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A Christmas Carol (1997)

PG | | Animation, Drama, Family | Video 1999
Misanthropic miser Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Future. Each has a lesson Scrooge must learn.

Director:

Stan Phillips

Writers:

Charles Dickens (short story "A Christmas Carol"), Jymn Magon (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Whoopi Goldberg ... Spirit of Christmas Present (voice)
Michael York ... Bob Cratchit (voice)
Edward Asner ... Marley (voice) (as Ed Asner)
Frank Welker ... Debit (voice)
Kath Soucie ... Mrs. Cratchit (voice)
Jodi Benson ... Belle (voice)
John Garry John Garry ... (voice)
Amick Byram ... (voice)
Ian Whitcomb Ian Whitcomb ... (voice)
Joe Lala Joe Lala ... (voice)
David Wagner David Wagner ... (voice)
Bettina Bush ... (voice)
Jerry Houser ... (voice)
Sam Saletta ... Boy Scrooge / Young Boy Who Buys Turkey (voice)
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Misanthropic miser Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Future. Each has a lesson Scrooge must learn.

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Rated PG for some scary images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1999 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Cuento de Navidad See more »

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DIC Entertainment See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This animated production is the first film adaptation to have Scrooge's shrouded body and the opportunists be in the same scene. In other adaptations as in the book, the shrouded body scene occurs after the Ghost of Christmas Future points the Opportunists out to Scrooge. It occurred before the Opportunists scene in the live action 1984 television film of A Christmas Carol (1984) which starred George C. Scott. The only opportunists in both of these films are Mrs. Dilber and Old Joe. See more »

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Version of Scrooge (1970) See more »

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Loved it!
19 April 2004 | by danmcn61See all my reviews

Well, I HAVE seen this version and I loved it. The animation was very well done, the music was great, and Tim Curry did a wonderful job of portraying Scrooge. I don't think that anything Disney has to offer can compare. The story in this version of course deviates from the original story, the ghost of Christmas Past is a child rather than the usual middle-aged spirit and the ghost of Christmas Present is Whoopi Goldberg with a preposterous accent. What can I say? It was made for kids to enjoy and my kids loved it and watched it again and again, as did I. Those who are purists for the story should stick with Mr Magoo. There isn't anything objectionable in this version and I'd love to see a similar treatment of David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, etc... instead of the usual crap that is on network TV


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