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A Christmas Carol (1969)

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director:

Zoran Janjic

Writers:

Charles Dickens (novel), Michael Robinson (story adaptation)
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Cast overview:
Ron Haddrick ... Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Bruce Montague ... First Charity Collector / Jacob Marley / Ghost of Christmas Present / Fezziwig / Gravedigger / Narrator (voice) (as B. Montague)
John Llewellyn John Llewellyn ... Bob Cratchit / Fred / Ghost of Christmas Past (voice) (as J. Llewellyn)
Brenda Senders Brenda Senders ... (voice) (as B. Senders)
C. Duncan C. Duncan ... (voice)
T. Mangan T. Mangan ... (voice)
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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife. Scrooge dismisses the apparition but the first of the three ghosts, the Ghost of Christmas Past, visits as promised. Scrooge sees those events in his past life, both happy and sad, that forged his character. The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, shows him how many currently celebrate Christmas. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows him how he will be remembered once he is gone. To his delight, the spirits complete their visits in one night giving him the opportunity to mend his ways.

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Trivia

First of two voice portrayals of Ebenezer Scrooge for Ron Haddrick - he would reprise the role 13 years later in the feature length Burbank Production A Christmas Carol (1982). See more »

Connections

Version of It's Never Too Late (1953) See more »

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1970 Animated Christmas Carol
1 January 2008 | by jmpritulskySee all my reviews

I also enjoyed this animated version when I was a kid. The image of the skeletal Marley's ghost was quite different and scary. It remained in my mind all these years. This past Christmas I decided to try and find it again online to purchase and show to my older adult kids. I went online, unarmed, not having a title, actors names, or who produced it. I only had remembered the description of the different Marley ghost character's animation and it coming out on TV in the early 70's. I could not remember any other information about it. I found it very hard to locate any information online. The above 2 comments were the best I have found. Has anyone been able to find any further information on who currently owns the copyright, and if a DVD or VHS is available for purchase?


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1970 (USA) See more »

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