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Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)

Video  -  Animation | Family | Musical  -  2 October 2001 (USA)
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Barbie shows that if you are kind, clever and brave, anything is possible in this tale of Clara and her amazing Nutcracker, who set off on an adventure to find the Sugarplum Princess.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ...
Barbie / Clara (voice)
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Mouse King (voice)
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Pimm (voice)
Christopher Gaze ...
Major Mint (voice)
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Captain Candy (voice)
French Tickner ...
Kathleen Barr ...
Aunt Drosselmayer / Owl (voice)
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Maid (voice)
Alex Doduk ...
Tommy (voice)
Chantal Strand ...
Kelly (voice)
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Peppermint Girl (voice) (as Britt Mckillip)
Danny McKinnon ...
Gingerbread Boy (voice) (as Danny Mckinnon)
Shona Galbraith ...
Voice of Faeries (voice)
Charles Askegard ...
New York City Ballet Dancer
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Barbie shows that if you are kind, clever and brave, anything is possible in this tale of Clara and her amazing Nutcracker, who set off on an adventure to find the Sugarplum Princess.

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Barbie starring in her first movie


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Goofs

Barbie kicks her shoe at the Mouse King's head, then as she gets down from the mantelpiece, it is back on her foot with no sign of her having retrieved it. See more »

Quotes

Prince Eric: [Clara is disappearing] Clara? Clara? I love you!
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Version of Shchelkunchik (1973) See more »

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The Nutcracker
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by London Symphony Orchestra
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A 20-year-old male's opinion...
7 May 2002 | by (Chicago, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

As I sat through this movie with my girlfriend and her nieces, I became gradually aware of how this film succeeds: it's invincible. Completely critic-proof. What can I say against this movie, exactly? Whine about how I don't like Barbie?

It's basically a modernized (and nauseatingly politically correct) take on The Nutcracker, throwing Barbie into one of the lead roles for pretty much no reason (unless you count bankability). Of course, it's a kids' flick, and relies on sparse, simple dialogue and spare editing to convey the action. It definitely works well; the girls ate it up and came back for seconds.

This is a rather interesting computer-animated movie. While it's noticeably lower-budget than Toy Story and Shrek, the visuals have a sort of subtle charm. The vast landscapes are quietly serene and beautiful without becoming overwhelming. Sometimes the motion-captured characters are placed against a flat 2D background, giving one severe flashbacks to the early days of the Playstation.

Bottom line: If you're a girl age four to ten, you'll likely enjoy every minute. Barbie's voice actress and Tim Curry as the Rat King are worth noting.


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