A Christmas Carol (1997)

USA, Canada, 1997
stereo, English

An American/Canadian animated fantasy film directed by Stan Phillips.

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: Stan Phillips
DIC Productions & Twentieth Century Fox
Executive Producers: Andy Heyward, Robby London, Mike Maliani
Supervising Producer: Janice Sonski
Producer: Stan Phillips
Adaptated by: Jymn Magon
Novel: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Voice Direction: Marsha Goodman
Animation Director: Glenn Wright
Character Design: Luisito Escauriaga, Mauro Casalese, Tina Akland, Meliza Espinoza, Greg Reeve
Background Design: Dean Sherritt, Colleen Holub, Trevor Bentley, Ian Bartolo, Olaf Miller
Storyboard Supervisor: Brad Neave
Music: Megan Cavallari, John Campbell

Tim Curry (Ebenezer Scrooge)
Whoopi Goldberg (Spirit of Christmas Present)
Michael York (Bob Cratchit)
Edward Asner (Marley)
Frank Welker (Debit)
Kath Soucie (Mrs Cratchit)
Jodi Benson (Belle)
John Garry
Amick Byram
Ian Whitcomb
Joe Lala
David Wagner
Bettina Bush
Jerry Houser
Sam Saletta
Alan Shearman
Jarrad Kritzstein
Cathy Riso
Sidney Miller
Kelly Lester
Anna Mathias
Judy Ovitz

Alternative Titles

Cuento de Navidad – Venezuelan title
Familjen Flintas julsaga – Swedish title


A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens’s Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida pp.227-228 – credits