Even though Halloween is still a few weeks away, AppleTV just released the trailer for Spirited, a modernized musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Ryan Reynolds portrays Clint Briggs, a modernized version of Charles Dickens’ Scrooge, and Will Ferrell plays the ghost of Christmas Present. A delightful twist is provided by the movie, which turns the novel on its head and examines the narrative from the perspective of the ghosts. Briggs is thus seen gazing into the ghost’s past, present, and future.
The film will premiere in theaters on November 11 and hit Apple’s streaming service a week later on November 18.
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Robert Zemeckis is the author and director of the 2009 American computer-animated Christmas movie A Christmas Carol. It features the voices of Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, and Cary Elwes and is based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella of the same name.
Here is the list of 5 movies that are similar to A Christmas Carol.
1. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Adapted from a screenplay by Jerry Juhl, The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American holiday musical comedy-drama film that was directed by Brian Henson (in his feature film debut). It features Muppet actors Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, and Frank Oz along with Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge, and is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella A Christmas Carol. Although some artistic privacy rights are taken to fit the Muppets’ aesthetic, The Muppet Christmas Carol largely adheres to Dickens’ original plot.
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a 1993 American stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film produced and conceptualized by Tim Burton. It was directed by Henry Selick (in his feature directorial debut). In it, Jack Skellington, the ruler of Halloween Town, stumbles upon Christmas Town to take over the holiday. The score and songs were written by Danny Elfman, who also provided Jack’s singing voice.
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3. Scrooged (2004)
Richard Donner’s Scrooged stars Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a tormented TV network president who is approaching the Christmas season. He’s cut himself off from everyone who loves him, he enjoys criticizing and humiliating his coworkers, and he lives a lonely life in his high-rise office, watching TV and drinking vodka. His definition of an effective promotional advertisement is one that scares viewers into watching.
4. The Polar Express (2004)
A young boy rides the Polar Express to the North Pole on Christmas Eve, learning about friendship, bravery, and the true meaning of the holiday. This is the story of a young boy who travels on Christmas Eve night on a strong, magical train bound for the North Pole and the residence of Santa Claus. He sets out on a journey of self-discovery during this ride, which demonstrates to him that the wonder of life never ceases for those who believe.
5. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
The film, directed by Bharat Nalluri of Spooks and Hustle, follows Charles Dickens as he attempts to write his holiday bestseller while being visited by apparitions of his characters.