When her father unexpectedly dies, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her scheming stepsisters. Never one to give up hope, Ella's fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.
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.
Filming began in October 2016 in South Kensington and Pinewood Studios in England. See more »
The guard at the bridge raises his arm and puts his hand on his chest but in the next scene it is by his side. See more »
[shows Clara Marie's old throne room]
This is your mother's throne, Your Grace.
Have you come to save us, Clara?
[the regents look disappointed]
I'm sorry. I didn't even now this place existed before today. You see, I was looking for a Christmas present from my godfather.
Oh, I love Christmas!
[to Sugar Plum and Shiver; lost]
Then I ran into this homeless mouse.
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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 »