A Christmas Carol

Last Updated on: January 20th, 2024

A Christmas Carol (2009 Movie)

“Disney’s A Christmas Carol” is a 3D animated film released in 2009 and directed by Robert Zemeckis. The movie is based on the classic novella “A Christmas Carol” written by Charles Dickens and has been adapted numerous times over the years.

The story follows the bitter and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (voiced by Jim Carrey), who despises Christmas and shows no kindness to those around him. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley (also voiced by Jim Carrey), who warns him that he will be visited by three spirits throughout the night.

The first spirit to visit Scrooge is the Ghost of Christmas Past, who takes him on a journey through his own past, revisiting his childhood, youth, and early adulthood. Scrooge is reminded of the joy and love he once experienced but has since forgotten.

Next, the Ghost of Christmas Present appears, showing Scrooge the festivities and celebrations taking place in the present, including the Cratchit family’s Christmas dinner, despite their financial struggles. Scrooge becomes more aware of the hardships faced by others and the true meaning of Christmas.

Finally, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, also known as the Ghost of Christmas Future, shows Scrooge a vision of his own death and a future without love, compassion, or generosity. Faced with the grim consequences of his actions, Scrooge is deeply moved and realizes the need for change.

As the night unfolds, Scrooge undergoes a profound transformation. He begins to understand the importance of kindness, compassion, and the joy of giving, leading him to embrace the true spirit of Christmas.

The film combines traditional animation with motion-capture technology, allowing Jim Carrey to portray multiple characters, including Scrooge and the three Christmas ghosts. The use of 3D animation enhances the immersive experience for the viewers, making it a visually captivating and festive movie.

“Disney’s A Christmas Carol” received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised the stunning visuals, voice performances, and faithfulness to the source material. The film’s heartwarming message of redemption and the power of forgiveness resonated with both children and adults.

A Christmas Carol

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  • Year Released: 2009
  • Type of Movie: Live-Action
  • Box Office: $325.3 million
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  • Jim Carrey: Ebenezer Scrooge, Ghost of Christmas Past
  • Gary Oldman: Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim.
  • Colin Firth: Fred
  • Bob Hoskins: Mr. Fezziwig, Old Joe
  • Robin Wright Penn: Fan/Belle
  • Cary Elwes: Portly Gentleman #1/Dick Wilkins/Mad Fiddler/Guest #2/Business Man #1
  • Fionnula Flanagan: Mrs. Dilber
  • Steve Valentine: Funerary Undertaker/Topper
  • Daryl Sabara: Undertaker’s Apprentice/Tattered Caroler #1/Beggar Boy #1/Peter Cratchit/Well-Dressed Caroler #1
  • Sage Ryan: Tattered Caroler #2
  • Amber Gainey Meade: Tattered Caroler #3/ Well-Dressed Caroler #2
  • Ryan Ochoa: Tattered Caroler #4/Beggar Boy #2/Young Cratchit Boy/Ignorance Boy/Young Boy with Sleigh
  • Bobbi Page: Tattered Caroler #5/ Well-Dressed Caroler #3
  • Ron Bottitta: Tattered Caroler #6/ Well-Dressed Caroler #4
  • Sammi Hanratty: Beggar Boy #3/Young Cratchit Girl/Want Girl
  • Julian Holloway: Fat Cook/Portly Gentleman #2/Business Man #3
  • Jacquie Barnbrook: Mrs. Fezziwig/Fred’s sister-in-law/Well-Dressed Caroler #5
  • Lesley Manville: Mrs. Cratchit
  • Molly C. Quinn: Belinda Cratchit
  • Fay Masterson: Martha Cratchit/Guest #1/Caroline
  • Leslie Zemeckis: Janet Holywell, Fred’s wife
  • Paul Blackthorne: Guest #3/Business Man #2
  • Michael Hyland: Guest #4

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