Clara is on the verge of gowing up with dreams of traveling the world in the grand ballet. Then, during the anual Christmas party, the mysterious family friend, Drosselmeier, tells her a story about a young man named Hans who rescued a princess under a spell by the Mouse Queen and her whining son. As punishment for his good deed, the Mouse Queen managed to transform Hans into a nutcracker (prince of the dolls) before her death; the same nutcracker Drosselmeier gives to Clara that day. When midnight comes, Clara finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle between the mice and her toys being lead by the confused nutcracker. If the prince of the dolls can defeat the Mouse King and win the hand of a fair maiden, it can break the curse upon him. However, Clara must chose between the dreamworld of her new companion and his adventures or her real world where the dreams and adventures of growing up still await her.
The timeless holiday story set in Toyland.
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Did You Know?
Was the first production from both Lacewood Productions and Hinton Animation Studios to be released theatrically. See more
When Hans gives Princess Pirlipat the Krakatooth Nut his eyes aren't closed. See more
Heaven take my bones. England keep my soul?
The opening credits feature sketches of some scenes from the film, displayed as framed pictures against a brown background before the last one segues to the film's first shot as to begin the story. See more
The end credits in the international Majestic Films/Allied Filmmakers prints have credits for Majestic Films International and Allied Filmmakers along with Jake Eberts as an executive producer. The American print by Warner Bros. doesn't have the credits for these three. See more
Version of The Nutcracker
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky See more
21 November 1990 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $908,999,
25 November 1990
Gross USA: $1,781,694
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $1,781,694
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Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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