Clara is on the verge of gowing up with dreams of traveling the world in the grand ballet. Then, during the anual Christmas party, the mysterious family friend, Drosselmeier, tells her a story about a young man named Hans who rescued a princess under a spell by the Mouse Queen and her whining son. As punishment for his good deed, the Mouse Queen managed to transform Hans into a nutcracker (prince of the dolls) before her death; the same nutcracker Drosselmeier gives to Clara that day. When midnight comes, Clara finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle between the mice and her toys being lead by the confused nutcracker. If the prince of the dolls can defeat the Mouse King and win the hand of a fair maiden, it can break the curse upon him. However, Clara must chose between the dreamworld of her new companion and his adventures or her real world where the dreams and adventures of growing up still await her. Written by
The timeless holiday story set in Toyland.
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Did You Know?
Despite the fact that Clara and her brother call Drosselmeier "uncle", he is actually not related to them. Hans, the Nutcracker, is his nephew. See more
When Uncle Drosselmeyer tells Clara that Drosselmeyer had decided that the time had come to invent the Mouse Trap Nutcracker has all of his teeth. After Uncle Drosselmeyer finishes his story Nutcracker is missing his two front teeth again. See more
No. No! The spell will be broken if he slays the mouse king.
And wins the hand of a fair young maiden.
[yawns and looks at her cat
Oh Pavlova, why are all fairy stories the same?
Version of The Nutcracker
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky See more