One so-called "critic", one Nicholas Bell, claims the movie displays a troubled America, a result, he says, of our past discrimination committed by our forefathers?
So typical of a snooty, out-of-touch elitist movie critic. Rather, this movie does show what has broken down in American's urban centers, full of hustle, bustle and a breakdown in human relations not found in most of America, which is, fortunately populated by small towns and villages of perfectly nice human beings. Cities of America are mostly crying out for help but are run by political hacks and other would be social engineers with great heaps of political correctness. Once they discover rural America; the space between the East and West coast, perhaps there is hope for them even now? This movie serves as a reminder of how life can so easily get on the wrong subway track.
This is a great adaptation of the Dickens classic. Yes, it's not perfect for the nit pickers, but after seeing the motion picture versions from 1939 onward, (1951 British version starring Alastair Sim is best ever!) it's fascinating to see what animation can do with, for example, ghosts flying through the night sky and entering the Scrooge bed chamber (Jacob Marley) when unencumbered by a camera. Well done Disney until somebody aims higher! Kids and their families should watch a good regular movie version for comparison sake and be exposed to the story line.