The Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

The Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

Director: Carroll Ballard Cast: Hugh Bigney, Vanessa Sharp, Patricia Barker
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The Nutcracker: The Motion Picture

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 Drosselmeier (Hugh Bigney) who brings them gifts. Clara's gift is a beautiful nutcracker, so beautiful that her brother becomes jealous and breaks it. Later, when everyone is in bed, Clara sneaks back to the Christmas tree to look at her repaired nutcracker and has a marvelous and often menacing dream. The Christmas tree grows to fill the room, and a mighty army of mice led by the Mouse King threatens her. The Nutcracker and the toy soldiers try to defeat the army but the Nutcracker is captured, at which point Clara (Patricia Barker as the dream Clara) bravely clobbers the Mouse King, and the army is defeated. From that point onward, she and the Nutcracker -- who has turned into a Prince -- have many adventures in the Land of Snow where a series of more than seven different dances introduce enchanting and grim characters.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/06/2011
UPC: 0883904262145
Original Release: 1986
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 59,202

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hugh Bigney Herr Drosselmeier
Vanessa Sharp Young Clara
Patricia Barker Dream Clara/Ballerina Doll
Wade Walthall Nutcracker
Beatrice Bassett Grandmother,Adult at the Party
Benjamin Bassett Grandfather,Adult at the Party
Chaundra Bigney Baby Mouse
Alexandra Bronfman Commedia
Hannah Brudge Infantry
Jeffery N. Bullock Foreign Guest
Joseph Carver Boy,Child at the Party
Erik Cederlund Slave,Fighting Mouse
Tracey Charbonneau Scrim Mouse
Marianne Chikos Officer
Elizabeth Christianson Officer,Toy Soldier
Lindsay Clothier Officer,Toy Soldier
Sarah Coan Artillery,Toy Soldier
Charina Dimaano Scrim Mouse,Toy Soldier
Carron Donaldson Waltz of the Flowers,Commedia
Gerald Ebitz Moors
Laara Estelle Observer
Fischbach Erica/Moors
Jamie Geier Toy Theater
Abbey Hall Servant Child
Mandi-Lyons Hansen Servant Child
Jennifer Homans Waltz of the Flowers
Benjamin Houk Father/Mouse Captain,Adult at the Party
Robert La Turner Fighting Mouse
Sun Leen Servant Child
Katrenna Marenych Fighting Mouse
Elizabeth Ann McCarthy Moor
Rebecca Osmon Infantry
Pacific Northwest Ballet Actor
Elizabeth Parham Girl,Child at the Party
Jenifer Peterson Toy Theater
Jeffery Plourde Slave
Gloria Riviera Girl
Jacob Rice Dervishe
Sterling Kekoa Commedia
Emerald Stacy Little Girl
Rana Standal Infantry
Angela Sterling Snowflake,Observer
Julie Harris Claire
Kyoko Terada Servant Child
Lisl Vaillant Snowflake
Tyrone Woods Observer
Russell Burnett Fritz
Ralph and Terry Kovel Snowflake
Gregory Draper Adult at the Party
Whitney Onishi Child at the Party
Cary Stidham Child at the Party
Emily Penhollow Child at the Party
Natalie Ryder Child at the Party
Alex Gardner Boy
Andrew Wilson Child at the Party
Vera Parham Child at the Party
Jason Takamaru Child at the Party
Deborah Inkster Mother Mouse
Carol Anderson Snowflake
Clara Wilson Snowflake
Heather Boe Scrim Mouse
Nicole Fiset Scrim Mouse
Tracy Carboneau Toy Soldier
Joey-Lynn Mann Toy Soldier
Erin Sokol Scrim Mouse
Bridget Alsdorf Servant Child
Kippy Clark Servant Child
Christa Halby Servant Child
Jennifer Kader Servant Child
Michelle McRae Servant Child
Michele Blue Toy Soldier
Rebecca Dunne Servant Child
Sara Pritchard Servant Child
Rebecca Brown Servant Child
Heather Hollenbeck Servant Child
Jennifer Taylor Servant Child
Lisa Stolzy Moor
Carey Homme Moor
Dianne Brace Snowflake
Christian Cederlund Moor
Kevin Kaiser Moor
Reid Olson Pas de Trois
Maia Rosal Peacock
Rachel Harrison Chinese Girl
Lee Johnson Chinese Girl
Nicole Wolgamott Chinese Girl
Jennifer Owen Chinese Girl
Charles Mackerras Conductor

Technical Credits
Carroll Ballard Director
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Willard Carroll Producer
Thomas Coleman Executive Producer
Peter Horne Art Director
Exquire Jauchem Special Effects
Donald Kushner Producer
Peter Locke Producer
Charles Mackerras Musical Direction/Supervision
Gregory Meeh Special Effects
John Nutt Editor
Michael Rosenblatt Executive Producer
Maurice Sendak Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Michael Silvers Editor
Richard Snell Makeup
Kent Stowell Choreography,Screenwriter
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Score Composer
Thomas L. Wilhite Producer

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The Nutcracker: The Motion Picture 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
EleKtra93 More than 1 year ago
I had been looking for this forever on DVD and I love it!