WDCC Classic Cartoons Scrooge and Tiny Tim Tidings of Joy and Goodwill
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Classic Cartoons Scrooge and Tiny Tim Tidings of Joy and Goodwill
Mickeyï¿½s Christmas Carol Though he naturally excels at portraying the stingy and self-centered side of that notorious skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge, Scrooge McDuck also deftly performs the holidayspirited side of Charles Dickensï¿½ most famous character. This yuletide transformation is merrily manifested when Scroogeï¿½still attired in his nightgown and fuzzy slippersï¿½ pays a Christmas morning visit to the humble home of the Cratchit family, heartwarmingly accepting a hug from Tiny Tim after handing out some holiday goodies. Embodying the joy of the season as seen in Disneyï¿½s Academy Awardï¿½- nominated animated featurette Mickeyï¿½s Christmas Carol, both reformed miser and teddy bear-clasping mouse (played by one of Mickeyï¿½s twin nephews) radiate the heart, humanity and good will of Christmas all year round.
Mickey's Christmas Carol is a 1983 American animated fantasy short film produced by Walt Disney Productions and distributed by Buena Vista Distribution Company. It was directed and produced by Burny Mattinson. The cartoon is an adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1843 novella A Christmas Carol with Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit and Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration, Ebeneezer Scrooge. Many other Disney characters, primarily from the Mickey Mouse universe, Robin Hood, and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad, were cast throughout the film. Mickey's Christmas Carol was largely an animated adaptation of a Disneyland Records 1974 audio musical entitled An Adaptation of Dicken's Christmas Carol. The musical featured similar dialogue and cast of characters with the exception of the first and last Christmas ghosts.This was the first original Mickey Mouse theatrical cartoon produced in over 30 years. With the exception of rereleases, Mickey had not appeared in movie theaters since the short film The Simple Things released in 1953. Many additional characters seen in the film had also not appeared in a theatrical cartoon for several decades. The film was also the last time in which Clarence Nash voiced Donald Duck. Nash was the only original voice actor in the film as Walt Disney (Mickey Mouse) and Pinto Colvig (Goofy) had died in the 1960s, Cliff Edwards (Jiminy Cricket) and Billy Gilbert (Willie the Giant) in 1971, and Billy Bletcher (Pete) in 1979.The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 1984, but lost to Sundae in New York. It was the first nomination for a Mickey Mouse short since Mickey and the Seal (1948).