An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve.
Did You Know?
There is a popular rumor that the song "People" was written for -- and rejected by -- this project. It's not true. The composer Jule Styne
and lyricist Bob Merrill
were working on the song for the Broadway musical "Funny Girl" at the same time that they were writing this score. The producers of this project heard them playing it, and were thrilled, until they learned that it wasn't for them. Obviously, it went on to become a hit for the star of "Funny Girl", Barbra Streisand
. See more
The Ghost of Christmas Present takes Scrooge to Bob Cratchit's home just before Bob arrives home from Church with Tiny Tim. Tim can be heard off screen laughing indicating they are home. The Ghost of Christmas Present opens the door to the house to allow Crachit and Tim to enter. Bob and his family don't have any reaction to this odd occurrence. See more
[sees a horse from his window
Hello! Hello there!
[horse neighs and rears in terror, then bolts
Ah, the same to you! Oh, yes, indeed. A pleasant fellow.
Although shown in its entire 53-minute version during the 1960s, many current television prints of the "Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol" have been cut by as much as 10 minutes to make room for longer commercial breaks. The "Back to Broadway" framing story is often eliminated, as well as the songs "Ringle, Ringle" and "We're Despicable". See more
Version of Scrooge
We're Despicable (Plunderer's March)
Music by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Bob Merrill
Performed by Paul Frees
, Royal Dano
, Joan Gardner
, and Laura Olsher See more