Release Date Change: This was intended as a television special and was to debut on CBS in 1982, but an animators' strike meant it couldn't be finished in time. A Clip Show special, A Walt Disney Christmas, had to be thrown together to take its place; that show has been covered at The Island of Misfit Christmas Specials. When it was finally released the next year, it was not initially on television, but theatrically, alongside a reissue of The Rescuers (earning an Oscar nomination at the process). It was finally shown on television in 1984, on NBC, and released on home video shortly afterwards.
Playing Gertrude: Alan Young is younger than Clarence Nash even though Scrooge is older than Donald.
Written by Cast Member: Scrooge's voice actor Alan Young helped adapt the story and was one of the writers given a "Story Adapted by" credit.
This was the final time Donald Duck was voiced by his original voice actor, Clarence Nash. Nash died two years later and was replaced by Disney animator Tony Anselmo, who voices Donald to this day (and who incidentally drew Donald for this cartoon). This was also the first time Wayne Allwine and Alan Young voiced Mickey and Scrooge at length, and they became the permanent voices for those characters until THEIR deaths in 2009 and 2016, respectively.
Some of the tombstones in the cemetery bear the names of famous names in music, such as Bob Wills and Gladys Knight.