I have seen so many different versions of A Christmas Carol and was naturally looking forward to this one. I had heard from other people that it was a "very dark" movie. But I thought....hmm....how could that be? Well...now I know. The animated-type faces of regular people were good and I loved the beginning where everything was viewed from above...but oh...the ghosts were overly scary...many dark parts to this usually fun and joyfilled story. So much time was spent on horrific looking and sounding visuals that it seems there was barely any time for the ending part which is usually such fun to watch! I would not recommend this version to anybody and would not buy it on dvd. No thank you. If I want a horror movie, there are others I could see!