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A Christmas Carol  Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (1971)

Country of Origin: USA
Date(s) of Broadcast: 21 December 1971
Number of Seasons: n/a
Total Number of Episodes: 1
Average Episode Running Times: 28 mins
Format: 35mm
Colour Format: colour
Sound:

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: Richard Williams Productions
Executive Producer: Chuck Jones
Producer: Richard Williams
Production Supervisor: Roy Naisbitt
Coordinator: Mick Manning

SCRIPT
By: Charles Dickens

DIRECTION
Director: Richard Williams

ANIMATION
Master Animator: Ken Harris
Animators: Bill Hajee, Sergio Simonetti, Roy Naisbitt, Janet Chapman, Anwar Rassam
Associate Artist: Hal Ambro, George Nicholas
Guest Artist: Abe Levitow

PHOTOGRAPHY
Camera: Roy W. Watford

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Editors: Ben Rayner, Michael Crane

MUSIC
Music and Special Sounds: Tristram Cary
Played by: Sinfonia of London
Choir: The children of Elliott School

SOUND
Dubbing Mixer: Malcolm Bristow
Sound Effects: Tristram Cary

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Design Supervision: Richard Purdum
Graphic Advisor: Bill Rhoads

OTHER CREW
Production Consultant: Omar Ali-Shah

VOICES
Told by Michael Redgrave

With the voice of
Alastair Sim as "Scrooge"

Michael Hordern (Marley's ghost)
Diana Quick (Ghost of Christmas Past)
Joan Sims (Mrs Cratchit)
Paul Whitsun-Jones (ragpicker/Fezziwig)
David Tate (Scrooge's nephew/charity man)
Felix Felton (Ghost of Christmas Present)
Annie West (Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come)
Melvyn Hayes (Bob Cratchit)
Mary Ellen Ray (Mrs Dilber)
Alexander Williams (Tiny Tim (uncredited))

PLOT SUMMARY

Miserly London businessman Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his dead business partner Marley, who warns him that three more ghosts will appear during the night trying to show Scrooge the error of his ways. As the night wears on, he's visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. But will even they be enough to soften old Scrooge's heart?

AVAILABILITY

USA
Television Distributors: ABC

TIMELINE

1971
December

21: USA - television broadcast

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Cuento de Navidad - Venezuelan title

AWARDS

1973
Academy Awards, USA

Best Short Subject, Animated Films (Richard Williams) - winner

LINKS

SEE ALSO
A Christmas Carol (adaptations)

REFERENCES

BOOKS

A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc (2000)) p.197
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OTHER SOURCES

screen
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KEYWORDS

book into film, christmas, ghosts, misers

 


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