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Belle(AChristmasCarol)

Belle is a character from Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol. She is a prominent figure from Ebenezer Scrooge's past.

Role in the story

Belle appears during the sequence where The Ghost of Christmas Past is showing Scrooge his past. Here, we see that Belle was Scrooge's fiancée, but she eventually broke off their engagement due to Scrooge's growing obsession with money. Most adaptions depict the two having met at an office Christmas party when Scrooge was working for Fezziwig.

In the original story, after showing Scrooge the day he and Belle broke up, the Ghost also shows Scrooge that Belle eventually married and found happiness with another man; this scene is often skipped in the adaptations.

Portrayals

Picture Performer Production Year Note
Scrooge 1951 This version of the character is named Alice.
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Daisy Duck
(voiced by Patricia Parris)
Mickey's Christmas Carol 1983 This version of the character is named Isabel.
Lucy Gutteridge A Christmas Carol 1984 This adaptation notably keeps the scene showing Belle with her family after she left Scrooge.
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Meredith Braun The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992
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Wilma Flintstone
(voiced by Jean Vander Pyl)
A Flintstones' Christmas Carol 1994 The part of Belle is originally given to a woman named Maggie. However, Maggie catches the Bedrock Bug before she can perform, so Wilma portrays the role instead. Later, Wilma fills in for one of the actors playing the charity workers after said actor also gets sick, resulting in a completely ad-libbed scene where Scrooge (played by Fred) tells Belle that he's learned the error of his ways.
Angline Ball A Christmas Carol 2000 In this movie, she's called Bella she's the love interest of Eddie Scrooge, at the end she finally marry him and a son named Marley with him.
Christmas Carol: The Movie 2001 In the movie, she's a nurse, but does not marry another man and have children with him after breaking up with Scrooge. She reunites her friendship with him after he encountered Jacob Marley's ghost and the three spirits. In fact, Scrooge gives a few of his money to her for the patients (especially children) all around London.
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Robin Wright Penn Disney's A Christmas Carol 2009 Robin Wright Penn also plays Fan (Scrooge's sister) in this film.

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