Bah, Humbug, Mr. Magoo. Watch Charles Dickens classic tale of regret, redemption, and the power of the Christmas spirit like never before with Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol. Starring the beloved, bumbling Mr. Magoo as Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman who learns the error of his greedy ways on a magical and musical journey through the past, present, and future Christmases of his life. Jim Backus, Morey Amsterdam, Jack Cassidy and Royal Dano lend their voice talents to the first animated holiday special in television history.
Did You Know?
There is a popular rumor that the song "People" was written for -- and rejected by -- this project. It's not true. The composer Jule Styne
and lyricist Bob Merrill
were working on the song for the Broadway musical "Funny Girl" at the same time that they were writing this score. The producers of this project heard them playing it, and were thrilled, until they learned that it wasn't for them. Obviously, it went on to become a hit for the star of "Funny Girl", Barbra Streisand
. See more
The Cratchits repeatedly wish for a Christmas tree. In 1843, when "A Christmas Carol" was published and presumably takes place, German-style Christmas trees had just been introduced to England by the Royal Family, and were unknown to working class people such as the Cratchits. See more
Ringle, ringle, coins when they jingle, make such a lovely sound. Give them away and nobody can rob you.
Although shown in its entire 53-minute version during the 1960s, many current television prints of the "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" have been cut by as much as 10 minutes to make room for longer commercial breaks. The "Back to Broadway" framing story is often eliminated, as well as the songs "Ringle, Ringle" and "We're Despicable". See more
We're Despicable (Plunderer's March)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Performed by Paul Frees
, Royal Dano
, Joan Gardner
, and Laura Olsher See more