A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer-animated Christmas dark fantasy film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is a film adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1843 story of the same name and stars Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge and the three spirits, along with Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright, Cary Elwes and Fionnula Flanagan. The film was produced through the process of motion capture, a technique used in Zemeckis's previous films The Polar Express and Beowulf. It is also Disney's third adaptation of the classic story, following Mickey's Christmas Carol and The Muppet Christmas Carol.
The film was released in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D on November 6, 2009 by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It had its world premiere in London, coinciding with the switching-on of the annual Oxford Street and Regent Street Christmas lights. The film received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its visuals, Alan Silvestri's musical score and the performances of Carrey and Oldman, but criticized its dark tone. It earned $325 million on a $175–200 million budget.
Skywalker Sound provided Post Production Sound Services. Randy Thom served as Sound Designer, Dennis Leonard as Supervising Sound Editor, Leff Lefferts as Assistant Sound Designer, Sue Fox as the Supervising Foley Editor, Dennie Thorpe & Jana Vance as the foley artists, and Sean England as the foley recordist. Angie Yesson & Nia Hansen served as Production Interns and uncredited Sound Recordists.
Sound Effects Used
- Anime Bite Sound 3
- Hollywoodedge, Lightning 08 CloseG SIG012601
- SKYWALKER, CRUNCH - CRUNCHING CHOKE
- SKYWALKER EXPLOSION 01 (Heard when Scrooge's coffin's door finishing opening. It could suggest Hellfire.)
- SKYWALKER HIGH-PITCHED POW SOUND