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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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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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21 November 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De notenkraker  »

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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

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 »

Quotes

Nutcracker: The last thing I remember is Princess Pirlipat and.
Marie: We're having a crisis and you're talking about some Princess? You are the Prince of the Dolls, aren't you?
Nutcracker: No, I'm just a.
[catches sight of himself in Marie's mirror and gasps]
Trudy: Please, Nutcracker. There's no one else.
Nutcracker: But I've never fought a.
Trudy: Please!
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Version of Shchelkunchik (1973) 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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Such a wonderful children film!
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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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