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David Copperfield (1993)

An animated version of the classic David Copperfield story. Filled with music, color, and anthropomorphic versions of the classic characters.


Don Arioli


Charles Dickens (novel), Judith Reeves-Stevens (teleplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheena Easton ... Agnes (voice)
Kelly LeBrock ... Clara Copperfield (voice)
Julian Lennon ... David Copperfield (voice)
Howie Mandel ... Mealy (voice)
Joseph Marcell ... Mr. Micawber (voice)
Andrea Martin ... Aunt Betsey (voice)
Michael York ... Murdstone (voice)
Sonja Ball Sonja Ball ... The Cheesemonster / Bird (voice)
Mark Camacho ... Additional Voices (voice)
Richard M Dumont ... Grinby (voice) (as Richard Dumont)
Kathleen Fee Kathleen Fee ... Peggotty (voice)
Susan Glover Susan Glover ... Peggotty / Mrs. Micawber (voice)
A.J. Henderson A.J. Henderson ... Murdstone's Driver (voice)
Arthur Holden Arthur Holden ... Duke Wickfield (voice)
Rick Jones Rick Jones ... Additional Voices (voice)


An animated version of the classic David Copperfield story. Filled with music, color, and anthropomorphic versions of the classic characters.

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Family | Animation

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Canada | France



Release Date:

10 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Charles Dickens' David Copperfield See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Aunt Betsey: I'm here!
Clara: Aunt Betsey!
Aunt Betsey: Where is she? Where's my niece?
Doctor: Hehe, your niece?
Aunt Betsey: Are you making fun of me?
Doctor: Oh, no!
Peggotty: Aunt Betsey, come see the little darling!
Aunt Betsey: Ah yes, my darling little girl!
[scoops up David]
Peggotty: But...
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Version of David Copperfield (1965) See more »


Something's Gonna Turn Up
Music and Lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Julian Lennon and Joseph Marcell
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Just very silly - with Dickens you can do anything, apparently
11 June 2004 | by MyArielSee all my reviews

This is one of the oddest adaptations of 'David Copperfield. It's not merely because only about one-third of the novel is adapted to conclude with a totally contrived plot, it's also because human characters are turned into anamorphic characters for no good artistic reason (because it looks funny? Is fun for the kids?). Can you imagine David and his mother as cats, Mr. and Mrs. Micawber as monkeys? Disney, so often derided for 'butchering' classics, doesn't even do that - except in the case of 'Robin Hood' which, even though being quite pedestrian for Disney-standard, is a whole lot more entertaining than this silly movie with forgettable songs. This movie just shows that you can do anything with Dickens: dumb it down, twist it around -with the underlying message - hey, Dickens was just for kids! If you love good animated features, put on any Disney-classic instead, if you love Dickens and DC in particular, any adaptation is better than this one (I highly recommend the BBC-version with Daniel Radcliffe)

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