Marley’s Ghost rattles the chain of notorious holiday-hater Ebenezer Scrooge—but since Marley is played by that kooky klutz Goofy and Scrooge is portrayed by Scrooge McDuck, this famousscene is more hilarious than haunting.
Marley may have his hands full turning Scrooge from a miserable old miser to a warmhearted merrymaker, but these classic characters offerholiday cheer every day of the year.
The Mickey's Christmas Carol Holiday Series made it's debut in July 2008 with the Open Edition releases of Mickey Mouse (as Bob Cratchit), Donald Duck (as Nephew Fred) and Scrooge McDuck (as Ebenezer Scrooge) all sculpted by Ruben Procopio. This first scene release was an instant hit with collectors! Ebenezer Scrooge was just honored with retirement last week!
As one Scrooge leaves, we're treated with a new release! The second release in the series (also sculpted by Ruben) depicts Scrooge when he first meets the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley.
In life, Marley was the business partner of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is described as Marley's "sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner". He has been dead seven years by the time the story begins.
Jacob Marley preys upon Scrooge's mind in a variety of different ways. First, his face appears in place of Scrooge's doorknocker as Scrooge approaches his lodgings; secondly, Scrooge gets the impression of a "locomotive hears" ascending the stairs before him as he climbs; thirdly by making his face appear to engulph the whole design of the fireplace in Scrooge's bedroom; next by making every bell in the house ring of its own accord and then, most famously, by appearing before Scrooge in the form of a ghost himself delivering a message of the three hauntings that will help redeem Scrooge of the same punishment.
This Numbered Limited Edition (NLE of 750) is scheduled for an October 2009 release. Also included in this announcement is the release of an Opening Title, scheduled for September 2009.