Christmas Carol - The Movie

2001

Christmas Carol - The Movie (2001)

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This animated version of Charles Dickens classic story Christmas Carol adds some new touches, but primarily follows the traditional tale of the miserly and cruel Ebenezer Scrooge being confronted by a series of ghosts who show him the true meaning of Christmas. His experience leads to his redemption allowing him to act kindly toward his employee, Bob Cratchett, and Cratchett's ill son, Tiny Tim.

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Cast

Simon Callow
as Ebenezer Scrooge
Nicolas Cage
as Jacob Marley
Jane Horrocks
as Ghost of Christmas Past
Michael Gambon
as Ghost of Christmas Present
Rhys Ifans
as Bob Cratchit
Juliet Stevenson
as Mrs. Cratchit
Arthur Cox
as Dr. Lambert
Keith Wickham
as Mr. Leach
Joss Sanglier
as Choir Master
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Critic Reviews for Christmas Carol - The Movie

All Critics (6)

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

Nov 10, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Milder than some versions of classic, but still a bit scary.

Jan 14, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

...there's really no reason for this version to even exist.

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

Ends up being involving despite the clumsy filmmaking.

Dec 23, 2001 | Rating: 2/4

Audience Reviews for Christmas Carol - The Movie

½

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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½

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 It looks outdated, and is hardly fluent.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.

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