Movie Review: Mickey’s Christmas Carol

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Mickey’s Christmas Carol Summary

On Christmas Eve in 19th-century London, Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Scrooge McDuck) is a surly money-lender who objects to the merriment of Christmas. He declines his nephew Fred (Donald Duck)’s invitation to Christmas dinner, then brushes off two gentlemen (Rat and Mole) fundraising aid for the poor. His loyal employee Bob Cratchit (Mickey Mouse) requests to have half of Christmas Day off, to which Scrooge reluctantly accepts, but says Cratchit would be docked half a day’s pay.

Scrooge continues his business and goes home just before midnight. In his house, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley (Goofy), who warns him to repent his wicked ways or he will be condemned in the afterlife like he was, informing him that three spirits will visit him during the night.

At one o’clock, Scrooge is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past (Jiminy Cricket), who takes him back in time to his early adult life. They visit his time as an employee under Fezziwig (Mr. Toad). Fezziwig throws a Christmas party where the young Scrooge meets a young woman named Isabelle (Daisy Duck), whom he falls in love with. However, the Ghost shows Scrooge how Isabelle left him when he chose money over her. A distraught Scrooge dismisses the Ghost as he returns to the present, lamenting his past actions.

At two o’clock, Scrooge meets the gigantic, merry Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant). Scrooge and the Ghost visit Bob’s house, learning his family is surprisingly content with their small dinner. Scrooge takes pity on Bob’s ill son Tiny Tim (played by Mortie Mouse). The Ghost comments that Tiny Tim will not survive into next Christmas and then disappears.

Scrooge is then transported to a cemetery, where he meets the Ghost of Christmas Future (later revealed to be Pete), who initially appears as a silent, cloaked, cigar-smoking figure. When Scrooge inquires about Tiny Tim, the Ghost reveals that Tim has died. As a devastated Scrooge asks if this event can be changed, he sees two gravediggers (Weasels) who are amused that no one attended the funeral of the man they are burying. As soon as the gravediggers are gone, the Ghost reveals the man who died to be none other than Scrooge himself. Now terrified out of his wits, Scrooge decides to change his ways once and for all as the Ghost shoves him into the grave, where his empty coffin opens to reveal the gateway to Hell.

Awakening in his bedroom on Christmas Day, Scrooge decides to surprise Bob’s family with a turkey dinner and ventures out to spread happiness and joy around London. He accepts Fred’s invitation and then donates a sizable amount of money to the gentlemen he earlier spurned. Scrooge then goes to the Cratchit house. At first, putting on a stern demeanor, Scrooge reveals he brought food and gifts for them and intends on raising Bob’s salary and making him his partner in his counting house. Scrooge and the Cratchits happily celebrate Christmas as the featurette ends.

Mickey’s Christmas Carol Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The classic Charles Dicken’s Christmas Carol made for kids using Mickey and the crew. It is cute, fun, educational with a tiny dose of sad. Great for the whole family to enjoy especially during the holiday season.

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