G | | Animation, Short, Comedy
The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas
Pluto's Christmas Tree
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas
The Prince and the Pauper
The Art of Skiing
Donald's Snow Fight
Mickey's House of Villains
The Hockey Champ
Mickey and the Beanstalk
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers
Hal Smith the voice of Jacob Marley's Ghost (Goofy) and Patricia Parris the voice of IsaBelle (Daisy Duck) would later star in The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1988) as the voices of Kanga and Owl respectively.
Ooh... Minced pies... Turkies... Suckling pig.
Ghost of Christmas Present: Duh, don't forget the chocolate pot roast with dismenshio... No, it's pismechio... No, it's disminglishmaguh... Duh... with yogurt.
When Jiminy Cricket (The Ghost of Christmas Past) jumps onto Scrooge's bedside table, the time on the alarm clock reads 2:00. In the shot of the curtains moving when Scrooge hears the dinging, then goes back to sleep, the time reads 1:00. Then in the next shot when The Ghost of Christmas Past dings the bell on the alarm clock again, the time reads 2:00.
The opening credits and the end title are accompanied by a set of illustrations from the film.
Television airings on NBC in the 1980s and CBS in the early 1990s were an hour long. The first half originally featured Donald's Snow Fight (1942), Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952), and The Art of Skiing (1941). Brief clips of other Disney Christmas shorts were shown. The second half featured this short in its entirety. Each of the four segments in the program featured wraparound narrations by Mickey, Donald Duck and Goofy. From 1988 onwards, The Art of Skiing was removed from the annual broadcast and replaced with various segments. The 1993 CBS telecast featured The Making of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (1993) in its place.
$2,111,582 (USA) (16 December 1983)