The film takes place in the XIX century. In a rich house come to the New Year's tree children from rich families. A servant girl, similar to Cosette from Les Miserables Victor Hugo, observes their holiday. After the holiday, during the cleaning of the hall, she dances with a broom instead of a partner and sees an abandoned nutcracker - a toy that was cracked with nuts and almost broke. She awakens a pity for the Nutcracker, and he comes to life and tells the main character about his past.
Did You Know?
In the 2000s, the animated film was released on DVDs in one of the editions of the Golden Collection of Favorite Cartoons. See more
The original Russian version of this animated film has no narration and no dialogue. Not only does the American version have narration, but the characters are given names. The chambermaid is named Marie, as in E.T.A. Hoffmann
's story on which Tchaikovsky based his ballet. See more
Version of The Nutcracker