Playing Against Type: Of all the characters you might expect to play cold-hearted swindler and calculating businessman Jacob Marley, we get... Goofy?
Trailer Delay: 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. It was finally shown on television in 1984, on NBC, and released on video shortly afterwards (it eventually joined the Walt Disney Mini Classics and Disney Favorite Stories video lines).
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 voiced Mickey at length, and he became Mickey's permanent voice until HIS death in 2009.
Some of the tombstones in the cemetery bear the names of famous names in music, such as Bob Wills and Gladys Knight.