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A Christmas Carol (1997)

PG | | Animation, Adventure, Drama | 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 Yet to Come. 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 ... Ghost of Christmas Past / Mrs. Cratchit / Fan (voice)
Jodi Benson ... Belle (voice)
John Garry John Garry ... (voice)
Amick Byram ... (voice)
Ian Whitcomb Ian Whitcomb ... Opening Narrator (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 Yet to Come. Each has a lesson Scrooge must learn.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some scary images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This animated production is the first movie 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 Yet to Come points the Opportunists out to Scrooge. It occurred before the Opportunists scene in the live-action television movie, A Christmas Carol (1984), which starred George C. Scott. The only opportunists in both of these movies are Mrs. Dilber and Old Joe. See more »

Connections

Version of Novela: Leyenda de Navidad I (1966) See more »

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A boring version
25 December 2002 | by MerkalSee all my reviews

Despite the famous cast this animated version of Dickens tale is the borest I've seen. Enough that I zapped away in he first commercial break. The characters didn't appeal to me at all and the animation is looking cheap.

I'll give this movie a very low rating. Give me the Disney version anytime.


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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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