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A Look at the Cast of Disney’s A Christmas Carol
Disney has been known for producing some of the most beloved and iconic animated films of all time. One such example is their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Released in 2009, this film features an all-star cast of voice actors bringing the story to life. In this article, we will take a closer look at the cast of Disney’s A Christmas Carol.
The Main Characters
The main character in this story is Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old man who learns the true meaning of Christmas through a series of supernatural visits. Jim Carrey provides both the voice and motion capture performance for Scrooge, bringing his trademark humor and energy to the role.
Other notable characters include Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s loyal employee played by Gary Oldman; Tiny Tim, Bob’s son who has become synonymous with the phrase “God bless us, everyone.” voiced by Ryan Ochoa; and Jacob Marley, Scrooge’s deceased business partner who warns him of his impending fate played by Gary Oldman.
No adaptation of A Christmas Carol would be complete without its famous ghosts. In this version, there are three: The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Jim Carrey plays all three ghosts with different voices and personalities. The Ghost of Christmas Past is whimsical and nostalgic while the Ghost of Christmas Present is jovial and larger than life. Finally, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is ominous and foreboding.
In addition to these main characters, there are several supporting roles that help bring the story to life. Colin Firth plays Scrooge’s nephew Fred who tries to convince him to embrace the holiday spirit while Robin Wright plays Belle Fezziwig, Scrooge’s former love interest who left him due to his greed and miserliness.
The Creative Team
Behind the scenes, Disney’s A Christmas Carol was brought to life by some of the biggest names in the industry. Director Robert Zemeckis, known for his work on films such as Forrest Gump and Back to the Future, used motion capture technology to create a visually stunning and immersive experience. Composer Alan Silvestri provided a beautiful score that perfectly captures the emotional beats of the story.
In conclusion, Disney’s A Christmas Carol is a heartwarming and timeless tale that has been adapted many times over the years. However, this version stands out thanks to its talented cast of voice actors and impressive creative team. Whether you’re a fan of Dickens’ original story or simply looking for a heartwarming holiday film, this adaptation is definitely worth checking out.
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Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture fantasy film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens story of the same name and stars Jim Carrey in a multitude of roles, including Ebenezer Scrooge as a young, middle-aged, and old man, and the three ghosts who haunt Scrooge. The film also features supporting roles done by Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, and Cary Elwes.
The film received mixed reviews from American film critics, who praised its visuals and the performances of Carrey and Oldman but criticized its dark tone. It was a decent financial success, earning $325.3 million on a $175–200 million budget. The 3D film was produced through the process of motion capture, a technique Zemeckis previously used in his films The Polar Express (2004), and Beowulf (2007). A Christmas Carol began filming in February 2008 and was released on November 3, 2009, by Walt Disney Pictures. It received its world premiere in London, coinciding with the switching on of the annual Oxford Street and Regent Street Christmas lights, which in 2009 had a Dickens theme.
The film was released in Disney Digital 3-D and IMAX 3-D. It is also Disney's third film retelling of A Christmas Carol following 1983's Mickey's Christmas Carol and 1992's The Muppet Christmas Carol.
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This beautifully wrought adaptation of Charles Dickens' holiday classic features Jim Carrey in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, as well as the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, who visit the miser on Christmas Eve in hopes of teaching him the value of generosity before it's too late. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
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Disney's A Christmas Carol
2009, Kids & family/Holiday, 1h 35m
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Robert Zemeckis' 3-D animated take on the Dickens classic tries hard, but its dazzling special effects distract from an array of fine performances from Jim Carrey and Gary Oldman. Read critic reviews
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Though London awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) thinks it's all humbug, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their view. Later, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late business partner, who warns that three spirits will visit him this night. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness.
Rating: PG (Scary Sequences|Scary Images)
Genre: Kids & family, Holiday, Fantasy, Drama, Animation
Original Language: English
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Producer: Steve Starkey , Robert Zemeckis , Jack Rapke
Writer: Robert Zemeckis
Release Date (Theaters): Nov 6, 2009 wide
Release Date (Streaming): Jan 1, 2014
Box Office (Gross USA): $137.9M
Runtime: 1h 35m
Distributor: Walt Disney
Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Imagemovers Digital
Sound Mix: SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
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Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past, Ghost of Christmas Present, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Voice
Belle, Fan Voice
Bob Cratchit, Marley, Tiny Tim Voice
Fezziwig, Old Joe Voice
Portly Gentleman 1, Dick Wilkins, Mad Fiddler, Guest 2, Businessman 1, Voice
Mrs. Dilber Voice
Mrs. Cratchit Voice
Caroline, Martha Cratchit Voice
Caroline's Husband Voice
Caroline's Child Voice
Peter Cratchit, Undertaker's Apprentice, Caroler, Beggar Boy Voice
Mrs. Fezziwig Voice
Molly C. Quinn
Belinda Cratchit Voice
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Much better than I anticipated. I appreciate Zemeckis leaning into the gothic horror and Carrey gives some really strong performances.
Though it's one of the most adapted literary works, Disney's A Christmas Carol delivers a uniquely daring and bold vision that emphasizes the darker aspects of the story. Yet even with the darker take, the film stays remarkably faithful to the novel; especial in regards to the dialog. In fact, this adaption includes several aspects of Dickens' tale that are often overlooked; such as the religious undertones. However, the animation style doesn't really work, and is inconstant in the level of depth and detail in the art design. But despite the production shortcomings, Disney's A Christmas Carol still manages to be an incredibly compelling and imaginative telling of Charles Dickens' immoral classic.
While Christmas is a lovely time to watch films that suit that time of the year, I feel that Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol shouldn't be missed. It may not be the most iconic or essential Chrismas movie, however, it definitely one of the better adaptations of Charles Dickens classic, as well as being a personal favourite. With some superb multi roles from Jim Carrey, who is Scrooge and the 3 ghosts of Christmas, whereas Gary Oldman is Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim. These superb leads receive Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins and Robin Wright as perfect supporting roles. Ultimately, the visuals were astounding, particularly of how the motion capture makes the characters more human than previously seen in animation. Although I'm aware there are those who aren't fond of the visuals, at least the characters don't look as creepy as those seen in Zemeckis' previous animated work 'The Polar Express'. Overall, I have been watching this every Christmas season because I feel it fits perfectly for such a time of the year. An unmissable Christmas treat that is perfect for the family.
"A Christmas Carol". When I was little, I remember watching the rehash of the classic story, Muppets style. Wow, freaking hated it. For someone that doesn't follow up with traditional stories very well, "A Christmas Carol" was a surprising and delightful view on the Christian faith through secular eyes. This ain't a movie for kids; I'd be scared to death by some of these scenes if I were young. The animation: Top-notch. The script: Sharp and fitting. It's not the overall package that had me convinced -- it was the message behind the movie. Good and entertaining time, but just don't think kids will enjoy this for its dialogue and character-driven.
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- "Exuberant movie technology overwhelms, then buries Dickens' emotional tale. (...) exuberant demonstration of the glories of motion capture, computer animation and 3D technology. On that level, it's a wow. On any emotional level, it's as cold as Marley's Ghost." Kirk Honeycutt : The Hollywood Reporter
- "But while it's true that the various ghosts and geographically plausible aerial images (...) are arrestingly vivid, (...) the elaborate technique drains the actors of their emotional warmth and expressive nuance, rendering every moment obvious and uninteresting from a thesping p.o.v." Todd McCarthy : Variety
- "It’s always a good story, this time told more creepily than usual. Good, but not as good as The Muppets’ Christmas Carol, Scrooged, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol or some great, classic live action classic versions. (...) Rating: ★★★ (out of five)" Angie Errigo : Empire
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A Christmas Carol
Animation, Period and Historical
English (English subtitles)
This animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic festive novel, A Christmas Carol, sees the grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge faced with visits from various ghosts on Christmas Eve. Showing Scrooge Christmases past, present and future, they make him rethink his miserly ways. The ever-adaptable Jim Carey plays a large number of roles in the movie, including the ghosts and Scrooge at various points throughout his life.
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Spooky version of the classic Dickens novel A Christmas Carol, in which a tightfisted boss is shown Christmas Eve visions to make him change his ways.
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Kermit, Gonzo and the rest of the Muppet gang appear in this fun musical take on the classic Charles Dickens story.
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It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Much-loved family classic about a man visited by an angel on Christmas Eve who challenges his view his life has been a failure.
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