Film: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Opened: November 9, 1999

Directed by: Alex Mann, Jun Falkstein, Bradley Raymond, Toby Shelton & Bill Speers

Starring: Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Allwine, Russi Taylor, Tony Anselmo, Tress MacNeille, Diane Michelle, Alan Young, Bill Farmer, Corey Burton, Shaun Fleming, Jim Cummings, Jeff Bennett, Gregg Berger, Kylie Dempsey, Taylor Dempsey, Pat Musick, Andrew McDonaugh, Frank Welker, Mae Whitman & April Winchell

One of the best parts of the holidays is being around the ones you love. Growing up with Disney characters, it’s easy to feel like they’re part of the family.

Three short cartoons are combined into a full-length film. The first follows Donald Duck (Tony Anselmo) as his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie (all voiced by Russi Taylor) wish for it to be Christmas everyday. The second follows Goofy’s (Bill Farmer) son Max (Shaun Fleming) as he doubts Santa’s existence. And the final one follows Mickey (Wayne Allwine) and Minnie (also Russi Taylor) as they find the perfect gifts for each other.

None of the stories are overly memorable. It would have been nice to see the main four – Mickey, Minnie, Donald & Goofy – appear onscreen together more than they were.

Final say: Watch it once and that’s enough. ★★★☆☆

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