Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol

Movie review by Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media
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age 5+

Respectful Magoo treatment of Dickens is fun for kids.

G 2004 48 minutes

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age 5+

One of the Few LEGIT Family-Friendly Versions of Charles Dickens' Classic

This is in my book THE least scariest depictions of "A Christmas Carol," making it a safe choice for little kids (or easily-creeped-out adults like myself... -_-) PLus, the songs and animation can actually be really fun! :D (And BTW, we live in an age of activism. It's come to a point where everyone's getting "offended" at things that aren't even offensive. Thus I must make it clear that this cartoon is NOT a mean jab at handicapped people. Good grief... -_-)

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age 4+

Artistic quality is poor.

The animation is disorienting, dull and simplistic (in fact, the whole show is disorienting), the songs aren't memorable, and the children's voices aren't very good, especially when they sing. Harmless for preschoolers who have nothing better to watch (or nothing better to do), but those who are at least 6 should instead be introduced to a different version. I'm surprised that Sir Alistair Cooke thinks differently, but I have my opinion, just as he has his. If most of you agree with Cooke and not me, I rest my case.

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