Christmas Carol: The Movie is a 2001 traditionally animated (with live-action bookends) British Christmas film directed by Jimmy T. Murakami and loosely based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 12, 2001 before being theatrically released in Europe by Pathé on December 7th that same year.

It is known for the song "What If" that appears near the end of the film.


In the United States, the film was released straight to VHS and DVD on October 7, 2003 by MGM Home Entertainment. Aside from the MGM logo added at the beginning and end, the feature is slightly abridged to make it a fully traditionally animated feature by deleting out the live-action bookend scenes. However, the bookend scenes are added into the DVD's special features.

Home media releases


Voice actor/actress Character(s)
Simon CallowEbenezer Scrooge
Charles Dickens
Kate WinsletBelle
Nicolas CageMarley
Jane HorrocksGhost of Christmas Past
Michael GambonGhost of Christmas Present
Rhys IfansBob Cratchit
Juliet StevensonMrs. Cratchit
Mother Gimlet
Robert LlewellynOld Joe
Iain JonesFred
Colin McFarlaneFezziwig
Beth WinsletFan
Arthur CoxDr. Lambert
Keith WickhamMr. Leach
Joss SanglierChoir Master
Sarah Annison
Rosalie MacCraig
Aaron Basacombe
Bradley Kelly
Ben & Peter Collier-Niblett
Tommy Nash
Patrick Ormerod
Natasha Farley
Stacy Paxton
Jade Ford
Karl Seal
Jessica, Katherine,
& Nicholas Harvey
Darien Smith
William Stretton
Charlotte & Hannah Taylor
Charlotte Jeffery
Olivia Jones
Phillip Warner
Ruth Williamson
James JordanTheatre Manager
Tracey O'FlahertyScreaming Woman


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