The Nutcracker Prince

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"Join us in a classic tale of adventure, romance, bravery and a really mean mouse."
  • G
  • 1990
  • 1 hr 15 min
  • 6.8  (2,634)

The Nutcracker Prince is a timeless animated classic from the year 1990 that tells the story of Clara Stahlbaum, a young girl who is gifted a magical Nutcracker toy by her godfather, Drosselmeyer on Christmas Eve. The Nutcracker, which comes to life and transforms into a handsome prince, takes Clara on an enchanted journey through a magical world filled with dancing gingerbread men, life-sized dolls, and sugar castles.

The plot of the movie follows closely to the original Nutcracker ballet, with a few minor variations. The story begins on Christmas Eve, where Clara is excitedly preparing for the family's annual Christmas party. She is eagerly anticipating the arrival of her godfather, Drosselmeyer, who is known for his magical and mysterious gifts. When Drosselmeyer finally arrives, he presents Clara with a beautiful Nutcracker toy, which is immediately stolen by her mischievous brother Fritz.

Later that night, Clara sneaks down to the Christmas tree to retrieve her Nutcracker and falls asleep with it in her arms. She is soon awakened by an army of mice, led by the evil Mouse King, who have invaded her bedroom. The Nutcracker comes to life, and with the help of Clara, he battles against the Mouse King and his army. After defeating the Mouse King, they embark on a magical journey to the Land of Sweets, where they encounter a host of whimsical characters.

Throughout the movie, Clara and the Nutcracker Prince are guided by the Sugar Plum Fairy, played by Megan Follows, and are joined by characters such as the Cavalier, the Dewdrop Fairy, the Chinese Tea, and Mother Ginger. Along the way, they experience breathtaking dance numbers and spectacular musical performances, including Tchaikovsky's famous score from the ballet.

The movie is beautifully animated, with vibrant colors and meticulous attention to detail in the costumes and scenery. The animation is complemented by the movie's stellar voice cast, which includes Kiefer Sutherland as the Nutcracker Prince and Peter O'Toole as the sinister Mouse King. The voice acting is superb, adding depth and personality to each character.

Despite being a classic tale, The Nutcracker Prince manages to deliver a heartwarming message that is relevant even today. The movie teaches the importance of kindness, bravery, and love, as Clara and the Nutcracker Prince work together to overcome obstacles and save their friends from harm.

Overall, The Nutcracker Prince is a timeless holiday classic that has stood the test of time. It's a must-watch for fans of the Nutcracker ballet and anyone looking for a heartwarming tale to get into the Christmas spirit.

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    6.8  (2,634)