A Christmas Carol (2001)

PG   |    |  Animation, Family


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An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.


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Director:

Jimmy T. Murakami

Writers:

Piet Kroon (screenplay), Robert Llewellyn (screenplay), Charles Dickens (book)

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4 January 2002 | missrljane
7
| Much better than one would expect
There is nothing wrong with changing a story so long as you admit to it. So unlike many children's films where a classic is ruined and the child grows up in ignorance and never knows the difference, this film has the charming idea of having live action Charles Dickens go to America and tell the story to an audience explaining it isn't quite the same as how he wrote it in the book, thus growing curiosity and encouraging children to read the true classics of this world. The only real fault with this film is its ghastly title (and possible when the child of ignorance disintegrates, being too scary for children). I admit as a film student I had very low expectations of ANOTHER adaption of A Christmas Carol but was for once very pleasantly surprised and refreshingly, no one bursts into song and no animals talk in this film. The acting is very good and the voice talents obviously cared about this job. How Scrooge acts after the ghost of Christmas Future and how he makes the Christmas miracles are more realistic than I've seen in any adaption for a long time. Things don't happen with a snap of the fingers and this children's film truly does give hope to the most desperate of souls.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Gambon (The Ghost of Christmas Present) also played a Scrooge Character in the Doctor Who (2005) Episode A Christmas Carol (2010)


Quotes

Bob Cratchit: I'll make it up to you, Sir!
Ebenezer Scrooge: No, Mr Cratchit! I'll make it up to you!


Alternate Versions

Some DVD versions omit the live action theatrical opening and ending featuring Simon Callow as Charles Dickens. R1 DVD has both scenes as a supplement in the extra features.


Soundtracks

What If I
Performed by
Kate Winslet
Produced by Steve Mac
Engineered by Chris Laws and Matt Howe at Rokstone Studios, London
Assistant Daniel Pursey
Written by Steve Mac and Wayne Hector
Published by Rokstone Music/Universal Music/Universal Music
Except USA: Rokstone Music/Songs of Windswept/Universal Music
Used by kind permission of Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Rokstone Musice LTD/Universal Music Publishing Ltd 2001
2001 Illuminated Films (Christmas Carol) Ltd

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Genres

Animation | Family

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