The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 American fantasy adventure film directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston.

Official trailers

Walt Disney Studios on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 released the trailer:
Disney's The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - Final Trailer.

Story intro

In Victorian London, on Christmas Eve, Mr. Stahlbaum gives his children the presents his wife Marie had set aside for them before she died. Daughter Clara receives an egg-shaped box which she is unable to unlock, together with a note saying that inside the egg is all she will ever need. The family goes to a Christmas Eve ball, hosted by the children's godfather and skilled engineer Drosselmeyer. Clara asks Drosselmeyer how to unlock her egg. He reveals that he made the egg for Clara's mother when she was younger. Clara's father scolds her for refusing to dance with him and they call each other selfish. Clara finds her string with her name on it, signifying her gift, and follows it into a forest in a parallel world where she sees a key. Before she can grab it, a mouse snatches it and crosses a frozen river. Captain Philip Hoffman the Nutcracker leads Clara across the bridge into the Fourth Realm and to the palace, where she meets the regents of each land: the Sugar Plum Fairy of the Land of Sweets; Shiver of the Land of Snowflakes, and Hawthorne of the Land of Flowers. They tell Clara they are at war with the Land of Amusements which they refer to as "the Fourth Realm". The Sugar Plum Fairy explains that Clara's mother Marie created this world as a young girl, and that she animated everyone with a machine that can turn toys into real people. Sugar Plum says this machine can be used to defend the three realms against Mother Ginger, the Regent of the Fourth Realm, but it needs a key matching the one for Clara's egg. Sneaking into the Fourth Realm, Clara and Philip steal back the key from Mother Ginger, ignoring her warning that Sugar Plum is lying to them, but Clara is disappointed to discover that the egg is only a music box.

Cast

Mackenzie Foy
Clara
Keira Knightley
Sugar Plum
Eugenio Derbez
Hawthorne
Matthew Macfadyen
Mr. Stahlbaum
Richard E. Grant
Shiver
Helen Mirren
Mother Ginger
Morgan Freeman
Drosselmeyer
Misty Copeland
Ballerina Princess
Jayden Fowora-Knight
Phillip
Ellie Bamber
Louise
Tom Sweet
Fritz
Anna Madeley
Marie Stahlbaum
Sergei Polunin
Sweets Cavalier
Jack Whitehall
Harlequin
Meera Syal
Cook
Omid Djalili
Cavalier
Nick Mohammed
Short Butler
Charles Streeter
Tall Butler
Prince
Jingles the Horse
Gustavo Dudamel
Conductor
Max Westwell
Flower Cavalier
Aaron Smyth
Snow Cavalier
Sophie Apollonia
Dancer
Zoe Arshamian
Dancer
Diogo Barbosa
Dancer
Harris Bell
Dancer
Julia Conway
Dancer
James Butcher
Dancer
Jonathan Caguioa
Dancer
Antonette Dayrit
Dancer
Joshua Donald
Dancer
Anna Forbes
Dancer
Ryan Goscinski
Dancer
Bethany Harrison
Dancer
Layla Harrison
Dancer
Zoë Heighton
Dancer
Nicky Henshall
Dancer
Amy Hollins
Dancer
Richard Leavey
Dancer
Sebastian Loe
Dancer
Alexander Loxton
Dancer
Alex Cuadros Joglar
Dancer
Kristen McGarrity
Dancer
David Mcintosh
Dancer
Louis McMiller
Dancer
Owen Morris
Dancer
Katharina Nikelski
Dancer
Nicole O'Neill
Dancer
Matthew Petty
Dancer
Callie Roberts
Dancer
Tahlia Shaw
Dancer
Lori Strange
Dancer
Lowri Shone
Dancer
Carrie Taylor Johnson
Dancer
Emily Umbrazunas
Dancer
Rachelle Beinart
Polichinelle Dancer
Richard Blenkiron
Polichinelle Dancer
Annabel Canaven
Polichinelle Dancer
Nicholas Daines
Polichinelle Dancer
Kain Francis
Polichinelle Dancer
Craig Garner
Polichinelle Dancer
Deniz Genc
Polichinelle Dancer
Edward Upcott
Polichinelle Dancer
Joe Watts
Polichinelle Dancer

About

The film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms was scheduled to be released on October 29, 2018 (Dolby Theatre), on November 1, 2018 (Germany), on November 2, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom) and on November 30, 2018 (Romania) by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, B&H Film Distribution, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, NOS Audiovisuais, Walt Disney Studios Japan and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.

The duration of the film is 99 minutes. With a budget of $120 - 133 million, the film grossed over $174 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.

Rating

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: movies.disney.com/the-nutcracker-and-the-four-realms

IMDB: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Wikipedia: The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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