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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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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>

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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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

Of all the songs on the original album, only "Oh What A Merry Christmas Day" made it to the animated cartoon. The rest of them - including one sung by Ebenezer Scrooge that was called "How Christmas Ought To Be" - were all dropped, and the lyrics were rendered into normal dialog. See more »

Goofs

When Jacob Marley (Goofy) tells Scrooge that he will be visited by 3 spirits, he holds up 2 fingers instead of 3. This is more than likely part of Jacob Marley having the same humorous traits as Goofy. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Scrooge: Bah humbug!
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with a shot of Mickey Mouse's head, the way the old Mickey Mouse Disney cartoons start out. Mickey is wearing a hat and scarf, in keeping with the Christmas theme. See more »

Alternate Versions

Television airings on NBC in the 1980s and CBS in the early 1990s were an hour long. The first half originally featured Donald's Snow Fight, Pluto's Christmas Tree, and The Art of Skiing. Brief clips of other Disney Christmas shorts were shown. The second half featured this short in its entirety. Each of the four segments in the program featured wraparound narrations by Mickey, Donald Duck and Goofy. From 1988 onwards, The Art of Skiing was removed from the annual broadcast and replaced with various segments. The 1993 CBS telecast featured The Making of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' in its place. See more »


Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
[Part of the DVD release in the Pluto's Christmas Tree short]
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Lovely but to short
22 December 2002 | by MerkalSee all my reviews

After seeing the impressing TV movie A Christmas Carol from Clive Donner with George C. Scott as Scrooge I wish Disney made their version into a full classic. With today's DTV releases there's a market for it. Because this version is so wonderful, Scrooge McDuck is Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey makes a fine Bob Cratchit. The spirits are good chooses casting Willie the Giant as Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Past (Jiminy Cricket) and Pete as Ghost of Christmas Future

With animation by people as Mark Henn, Glen Keane, Randy Cartwright. It's my opinion that this short deserves a remake into a full DTV sequel.


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