Director Toshiyuki Hiruma Takashi
Starring Nathan Aswell, Kathleen Barr, Lilliam Carlson, Cheralynn Bailey
Charles Dickens' immortal story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the meanest man in London whose heart comes to know the true meaning of Christmas, is the most-told and best-loved Christmas story of all time. And this splendid children's feature brings all of Dickens' unforgettable characters to life with the best in animation. The time is 1843, and everyone in merry old London is getting ready for Christmas, everyone except for Ebenezer Scrooge. Mean and miserly, Scrooge thinks that the most important thing in life is business. He overworks and underpays his humble clerk, Bob Cratchit, who wants to spend more time with his ailing son, Tiny Tim. He refuses the hospitality and love of his nephew, Fred. And his response to Christmas cheer is generally "Bah, Humbug!" But this Christmas Eve turns out to be very different when Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Taking him on a whirlwind ride through the things he has done and the things that are yet to be, the ghosts teach Scrooge a lesson and give him a chance to mend his ways. Soon, the reformed Scrooge helps nurse Tiny Tim back to health and becomes known throughout London for keeping Christmas in his heart all year 'round. This uplifting animated feature of Dickens' classic tale is destined to become a family favorite for years to come.