1. A Collection of Christmas Cameos
At the time of it’s release, Mickey’s Christmas Carol held the largest gathering of Disney characters in any production until the release of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? in 1988. Of course, its obvious that many of Disney’s main players assume the roles of Dickensian characters (i.e. Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit, Goofy as Jacob Marley, and Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge), but the real beauty lies in the background characters and supporting roles. In the opening scene alone, we are treated to appearances from the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf, as well as several characters from Disney’s Robin Hood including Otto the blacksmith, Friar Tuck, and Mother Rabbit just to name a few. In the party scene at Fezziwig’s, Characters like Uncle Waldo (Aristocats), J. Thaddeus Toad and MacBadger (The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad), Clarabelle Cow, Horace Horsecollar, Chip and Dale, and even Huey, Dewey, and Louie make appearances amongst Fezziwig’s party goers. Though it might seem like a colorful collection of Disney stars all together, it should be greatly noted that this was one of the first times Disney properties crossed over. For the time, this was a big deal. It would be the equivalent of all the Marvel Heroes coming together in Civil War for the first time. Give the short a rewatch or two, see how many classic characters you can find.