An Adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol is an audio story (whose writer is unknown) featuring Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Willie the Giant, John Foulfellow, Gideon, Grimhilde, Daisy Duck, Minnie Mouse, Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse, Merlin and Goofy.
A theatrical adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol narrated by Scrooge McDuck (naturally playing Ebenezer Scrooge), with the "Walt Disney Players" (a makeshift troupe of Disney characters) playing the different parts, mostly to great effect, though Goofy struggles quite a bit with the dramatic part of Jacob Marley. Song sequences are interseded with the story.
- The Only Thing That Counts With Me
- The Way Christmas Ought To Be
- They Won't Know Me
- What a Glorious Christmas Morning
Behind the scenes
This record was released in 1974 through Disneyland Records. It served as the inspiration for the cartoon Mickey's Christmas Carol nine years later, which sticks very close to the script of An Adaptation, though some of the roles are changed (such as Jiminy Cricket replacing Merlin as the Ghost of Christmas Past) and the song sequences were scrapped.
In 1976, a French remake of the story was put out, starring Roger Carel as both the narrator and various characters within the tale. Though broadly equivalent to An Adaptation, even lifting its various songs, it was not a straight translation, with the text of the narration being original; for example, where An Adaptation’s narrator is Scrooge McDuck, Carel's version speaks of Scrooge in the third person.