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Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)

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Barbie (Kelly Sheridan) shows that if you are kind, clever and brave, anything is possible in this tale of Clara (Kelly Sheridan) and her amazing Nutcracker (Kirby Morrow), who set off on an adventure to find the Sugarplum Princess.

Director:

Owen Hurley

Writers:

Linda Engelsiepen, Ruth Handler (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ... Barbie / Clara (voice)
Kirby Morrow ... Nutcracker / Prince Eric (voice)
Tim Curry ... Mouse King (voice)
Peter Kelamis ... Pimm (voice)
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... Major Mint (voice)
Ian James Corlett ... Captain Candy (voice)
French Tickner French Tickner ... Grandfather Drosselmayer (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Aunt Drosselmayer / Owl (voice)
Cathy Weseluck ... Maid (voice)
Alex Doduk Alex Doduk ... Tommy (voice)
Chantal Strand ... Kelly (voice)
Britt McKillip ... Peppermint Girl (voice) (as Britt Mckillip)
Danny McKinnon Danny McKinnon ... Gingerbread Boy (voice) (as Danny Mckinnon)
Shona Galbraith Shona Galbraith ... Voice of Faeries (voice)
Charles Askegard Charles Askegard ... New York City Ballet Dancer
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Storyline

In her first movie brimming with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's enchanting music, Barbie (Kelly Sheridan) gives life to the plucky young girl, Clara, as she narrates the fascinating story of the Nutcracker to her younger sister, Kelly (Chantal Strand). When Clara receives a lustrous wooden nutcracker from Aunt Elizabeth Drosselmeyer (Kathleen Barr) as a Christmas present, that same night, the magical toy comes to life to protect her from the army of the evil Mouse King (Tim Curry). However, the invader manages to shrink her to toy size. Now, Clara and her defender, the brave Nutcracker (Kirby Morrow), embark on a marvellous adventure, in search of the beautiful Sugarplum Princess - the only one capable of breaking the spell. Can a dash of valor help Clara thwart the King's plans? Written by Nick Riganas

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Certificate:

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Details

Official Sites:

Mattel, Inc.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbie in the Nutcracker See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kelly Sheridan (Barbie) and Kirby Morrow (Nutcracker) also played characters that shared a romantic relationship in the English version of the anime series Inuyasha (2000). See more »

Goofs

Barbie kicks her shoe at the Mouse King's head, then as she gets down from the mantelpiece, it is back on her foot with no sign of her having retrieved it. See more »

Quotes

Nutcracker: Get down!
[He looks]
Nutcracker: Oh! It's just children.
[a snow ball hits him]
Clara: Heh.
Clara: [giggles]
Nutcracker: With incredibly good aim!
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Alternate Versions

A 60 minute TV Version was produced. See more »

Connections

Version of The Nutcracker (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nutcracker
(excerpts)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by London Symphony Orchestra
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Fun for preschoolers
27 January 2003 | by alice917See all my reviews

I was amazed to see the low rating this movie was given! My daughter absolutely loves it. The movie highlights real ballet steps and the original Tchaikovsky score, performed by th London Symphony. The plot is sweet, Barbie is a good role model, and there's a wonderful message. It also almost completely non-violent. The evil rat is wonderfully voiced by Tim Curry. I thought this Barbie movie was much better than Rapunzel but it's certainly rated lower. I have to echo some other comments by saying I've seen it around 100 times with my 2 year old and it's still not completely boring!


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