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The Nutcracker Prince (1990)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  21 November 1990 (USA)
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An adaption of the classic tale of a girl's dreams turned reality when her new toy turns out to be a young man placed under a curse.

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Clara (voice)
Mike MacDonald ...
Mouseking (voice)
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Pantaloon (voice)
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Mousequeen (voice)
Peter Boretski ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Len Carlson ...
King / Mouse / Court Attendant / Band Member #2 / Spectator / Soldier (voice)
Marvin Goldhar ...
Mr. Schaeffer / Mouse / Guest #3 / First Guard / Soldier / Band Member #1 / Contestant / Spectator (voice)
Lynne Gorman ...
Trudy (voice)
Keith Hampshire ...
Mouse / Guest / Second Guard / Contestant / Spectator / Soldier (voice)
Elizabeth Hanna ...
Marie / Mrs. Schaeffer / Doll / Guest #4 / Spectator (voice) (as Liz Hanna)
George Merner ...
Dr. Stahlbaum (voice)
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Louise (voice)
Christopher Owens ...
Erik (voice)
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Mouse / Mrs. Miller / Guest #1 / Doll / Spectator (voice)
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Storyline

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 Max Vaughn

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21 November 1990 (USA)  »

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$1,781,694 (USA)
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Trivia

Unlike in the ballet Fritz is not punished for breaking Nutcracker. See more »

Goofs

When Hans gives Princess Pirlipat the Krakatooth Nut his eyes aren't closed. See more »

Quotes

Pantaloon: [quoting from Shakespeare's "Richard III"] If not to Heaven, then hand in hand to Hell!
Marie: Such language! It's absolutely shocking!
Trudy: Shocking or not, they need our help!
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Connections

Version of Nutcracker (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Save This Dance
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Produced by Alan Menken
Sung by Paige O'Hara (Theatrical) & Mae Whitman (Special Edition)
Recorded and Mixed by Sounds Interchange, Scott Boyling
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Unforgettable Christmas Film
3 December 2000 | by (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

Wow, this is great. I can't believe that so many official movie critics disliked this film. It is amazing, will work for everyone as a family movie. It doesn't have the bordom involved with watching the same ballet every year, that would turn kids off to this classic story. The movie deserves more recondition, more praise, anything to help get the word out of how good it is.


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