All Clara 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 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, 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, to retrieve Clara's key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
Hawthorne queries what Christmas is, suggesting that the holiday doesn't exist within the four realms, yet within the four realms conifers are explicitly referred to as "Christmas trees" twice. See more »
[to Clara, as she's attempting to escape the tower]
My dear, that doesn't look very secure.
It's not gonna work.
It's just the laws of physics.
Do those laws ALWAYS work?
[under her breath]
As far as I know.
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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 »
As a LOVER of all things Disney and the Nutcracker ballet, I wanted to love this film so bad. I have been dying of anticipation. Much to my dismay, it was one of the most boring movies I've ever seen. The plot was all over the place, acting was mediocre (which is shocking because there are some great casts), and it was too different from the story for me. I usually recommended people to go see Disney movies just to see it, but I'm telling you..wait until Redbox. I'm so disappointed.
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