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Official Trailer For ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’ Released
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The Man Who Invented Christmas

An official trailer has been released for The Man Who Invented Christmas. The movie is the latest to tell the story of the creation of a classic story, similar to what we saw in Finding Neverland with the creation of Peter Pan, and the inspiration for Winnie the Pooh we’ll be seeing in Goodbye Christopher Robin.

It follows author Charles Dickens as he finds inspiration for what would become a holiday season classic, A Christmas Carol, a story that has been adapted into many different movies and TV specials over the years. Dickens is played in the movie by Dan Stevens (Beauty and the Beast, Downton Abbey), with Christopher Plummer (A Beautiful Mind, The Sound of Music) playing Ebenezer Scrooge.

Continue below to read a brief synopsis and check out the trailer.

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How Charles Dickens’ ‘A Tale Of Two Cities’ Inspired Script For ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
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We are a little under two weeks away from the release of The Dark Knight Rises and needless to say, we are all very anxious of what we will see. But if you want to know how the story of the film came to be, all you have to do is grab a Charles Dickens‘ book.

This past weekend, the press junket for The Dark Knight Rises was held, and during an interview with Comingsoon, Christopher and Jonathan Nolan spoke about how Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities not the Occupy Movement was the basis for The Dark Knight Rises.

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First Look At ‘Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol’
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Marvel Zombies Christmas CarolMarvel will be launching a new five-issue miniseries in May called Marvel Zombies Christmas Carol.

That’s right you read it correctly, it’s Zombies in the Marvel Universe, retelling the classic Charles Dickens story. Artist David Baldeon and writer Jim McCann are teaming up to bring this story to life. Apparently they plan on telling something more horrific than silly like you might expect from a Marvel Zombies story.

“When we started working on this idea, I was amazed at how well the original text worked in with the concept of the undead. We’ve taken a way to introduce ‘zombies’ in a Victorian manner, keeping with the chilling tale Dickens crafted in the 1800s,” said writer Jim McCann. “I think that David’s amazing designs show you how well it will look. We aren’t going for campiness or shoving zombies into a popular story, but for true Victorian horror…and a small glimmer of hope that lies in one man’s cold heart: Scrooge!”

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Now Presenting: ‘A Klingon Christmas Carol’
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Beloved author Charles Dickens‘ classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol, is perhaps the greatest Christmas story ever to be crafted. It has been adapted countless times in a myriad of different fashions and styles, and one would find it very difficult to find any single soul who’s not familiar with at least one of them.

Favorite adaptations include the 1951 film of the same name starring Alastair Sim, Scrooged starring Bill Murray, and my own personal favorite, Mickey’s Christmas Carol! Just recently, director Robert Zemeckis kept things going with a performance capture animated take on the tale starring Jim Carrey in the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

But adaptations of Dickens’ work aren’t restricted to just movies and specials. No, no — it goes far beyond that. Plenty of TV shows and theater productions have formed their own takes as well, and one that is catching much attention and many curious eyes (especially of festive fanboys everywhere) is called A Klingon Christmas Carol.

Click on over to the other side to learn more about this Klingon holiday production and to see a video showcase of the event complete with clips from the show.

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Tickets Available For ‘A Klingon Christmas Carol’
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A Klingon Christmas CarolLater this month, the theater group Commedia Beauregard will once again be performing A Klingon Christmas Carol, a full-length play based on the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol, but with an interesting twist.

This is the fourth year in a row that the group will be staging the play in tlhIngan Hol, the Klingon language heard in the Star Trek television series and films.

Tickets are on sale now through cbtheatre.org for two locations: Saint Paul, MN and Chicago, IL.

* Twin Cities: Landmark Center [12 shows]
November 26, 2010 – December 12, 2010

* Chicago: Greenhouse Theater Center [16 shows]
November 26, 2010 – December 19, 2010

Scrooge has no honor, nor any courage. Can three ghosts help him to become the true warrior he ought to be in time to save Tiny Tim from a horrible fate? Performed in the Original Klingon with English Supertitles, and narrative analysis from The Vulcan Institute of Cultural Anthropology.

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Trailer: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Steampunk Interactive eBook For iPad
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A Christmas Carol ebookPadWorx Digital Media has announced that they will be releasing an interactive ebook for the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.

The ebook will be available this Christmas through the App Store for iPad and iPhone, with pricing to be announced in the coming weeks.

Watch the trailer for the ebook here below.

A Christmas Carol interactive ebook will have 130 abridged pages from the Dickens holiday tale, that are illustrated with a steampunk design, and will be enhanced with original music, soundscapes, and effects.

The ebook was designed “to feel as if the iPad or iPhone you’re reading it on has been itself transformed into a steam-powered machine,”according to Jeffery Alan Schechter, CEO and producer at PadWorx Digital Media, Inc.

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See Jim Carrey In The New ‘A Christmas Carol’ Teaser Trailer
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Christmas Carol

Yahoo! Movies has put out a new teaser trailer for the Robert Zemeckis motion capture holiday remake of Charles DickensA Christmas Carol. It was just announced that Zemeckis would be giving this treatment to a remake of the 1968 Beatles’ movie, Yellow Submarine, so this trailer is an instant example of what can be done using the technology.

The movie stars Jim Carrey multi-tasking like a mad man, filling the roles of Ebenezer Scrooge, and the three ghosts: the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. It of course tells the classic tale of a wicked, greedy, bitter old man who’s cruel to all who interact with him. One holiday season, his wretched treatment of others goes too far and eventually sees him visited by three ghosts who take him on a trip through time, observing his entire life in hopes that this outside perspective of himself will alter how he treats others.

Click on over to see the trailer here, or click the source above for HD options.

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Toot Goes The ‘Christmas Carol’ Train Tour Coming To A Station Near You!
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Christmas Carol

Disney has put together a fairly interesting little promotional venture which will involve a train making its rounds on a United States tour for the upcoming motion-capture rendition of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, which stars Jim Carrey in many of the roles.

The tour will span 40 cities with a four-car museum-like exhibit along with mood-setting additions to surround it. To find out when it will be in a city near you, check out the schedule at USA Today.

When you arrive, there will be a portable theater where you’ll be able to see early footage of the movie. You’ll then walk into a Christmas world with carolers, decorations, and even artificial snow. When you get inside the actual exhibit, you’ll find all sorts of cool things, including: digital portraits of the characters that begin from the concept and morph along to the finished character; a display that teaches people about how motion-capture technology works; interactive games with a photo booth that allows people to become Scrooge; and even some artifacts from the Charles Dickens Museum, including a copy of one of the first editions ever printed of A Christmas Carol.

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