Barbie in the Nutcracker

Barbie in the Nutcracker

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Director: Owen Hurley

Cast: Owen Hurley, Kelly Sheridan, Kirby Morrow, Tim Curry

     
 

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Barbie seems to have taken on every occupation known to womankind, so why shouldn't she star in Tchaikovsky's classic ballet? This DVD edition of Barbie's computer-animated feature film debut features two separate transfers: a letterboxed version in 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and a full screen transfer in the standard 1.33:1 ratio. The audio is presented in two mixes, Dolby… See more details below

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Barbie seems to have taken on every occupation known to womankind, so why shouldn't she star in Tchaikovsky's classic ballet? This DVD edition of Barbie's computer-animated feature film debut features two separate transfers: a letterboxed version in 1.85:1 aspect ratio, and a full screen transfer in the standard 1.33:1 ratio. The audio is presented in two mixes, Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. In addition, there's a bonus documentary on the film's production, "Living in a Ballet Dream," and a special "Act With Barbie" feature.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Barbie fans who have been waiting for the platinum-tressed supertoy to break out of her mold will be enchanted by this computer-animated fantasy, a setting of classic holiday tale. Fans of The Nutcracker -- best known in for the timeless Tchaikovsky-scored ballet, which was based on an Alexander Dumas adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffman's original tale -- may question a few creative choices. Here the evil Mouse King (voiced by Tim Curry) shrinks plucky young Clara to toy size. Since only the Sugarplum Princess (yes, "Fairy" would appear to be copyrighted) can reverse the spell, Clara and the brave Nutcracker set out across the Sea of Storms to find her. There are daring rescues, comical snow fairies, and fantastic creatures to captivate youngsters. The computer animation is not up to Toy Story or Shrek standards, but the Mouse King and his hench-bat are memorably rendered. The London Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's beloved music, and Peter Martins of the New York City Ballet choreographed the dazzling ballet sequences. Barbie gives a bravura performance in her dual roles as Clara and the Princess; Clara is a positive role model, yearning to discover the "world of wonders" and not content to let the Nutcracker fight her battles for her. The queen of dolls certainly makes this Nutcracker sweet.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/2001
UPC:
0012236120612
Original Release:
2001
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:18:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kelly Sheridan Barbie/Clara
Kirby Morrow Nutcracker/Prince Eric
Tim Curry Mouse King
Peter Kelamis Pimm
Christopher Gaze Major Mint
Ian James Corlett Captain Candy
French Tickner Grandfather Drosselmayer
Kathleen Barr Aunt Drosselmayer/Owl

Technical Credits
Owen Hurley Director
Jesyca C. Durchin Producer
Linda Engelsiepen Screenwriter
Hilary Hinkle Screenwriter
Rob Hudnut Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Peter Martins Choreography
Jennifer Twiner McCarron Producer
Ian Pearson Executive Producer
Tony Pulham Art Director
Arnie Roth Score Composer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. My Favorite Scenes
1. Opening Credits [1:49]
2. Barbie Tells a Story [5:13]
3. Clara's Gift [2:54]
4. The Nutcracker and the Mouse King [6:34]
5. Inside the Ice Cave [3:24]
6. Waltz of the Snow Faeries' [3:16]
7. Magical Land of Parthenia [2:42]
8. The Gingerbread Village [3:25]
9. Major Mint and Captain Candy [3:14]
10. The Power of the Scepter [2:59]
11. Sugarplum Princess Expedition [3:51]
12. Waltz of the Flower Faeries [3:14]
13. Rock Giant [2:09]
14. Across the Sea of Storms [2:39]
15. The Mysterious Island [4:26]
16. Clara to the Rescue [3:50]
17. Battle for the Kingdom [2:36]
18. Prince Eric and the Sugarplum Princess [3:39]
19. Pas de Deux [3:53]
20. Returning Home [4:19]
21. The Courage to Dance [1:49]
22. End Credits [4:16]

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