BLU-RAY REVIEW – Disney’s A Christmas Carol

by Valerie, Mom Knows It All

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Disneys A Christmas Carol Bluray Cover


  • Available on November 16, 2010
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
  • Rated: ‘PG’ US; Bonus Material not rated in the US;‘PG’ CE; “G” CF
  • Run time: 96 minutes

One of my favorite Christmas stories is A Christmas Carol. I’ve seen a number of versions of it and today added yet another to the list – Disney’s A Christmas Carol. This movie is now my favorite version of this classic story. The first thing you should know is that the movie isn’t brightly colored animation, nor is it typical people on film. It’s CGI, computer generated imagery, which is somewhere in the middle. The colors are a little on the darker side. The graphics are outstanding and at times quite creepy! If you’ve got a good eye you might notice the actor Jim Carrey in more than one role. Other cast members include Gary Oldman, Collin Firth, Bob Hoskins and Robin Wright. The story is the one most of you are familiar with, complete with the Ghosts Of Christmas Past, Present and Yet To Come taking miserable Scrooge on a journey through time and different moments in his life, with the hope tht he learns the true meaning of Christmas. There is a difference in the ending from other versions, I won’t tell you what it is because I don’t want to ruin the surprise.

Bonus Features:

BLU-RAY 3D Disc (suggested retail $49.99 US; $56.99 Canada) includes an exclusive 3D bonus feature, plus all the Blu-ray and DVD features:

* Mr. Scrooge’s Wild Ride – In this 3D bonus feature, director Zemeckis and the cast explain how 3D made the Dickens novella come to life. The feature explores how 3D technology brought a whole new dimension to the story, from the Ghost of Christmas Past whisking Scrooge through time, to the look and feel of the characters in 19th Century London.

BLU-RAY (suggested retail $39.99 US; $44.99 Canada) features include all of the DVD features plus:

* Behind The Carol: The Full Motion Capture Experience – A feature length picture-in-picture viewing mode takes the audience behind the scenes of motion capture filmmaking.

* Countdown to Christmas Interactive Calendar – 25 days of holiday surprises extend the holiday cheer, as viewers come back to discover what each door holds.

* Deleted Scenes – Six deleted scenes on the Blu-ray Disc.

DVD (suggested retail $29.99 US; $35.99 Canada) features include:

* Capturing A Christmas Carol – Actress Jacquie Barnbrook hosts a journey through the creative process of Disney’s A Christmas Carol.

* On Set With Sammi – Follow Sammi Hanratty, one of the film’s young stars, as she shares a kid’s eye view of an “anything but average” day on the set.

* Deleted Scenes – Three deleted scenes on the DVD.

Here’s a clip called Happy Dance.

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Claire S. December 8, 2010 - 11:45 pm

I love this movie.

Katie Issaquah December 12, 2010 - 5:32 pm

We’ve been wondering if this was worth watching. Thank you for the review.

Eve January 29, 2011 - 8:56 pm

I still have not seen it but really want to it should be good

nickie April 20, 2011 - 3:11 pm

love,love this movie!


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