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
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The composers Bob Merrill
and Jule Styne
offered a song titled "People" for the score but the animation had already been completed and it was too late to include it. Instead they added it to the score of a Broadway musical they were writing called "Funny Girl", where it became the first of many hits for the star, Barbra Streisand
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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
[sees a horse from his window
Hello! Hello there!
[horse neighs and rears in terror, then bolts
Ah, the same to you! Oh, yes, indeed. A pleasant fellow.
Version of A Christmas Carol
It's Great to Be Back on Broadway
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Performed by Jim Backus See more