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A Christmas Carol (a.k.a. A Christmas Carol: Scrooge's Ghostly Tale) is a 2006 CGI-animated adaptation of the Charles Dickens tale, produced and distributed by BKN International. It was released theatrically in select cities by Kidtoon Films on November 6, 2006, before having it released on DVD on November 21, 2006 by Genius Products.

This version casts the famous Dickens characters as anthropomorphic animals; Ebenezer Scrooge and his relatives are skunks, Bob Cratchit and his family are rabbits, the ghost of Jacob Marley is a cricket, the Ghost of Christmas Past is a stork, the Ghost of Christmas Present is a kangaroo and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come is a walrus. This version differs from the original novel in many ways; for example, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come actually speaks, while most other versions have him mute and Tiny Tim doesn't die in the possible future revealed to Scrooge, but instead becomes as miserly as he is.

Synopsis

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge is now and he warns him to change his ways or face the consequences in the afterlife. Scrooge dismisses the apparition but the first of the three ghosts, the Ghost of Christmas Past, visits as promised. Scrooge sees those events in his past life, both happy and sad, that forged his character. The second spirit, the Ghost of Christmas Present, shows him how many currently celebrate Christmas. The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come shows him how he will be remembered once he is gone. To his delight, the spirits complete their visits in one night giving him the opportunity to mend his ways.

Cast

Voice actor/actressCharacter(s)
Tim BentinkEbenezer Scrooge (Skunk)
Narrator
Brian BowlesBob Cratchit (Rabbit)
Theresa GallagherTiny Tim (Rabbit)
Ghost of Christmas Past (Stork)
Fan
Keith WickhamCollector for the Orphanage #1
Jacob Marley (Cricket)
Scrooge's Father (Skunk)
Ghost of Christmas Present (Kangaroo)
Ghost of Christmas Future (Walrus)
Jo WyattMrs. Cratchit (Rabbit)
Adam Dee
Alan Marriott (uncredited)Collector for the Orphanage #2

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