012 – Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Comparing and contrasting Disney’s 1983 Classic, “Mickey’s Christmas Carol”, with the story that inspired the film, “A Christmas Carol In Prose. Being A Ghost Story of Christmas” by Charles Dickens.


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Recommended Reading




The Annotated Christmas Carol: A Christmas Carol in Prose (The Annotated Books)








Dickens, Charles, et al. The Annotated Christmas Carol: a Christmas Carol in Prose. W.W. Norton & Co., 2004.



Mattinson, Burny, director. Mickeys Christmas Carol. Walt Disney Educational Media, 1983.


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  1. Hans von Rostock, 5th Earl of Weselton says

    Actually, Dickens got the name Scrooge from the gravestone of Ebenezer Scroggie, a relative of the economist Adam Smith. Scroggie’s gravestone described him as a “meal man”, but Dickens had poor eyesight and read it as “mean man”, and so Scrooge was born.

  2. Hans von Rostock says

    Also, yes, it’s still called Harrods.

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