Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Burny Mattinson "Mickey's Christmas Carol"
For some reason Alan Young chose to use a Scottish voice for his 1983 portrayal of Ebenezer Scrooge in Mickey's Christmas Carol. I can't think why.
Ebenezer Scrooge/ Scrooge McDuck (about his now dead partner, Jacob Marley): In his will he left me enough money to pay for his tombstone .... and I had him buried at sea.
Jacob Marley/Goofy: Remember when I was alive I robbed the widows and swindled the poor?
Ebenezer Scrooge/Scrooge McDuck: Yes and all in the same day. Oh you had class, Jacob.
With a script like that do you need any other reason to watch a Disney classic? It was written by the great Burny Mattinson with surprisingly little assistance from Charles Dickens. As ever with Disney it is superbly animated, with the best artists around and some effective and even spectacular backgrounds to act as a foil for all those well known and loved cartoon characters. I once claimed I would not feature Disney on the blog, I was going to operate in a higher sphere. I'm less snooty now. And it's Christmas.
Mickey's Christmas Carol 1
Mickey's Christmas Carol 2
Mickey's Christmas Carol 3