Set in 1920s Vienna, this is a tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.

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The Rat Queen / Frau Eva
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Max
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Father
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The Snow Fairy (as Yulia Visotskaya)
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The Nutcracker (voice)
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Gielgud (voice)
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Gnomad (as Jonathan Coyne)
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Storyline

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

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8 December 2011 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

The Nutcracker: The Untold Story  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

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

Goofs

When Gielgud shows Mary the secret passage through the mirror, he repeatedly touches the glass without leaving any fingerprints although the glass is covered in dust and Mary did leave fingerprints when touching it in an earlier scene. See more »

Connections

Version of The Nutcracker and the Mouseking (2004) See more »

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The Nutcracker
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Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Bad reviews, but good movie?
11 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

It seems that all the reviewers missed their mark and poorly did their jobs! First, they say it was "dark" because of the rat army? But, I remember Monkey flying armies in the "Wizard of Oz", does that mean that it was "dark"? Nonsense! How about the Wicked Witch of the West starting the Straw Man on fire? Did that send "Children running up the isles"? Nonsense Again! So, the question is did the major studio's not want the Competition and conspire to hurt a decent well done holiday movie? My guess is yes! Only 45 screens in the U.S. doomed it to failure. As to it being a bad version of Nutcracker, It was not a version of Nutcracker at all! It says plainly "the untold story" and inspired by the Nutcracker, but , that was it! It was a fantasy adventure with some very good effects. The lift up the Christmas tree was deserving of much praise as a "magical Cinematic moment"! As, were others in this film. I had my children see it and they liked it very much, as did the Grandparents. Don't listen to the reviewers, they already decided this films fate before they saw it! (my belief) Otherwize they would't be so shallow and incredibly slow about their reviews!


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