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Disney Betting Big on Carrey’s ‘Scrooge’

Robert Zemeckis’ reworking of classic to be presented in 3-D.

Hollywood loves money. So does Ebenezer Scrooge. So what better way to launch the holiday season than putting the old money-grubber at the head of the line to separate movie-goers from their cash?

The latest version of Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" features Jim Carrey as Scrooge. Coming on Ebenezer’s coattails will be everything from vampire romance ("The Twilight Saga: New Moon") and end-of-the-world stories ("2012," "The Road") to epic science fiction ("Avatar") and a new incarnation of the world’s greatest detective ("Sherlock Holmes").

Presented in 3-D, "Disney’s A Christmas Carol" is the latest from Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis ("Forrest Gump"), who presents Dickens’ London with the same performance-capture technology he used on "The Polar Express" and "Beowulf."

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