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

Uncle Drosselmeyer's full name is Edias Christian Drosselmeyer. See more »

Goofs

When Clara is comforting Pavlova as she's leaving for the Land of the Dolls his collar is gone. In the next shot Pavlova's collar is back. See more »

Quotes

Clara: I could never live off lemonade and candy.
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Connections

Version of Nötknäpparen (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Always Come Back To You
(Love Theme from 'The Nutcracker Prince')
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Produced by Shane Keister and Ahmet Ertegun
Performed by Natasha's Brother and Rachele Cappelli
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A great film, full of emotions
25 September 2003 | by (Begues, Spain) – See all my reviews

It's a pity that this film didn't have the consideration it merites. The plot and the beautiful Tchaicovsky music are so well armonized I found it a piece as enjoyable for adults than for children. It's a nice movie full of sentiments and emotions. It's not the classical adventure movie you forget immediately it ends. This one really makes you feel emotions you keep long ago the movie has ended. I'll give it a 10.


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