Christmas Carol, Disney’s A (film) Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it is too late. Released on November 6, 2009 in the U.S., after a November 3 world premiere at London’s Leicester Square. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Stars Jim Carrey (Ebenezer Scrooge/Ghosts), Cary Elwes (Dick Wilkins), Gary Oldman (Bob Cratchit/Marley/Tiny Tim), Colin Firth (Fred), Bob Hoskins (Fezziwig/Old Joe), Robin Wright Penn (Belle/Fan), Fionnula Flanagan (Mrs. Dilber). 96 min. Many of the actors play multiple roles. Filmed in CinemaScope and Disney Digital 3-D, using the performance capture technique whereby the performances of the actors are captured digitally with computerized cameras in a full 360 degrees. A 16,000-mile whistle-stop train tour of four cars promoting the film left Los Angeles on May 25, 2009, hitting 40 cities in six months.