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Christmas Countdown: Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)

December 21, 2011

Every day from December 1st to 24th, we will be counting down to Christmas by profiling holiday classics both old and new.  Arranged in chronological order, these are some of our favourites to watch every year.  Enjoy!

Five years after The Polar Express, Robert Zemeckis utilized the same motion-capture technology in adapting A Christmas Carol for Disney.  This is also the third and final adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved masterpiece to appear on our list.  Jim Carrey turns in one of his very best performances as Ebenezer Scrooge and does equally great work as the four spirits, never losing sight of the story’s true meaning.  With stunning visuals and a close attention to detail for the original text, this is a haunting and often darkly beautiful rendering of the classic story, that stands proudly alongside the 1951 original and The Muppet Christmas Carol.

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  1. Matt Stewart permalink
    December 21, 2011 12:33 am

    Great review! I’m so glad someone else loves this as much as me!

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    • December 21, 2011 10:42 am

      Thanks! So glad that you agree with us on both of Robert Zemeckis’ great Christmas films. Now if only he would use the same technology to make a third one…

      -John C.

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