Earlier, Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis had attempted to create a feature film using strictly motion or performance, capture technology in his holiday story The Polar Express, and the action-packed Beowulf. Now movie A Christmas Carol is his third effort in this regard.
A Christmas Carol is a Walt Disney Pictures release and it is rated PG for scary sequences and images. It is a whiz-bang 3-D thrill-ride with all the emotional satisfaction squeezed out of it.
It's an animation technique that results in characters that are stuck somewhere between being animated and being flesh and blood. Zemeckis has told a classic tale through new technology in the movie.