Luke Evans and Olivia Colman lead all-star cast in the streamer’s Charles Dicken classic Christmas tale retold as a CG animated supernatural, time-traveling, musical adaptation, coming your way this holiday season.
Netflix has unveiled the cast and new images from Timeless Films and director Stephen Donnelly’s adaptation of Charles Dickens' ageless Christmas story in the upcoming CG animated feature Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, retold as a supernatural, time-traveling, musical. With his very soul on the line, Scrooge has but one Christmas Eve left to face his past and build a better future. The film hits the streamer in December.
“It’s been a fascinating challenge to adapt such a beloved and often-told story,” shared Donnelly. “I think this version will give those who know A Christmas Carol all the things they expect, but not as they’ve experienced them before. There are more than enough psychedelic, time-traveling, and musical surprises to keep those familiar with the story on the edge of their seats, while the authentic essence of Dickens has been retained for those coming completely fresh to the classic tale. I can’t wait to share this new version of A Christmas Carol with the world and sincerely hope audiences embrace it this year and for many to come."
The film stars Luke Evans (Scrooge); Olivia Colman (Past); Jessie Buckley (Isabel Fezziwig); Johnny Flynn (Bob Cratchit); Fra Fee (Harry Huffam); Giles Terera (Tom Jenkins); Trevor Dion Nicholas (Present); James Cosmo (Mr. Fezziwig); and Jonathan Pryce (Jacob Marley). Music and lyrics are by Academy Award winner Leslie Bricusse OBE with songs arranged, produced, and scored by Jeremy Holland-Smith.
Donnelly (Lost in Oz) directs, with Ralph Kamp p.g.a., Leslie Bricusse, and Andrew Pearce serving as producers. Co-producing are Rebecca Kamp and Gareth Kamp. Timeless Films is producing the feature in association with Axis Studios.
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol is one of Netflix’s wide variety of original animated feature films, which include Academy Award-nominated The Mitchell’s vs the Machines; Aardman's Robin Robin; Sergio Pablos’ Klaus; Oscar winner Glen Keane’s Over the Moon; Richard Linklater’s Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood; Chris Williams’ The Sea Beast; Henry Selick’s Wendell & Wild; Nora Twomey’s My Father’s Dragon; Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio; Wendy Rogers’ The Magician’s Elephant; Nick Bruno and Troy Quane’s Nimona; Jared and Jerusha Hess’ Thelma the Unicorn; Shannon Tindle and John Aoshima’s Ultraman; and Aardman sequel Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget.