Balladeer’s Blog continues its annual look at various versions of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol!
TAKUGINAI (December 1988) – As always I enjoy reviewing some of the most obscure and/ or neglected versions of the Carol that I can find. Takuginai was (and is) broadcast by the Inuit Broadcasting Corporation in the Northwest Territories of Canada. The half-hour program is a clever and energetic children’s show.
In December of 1988 Takuginai‘s usual blend of puppetry and live-action squeezed in a cartoon version of A Christmas Carol as well. The animation is very VERY limited: think Clutch Cargo then strip away all the dazzling technical prowess. (Yes, it’s THAT limited.)
A Christmas Carol‘s universal appeal shines though no matter what cultural setting it is adapted to. Even this brief rendition – that runs just 3 minutes and 18 seconds – tugs at the emotions a little.
As with so many other versions of the Carol this is NOT one that will appeal to casual fans of the story. It’s worth a look if you are like me and like to watch every single adaptation of A Christmas Carol that you can find.
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