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Hugh Bigney ...
Herr Drosselmeier / The Pasha
Vanessa Sharp ...
Young Clara
Patricia Barker ...
Dream Clara / Ballerina Doll
Wade Walthall ...
Nutcracker Prince
Maia Rosal ...
Mrs. Stahlbaum / Peacock
Carey Homme ...
Mr. Stahlbaum / Moor
Russell Burnett ...
Fritz
Jacob Rice ...
Fighting Nutcracker / Dervish
Martha Boyle ...
Adult at the Party / Snowflake / Waltz of the Flowers
Laura Schwenk ...
Adult at the Party / Snowflake / Moor / Waltz of the Flowers
Benjamin Houk ...
Adult at the Party / Mouse Captain / Dervish
Beatrice Bassett ...
Adult at the Party / Grandparent
Ann Renhard ...
Adult at the Party / Snowflake / Waltz of the Flowers
Dianne Brace ...
Adult at the Party / Snowflake / Moor / Waltz of the Flowers
Christian Cederlund ...
Adult at the Party / Moor
Sterling Kekoa ...
Adult at the Party / Commedia
Gregory Draper ...
Adult at the Party
Lisa Stolzy ...
Adult at the Party / Snowflake / Moor / Waltz of the Flowers
Elizabeth McCarthy ...
Adult at the Party / Snowflake / Moor / Waltz of the Flowers
Gerard Ebitz ...
Adult at the Party / Moor
Benjamin Bassett ...
Adult at the Party / Grandparent
Jennifer Homans ...
Adult at the Party / Snowflake / Waltz of the Flowers
Jeffrey N. Bullock ...
Chinese Tiger (as Jeffery N. Bullock)
Whitney Onishi ...
Child at the Party
Cary Stidham ...
Child at the Party
Emily Penhollow ...
Child at the Party
Joseph Carver ...
Child at the Party
Natalie Ryder ...
Child at the Party
Elizabeth Parham ...
Child at the Party
Gloria Riviera ...
Child at the Party (as Gloria Rivera)
Alex Gardner ...
Child at the Party / Boy on the Bed
Andrew Wilson ...
Child at the Party
Stacy Emerald ...
Child at the Party
Vera Parham ...
Child at the Party
Amanda Thomas ...
Child at the Party
Jason Takamaru ...
Child at the Party
Courtland Weaver ...
Sword Dancer / Dervish
Alejandra Bronfman ...
Pas de Trois / Commedia
Kevin Kaiser ...
Pas de Trois / Moor
Reid Olson ...
Pas de Trois / Moor
Kyra Lit ...
Dream Mouse
Deborah Inkster ...
Mother Mouse
Chaundra Bigney ...
Baby Mouse
Bridget Alsdorf ...
Baby Mouse / Servant Child
Todd Brown ...
Fighting Mouse / Observer
Robert La Turner ...
Fighting Mouse
Christopher Smidt ...
Fighting Mouse / Observer
Erik Cederlund ...
Fighting Mouse / Slave
Katrenna Marenych ...
Fighting Mouse
Carolyn Stoklosa ...
Fighting Mouse / Observer
Margaret Farmer ...
Fighting Mouse / Observer
Jeffrey Plourde ...
Fighting Mouse / Slave
Anne Wescott ...
Fighting Mouse / Observer
Marianne Chikos ...
Toy Soldier / Observer
Sarah Frederick ...
Toy Soldier / Observer
Rebecca Dunne ...
Toy Soldier / Servant Child
Tracy Carboneau ...
Toy Soldier / Scrim Mouse
Joey-Lynn Mann ...
Toy Soldier / Scrim Mouse
Laara Estelle ...
Toy Soldier / Observer
Eugenia Georvasilis ...
Toy Soldier / Observer
Catherine Mee Moen ...
Toy Soldier / Observer
Freedom Ozog ...
Toy Soldier / Toy Theatre
Ashley Sherwood ...
Toy Soldier / Observer
Elizabeth Christianson ...
Toy Soldier
Michele Blue ...
Toy Soldier / Servant Child
Christa Halby ...
Toy Soldier / Servant Child
Charina Dimaano ...
Toy Soldier / Scrim Mouse
Erin Sokol ...
Toy Soldier / Scrim Mouse
Betsy Fenton ...
Toy Soldier / Observer
Lee Johnson ...
Toy Soldier / Chinese Girl
Christina Nicolaidis ...
Toy Soldier / Toy Theatre
Amy Ritter ...
Toy Soldier / Observer
Rana Standal ...
Toy Soldier / Infantry Soldier
Lindsay Clothier ...
Toy Soldier
Sarah Coan ...
Toy Soldier
Heather Boe ...
Toy Soldier / Scrim Mouse
Nicole Fiset ...
Toy Soldier / Scrim Mouse
Hannah Burdge ...
Toy Soldier
Gabrielle Gardner ...
Toy Soldier / Observer
Christine Lebar ...
Toy Soldier / Toy Theatre
Rebecca Osman ...
Toy Soldier
Noelle Schroeder ...
Toy Soldier
Nicole Wolgamott ...
Toy Soldier / Chinese Girl
Carol Anderson ...
Snowflake
Irene Damestoy ...
Snowflake / Waltz of the Flowers
Amy Greene ...
Snowflake / Waltz of the Flowers
Lise Vaillant ...
Snowflake
Carron Donaldson ...
Snowflake / Commedia / Waltz of the Flowers
Susan Gladstone ...
Snowflake / Waltz of the Flowers
Stephanie Irwin ...
Snowflake / Waltz of the Flowers
Angela Sterling ...
Snowflake / Observer
Julie Tobiason ...
Snowflake / Waltz of the Flowers
Clara Wilson ...
Snowflake / Waltz of the Flowers
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rebecca Brown ...
Servant Child
Kara Chin ...
Toy Theatre
Kippy Clark ...
Servant Child
Christine Elias ...
Servant Child
Erica Fischbach ...
Moor
Jamie Geier ...
Toy Theatre
Abby Hall ...
Servant Child
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Clara's Voice (voice)
Rachel Harrison ...
Chinese Girl
Heather Hollenbeck ...
Servant Child
Lucinda Hughey ...
Waltz of the Flowers
Jennifer Kader ...
Servant Child
Sun Lee ...
Servant Child
Mari London ...
Toy Theatre
Mandi Lyons-Hansen ...
Servant Child
Michelle McRae ...
Servant Child
Caroline Newman ...
Toy Theatre
Jennifer Owen ...
Chinese Girl
Jennifer Peterson ...
Toy Theatre
Jennifer Nichole Porter ...
Observer (as Jennifer Porter)
Kay Preston ...
Waltz of the Flowers
Sara Pritchard ...
Servant Child
Jennifer Taylor ...
Servant Child
Kyoko Terada ...
Servant Child
Heidi Vierthaler ...
Waltz of the Flowers
Tryon Woods ...
Observer

Directed by

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Carroll Ballard

Written by

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Kent Stowell ... (conceived by) &
Maurice Sendak ... (conceived by)
 
E.T.A. Hoffmann ... (story)

Produced by

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Willard Carroll ... producer
Thomas Coleman ... executive producer
Donald Kushner ... producer
Peter Locke ... producer
Michael Rosenblatt ... executive producer
Thomas L. Wilhite ... producer

Cinematography by

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Stephen H. Burum

Film Editing by

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John Nutt
Michael Silvers

Editorial Department

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Elizabeth Finlayson ... editing intern
Sarah Goldsmith ... assistant editor (as Sarah Rothenberg)
John Morris ... additional assistant editor
Tracey Ormandy ... post-production coordinator
Bruce Pearson ... color timer

Production Design by

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Maurice Sendak

Art Direction by

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Peter Horne

Costume Design by

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Maurice Sendak

Makeup Department

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Phyllis Ritting ... makeup artist
Richard Snell ... makeup designer

Production Management

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Jonathan Debin ... executive in charge of production
Gene Marum ... production manager: second unit
Eugene Mazzola ... unit production manager
Sylvia M. White ... production supervisor (as Sylvia White)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jodi Ehrlich ... second assistant director
Gene Marum ... first assistant director: second unit
Eugene Mazzola ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Margaret Farmer ... artistic staff assistant
Peter Gantt ... property master
Peter Horne ... chief scenic artist
Murray Johnson ... master carpenter
Michael Sarley ... production illustrator
Henry Selick ... visual adaptation
Anne Wescott ... artistic staff assistant
William Arthur Wiley ... sculptor: nutcracker, nutcracker mask and toys
Steve Koch ... specialty props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Richard Beggs ... re-recording mixer
Gloria S. Borders ... sound effects editor (as Gloria Borders)
Ward Botsford ... sound recordist: narration
Ben Burtt ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Melissa Dietz ... assistant sound effects editor
Marc A. Gilmartin ... playback (as Marc Gilmartin)

Special Effects by

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Jonathan Horton ... sculptor
Esquire Jauchem ... special effects
Gregory Meeh ... special effects
Harold Weed ... sculptor

Visual Effects by

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Rick Heinrichs ... model and miniatures supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mindaugus Bagdon ... first assistant camera (as Mindaugis Bagdon)
Robert Beaumont ... key grip (as Bob Beaumont)
John L. Brown ... dolly grip (as John Brown)
Lulu Gargiulo ... second assistant camera
Kelvin Jones ... still photographer
Kimberly L. Kuhn ... second assistant camera (as Kimberly Kuhn)
Paul Mailman ... second assistant camera
William Maley ... gaffer (as Bill Maley)
Hiro Narita ... additional photography
Richard Robles ... grip
Alex Touyarot ... first assistant camera
Bill Traetta ... grip
Ethan Van der Ryn ... dolly grip

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Celeste Cleveland ... wardrobe staff
Patrick Dorman ... wardrobe staff (as Patrick Dormann)
Mark Zappone ... wardrobe supervisor

Music Department

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Mark Adler ... composer: incidental music
Todd Boekelheide ... music coordinator
Gary Clayton ... music recordist
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Charles Mackerras ... conductor (as Sir Charles Mackerras)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ... music by
Robert Woods ... music producer

Transportation Department

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Renton-Paul Medcalf ... transportation (as Renton Paul Metcalf)
Joseph Misuraca ... transportation (as Joey Misuracca)

Other crew

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Janet Buck ... production secretary
Phil Carroll ... title designer
Pat Chapman ... production coordinator: California & Seattle
Randall G. Chiarelli ... technical supervisor
Hilary Hinkle ... craft service
Al Hisky ... flyman (as Al Hiskey)
Ellen Levene ... unit publicist
Lucy MacSwain ... studio teacher (as Lucy McSwain)
John Morrissey ... production accountant
Lisa Stewart ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Kent Stowell ... choreographer / choreographer: stage production / director: stage production
Amy Wells ... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Craig Caton ... creature crew (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot 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 possible to the original story. A lavish, exciting and heart-warming celebration of dance, of music, and of life. Based upon the Pacific Northwest Ballet's original production. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines A magnificent Christmas spectacular See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (United States)
  • Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker (United States)
  • Щелкунчик (Russia)
  • Diótörő (Hungary)
  • Der Nussknacker (West Germany)
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Runtime
  • 89 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $351,633, 30 Nov 1986

Did You Know?

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Trivia A monster from Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are" can be seen peeking over the horizon during the boat ride at the start of the second act. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home/An American Tail/Firewalker/Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986). See more »
Soundtracks The Nutcracker See more »
Crazy Credits Wade Walthall is listed in the credits as playing the Nutcracker, when in fact he plays the Nutcracker Prince. The Nutcracker himself is billed in the credits as "Fighting Nutcracker", and is played by Jacob Rice. See more »
Quotes Adult Clara (narrator): [opening lines] Christmas long ago was the memory of a dream that seemed never to end. But somewhere in the middle of that dream, I always did wake up, just in time to attend the Christmas party.
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