It's really, REALLY hard to screw up a classic good story. Perhaps that's why there are so many renditions of A Christmas Carol. In this inept animated version, Scrooge indirectly MURDERS Tiny Tim by pouring a bucket of water on him in winter. With this movie, I've learned that as long as you stick to the source material, you can make a halfway decent version of the Dickens classic. This 2001 version takes liberties from the source material which shouldn't have been taken, like giving Scrooge's former lover a much bigger part and having two mice as comic relief (at least I think they were comic relief... they weren't that funny). Don't let the talent involved (Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Michael Gambon) fool you into thinking it's a good movie. The animation is underwhelming and the voice acting feels like they know it. I thought even though the movie was boring, at least Nicolas Cage could have made his Jacob Marley watchably crazy, but even he wasn't into it. Of the dozens of versions, this is definitely one of the most skippable.