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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)

TV Movie  -   -  Animation | Comedy | Drama  -  18 December 1962 (USA)
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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »

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Bob Cratchit (voice)
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Marley's Ghost (voice)
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Billings / Stage Manager / Milkman (voice)
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Belle (voice)
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Young Scrooge (voice)
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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve. Written by alfiehitchie

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Trivia

The producers wondered if Jim Backus could handle the singing required. Briefly, they considered using Robert Goulet for Scrooge's singing voice. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Ebenezer Scrooge: Spirit! They're gone! Spirit, they've vanished!
Ghost of Christmas Past: Not quite all.
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Connections

Version of Skinflint: A Country Christmas Carol (1979) See more »

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Winter Was Warm
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Performed by Jane Kean
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Fun and touching version of the classic story
25 December 2003 | by (chicago) – See all my reviews

I saw this last year for the first time in at least 30 years, and also still remember parts of it from when I was a child (razzleberry dressing, the "Despicable" song in the junkshop, and the achingly poignant "All Alone in the World"). My 8 year old really enjoyed it, a great intro to the classic story. He commented on how sad he felt for the young Scrooge in the schoolhouse scene. To see a modern kid as moved by that song as I remember being, is a real credit to the songwriter. And, the song in the Crachit house, where despite not being able to afford a tree or a holiday meal, they "prize what we have now" by having a loving family together for the holiday. What wonderful concepts presented in a simple yet effective holiday cartoon for kids and adults.


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