Christmas Carol: The Movie
20% Rotten Tomatoes
Genre Animation, Family
Initial DVD release October 7, 2003
Country United StatesUnited Kingdom
Director Jimmy T. Murakami
Adapted from A Christmas Carol
|Release date 12 September 2001 (2001-09-12) (U.S.)12 September Toronto Film Festival (Toronto Film Festival-2001-12) (7)7 September UK (UK-2001-07) (12)10 November U.S. (U.S.-2003-10) (7)U.S. video (U.S. video)|
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Writer Piet Kroon (screenplay), Robert Llewellyn (screenplay), Charles Dickens (book)
Cast Kate Winslet (Belle), Simon Callow (Charles Dickens / Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)), Nicolas Cage (Jacob Marley (voice)), Michael Gambon (Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)), Rhys Ifans (Bob Cratchit (voice)), Jane Horrocks (Ghost of Christmas Past (voice))
Similar Mickeys Christmas Carol, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Scrooged
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Christmas Carol: The Movie is a 2001 British live action/animated film based on Charles Dickens's classic novella. Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami, the film features the voices of numerous actors including Simon Callow, Kate Winslet (who also sang the film's theme "What If"), Kate's sister Beth Winslet, and Nicolas Cage. This version differs from others, in that Scrooge is given another chance with the love of his life, Belle, who ended their engagement in their youth after he was corrupted by greed; they later meet again after the three spirits have reformed Scrooge and he is now kind and generous, causing Belle to love him again. Both Belle and Old Joe notably have bigger roles in the film. Unlike the book as well as other film adaptations, Belle does not marry and have children with another man. She is a nurse. Old Joe is a henchman of Scrooge who arrests or robs people who owe Scrooge debt but Scrooge fires him after mending his ways. Also in the film Marley's ghost haunts Scrooge before he goes home and Scrooge is notably younger as he has auburn hair and is middle-aged rather than being elderly.
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- Voice cast
- Release and reception
A Christmas Carol was directed by Jimmy Murakami, who helmed The Snowman and When the Wind Blows in the 1980s. The animation was carried out by several companies across Great Britain, the Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Spain and South Korea. It is bookended by live-action sequences featuring Simon Callow as Charles Dickens, who reads his tale to Boston theatre audience. However, in certain DVD releases, the live action scenes are cut. Callow would play Dickens again three years later in 2005 in the Doctor Who story The Unquiet Dead.
Release and reception
Christmas Carol was released on 7 December 2001 by Pathé in the UK, although it was originally slated for 30 November. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer holds US rights, and released it on Region 1 DVD on 7 October 2003. Reviewers across Britain, the Republic of Ireland and the US were generally dismissive towards the film. After viewing it at the Toronto International Film Festival, Variety's Todd McCarthy wrote, "[The] character animation is dully inexpressive, and two obnoxious mute mice do more scampering and gesticulating than Harpo Marx did in his entire career."
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