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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.

Directors:

Burny Mattinson, Richard Rich (uncredited)

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 / Begger Dog (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 ... 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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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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

Voice actor Will Ryan came up with the idea to recreate Willie the Giant's (The Ghost of Christmas Present's) flub of the word "pistachio" from Mickey and the Beanstalk (1947). See more »

Goofs

When Scrooge is going through his records, he pushes two equally big stacks of coins together into one. Despite this, the combined stack remains the same size ad the previous stacks. See more »

Quotes

Belle: Ebeneezer?
Scrooge: Yes, Isabelle?
Belle: My eyes are closed, my lips are puckered, and I'm standing under the mistletoe.
Scrooge: You're also standing on my foot.
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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 »

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Westminster Quarters
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Worth digging up
17 December 2004 | by masterbrain_27See all my reviews

Mickey's Christmas Carol is not a full-length movie, which is to it's merit.

As with any adaption of a Christmas Carol, the less seen of annoying Tiny Tim, the better.

Carl Barks' Scrooge McDuck plays Ebenezer Scrooge as various other Disney Characters teach him to be kind and not miserly with the tried and true 3-celebrity ghosts formula.

The true entertainment isn't in the plot but in the nuances of the character behavior, for example, Scrooge's first encounter with the ghost of Jacob Marley.

Since it's a half-hour Christmas special, Mickey's Christmas Carol moves at a rather fast pace, free of songs or other distractions that may bore those with short attention spans.

All in all, I highly recommend this piece of work.


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