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
During the battle between the Nutcracker and the Mouse King, Clara takes off her slipper and throws it at the Mouse King, in order to stop him from killing the Nutcracker. Moments later, however, she is seen backing up and both slippers are on her feet. See more
Your fight is with me, you miserable mouse! Not a defenseless old soldier!
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 See more