Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

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MGM Released 1986

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Director:
Carroll Ballard
Released:
1986
Rating:
G
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture is the 1984 film version of the Tchaikovsky ballet performed by the Pacific Northwest Ballet with costume designs by Maurice Sendak. The story is hosted by Tony Randall. Clara (Patricia Barker) is a girl who has a spectacular dream after a Christmas celebration where she is given the gift of a beautiful nutcracker by her godfather Herr Drosselmeier (Hugh Bigney). In her dream, the nutcracker (Wade Walthall), comes to life in a most magnificent world that includes the evil mouse king and his band of mice. The army of mice has to be defeated by the nutcracker and his own army of toy soldiers. The nutcracker bravely fights and defeats the mice and changes into a handsome prince who takes Clara on a wonderful journey through The Land of Snow. In the magical Land of Snow, there is a series of seven dances that portray both beautiful and fearsome creatures.
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    Arts, Drama, Music

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    Family Dramas, Musicals