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Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986)

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Release Date: Nov 26, 1986 Wide

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The core and darker nuances of the original "Nutcracker" fairytale by E.T.A. Hoffman (with music by Tchaikovsky) are kept alive in this adept cinematic interpretation with its combination of ballet, special effects, and Maurice Sendak's costume and production designs. The Pacific Northwest Ballet Co. perform the tale about a young girl's dream. The Stahlbaum house is celebrating the night before Christmas, and the children, Fritz and Clara (Vanessa Sharp) welcome their godfather Herr

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Slightly creepy undertone to lovely staging of classic.

December 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
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The most fantasy-filled magical version of the Nutcracker on film I've been able to find. It's the version which always captured my imagination like none other. I think it's designed to put kids to sleep on Christmas Eve, because it has a dreamy look and feel.
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