Tuesday, December 22, 2009
OK, it's the Holiday season. Let's go watch an Oscar-award-winning adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, executive produced by Chuck Jones with the voice of Alastair Sim as Scrooge! For now, there's only one -- just one place -- to see this: YouTube.
It's not on DVD. Ands that's crummy. This show has some serious pedigree; the guy who brought us THE GRINCH (the cartoon, not the Jim Carrey monster) is the executive producer and it's directed by the animation director of WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT. I remember seeing it in 1971, and once or twice since then -- but only by chance. It's not a holiday TV tradition ala CHARLIE BROWN or those Rankin Bass puppet specials or the MISTER MAGOO special. Go figure!
YouTube's rules means a 28 minute vid has to be sliced up into smaller segments. Here are the links if you have the time to watch.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Stave One
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Stave Two
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Stave Three
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Stave Four
Thanks to Grant Miehm for reminding me of this special, which I had forgotten about until now!
- The above was originally posted on December 11, 2007. And this is still not available on DVD or Blu Ray or whatever so far as I know.