The Muppet Christmas Carol

Revealing mistake: When Rizzo falls down the chimney and lands on the goose at Bob Cratchit's house, he burns his feet. When he is next to Gonzo, his feet are smoking. If you look closely, you can see the holes in the puppet's feet where the smoke comes out.

Other mistake: Near the beginning, Scrooge leaves Scrooge & Marley and walks home. As a result Bob Cratchit and the book keepers clean up and Bob Cratchit locks up with a key. Yet the next day when Scrooge gives gifts to the other book keepers, not only is Scrooge able to get inside without a key, the door is unlocked as well. (00:16:45 - 01:16:05)

Casual Person

Revealing mistake: During the ghost of Christmas present, Kermit is walking with tiny Tim on his shoulder and you can tell Kermit is walking on a spinning drum. Right before the camera pans away you can see Kermit's feet slide like he stopped walking but the road kept spinning. (00:55:00)

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Trivia: At the end of the film when Scrooge is going round being nice to everyone, as he's on his way to the Cratchit's house, we see in the background a shop called "Micklewhite's". This is Michael Caine's real surname. (01:20:55)

Trivia: Statler and Waldorf appear as ghosts (the Marley brothers) in memory of Richard Hunt and Jim Henson, who played them, respectively, and who both died prior to the movie being made.

Xofer

Trivia: Michael Caine insisted on playing the part entirely straight, being adamant he wouldn't wink or "do anything Muppety", ignoring the fact that his costars were puppets. Brian Henson said that was exactly what he wanted.

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Rizzo the Rat: There are two things I hate: heights and jumping from them.

Ebenezer Scrooge: Spirit, tell me if Tiny Tim will live.
Ghost of Christmas Present: That is the future. My realm is the present. However, I see a vacant seat by the chimney corner and a crutch without an owner. If these shadows remain unaltered, I believe the child will die. But, what then? If he's going to die, he'd better do it and decrease the surplus population.

Question: Does anyone know why Belle's 'The Love Is Gone' song was deleted from the UK release of this movie? (It may be in some versions, but isn't in others).

Answer: The song was originally deleted from the theatrical release, but included on the VHS and widescreen version of the LaserDisc. On the early DVDs, it's included in only the full screen versions. It is not included on the original Blu Ray release because the original master and negative were lost. However they were found and Disney has said the song will be included on future 4K releases.

LorgSkyegon

Answer: I have the UK version on video and the song is on mine but I watched it when it was shown on TV and the song wasn't on it, maybe it's something to do with the length of the film? I dunno but it's definitely on the UK release that I've got.

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