A Christmas Carol: Casting Jim Carrey As Scrooge Really Required Lateral ThinkingCharles Dickens' classic novel, and here is another try, "A Christmas Carol" (2009). Bill Murray did well with it in Scrooged, and it seems like someone else tries it in one form or another each year. Robert Zemeckis of ImageMovers Digital/Walt Disney Pictures is no stranger to Christmas animation films (The Polar Express), so he signed on Jim Carrey and went for it. Zemeckis, of course, is as close to a living Hollywood animation legend as you can get these days - besides "Polar Express," he directed "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," which heralded the return of animation to the big time back in 1988. In any event, here the 3-D animation results are delightful and very faithful to the book.
|Scrooge confronting a spirit|
|Young Scrooge waiting for his father|
|Cratchit and Tiny Tim|
|Marley warning Scrooge|
|Scrooge up close|
|There are great visuals throughout|
|Scrooge - will he learn his lesson?|
|Scrooge having a little fun|
|Special Amtrak "A Christmas Carol" exhibition train in 2009|
Below is the official trailer.