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.
Despite being an important part of the movie's star power, Dame Helen Mirren isn't seen until more than halfway through this movie. See more »
When the automaton with three swans is going backwards, the sound heard is that of a recording played in reverse, which distorts every note - when in fact all the notes should sound perfectly normal, just being played in the wrong order. See more »
The ballet tells the story of the Four Realms. How your mother discovered our world.
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The Disney logo plays an alternative orchestral version of "When You Wish Upon A Star", arranged by James Newton Howard and conducted by Gustavo Dudamel featuring solo pianist Lang Lang. When the logo is complete, Drosselmeyer's owl flies past the castle and into the opening shot of the movie. See more »
It was enchanting and a fresh take on a classic story, love that it didn't follow the ballet to a tea, and who you thought was the enemy really wasn't. Also love that Clara was an inventor and didn't lose one inch of feminity yet she was still a heroine who saved her mother's kingdom.reminded me a bit of Alice in wonderland and the chronicles of narnia would watch a sequel
To this :)
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