The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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Status: Post-Production As of July 15, 2017

Post-Production: Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie poster
2018 | Family Fantasy

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’... more

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Friday, November 2, 2018

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Morgan Freeman
Drosselmeyer
Keira Knightley
Sugar Plum Fairy
Helen Mirren
Mother Ginger
Matthew Macfadyen
Mr. Stahlbaum
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DIRECTOR

Lasse Hallstrom
Joe Johnston

Screenwriter

Ashleigh Powell

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Storylines 2 more

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) 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 (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world.
official plot version from disney.com

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann.
  • Misty Copeland will play the lead ballerina role in the sole dance sequence in the film (Hollywood Reporter, 7/13/16).
  • There will be four “realms,” including the Land of the Flowers and the Land of the Snowflakes (D23 Expo, 7/15/17).
  • Mouse King is a CG creation, “Lil Buck" was used as an inspiration and motion capture (D23 Expo, 7/15/17).
  • Joe Johnston, the helmer of Captain America: The First Avenger and Jurassic Park III, will do 32 days of reshoots (Hollywood Reporter, 12/12/17).
Also Known As
  • Nutcracker

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