A Christmas Carol (1982c)

35mm film, colour

An Australian animated fantasy film directed by Jean Tych.

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?


Director: Jean Tych
Burbank Films
Executive Producers: Tom Stacey, George Stephenson
Producer: Eddy Graham
Production Manager: Roz Phillips
Script: Alex Buzo
Novel: Charles Dickens
Director of Animation/Character Design: Jean Tych
Storyboard: Steve Lumley
Supervising Animator: Warwick Gilbert
Animators: Maria Szemeneyei, Gairden Cooke, Astrid Nordheim, Jacques Muller, Alain Costa, Kaye Watts, Janey Dunn, Pam Lofts, Lucie Quinn, Brenda McKie, Don MacKinnon, John Burge
Animation Layouts: Yosh Barry, Kevin Roper, Jane le Rossingol
Extra Sequences: Kevin Roper
Background Layouts: David Skinner
Backgrounds: John King, Sheila Christofides, Peter Connell, Carol Lumsden, Paul Pattie
Painting Supervisor: Jenny Schowe
Animation Checkers: Kim Craste, Liz Lane
Camera: Tom Epperson, Carole Laird
Editor: Peter Siegl
Music: Neil Thurgate
Conductor: Billy Burton

Ron Haddrick
Philip Hinton
Sean Hinton
Barbara Frawley
Robin Stewart
Liz Horne
Bill Conn
Derani Scarr
Anne Hardy

Alternative Titles

Posada Navidenda – Spanish language version


Australia on the Small Screen 1970-1995 by Scott Murray p.26 – credits, synopsis
A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida p.209 – credits