(*homocinematically inclined)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Toon Talk: Bah Humbug

Like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Charles Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge is one character from classic English literature who has had more than his fair share of cinematic incarnations. From feature films to television productions to animated cartoons, Scrooge has been portrayed by everyone from Albert Finney to Vanessa Williams to Mr. Magoo.

Following earlier versions starring Mickey Mouse and the Muppets, Disney took another crack at the yuletide chestnut last holiday movie season, and was even so bold as to title it Disney’s A Christmas Carol (now available on Disney DVD and Blu-ray). Yet, despite that family friendly stamp of approval, this Carol is not for the little ones with visions of sugarplums dancing in their heads ...

Click here to continue reading my Toon Talk review of Disney's A Christmas Carol at

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