A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

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Ashleigh Powell (screen story and screenplay by), E.T.A. Hoffmann (suggested by the short story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" written by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mackenzie Foy ... Clara
Tom Sweet ... Fritz
Meera Syal ... Cook
Ellie Bamber ... Louise
Matthew Macfadyen ... Mr. Stahlbaum
Nick Mohammed ... Short Butler
Charles Streeter ... Tall Butler
Morgan Freeman ... Drosselmeyer
Jayden Fowora-Knight ... Phillip
Prince Prince ... Jingles the Horse
Helen Mirren ... Mother Ginger
Omid Djalili ... Cavalier
Jack Whitehall ... Harlequin
Eugenio Derbez ... Hawthorne
Richard E. Grant ... Shiver
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Storyline

All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key, a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer's (Morgan Freeman's) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It's there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice, and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Dame Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.

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A magical adventure awaits! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A feature adaptation of "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffmann. See more »

Goofs

Benjamin Stahlbaum gives his children some presents to open but the eldest, Louise, objects that it's not Christmas Day - so he explains that these came from their mother, who asked to him to do this on Christmas Eve. However, in Victorian London it was Christmas Eve that was the traditional day for sharing family presents. See more »

Quotes

Drosselmeyer: [from teaser trailer] It's Christmas Eve. A time of mystery, expectations, who knows what might happen?
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Crazy Credits

During the credits, Misty Copeland dances a traditional ballet to the "Miniature Overture" from "The Nutcracker". The outlines of male dancers performing a more hip-hop dance to the same music follow. See more »


Soundtracks

When You Wish Upon A Star
Composed by Leigh Harline
Produced by James Newton Howard
Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
Featured Piano Soloist - [Láng Lang]
Lang Lang appears courtesy of Universal Music Limited (Hong Kong)
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The most magical Disney film I have ever seen!

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" is one of the best live-action Disney film. It contains all the magic and the score by James Newton Howard perfectly contains the beloved suits from "The Nutcracker" by Tchaikovsky, while also being new. Keira Knightley is perfect as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Great family film!


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USA | Canada

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,352,491, 4 November 2018

Gross USA:

$54,858,851

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,961,069
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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