bob Cratchit's salary is mentioned as being two shillings and half a penny per day. In the original story, his salary was mentioned as being fifteen shillings per week. With Sundays off, that makes 2.5 shillings, or two shillings and sixpence per day. That said, "Mickey's Christmas Carol" is more an adaptation of the original story rather than a direct retelling, so there can be room for slight differences as in this case. See more »

Quotes

Fred: Merry Christmas, Uncle Scrooge!
Scrooge: What's so merry about it? I'll tell you what Christmas is. It's just another work day, and any jackanape who thinks else should be boiled in his own pudding!
Cratchit: But sir, Christmas is a time for giving... a time to be with one's family.
Scrooge: I say, Bah humbug!
Fred: I don't care! I say, Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas!
Cratchit: [clapping] Well said, Master Fred!
Scrooge: Cratchit, what are you doing?
Cratchit: [stops clapping] I was just trying to keep my hands warm, sir.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits and the end title are accompanied by a set of illustrations from the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

On ABC Family, the scene with Goofy as Marley ends after he exits Scrooge's room. See more »

Connections

Version of Popular: Fall on Your Knees (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, What a Merry Christmas Day
(1983)
Words and Music by Fredrick Searles and Irwin Kostal
Part of Mickey's Christmas Carol during the opening credits and at the end
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A Disney Christmas Classic
12 December 2003 | by travisimoSee all my reviews

This short film holds a special place in my heart as I remember watching it every Christmas on ABC. Then my parents bought the movie, and we would play it every year while we were decorating the Christmas tree.

Now, I get to watch it again on the 'Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse' DVD, and it's as good as ever! The use of classic and obscure Disney characters in this timeless Charles Dickens story is fantastic! Major characters like Mickey, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Jiminy Cricket fit in nicely to their roles, as does the rare characters (Scrooge McDuck, Pegleg Pete, The Giant, and the cast of Mr. Toad).

For Disney fans, animation fans, and Christmas fans, this movie is a great addition to your collection. For me this is truly a magnificent Christmas classic, and will be a favorite of mine for years and years to come!

My IMDb Rating: 9/10. My Yahoo! Grade: A (Outstanding)


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