Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol was the very first animated Christmas special. Before Rudolph. Before Charlie Brown. Before any of the others.
You don’t have to know who Mister Magoo is. This production stands on it’s own and features a score by Funny Girl songwriting team Jule Styne and lyricist Bob Merrill.
NBC aired this in 2012 and did a merciless hack job, doing random edits to fit a 60 minute time slot (cutting away to commercials during the middle of a scene and never returning to that scene).
The full 90 minute Christmas Carol will air on CW this evening (12/19) at 8pm and again at 8pm Christmas Eve.