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The Nutcracker Prince (1990)

An adaption of the classic tale of a girl's dreams turned reality when her new toy turns out to be a young man placed under a curse.

Director:

Paul Schibli

Writers:

E.T.A. Hoffmann (story "The Nutcracker and The Mouseking"), Patricia Watson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kiefer Sutherland ... Nutcracker Prince (voice)
Megan Follows ... Clara (voice)
Mike MacDonald Mike MacDonald ... Mouseking (voice)
Peter O'Toole ... Pantaloon (voice)
Phyllis Diller ... Mousequeen (voice)
Peter Boretski ... Uncle Drosselmeier (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Len Carlson Len Carlson ... King / Mouse / Court Attendant / Band Member #2 / Spectator / Soldier (voice)
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ... Mr. Schaeffer / Mouse / Guest #3 / First Guard / Soldier / Band Member #1 / Contestant / Spectator (voice)
Lynne Gorman ... Trudy (voice)
Keith Hampshire Keith Hampshire ... Mouse / Guest / Second Guard / Contestant / Spectator / Soldier (voice)
Elizabeth Hanna Elizabeth Hanna ... Marie / Mrs. Schaeffer / Doll / Guest #4 / Spectator (voice) (as Liz Hanna)
George Merner George Merner ... Dr. Stahlbaum (voice)
Stephanie Morgenstern ... Louise (voice)
Christopher Owens Christopher Owens ... Erik (voice)
Susan Roman ... Mouse / Mrs. Miller / Guest #1 / Doll / Spectator (voice)
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Storyline

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. Written by Max Vaughn

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Taglines:

Join us in a classic tale of adventure, romance, bravery and a really mean mouse. See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English | French | Japanese

Release Date:

21 November 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De notenkraker See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$908,999, 25 November 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,781,694
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Was the first production from both Lacewood Productions and Hinton Animation Studios to be released theatrically. See more »

Goofs

When Clara is comforting Pavlova as she's leaving for the Land of the Dolls his collar is gone. In the next shot Pavlova's collar is back. See more »

Quotes

Trudy: Pantaloon.
Trudy: You meddling old fool!
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Soundtracks

The Nutcracker
(excerpts)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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A great film, full of emotions
25 September 2003 | by romescoSee all my reviews

It's a pity that this film didn't have the consideration it merites. The plot and the beautiful Tchaicovsky music are so well armonized I found it a piece as enjoyable for adults than for children. It's a nice movie full of sentiments and emotions. It's not the classical adventure movie you forget immediately it ends. This one really makes you feel emotions you keep long ago the movie has ended. I'll give it a 10.


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