While the central message of Charles Dickens' classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL is that money isn't everything, this inert cartoon version--with its lifeless animation and limp songs--appears to have been churned out simply to make a buck.
On Christmas Eve, miser Ebeneezer Scrooge (voice of Tim Curry) bristles at the suggestion that his clerk, Bob Cratchit (voice of Michael York), get an entire day off for Christmas. When Scrooge's nephew Fred invites him for dinner, Scrooge declines, even as he scoffs at men appealing on behalf of
a charity. On his way home, Scrooge stops at a pub for a cheap meal of hash and scraps for his dog, Debit (voice of Frank Welker). Arriving ...