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The Nutcracker Prince (1990)

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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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The timeless holiday story set in Toyland. See more »


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Release Date:

21 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De notenkraker  »

Box Office

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$1,781,694 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Nutcracker: Your fight is with me, you miserable mouse! Not a defenseless old soldier!
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Connections

Version of The Nutcracker (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Save This Dance
Written by Kevin Gillis and Jack Lenz
Sung by Megan Follows
Recorded and Mixed by Sounds Interchange, Scott Boyling
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Such a wonderful children film!
14 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was my favorite as a child and even watching it as and adult I love. There are only so many that can do that. I'm sure we all wish there was a little more of a love story between the two, but for a children's film its perfect. They don't want too much sappy stuff in there. I also love this type of animation, I hate this pixar crap, it bugs me. I miss the old stuff, like care bears and rainbowbrite. So anyway in conclusion, this is a great holiday classic for the whole family. If you would like to watch it, they have it on youtube or u can just purchase it on amazon.

I hope u enjoy it as much as I have


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