All Clara wants is a key - a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer's annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key-which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It's there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip, a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger, to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
It is a retelling of E. T. A. Hoffmann's short story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and Marius Petipa's "The Nutcracker", about a young girl who finds a nutcracker doll among the family's gifts and is charged by her parents to take special care of it. See more »
Every decorated conifer has the same silhouette, with an identifiable bare patch on the left side of the trees, suggesting that the image was simply recycled once rendered. Real trees look different from each other. See more »
[to Clara; from trailer]
Your mother was the cleverest inventor I ever knew.
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There are no opening credits and the title doesn't appear until the end credits. See more »
As a LOVER of all things Disney and the Nutcracker ballet, I wanted to love this film so bad. I have been dying of anticipation. Much to my dismay, it was one of the most boring movies I've ever seen. The plot was all over the place, acting was mediocre (which is shocking because there are some great casts), and it was too different from the story for me. I usually recommended people to go see Disney movies just to see it, but I'm telling you..wait until Redbox. I'm so disappointed.
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