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Ebenezer Scrooge as he appears in this special.

A Christmas Carol is a ABC animated primetime special that is a adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story of the same name, executive produced by Chuck Jones , and directed by Richard Williams, and originally premiered on December 21, 1971.

As the special's animation style said to have been inspired by 19th Century wopd-carving images, it starred Alastair Sim as the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge (a role Sim had previously performed in the 1951 live-action film Scrooge). Likewise, Michael Hordern reprised his 1951 performance as Marley's Ghost. The animation style was said to have been inspired by 19th Century wood-carving images.

Cast

Voice actor/actressCharacter(s)
Alastair SimEbenezer Scrooge
Michael RedgraveNarrator
Michael HordernMarley's Ghost
Diana QuickGhost of Christmas Past
Joan SimsMrs. Cratchit
Paul Whitsun-JonesRagpicker
Fezziwig
David TateScrooge's Nephew
Charity Man
Felix FeltonGhost of Christmas Present
Annie WestGhost of Christmas Yet to Come
Melvyn HayesBob Cratchit
Mary Ellen RayMrs. Dilber
Alexander Williams (uncredited)Tiny Tim

Awards

A Christmas Carol won an Academy Award for best animated short subject in 1973; it remains the only film adaptation of the story to date to be so honored. Many industry insiders were unhappy that a short originally shown on TV was awarded the Academy Award, which led to the Academy changing its policy, disqualifying any shorts that were shown on television first.

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