DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Release Date: November 6, 2009
Cast: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, Cary Elwes, Fionnula Flanagan
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Producers: Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke
Screenplay by: Robert Zemeckis
Based on the classic novella by: Charles Dickens
DISNEY’S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a multi-sensory thrill ride re-envisioned by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Robert Zemeckis, captures the fantastical essence of the classic Dickens tale in a groundbreaking, performance-capture 3D motion picture event.
Ebenezer Scrooge (JIM CARREY) begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk (GARY OLDMAN) and his cheery nephew (COLIN FIRTH). But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it’s too late.
Jim Carrey, like many of his co-stars, tackles several roles, including Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.
The Dickens novella was first published on December 19, 1843, becoming an instant – and enduring -- success.
Performance-capture or motion-capture technology is an extension of live-action filmmaking into the digital realm. Each actor was outfitted with high-tech helmet cams, specialty makeup and full body suits – all designed to be “read” by the computers.