Saturday, June 14, 2008
Mickey's Christmas Carol: A New Holiday Series!
Bah, humbug! That’s Ebenezer Scrooge’s not-so-jolly attitude toward the holidays—and seeing as it’s mega-miser Scrooge McDuck who’sportraying his tight-fisted namesake, this is one skinflint you can count on to count Christmas out. Luckily this classic counting house scene includes Donald Duck as nephew Fred and Mickey Mouse himself as timid clerk Bob Cratchit, just as they appear in Disney’s 1983 AcademyAward®–nominated featurette.
Mickey ("Earnest Employee"), Donald ("Festive Fellow") and Scrooge ("Mirthless Miser") are the first releases in this series. The next release in this series is scheduled for next year. The complete scene was sculpted by Ruben Procopio and scheduled for a July, 2008 release.
Mickey's Christmas Carol is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. Mickey's Christmas Carol was the first new Mickey Mouse cartoon made in 30 years after The Simple Things.
Below is a short clip (courtesy of YouTube.com) showing the classic counting house scene featuring Mickey, Donald and Scrooge:
Mickey's Christmas Carol is ©Disney
Posted by DC Pop Fanatic at 8:15 AM