holiday animation Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol © UPA
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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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Mr. Magoo is one of my favorite cartoons characters, and this special is now another Christmas favorite; I had watched it two times. In the first TV special...
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I saw this as a child, and my family always remembered it as the best version of A Christmas Carol we'd ever seen. Rewatching it many years later, it...
Created by: UPA
Language: English
Country of Origin: unknown
Featuring the voices of:
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
Directed by: Abe Levitow, Steve Clark, Gerard Baldwin and Duane Crowther
Produced by: Lee Orgel
Executive Producers: Henry G. Saperstein
Musical Score by: Walter Scharf
Songs by: Bob Merrill and Jule Styne
Writing Credits: Barbara Chain, Charles Dickens and Joan Janis
Animated by: Tom MacDonald, Casey Onaitis, Ed Solomon, John Walker and Xenia
Based on: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and UPA

holiday animation Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol © UPAGerald 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.

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