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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.

Director:

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

Taglines:

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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Trivia

This is also the first time that Alan Young provides the voice of Scrooge McDuck. Bill Thompson, who'd done the voice in Scrooge McDuck and Money (1967), had passed away, and Alan Young's voice is noticeably softer than Thompson's was, with a stronger Scots accent. See more »

Goofs

The interior of the house changes, such as the location of the dining room table at the end compared to what it was like during the scene when the Ghost of Christmas Present brought Scrooge over. For example, the dining room table is near the front door at the end, but earlier it wasn't. See more »

Quotes

Ghost of Christmas Past: [as Scrooge panics while flying toward the past] What's wrong, Scrooge?
[laughs]
Ghost of Christmas Past: I thought you enjoyed looking down on the world!
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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 »

Connections

Version of The Passions of Carol (1975) 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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Very nice cartoon short of A Christmas Carol.
26 October 2013 | by OllieSuave-007See all my reviews

This is a very nice adaptation from Disney of the classic "A Christmas Carol." It stars Mickey, Donald and Daisy as some of the main Carol characters, playing Bob Cratchit, Nephew Fred and Belle. Ebenezer Scrooge is voiced by Mister Ed actor Alan Young, and Scrooge will take on a more significant future role as "Scrooge McDuck" in the cartoon show, Ducktales.

This classic Charles Dicken's story is portrayed very well in this cartoon, very touching and moving about gruff Ebenezer trying to mend his ways after being visited by the Christmas ghosts of the Past, Present and Future. The spirit of Christmas and goodwill is thoroughly emphasized in this movie and you could definitely see a special Disney touch to this feature.

I'm sure the kids and the entire family will enjoy watching this cartoon short during Christmas time.

Grade A


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