Machi Ichiban no Kechinbou

The Stingiest Man in Town

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Synonyms: A Christmas Carol, The Number One Miser of the City
Japanese: 町一番のけちんぼう
English: The Stingiest Man in Town
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Type: TV Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 24, 1978
Producers: Topcraft
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Source: Novel
Genres: DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MusicMusic
Duration: 49 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


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Ranked: #107352
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Popularity: #14816
Members: 682
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Based on the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

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Yamada, Katsuhisa
Episode Director
Dickens, Charles
Original Creator


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May 27, 2022
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A very condensed version of the Dickens novel. It's occasionally re-run here in the U.S. along with all those old Rankin-Bass specials with the stop motion animation at around 1 in the morning long after they've replayed Elf or National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the 200th time. They don't run it every year, but definitely every couple of years. In fact, I thought it was just another Rankin-Bass animated cartoon, I didn't realize it was Japanese. It's a very average version of the story (Although the portion with Jacob Marley and the other ghosts is actually quite terrifying and that portion is sometimes cut from ...

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