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The Nutcracker Prince (1990)

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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Join us in a classic tale of adventure, romance, bravery and a really mean mouse. See more »


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G | See all certifications »

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21 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De notenkraker  »

Box Office

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$1,781,694 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Nobody knows what happened to Hans's parents. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mouseking: [the Mouse King's army is amassed and ready to fight] Charge!
[nobody moves]
Mouseking: I said, Charge!
[the mice attack]
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Soundtracks

The Nutcracker
(excerpts)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Glorious
18 September 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The movie is worth seeing simply for the music. Tchaikovsky composed some of the most beautiful pieces I've ever heard. The use of the music in this animated film is gloriously woven into the storyline. The story is captivating with delightful characters. A great film to introduce children to joys of Tchaikovsky's music.


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