CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MOVIE

By Jimmy T. MURAKAMI

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Animation - Completed 2001

An imaginative re-telling of Dickens' most enduring story.

    • Year of production
    • 2001
    • Genres
    • Animation
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jimmy T. MURAKAMI
    • Producer(s)
    • Iain HARVEY
    • Synopsis
    • The film begins with a live-action sequence set in Boston in 1857, the site of a live reading by renowned novelist Dickens. As he begins his 'story of ghosts' a woman in the audience screams because she has seen a mouse and Dickens points out that this is appropriate since his story begins with a mouse. At this point the story turns into the animated version and Dickens explains that the mouse, named Gabriel, carries a glimmer of hope amidst the glaring co-existence of rich and poor in the streets of London. Throughout the subsequent unfolding of the well-known story Gabriel acts as a miniature Greek chorus, providing younger members of the audience with a point of entry into the story and, in the case of the potentially frightening elements (the Ghosts of Past, Present and Future), a place of refuge. Christmas Carol – The Movie is the first full length animated movie to retain the authenticity of Charles Dickens’ magical ghost story. The Film features beautifully crafted animation and a wonderful, heart warming script voiced by some of the world’s leading actors.
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