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Disney’s A Christmas Carol


Nov 06, 2009

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Nov 16, 2010

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Jim Carrey
Gary Oldman
Colin Firth
Bob Hoskins
Robin Wright Penn
Cary Elwes
Fionnula Flanagan
Robert Zemeckis.


2009 Walt Disney Pictures

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Still shot from the movie: Disney’s A Christmas Carol.

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Charles Dickens' classic tale comes to life, this time in Disney Digital 3-D and Imax 3D. Thanks to some computer wizardry and many talented folks at Disney Studios, actor Jim Carrey's voice and body movements are transformed into the characters of Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future (along with a few others).

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Why Is Disney’s A Christmas Carol Rated PG?

Disney’s A Christmas Carol is rated PG for scary sequences and images.

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This script is decidedly more intense than many of the other animated versions. The opening scenes depict a dead body in a casket. A ghostly doorknocker comes to life, spitting out decaying teeth and scaring a man. Bells unexplainably begin ringing and ominous sounds are heard in the other room. While howling and shrieking, an apparition experiences physical convulsions that cause the lower part of his jaw begins to flag uncontrollably. Numerous ghostly characters are seen floating in the air. A man is taken on several wild flights through the night air. A character is shot up into the sky and then falls to earth. A man is hit on the head with a torch. A character thrusts a knife at another man. Moments of peril and intense action are portrayed. After death, a character’s body decays leaving only a skeletal figure which also disintegrates and blows away in a wind. A man is chased through the streets by a team of ghostly horses and a silent, threatening driver. A character is nearly hit by a man who is chasing a rat with a fire poker. A man falls into an open grave. Some characters are shown smoking or drinking alcohol. One character uses snuff. Women wear low-cut dresses. The script contains infrequent mild profanities. Several references to death (including the passing of children) are made.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to Disney’s A Christmas Carol.

In another pair of films set in the Christmas season, The Family Man and It’s a Wonderful Life, two characters get a chance to see how different their lives would have been had they chosen a another path.

You can find Charles Dickens’ story (first published on December 19, 1843) at your local library.

Canadian Movie Ratings

G May Frighten Young Children.
AB PG Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended for Young Children
MB PG Not Recommended For Young Children, Frightening Scenes.
ON PG Frightening Scenes.
QC G Not recommended for young children.

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Disney’s A Christmas Carol...

Disney’s A Christmas Carol releases to home video on November 16, 2010, on DVD and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack.

Special features included with Disney’s A Christmas Carol on DVD:

-Capturing A Christmas Carol

-On Set With Sammi

- Deleted Scenes

Special features included with Disney’s A Christmas Carol 4-DISC Blu-ray Combo Pack:

- Mr. Scrooge’s Wild Ride (In 3D)

- Behind The Carol: The Full Motion Capture Experience

- Digital Advent Calendar

- Capturing A Christmas Carol

- On Set With Sammi

- Deleted Scenes

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FYI says: Nov. 15, 2009

My 11 year-old saw this 3D movie with a friend. She came home horrified and asked me if she could write a review to warn others, so through the eyes of my 11 year old….christmas carol is not what I was expecting when I went to go see it at the movie theater,I was expecting a child appropriate funny and non-scary movie,but instead I was watching a ghost breaking his jaw all the way open with the sides of his mouth tared open as well. I would not let your child see this movie if he/she was under the age of
11 or 12 years old. there were skeletons everywhere,
and dead people through the whole movie.
I was horrified about was I was watching,there was one ghost who looked like santa claus and he died and started to disintegrate until there was nothing left but bones.
My friend who I was with while watching this movie,who
has seen scary horror movies was hiding her eyes
in her jacket to avoid watching these inappropriate
If I were you I would watch a movie that is worth your time and money unlike this horrible movie.
Thank you 4 listening to my opinion,
p.s.Christmas shouldn’t be scary.

Nivi says: Nov. 15, 2009

I am disappointed with the ratings of the movie.  I might as well taken my child to a horror movie.  It was really scary.  I was happy that we didn’t see the 3D version of it.  I wish somebody takes this PG rating seriously.

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