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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)

TV Movie  |  G  |   |  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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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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Broadway composers Richard Rodgers and Frank Loesser were approached to write the songs. Each was interested, but too busy. See more »

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During the chorus of the song, "We'll have the Lord's bright blessing", the soundtrack has claps on the off-beats, but visually the characters clap on the on-beats. See more »

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Ebenezer Scrooge: [looks at a painting] Imagine going out looking like this... lock me up for a loony they would.
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Version of A Carol for Another Christmas (1964) 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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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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