A CHRISTMAS CAROL: INUIT CARTOON VERSION FROM 1988

Balladeer’s Blog continues its annual look at various versions of the Dickens classic A Christmas Carol! Carol-A-Thon 2017 resumes!

inuit broadcasting corporationTAKUGINAI (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.     

FOR MORE VERSIONS OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL CLICK HERE:   https://glitternight.com/category/a-christmas-carol-2/

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