A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol is a 2001 British American live action/animated film based on Charles Dickens's classic novella. Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami, the film features the voices of numerous actors including Simon Callow, Kate Winslet (who also sang the... read more
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A Christmas Carol is a 2001 British American live action/animated film based on Charles Dickens's classic novella. Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami, the film features the voices of numerous actors including Simon Callow, Kate Winslet (who also sang the film's theme "What If"), Kate's sister Beth Winslet, and Nicolas Cage. This version differs from others, in that Scrooge is given another chance with the love of his life, Belle, who ended their engagement in their youth after he was corrupted by greed; they later meet again after the three spirits have reformed Scrooge and he is now kind and generous, causing Belle to love him again. Both Belle and Old Joe notably have bigger roles in the film. Unlike the book as well as other film adaptations, Belle does not marry and have children with another man. She is a nurse. Old Joe is a henchman of Scrooge who arrests or robs people who owe Scrooge debt but Scrooge fires him after mending his ways. Also in the film Marley's ghost haunts Scrooge before he goes home and Scrooge is notably younger as he has auburn hair and is middle-aged rather than being elderly.

Original Release

12/07/2001

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Cast

Simon Callow Charles Dickens / Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Kate Winslet Belle
Nicolas Cage Jacob Marley (voice)
Jane Horrocks Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
Michael Gambon Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
Rhys Ifans Bob Cratchit (voice)
Juliet Stevenson Mrs. Cratchit / Mother Gimlet (voice)
Colin McFarlane Fezziwig (voice)
Robert Llewellyn Old Joe (voice)
Iain Jones Fred (voice)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jimmy T. Murakami

Writers

Charles Dickens, Piet Kroon, Robert Llewellyn

Cast

Simon Callow Charles Dickens / Ebenezer Scrooge (voice)
Kate Winslet Belle
Nicolas Cage Jacob Marley (voice)
Jane Horrocks Ghost of Christmas Past (voice)
Michael Gambon Ghost of Christmas Present (voice)
Rhys Ifans Bob Cratchit (voice)
Juliet Stevenson Mrs. Cratchit / Mother Gimlet (voice)
Colin McFarlane Fezziwig (voice)
Robert Llewellyn Old Joe (voice)
Iain Jones Fred (voice)
Arthur Cox Dr. Lambert (voice)
Keith Wickham Mr. Leach / Undertaker (voice)
Joss Sanglier Choir Master (voice)
Sarah Kayte Foster Mouse (voice) (as Sarah Annison)
Rosalie MacCraig Mouse (voice)
Aaron Basacombe Child (voice)
Bradley Kelly Child (voice)
Ben Collier-Niblett Child (voice)
Tommy Nash Child (voice)
Peter Collier-Niblett Child (voice)

Producers

Rainer Mockert Executive Producer
Nik Powell Executive Producer
Michael Algar Producer
Sara Giles Producer
Iain Harvey Producer

Editors

Martin Brinkler, William Taylor Grant

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