Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol
Mr. Magoo takes to Broadway as he stars in a musical version of Dicken's A Christmas Carol, playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. The cartoon is faithful to the original story and features songs by the famous Broadway team of Bob Merrill and Jule Styne.
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|Jim Backus||... Mr. Magoo|
|Jack Cassidy||... Bob Cratchit|
|Joan Gardner||... Tiny Tim, Ghost of Christmas Past|
|Royal Dano||... Marley's Ghost|
|Les Tremayne||... Ghost of Christmas Present|
|Paul Frees||... Charity Man, Fezziwig, Eyepatch Man, Tall Tophat Man|
|John Hart||... Billings, Stage Manager, Milkman|
|Jane Kean||... Belle|
|Laura Olsher||... Mrs. Cratchit|
|Marie Matthews||... Young Scrooge|
Gerald McBoingBoing appears as Tiny Tim (in a speaking role.)
A song called 'People' was written for the show, but was not included. The songwriters recycled it in 'Funny Girl' where it became Barabara Streisand's first big hit.
The Christmas Carol was the first in a series of UPA cartoons casting Mr. Magoo as the star of various classic tales.
The DVD notes claim Magoo's Christmas Carol to be the very first made=for-television Christmas special.