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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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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 »

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Mouse King: [after creating a Stone Monster] Pimm, look after him. He's a little rough around the edges.
Pimm: You want me to babysit a rock?
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The Nutcracker
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by London Symphony Orchestra
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It's All About Tim Curry
7 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

No hero is worth his salt without a great villain, and no actor is better at playing an animated villain than Tim Curry.

Yeah, the animation's nice for a 2001 project and yeah, it's basically a feature-length advertisement for the deluge of toyetic characters and props that it features, but you know what? They put their all into making it as entertaining an ad for toys as G.I. Joe or Transformers ever were. The story's pretty solid, the action's not to bad, Barbie is a surprisingly interesting character in her role as Clara. But by far the best element in this film is Tim Curry as the Mouse King, who you have to wonder why ANYONE would leave their kingdom and magic scepter to inherit. My only real complaint about this film are the deviations from the source material. Don't get me wrong, most of them work but a few are clearly there to pad out the movie or shoehorn in more of Tchaikovsky's original Nutcracker score.

But, seriously, if nothing else, watch this film for Tim Curry. Playing power-hungry, deliciously evil villains are when he's at his very best, and the Mouse King is no exception.


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