Behind the Bells

“If I give money to the poor, then they won’t be poor anymore”

At a point when Disney was putting out fewer animated projects, a young animator Burny Mattinson pitched a retelling of a Christmas Carol with Mickey and the gang. It was the first new Mickey cartoon in over 30 years.

Learn about why Disney’s Animation output had declined. Learn how a young man started from the mail room all the way to working with the 9 Old Men. Also see how Alan Young would introduce Scrooge McDuck to more people



Listen to this episode of the Behind the Bells Podcast
Author: Robert Nicholas

Mickey’s Christmas Carol Part 1: Decline of Animation, Burny Mattinson’s Rise and the Return of Mickey

Behind the Bells

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