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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)

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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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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This version of "A Christmas Carol" is unique to all other versions in that the first spirit to visit Scrooge is the "Spirit of Christmas Present", followed by the spirits of Christmas past and future, whereas in all other versions Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past first, then present, and future. See more »

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The Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge to Bob Cratchit's home just before Bob arrives home from Church with Tiny Tim. Tim can be heard off screen laughing indicating they are home. The Ghost of Christmas Present opens the door to the house to allow Crachit and Tim to enter. Bob and his family don't have any reaction to this odd occurrence. See more »

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Ebenezer Scrooge: Merry Christmas. Out upon 'Merry Christmas!' If I could work my will, every fool who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart! Bah! Humbug!
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The Lord's Bright Blessing
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Performed by Jack Cassidy, Joan Gardner, Laura Olsher, and Marie Matthews
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My Favorite over all version of a Christmas Carol!
23 December 2003 | by (Willoughby, OH, USA) – See all my reviews

While my favorite live action version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL is George C. Scott's 1984 version I would have to say that even that good film comes in second to this wonderful film.

Charles Dickens certainly wrote a story that would be retold in various forms 100's of times. However, MISTER MAGOO'S CHRISTMAS CAROL really captures the viewers imagination both young and old alike. Emphasis on the young viewer. Children, much like myself 25 years ago, really respond to this films animation and great songs. I still enjoy singing along with the various songs in this film as do my children. They are very catchy.

All the important aspects of the book are here in this version. Even though I like other film versions of this story this version holds a special place in my heart. Also, for all those that think RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER was the first animated Christmas special, think again it was this film.

Lastly, I firmly believe you will like this film. Trust me, Mr. Magoo brings the house down!!!


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