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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Was the first production from both Lacewood Productions and Hinton Animation Studios to be released theatrically. 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
This is all like a dream come true. The Land of the Dolls is so beautiful and everyone's so kind. I've known some of you all my life. And to think we could all be together forever.
Then you'll stay. Clara, what is it?
Oh, I want to. I want to stay with you, I do. But.
But? But what?
Oh, I don't know, I'm so confused. It's just, well, the Land of the Dolls is where you all belong. But I want to grow up. There's a million things I want to do. People to meet, worlds to explore. I've always wanted ...
Version of Caisse-Noisette
Always Come Back To You
(Love Theme from 'The Nutcracker Prince')
Written by Kevin Gillis
and Jack Lenz
Produced by Shane Keister
and Ahmet Ertegun
Performed by Natasha's Brother and Rachele Cappelli See more