A Christmas Carol Wiki

An adaptation of A Christmas Carol was released in 2009 by the Walt Disney Company and is its third adaptation.. It was released on November 3, 2009 in London and November 6, 2009 in the United States. The voice cast includes Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts, Gary Oldman as Bob Cratchit and Jacob Marley, Colin Firtha s Fred, Bob Hoskins as Mr. Fezziwig, and Robin Wright Penn as Fan.


  • Jim Carrey as:
    • Ebenezer Scrooge, a stingy, grouchy and selfish old man, whose sheer miserly nature leads him to despise Christmas and all things which engender happiness.
    • Ghost of Christmas Past, the first spirit that haunts Scrooge in order to prompt him to repent. He is depicted as an androgynous man with a flickering flame for a head and a body like a candle, and speaks with an Irish accent.
    • Ghost of Christmas Present, the second spirit. He is depicted as a towering man with red hair, a full beard, and a green ermine robe. He is a jolly figure prone to hearty laughter, and speaks with a Yorkshire accent.
    • Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, the third and final spirit. It is depicted as a shadowy Grim Reaper cast across the ground or a wall, and is the only spirit that does not speak.
  • Gary Oldman as Bob Cratchit, Scrooge's cheerful assistant and underpaid clerk.
    • Oldman also portrays Jacob Marley, the ghost of Scrooge's former business partner, who is bound in chains and cursed to walk the earth in penance of a cold-hearted life.
    • Oldman does the motion capture for Tiny Tim, Cratchit's youngest son. Ryan Ochoa provides the uncredited voice of Tiny Tim.
  • Colin Firth as Fred, Scrooge's cheerful nephew and only living relative. Fred is the son of Scrooge's younger sister Fan.
  • Bob Hoskins as Mr. Fezziwig, the proprietor of a warehouse business for whom Scrooge worked as a young apprentice.
    • Hoskins also portrays Old Joe, a fence who buys the belongings of the deceased Scrooge from Mrs. Dilber.
  • Robin Wright Penn as Fan, Scrooge's beloved younger sister who has since died.
    • Wright also portrays Belle, Scrooge's neglected fiancée.
  • Cary Elwes as Portly Gentleman #1/Dick Wilkins/Mad Fiddler/Guest #2/Business Man #1
    • Elwes would also act as a stand-in for Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present in scenes where two Carrey characters appear together, standing-in as the character interacting with Carrey during filming. An example would be, that whenever filming scenes with Scrooge and the Ghost of Christmas Past, Carrey would perform as the Ghost, while Elwes would act as a stand-in for Scrooge, feeding that character's lines to Carrey, and vice versa would act as a stand-in for the Ghost when Carrey performed as Scrooge.
  • Fionnula Flanagan as Mrs. Dilber, Scrooge's charwoman.
  • Steve Valentine as Funerary Undertaker/Topper
  • Daryl Sabara as Undertaker's Apprentice/Tattered Caroler #1/Beggar Boy #1/Peter Cratchit/Well-Dressed Caroler #1
  • Sage Ryan as Tattered Caroler #2
  • Amber Gainey Meade as Tattered Caroler #3/ Well-Dressed Caroler #2
  • Ryan Ochoa as Tattered Caroler #4/Beggar Boy #2/Young Cratchit Boy/Ignorance Boy/Young Boy with Sleigh
  • Bobbi Page as Tattered Caroler #5/Well-Dressed Caroler #3
  • Ron Bottitta as Tattered Caroler #6/Well-Dressed Caroler #4
  • Sammi Hanratty as Beggar Boy #3/Young Cratchit Girl/Want Girl
  • Julian Holloway as Fat Cook/Portly Gentleman #2/Business Man #3
  • Jacquie Barnbrook as Mrs. Fezziwig/Fred's sister-in-law/Well-Dressed Caroler #5
  • Lesley Manville as Mrs. Cratchit
  • Molly C. Quinn as Belinda Cratchit
  • Fay Masterson as Martha Cratchit/Guest #1/Caroline
  • Leslie Zemeckis as Janet Holywell, Fred's wife.
  • Paul Blackthorne as Guest #3/Business Man #2
  • Michael Hyland as Guest #4
  • Kerry Hoyt as Adult Ignorance
  • Julene Renee-Preciado as Adult Want


  •  Most of the film was motion-captured by the same company that worked on The Polar Express
  •  The only Disney film with Jim Carrey.
  • This is actually the first adaptation to actually include Fan in the story, as Disney ignored her in the Micky Mouse's Christmas Carol and The Muppet Christmas Carol.