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A 1997 animated adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo made by Blye Migicovsky Productions and Phoenix Animation Studios (Phoenix is known for Magic Adventures of Mumfie). The plot is the same as the book, though more lighthearted and musical based.

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  • Accidental Misnaming: Louie accidentally calls Cristo "Crispy". Dantes/Cristo had to correct him, and was rather not amused.
  • Adaptation Name Change: Many of the characters aside from the main character and Mercedes where renamed.
    • Bertuccio was renamed to Louie.
  • Adapted Out: Some characters like Peppino, Ali and lots of others were omitted from this adaption, possibly due to be a condensed version of the story.
  • Adaptation Species Change: Because of the film's nature, Dantes' assistant is a French cat instead of human.
  • If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him: Edmond Dantes lets the main bad guy drown in the river after sword fighting, but Lucia tells Dantes that he's not better if he lets him die. Dantes eventually decides to rescue him.
  • Now Which One Was That Voice?: Like with Blye Migicovsky other works, the actors are credited, but never stated who voiced whom. The only guesses are Benedict Campbell as Edmond Dantes (as he is top billed and his voice is similar to Papa Bear from when he later worked on the 2003 adaptation of The Berenstain Bears).
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  • Replacement Love Interest: Lucia ends up being Dantes' love interest after his previous fiancee Mercedes married the big bad.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: At first, Lucia dresses up a guy because of her identity issues, though loosens up after Dantes/Cristo finds out.
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