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A Christmas Carol (1982)

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 »

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Alexander Buzo (adaptation) (as Alex Buzo), Charles Dickens (novel)
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Cast overview:
Ron Haddrick ... Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Robin Stewart ... (voice)
Barbara Frawley Barbara Frawley ... (voice)
Sean Hinton Sean Hinton ... (voice)
Phillip Hinton Phillip Hinton ... Bob Cratchit (voice)
Liz Horne Liz Horne ... (voice)
Bill Conn Bill Conn ... (voice)
Derani Scarr Derani Scarr ... (voice)
Anne Haddy Anne Haddy ... (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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 December 1982 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Weihnachtsm√§rchen See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This would be second voice portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge by actor Ron Haddrick. He had previously voiced the character in Air Programs International's shorter adaptation A Christmas Carol (1969) thirteen years earlier. See more »

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Version of A Christmas Carol (1938) See more »

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1 of 3 versions I make sure I catch every Christmas season
26 November 2019 | by BatStarIndyFreakSee all my reviews

The other two are the ones featuring George C Scott and Alastair Sim. I tend to be a stickler when it comes to faithfulness to the Dickens novella. Such ones as Reginald Owen and Albert Finney take way too many liberties for my taste.

Anyway, better address the flaws. As mentioned by other reviews, if heavy use of stock footage and/or voice actors obviously taking several roles are deal-breakers--this is not for you. In spite of that, and by animation standards, the pacing is very good, and the character designs and voice-over work are perfectly suitable to convey each key personality. Most notable has be Jacob Marley, He's both pitiful and intimidating, and you felt the full scope of his descent into indifference to the common folk.

I remember this used to come on a Saturday during the Christmas season, at the tail-end of Saturday morning cartoons for quite a few years before it disappeared. After much searching I came to realize I was chasing my tail, thinking that was made in the 60's. It never occurred to me that itwas made in '82, but I learned that when I finally found of VHS of it (yes, I still occasionally use a VCR). And now I just catch it on YouTube. Overall, I think it has enough heart and charm to make it annual event.


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