Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)

35mm, Technicolor
mono, English

An American animated fantasy directed by Burny Mattinson. It was Walt Disney's first theatrical release since The Simple Things in 1953. It was an uncredited adaption of a 1974 Disneyland Records release called An Adaptation of Dicken's Carol which featured similar dialogue and many of the same characters.

Plot Summary

The miserly Uncle is visited on Christmas Eve by four , that of his former business partner and the spirits of Christmases past, present and future. But will their intervention be enough to change the old skinflint's ways and help to make a better Christmas for his down-trodden employee, Bob Cratchit?


* = uncredited

Directed by: Burny Mattinson
© MCMLXXXIII [1983] Walt Disney Productions
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Produced by: Burny Mattinson
Story Adapted by: Burny Mattinson, Tony L. Marino, Ed Gombert, Don Griffith, Alan Young, Alan Dinehart
Based on the book “” by Charles Dickens
Assistant Director: Timothy O'Donnell
Animators: Glen Keane, Mark Henn, Ed Gombert, Dale Baer, David Block, Randy Cartwright
Effects Animators: Ted Kierscey, Jeff Howard, Mark Dindal, Jack Boyd
Animation Consultant: Eric Larson
And the Creative Talents of: Richard Hoppe, Barry Temple, Dave Suding, John Lasseter, Retta Davidson, Tom Ferriter, Walt Stanchfield, Jane Baer, Sylvia Mattinson, Douglas Krohn, Matthew O'Callaghan, Susan I. Craig, Jay Jackson, Terrey Hamada, Fujiko Miller, Toby Shelton
Background: Jim Coleman, Brian Sebern, Kathleen Swain, Tia W. Kratter, Donald A. Towns
Editors: James Melton, Armetta Jackson
Color by Technicolor
Music Composed and Conducted by: Irwin Kostal
Music Editors: Jack Wadsworth, Dennis Ricotta
“Oh, What a Merry Christmas Day” words and music by Frederick Searles and Irwin Kostal
Sound Supervisor: Robert Hathaway *
Re-Recording Mixers: Nick Alphin *, Richard Portman *, Frank Regula *
Sound Editors: Wayne Allwine *, George Fredrick *, David Horton *, Roger Sword *
RCA Recording System
Art Direction: Don Griffith
Production Assistant: Don Hahn

Alan Young ( [McDuck])
Wayne Allwine (Mickey Mouse)
Hal Smith ()
Will Ryan (Willie the Giant)
Eddy Carroll ()
Patricia Parris ()
Dick Billingsley
Clarence Nash (Donald Duck)

Alternative Titles

Cuento de Navidad de Mickey – Venezuelan title
Koleda myszki Mickey – Polish title
Mickys Weihnachtserzählung – German title
Mikin jouluaatto – Finnish title
Musse Piggs julafton – Swedish title
Die Schönsten Weihnachtsgeschichten von Walt Disney – German title

Extracts included in
Screen Test: 30 November 1983


A Christmas Carol and Its Adaptations: A Critical Examination of Dickens's Story and Its Productions on Screen and Television by Fred Guida pp.211-212 – credits
Horror and Science Fiction Films III by Donald C. Willis p.180 – credits