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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

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A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

Writers:

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

Jack Whitehall: As a Harlequin palace guard. Whitehall has a history of publicly stating his love for Disney and his wishes to be cast in any role for their movies. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Shiver: [shows Clara Marie's old throne room] This is your mother's throne, Your Grace.
Sugar Plum: Have you come to save us, Clara?
Clara: No.
[the regents look disappointed]
Clara: 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.
Hawthorne: [delighted] Oh, I love Christmas!
[to Sugar Plum and Shiver; lost]
Hawthorne: What's Christmas?
Clara: Then I ran into this homeless mouse.
Shiver: [concerned] Mouse?
[...]
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Everything is Delayed (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nutcracker Suite
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Produced by James Newton Howard
Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
Featured Piano Soloist - [Láng Lang]
Lang Lang appears courtesy of Universal Music Limited (Hong Kong)
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Don't waste your time and your money on this revolting movie
5 November 2018 | by annebenayounSee all my reviews

Disney trashed the original Nutcracker story and tried to force the now inevitable politically correct propaganda down our throats once again - only this time they have gone way too far. Leave our culture and our heritage alone.


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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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