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Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999)

Not Rated | | Animation, Comedy, Family | Video 9 November 1999
Mickey and his friends star in 3 heartwarming stories of Christmas past.


Charlie Cohen (screenplay), William Dean Howells (story inspired by "Christmas Every Day") | 10 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelsey Grammer ... Narrator (voice)
Wayne Allwine ... Mickey Mouse (voice)
Russi Taylor ... Minnie Mouse / Huey / Dewey / Louie (voice)
Tony Anselmo ... Donald Duck (voice)
Diane Michelle Diane Michelle ... Daisy Duck (The Gift of Magi) (voice)
Tress MacNeille ... Chip / Daisy / Aunt Gurtie (voice)
Alan Young ... Uncle Scrooge McDuck (voice)
Bill Farmer ... Goofy / Pluto (voice)
Corey Burton ... Dale (voice)
Shaun Fleming Shaun Fleming ... Young Max Goof (voice)
Jim Cummings ... Pete / Postman / Santa / Police / Fire Chief / Dad / Man (voice)
Jeff Bennett ... Mortimer / Firefighter #2 / Store Announcer / Man / Customer / Dad (voice)
Gregg Berger ... Mr. Anderson / Shopper (voice)
Kylie Dempsey Kylie Dempsey ... Kid #2 / Little Girl (voice)
Taylor Dempsey Taylor Dempsey ... Kid #1 / Little Jimmy (voice)


A Christmas themed, three-part anthology-style video. The first part, "Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas", is essentially a retelling of Groundhog Day (1993), with Huey, Dewey, and Louie reliving Christmas ad infinitum. Next is "A Very Goofy Christmas", in which Goofy tries to overcome his son's skepticism about Santa Claus. Finally, "Mickey & Minnie's Gift Of The Magi" recreate the classic tale of ironic Christmas selflessness. The stories are linked together by narration by Kelsey Grammer. Written by EJSawyer

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Did You Know?


Jim Cummings voices six different characters in this movie. See more »


In the second story (Goofy and Max's story) Max stays up all night with numerous shots of his alarm clock. The next to last time you see the clock it is 4:39 AM and the very next time you see it the clock reads 3:00 AM. See more »


Man: You and that harmonica sure make a great team.
Mickey Mouse: Yup. She's worth her weight in gold, all right!
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References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »


We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Performed by Wayne Allwine, Tony Anselmo, Bill Farmer, Tress MacNeille and Russi Taylor
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Be very careful watching this with kids ages 4-7
25 December 2009 | by michaelgeib-618-885130See all my reviews

I bought this title without any word-of-mouth or ideas as to its quality, which is something I normally don't do. Two nights before Christmas, my wife, 4-year-old son and I sat down to watch the first short starring Donald Duck. We all enjoyed the playful humour as well as the message. This segment rates an 8 out of 10.

My issue with this video came in the second segment starring Goofy and Max. Our 4-year-old has been asking a lot of questions regarding the specifics of how Santa can do his seemingly impossible job. This segment, which we watched on Christmas Eve, almost blew the whole Saint Nick thing for us. It took fair amount of fast talking from both my wife and I to reassure our child that Santa was coming that night. If your child is of a certain age where they are questioning Santa and you are not ready to face a tough conversation, do not let them watch this segment! 2 out of 10.

The final segment with Mickey and Minnie was warm and wholesome, although tended to drag for the attention span of little one. 7 out of 10.

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Release Date:

9 November 1999 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS (Digital DTS Sound)| SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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