A Christmas Carol (2009)

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A Christmas Carol (2009)
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Photography: Robert Presley
Running Time: 96 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: November 6, 2009
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Written by: Robert Zemeckis
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios

Motion Pictures

Starring: Jim Carrey
Gary Oldman
Colin Firth
Bob Hoskins
Robin Wright Penn
Cary Elwes

A Christmas Carol is a 2009 Motion capture animated movie produced by ImageMovers Digital and Distributed by Disney. It was Disney's third A Christmas Carol adaptation after Mickey Mouse's Christmas Carol and The Muppets Christmas Carol.


As with other adaptations of Charles Dickens's 1843 A Christmas Carol, the plot centers on Ebenezer Scrooge, a grouchy old moneylender, who is visited by three ghosts who try to make him a happier and nicer person.

Why it Rocks

  1. It stays faithful to the original story.
  2. Nice motion capture animation.
  3. Great visuals.
  4. The scene where Scrooge travels through his past is very atmospheric.
  5. Great voice acting, especially from Jim Carrey and Gary Oldman.
  6. Proper character development.
  7. Great soundtrack.
  8. It's great to see Jim Carrey play various characters.
  9. Marley's ghost design looks very nice.
  10. Nice sense of humor.
  11. Good twists and turns.
  12. The writing is great.
  13. The character designs are nice, but sometimes they can look creepy.
  14. The ending is nice.

Bad Qualities

  1. The animation can look creepy and awkward at times.
  2. It's dark tone doesn't fit to the movie at all, considering it's a family movie.
  3. Overuse of jumpscares.
  4. Not for the easily frightened.
  5. It was a box office bomb but at least it's not Mars Needs Moms.
  6. The story is a bit easy to predict.
  7. Scrooge is really unlikable at the start, until at the middle of the movie.

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