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Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

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All our DVDs are Region 1. Plays in US DVD players.

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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol is a 1962 animated musical holiday television special produced by UPA. It is an adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, featuring UPA's character Mr. Magoo as Ebenezer Scrooge. The special first aired on December 18, 1962 on NBC and was the first animated Christmas special to be produced specifically for television.

Jim Backus provides the voice of Magoo, with additional voices provided by Paul FreesMorey AmsterdamJoan Gardner, and Jack Cassidy. The special is directed by Abe Levitow and features songs composed by Jule Styne, with lyrics by Bob Merrill.


An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the true meaning of Christmas from the three spirits who haunt him one Christmas Eve.

Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol
2007 DVD cover
Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Written by Barbara Chain
Directed by Abe Levitow
Voices of Jim Backus
Morey Amsterdam
Jack Cassidy
Royal Dano
Paul Frees
Composer(s) Walter Scharf
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Lee Orgel
Henry G. Saperstein
Running time 53 mins
Production company(s) United Productions of America
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
Original network NBC
Original release December 18, 1962

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