Christmas Carol - The Movie 2001

Christmas Carol: The Movie

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In this animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic tale, Ebeneezer Scrooge (Simon Callow) remains the same old curmudgeonly hermit. As he tries to resist the Christmas cheer surrounding him, several ghosts appear to him to show him the error of his ways. The Ghost of Christmas Past (Jane Horrocks), the Ghost of Christmas Present (Michael Gambon), former partner Marley (Nicolas Cage) and an earnest mouse help him change his cold heart just in time for the holiday.

Cast & Crew

Simon Callow
Scrooge, Charles Dickens
Voice
Kate Winslet
Belle
Voice
Nicolas Cage
Marley
Voice
Michael Gambon
Ghost of Christmas Present
Voice
Jane Horrocks
Ghost of Christmas Past
Voice
Rhys Ifans
Bob Cratchit
Voice
Juliet Stevenson
Mrs. Cratchit, Mother Gimlet
Voice
Iain Jones
Fred
Voice
Nik Powell
Executive Producer
Rainer Mockert
Executive Producer
Piet Kroon
Writer (Screenplay)
Robert Llewellyn
Writer (Screenplay)
Julian Nott
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Critic Reviews for Christmas Carol - The Movie

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (7)

  • A pity the film as a whole could not match Winslet's singing voice, the only ripe plum in an otherwise rum pudding.

    December 17, 2001 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Neil Smith

    BBC.com
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  • Charles Dickens's oft-filmed classic ghost story here suffers the final indignity of being turned into a sentimental and unimaginatively drawn cartoon.

    November 19, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • This strange hotch-potch of an animation falls between all stools: failing to honour the seasonal elements to this most famous of Christmas fables while not doing anything new

    November 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Milder than some versions of classic, but still a bit scary.

    January 14, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The narrative is so curiously lacking in audience appeal that kids may find the prospect of spending Christmas in the workhouse more attractive.

    December 30, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • ...there's really no reason for this version to even exist.

    November 16, 2003 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Christmas Carol - The Movie

  • Dec 22, 2011
    The animation is very bad and not detailed at all. This animated adaption of the Dickens classic novel may have good voice acting but everything else is without a doubt entirely dull and without magic.
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  • Jun 13, 2008
    <b>GAAWWWDD totally forgot this Movie. THANK YOU NAWIA AND WILL! I actually dont like Musicals singing thingy in Movies. WO ages since I have seen this one.
    Lilo C Super Reviewer
  • Dec 25, 2006
    One of the worst adaptations I've ever seen. The animation is very, very poor. It looks outdated, and is hardly fluent. The story is changed around for some inexplicable reason. No emotion at all, Scrooge isn't likable at any point and for once I couldn't care if Tiny Tim died or not. The live action moments of "Dickens" didn't really have a point, and some of the vocal casting was simply bizarre (Nicolas Cage as Jacob Marley). The two mice whether CGI or traditionally animated are such a huge distraction. Why is Scrooge so nice to mice? It almost destroys the character. We're not supposed to see the good in him until the Ghosts intervene. Oh well! They can't all be classics.
    Luke B Super Reviewer

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