First Look: Jim Carrey as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol
by Alex Billington
May 18, 2009
Okay, technically speaking, this isn't our very first look at Jim Carrey in this, since we featured the poster with him on it last week, but it is the first official photo. Disney has released the following photo from Robert Zemeckis' A Christmas Carol, showing Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge encountering a ghost. The trailer is set to debut by the end of this month sometime, and will most likely show in front of Pixar's Up starting on May 29th. One new photo isn't going to make me excited, I'm waiting for some actual footage. Stay tuned for more updates and the trailer for Disney's A Christmas Carol coming in the next few weeks!
Click the photo below to see a full-size version of the rendered shot from Zemeckis' latest CGI feature.
A new 19-second promo clip from A Christmas Carol has also debuted, and can be seen below courtesy of Trailer Addict. This is our first real glimpse at any finished footage from the film as well. Thoughts?
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic about a Victorian-era miser named Ebenezer Scrooge who is taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
A Christmas Carol is both written and directed by filmmaker extraordinaire Robert Zemeckis, of everything from Back to the Future to Who Framed Roger Rabbit to Forrest Gump to Contact to his past CGI movies The Polar Express and Beowulf previously. This is based on Charles Dickens' classic story. Jim Carrey stars at least four different characters, alongside of Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Penn, Colin Firth, Cary Elwes, and Bob Hoskins. Disney will debut A Christmas Carol in theaters everywhere on November 6th.