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    Post A Christmas Carol (2009)w/ Jim Carrey

    The Mother of all remakes is back again.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1067106/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...aptations#Film

    A Christmas Carol is an announced film to be directed by Robert Zemeckis and star Jim Carrey in multiple roles. It is a 3D animated feature based on the novel by Charles Dickens. The film will utilize the same motion capture techniques used previously by Zemeckis in The Polar Express and Beowulf.[2] Zemeckis has stated previously that A Christmas Carol is one of his favorite stories dealing with time travel.[3] Carrey is scheduled to begin shooting A Christmas Carol in early 2008 after completing Yes Man.[4]

    I was wondering how many times a single story could be remade thru the ages....let's count them.

    Theatre
    A Christmas Carol (1974 original musical-comedy stage adaptation written and directed by, and starring, Ira David Wood III), performed for the last 33 years on stage at Raleigh's Memorial Auditorium. Theatre In The Park, in Raleigh, North Carolina, has produced the show since its premiere. Wood's "A Christmas Carol" is the longest running indoor show in North Carolina theatre history.
    The Gospel According to Scrooge (1986), a stage musical that emphasizes the religious elements of the story, often performed by American Christian churches.
    Scrooge!: A Dickens of a One-Man Show (1991), a theatrical adaptation one person show written by and starring Kevin Norberg portraying all 40-plus characters in a solo performance.
    Scrooge: The Musical (1992), a British stage musical adapted from the 1970 film and starring Anthony Newley.
    Steve Nallon's Christmas Carol (2003) theatrical adaptation starring the noted impressionist, as a number of famous people.
    A Christmas Carol (1981) a musical adaptation which premiered in 1982 at the Hartman Theater, Stamford, Conn. The show was workshopped as a tour in 1981, with Richard Kiley as Scrooge. Book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Music by Michel Legrand.
    A Christmas Carol (1991) Patrick Stewart's one-man reading/acting of the story, on Broadway. On stage he would use a table, chair, stool, lectern, and a book with an over-sized print cover to enact the entire story. Revived in 1993, 1995, and 2001.

    Film
    A Christmas Carol (1908) is one of the first film versions of the novella, with Thomas Ricketts as Scrooge.
    A Christmas Carol (1910) is a 15-minute silent version of the film starring Marc McDermott as Scrooge and Charles Ogle as Cratchit.
    Scrooge (1935), an English movie starring Sir Seymour Hicks as Scrooge.[1]
    A Christmas Carol (1938) starring Reginald Owen as Scrooge and Gene Lockhart and Kathleen Lockhart as the Cratchits.
    Scrooge (1951) starring Alastair Sim as Scrooge and Mervyn Johns and Hermione Baddeley as the Cratchits.
    Scrooge (1970), a musical film adaptation starring Albert Finney as Scrooge and Alec Guinness as Marley's Ghost.
    A Christmas Carol (1971), an Oscar-winning animated short film by Richard Williams, with Alastair Sim reprising the role of Scrooge.
    Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983), an animated short film featuring the various Walt Disney characters, with Scrooge McDuck fittingly playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. This version was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's 'A Christmas Carol'. Most of the cast remained unchanged, however, in the audio version, the Blue Fairy (from Pinocchio) and the Queen (from Snow White, in her hag guise) portrayed the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Future, respectively (the Present Ghost, like in the film version, was portrayed by Willie the Giant).
    Scrooged (1988): a remake in a contemporary setting with Bill Murray being a misanthropic TV producer who is haunted by the ghosts of Christmas. Directed by Richard Donner.
    The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) featuring the various Muppet characters, with Michael Caine as Scrooge. This adaption also adds a character named Robert Marley, who is Jacob's brother and was a second partner in Scrooge's business. He appears with Jacob as a ghost.
    A Christmas Carol (1997), an animated production featuring the voice of Tim Curry as Scrooge as well as the voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Michael York and Ed Asner.
    Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) an animated version produced by Illuminated Films (Christmas Carol), Ltd/The Film Consortium/MBP; screenplay by Robert Llewellyn & Piet Kroon; with the voices of Simon Callow, Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Michael Gambon, and Juliet Stevenson.
    A Christmas Carol (2006), a computer animated adaptation featuring anthropomorphic animals in the lead roles.
    A Christmas Carol is an announced film to be directed by Robert Zemeckis and star Jim Carrey in multiple roles. It is a 3D animated feature based on the novel by Charles Dickens. The film will utilize the same motion capture techniques used previously by Zemeckis in The Polar Express and Beowulf.[2] Zemeckis has stated previously that A Christmas Carol is one of his favorite stories dealing with time travel.[3] Carrey is scheduled to begin shooting A Christmas Carol in early 2008 after completing Yes Man.[4]

    Television
    Ralph Richardson as Scrooge in a 30-minute filmed episode of NBC's Fireside Theatre in 1951.
    A Christmas Carol (1954), a musical television adaptation starring Fredric March as Scrooge and Basil Rathbone as Marley. A filmed episode of the series Shower of Stars, and the first version in color.
    The Stingiest Man in Town (1956), the second musical adaptation, starring Basil Rathbone and Vic Damone as the old and young Scrooge. A live episode of the dramatic anthology series The Alcoa Hour.
    Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962), an animated musical television special featuring the UPA character voiced by Jim Backus, with songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill.
    Rich Little's Christmas Carol (1978), a HBO television special in which impressionist Rich Little plays several celebrities and characters in the main roles.
    The Stingiest Man in Town (1978), an animated made-for-TV musical produced by Rankin-Bass. Stars Walter Matthau as the voice of Scrooge and Tom Bosley as the narrator. This had originally been done as a live-action musical on television in 1956.[5]
    An American Christmas Carol (1979), an adaptation starring Henry Winkler at the height of his fame from the television series Happy Days, where the story is set in Depression era New England, and the Scrooge character is named Benedict Slade.[6]
    Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol (1979), an animated television special featuring the various Looney Tunes characters.
    A Christmas Carol (1984), a television movie version starring George C. Scott.
    "X-mas Marks The Spot" (1987) was an episode of the animated series, The Real Ghostbusters that spoofed the Dickens classic, depicting the heroes accidentally capturing the four spirits (Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come and Jacob Marley) and ruining Christmas for the future.[7]
    Alvin and the Chipmunks adapted the basic storyline in a 1992 TV Special, Alvin's Christmas Carol. Alvin becomes a Scrooge-like chipmunk who only views Christmas as a time of getting. But Dave, Theodore and Simon show him that Christmas is a time of giving. Incidentally, Alvin's elderly neighbor on his paper route has a cat named Ebenezer.
    A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994), animated adaptation featuring Fred Flintstone as 'Ebonyzer Scrooge', Barney as 'Bob Cragit' and Mr. Slate as 'Jacob Marbley'. [8]
    Ebbie (1995), a television movie in which the role of Scrooge is played by a female with Susan Lucci as Elizabeth "Ebbie" Scrooge, the cold-hearted owner of a department store.[9]
    "A Solstice Carol" (1996), a holiday episode of Xena: Warrior Princess that replaced Scrooge with a miserly king and replaced the three spirits with the three fates of Greek Mythology.[10]
    Ebenezer (1997), a Canadian TV production Western-themed version starring Jack Palance and Rick Schroder.
    Ms. Scrooge (1997), a television movie starring Cicely Tyson that aired on USA Network. [11]
    A Christmas Carol (1999), a television movie starring Patrick Stewart, inspired by his one-man show, but featuring a full supporting cast. This was the first version of the story to make use of digital special effects.
    A Christmas Carol (2000) A modern-day version starring Ross Kemp as Eddie Scrooge, an unscrupulous loan shark.
    A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000), a humorous adaptation starring Vanessa Williams as bitchy diva Ebony Scrooge who is transformed into a kind-hearted soul.[12]
    A Carol Christmas (2003) Made-for-TV adaptation on the Hallmark Channel. Stars Tori Spelling as "Scroogette." William Shatner makes a special appearance as the ghost of Christmas Present.[13]
    A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004), starring Kelsey Grammer.
    A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (2006), a direct to DVD special featuring Oscar the Grouch in the Scrooge role.[14]
    "Christmas Mikey" (2006 television episode) Final episode of Season 1 of Kappa Mikey, pitting Ozu in the role of Scrooge, and three Ghosts who resemble Japanese samurai.[15]
    This makes #14 for film adaptations and I didn't include the radio versions.

    I will simply stick with the George C. Scott tv movie on DVD.

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=51795



    TheBadandUgly.com has posted the first image and poster of Jim Carrey in Disney's A Christmas Carol, written/directed by Robert Zemeckis (The Polar Express) and coming to conventional theaters and IMAX on November 6.

    In the 3-D performance capture film, 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. Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, Cary Elwes and Fionnula Flanagan co-star.

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    I'm actually really interested to see how this plays out. I wasn't a fan of the other pseudo cgi works of his, but I might give this one a chance.
    'You sit on a throne of lies!' - Buddy the Christmas Elf

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