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The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

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In 1920s Vienna, a young girl receives a magical doll on Christmas Eve.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Philipps ...
Dr. Freud
Dr. Freud's Niece
Kriszta Dorogi ...
Dr. Freud's Niece
Dániel Mogács ...
Trolley Bus Orchestra Conductor
Stuart Hopps ...
Butler / The Rat Queen's Servant
Mother / The Snow Fairy (as Yulia Visotskaya)
Frau Eva / The Rat Queen
Gnomad (as Jonathan Coyne)
The Nutcracker (voice)
Daniel Peacock ...


1920s Vienna. Nine-year-old Mary lives in a home filled with lovely things and loneliness. Bothered by bratty brother Max and neglected by well intentioned, but distracted, parents, she yearns for companionship and adventure. On Christmas Eve, Mary's beloved Uncle Albert arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary's imagination brings the doll to life. Introducing himself as "NC," he takes her on a wondrous journey through a stunning dimension where toys assume human form and everything appears ten times larger. But danger lurks. An army of toothy rat creatures, led by the flamboyant Rat King and his devious mother, has unleashed a plot to overthrow humanity. When NC is captured and placed under a paralytic spell, Mary, Max and a spirited band of toy sidekicks must rescue him from the Rat King's clutches and thwart his wicked plans to 'ratify' the world. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, scary images, action and brief smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 December 2011 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

The Nutcracker: The Untold Story  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$65,894 (USA) (26 November 2010)


$190,562 (USA) (10 December 2010)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Elle Fanning's character is named Mary, her own real first name. See more »


When the Rat Queen bites the Rat King's ear as a punishment for being whiny, he stumbles away from her, pressing a hand to his ear and crying "You bit me!", looking very pained. However, when the Rat Queen stops yelling at him, you can still see him standing in the same position and with the same pained expression, but in the next shot (a second later), he's standing in a quite normal position, looking angry rather than pained. See more »


Version of The Nutcracker: A Fantasy on Ice (1983) See more »


Life Begins Again
Written by Tim Rice
Music adapted from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Charlie Rowe and chorus
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4 December 2011 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Even the kids hated it. At end daughter asked if we could put it in the rubbish. I wanted to stop watching by halfway.

Holocaust themes, dark and violent for younger children, and lots of rat teeth.

To be fair, make-up and costumes were alright plus Elle Fanning is gorgeous and a talented actress but even as the main redeeming feature she was unable to support this holocaust-themed bastardisation of a ballet. Tim Rice may be good at lyrics but the breaks into song were un-natural and whole thing forced, boring and dreary. Composers would be turning in their graves. I truly hope I never watch this again!

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