2009 | A motion-capture 'Christmas Carol'

"The Polar Express" director <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB004042" title="Robert Zemeckis" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/robert-zemeckis-PECLB004042.topic">Robert Zemeckis</a>' re-imagined the Dickens classic as a 3-D action-thriller that zooms through Victorian London and the fever dreams of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEFCC0000244411" title="Ebenezer Scrooge (fictional character)" href="/topic/arts-culture/literature/ebenezer-scrooge-%28fictional-character%29-PEFCC0000244411.topic">Ebenezer Scrooge.</a> The special effects encumbered the motion-capture film, which already had a blizzard of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB000871" title="Jim Carrey" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/jim-carrey-PECLB000871.topic">Jim Carrey</a>'s theatrics to weather, wrote <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP00305312828" title="Los Angeles Times" href="/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/newspapers/los-angeles-times-ORCRP00305312828.topic">Los Angeles Times</a> film critic Betsy Sharkey.<br>
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"The actor voices eight characters, including Scrooge at all ages as well as the three ghosts who haunt him -- you can just see him in the recording studio pingponging manically around during one of the Scrooge-ghost tete-a-tetes."

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"The Polar Express" director Robert Zemeckis' re-imagined the Dickens classic as a 3-D action-thriller that zooms through Victorian London and the fever dreams of Ebenezer Scrooge. The special effects encumbered the motion-capture film, which already had a blizzard of Jim Carrey's theatrics to weather, wrote Los Angeles Times film critic Betsy Sharkey.

"The actor voices eight characters, including Scrooge at all ages as well as the three ghosts who haunt him -- you can just see him in the recording studio pingponging manically around during one of the Scrooge-ghost tete-a-tetes."

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