The film begins with a live-action sequence set in Boston in 1857, the site of a live reading by renowned novelist Dickens. As he begins his 'story of ghosts' a woman in the audience screams because she has seen a mouse and Dickens points out that this is appropriate since his story begins with a mouse. At this point the story turns into the animated version and Dickens explains that the mouse, named Gabriel, carries a glimmer of hope amidst the glaring co-existence of rich and poor in the streets of London. Throughout the subsequent unfolding of the well-known story Gabriel acts as a miniature Greek chorus, providing younger members of the audience with a point of entry into the story and, in the case of the potentially frightening elements (the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future), a place of refuge.
7 December 2001 (UK)
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Also Known As:
Um Conto de Natal
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Opening Weekend: £171,576
9 December 2001, Limited Release
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $2,436,389
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Michael Gambon (The Ghost of Christmas Present) also played a Scrooge Character in the Doctor Who (2005) Episode A Christmas Carol (2010) See more
Cratchit, that slovenly, good for nothing... Even a tiny mouse is more tidy!
Deck The Halls (Nos Galan)
Lyrics by Thomas Oliphant
Music - Welsh Traditional (Jones 1784)
Arranged by Julian Nott
Illuminated Films (Christmas Carol) Ltd 2001
2001 Illuminated Films (Christmas Carol) Ltd
Performed by Mathew Wmith, Nick Smith, William Nott, Carl Wayne
, Stephen Lazell, Ben Pope,
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