On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie (Cohen) falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself (or does she?) into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her ... See full summary »
The colorful holiday classic is finally brought to the big screen, designed by famed children's story author and artist Maurice Sendak, and written for the first time to be as close as ... See full summary »
It is Christmas Eve, and the Stahlbaum family is happily unwrapping their Christmas gifts. After all the merriment, seven-year-old Marie receives a very special gift--a mysterious ... See full summary »
An abandoned zebra (voice of Frankie Muniz) grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl (Hayden Panettiere), sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.
Evaristo and Luis Antonio - indigenous brothers from the SierraTarahumara in northwest Mexico - have just graduated from boarding elementary school. Evaristo desires to continue his ... See full summary »
Laura Amelia Guzmán
Antonio Lerma Batista,
Evaristo Lerma Batista
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
Elle Fanning's character is named Mary, her own real first name. See more »
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 »
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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