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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In 2018, the legend you know has a dark side. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild peril | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sugar Plum: [to Clara] The ballet tells the story of the Four Realms. How your mother discovered our world.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Soundtracks

Fall On Me
Written by Ian Axel, Matteo Bocelli, Chad Vaccarino, and Fortunato Zampaglione
Performed by Andrea Bocelli featuring Matteo Bocelli
Courtesy of Sugar S.r.l./Decca Music Group Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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don't let bad reviews distract you
5 June 2019 | by princessbeauSee all my reviews

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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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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