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Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962)


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Reviews Counted: 2
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 0

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Average Rating: 3.5/5
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Movie Info

Having made a bundle on their 130-episode package of Mr. Magoo TV cartoons, the folks at UPA studios decided to star Magoo in a 60-minute musical version of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. First telecast over the NBC network on December 18, 1962, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol deftly uses the device of depicting Magoo as a famous Broadway star, returning to the stage to essay the role of Ebeneezer Scrooge. This "framing" device has, unfortunately, been eliminated from currently available TV and … More

Animation , Kids & Family
Directed By:
In Theaters:
Nov 6, 2001
Paramount Home Video



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Critic Reviews for Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (0) | DVD (1)

Not merely a superior musical version, it is a pioneer among animated Christmas traditions.

Full Review… | January 3, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

For me, Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol, which marks its 50th anniversary this week with a Saturday night presentation by NBC -- which hasn't shown it in decades -- will always be my Christmas Carol.

Full Review… | January 3, 2013
Philadelphia Daily News

Audience Reviews for Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol


I didn't find this to be that engaging. First of all, Mr Magoo is one of those flat comedy characters such as Mr Bean. Even so, since this is Mr Magoo playing Scrooge in a Broadway production, he doesn't have any of his eye problems. This means it's just another adaptation of the story. Slotted into such a short time the story feels rushed. He is also shown Christmas present before the past. The songs are so dull I can't remember a single one, and I pick up songs fairly quickly. The animation is also very aged, this leads to characters that jolt around the screen. Unfortunately, the emotion and pacing is too poor to make up for its failings.

Luke Baldock

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