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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Complete credited cast:
Clara (voice)
Mike MacDonald ...
Mouseking (voice)
Pantaloon (voice)
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)
Louise (voice)
Christopher Owens ...
Erik (voice)
Mouse / Mrs. Miller / Guest #1 / Doll / Spectator (voice)


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


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 »


Clara: I could never live off lemonade and candy.
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Version of The Nutcracker (1977) See more »


The Nutcracker
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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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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