"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" is a 2018 American fantasy adventure film directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston.
The starring cast includes Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Mackenzie Foy as Clara Stahlbaum, Eugenio Derbez as Hawthorne, Matthew Macfadyen as Benjamin Stahlbaum, Richard E. Grant as Shiver, Misty Copeland as the Ballerina Princess, Helen Mirren as Mother Ginger, Morgan Freeman as Drosselmeyer, Jayden Fowora-Knight as Captain Philip Hoffman, Ellie Bamber as Louise Stahlbaum and others.

Here are "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie?

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

Plot summary

What is The Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" movie plot summary.

On Christmas Eve in Victorian London, Benjamin Stahlbaum (Matthew Macfadyen) gives his children Louise, Clara (Mackenzie Foy), and Fritz the presents his wife Marie had set aside for them before she died. Clara receives an egg-shaped box which she is unable to unlock, together with a note saying "Everything you need is inside". The family goes to a Christmas Eve party, hosted by the children's godfather and skilled engineer Drosselmeyer (Morgan Freeman). Clara asks Drosselmeyer how to unlock her egg. He reveals that he made the egg for Marie when she was younger.
Benjamin becomes angry at Clara for refusing to dance with him, and they insult each other. Clara finds a 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 (Jayden Fowora-Knight), the Nutcracker, leads Clara across the bridge into the Fourth Realm, where they barely escape the mouse king and Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), the regent of the Fourth Realm. Captain Philip brings Clara to the palace, where she meets the regents of each land: the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley) of the Land of Sweets; Shiver (Richard E. Grant) of the Land of Snowflakes, and Hawthorne (Eugenio Derbez) 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". It is also revealed that Marie was the beloved Queen of this magical land and, thus, Clara is the Princess.
The Sugar Plum Fairy explains that 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, 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.


Who plays who in the The Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Keira Knightley  as the Sugar Plum Fairy the regent of the Land of Sweets
Mackenzie Foy  as Clara Stahlbaum a young girl
Eugenio Derbez  as Hawthorne regent of the Land of Flowers
Matthew Macfadyen  as Benjamin Stahlbaum Clara's father and a widower following the death of his wife Marie
Richard E. Grant  as Shiver regent of the Land of Snowflakes
Misty Copeland  as the Ballerina Princess a gifted dancer in the mysterious Four Realms
Helen Mirren  as Mother Ginger regent of the Land of Amusements (also known as The Fourth Realm)
Morgan Freeman  as Drosselmeyer Clara's godfather, a skilled engineer
Jayden Fowora-Knight  as Captain Philip Hoffman a nutcracker
Ellie Bamber  as Louise Stahlbaum Clara's older sister
Anna Madeley  as Queen Marie Stahlbaum Clara's late mother
Tom Sweet  as Fritz Stahlbaum Clara's younger brother
Sergei Polunin  as Sweets Cavalier
Jack Whitehall  as Harlequin a guard at The Palace of the Four Realms
Meera Syal  as the Stahlbaum's Cook a member of staff in the Stahlbaum household
Omid Djalili  as Cavalier another guard at The Palace of the Four Realms and Harlequin's cohort
Prince  as Jingles the Horse
Gustavo Dudamel  as Conductor
Max Westwell  as Flower Cavalier
Nick Mohammed  as Short Butler
Charles Streeter  as Tall Butler
Aaron Smyth  as Snow Cavalier
Sophie Apollonia  as Dancer
Zoe Arshamian  as Dancer
Diogo Barbosa  as Dancer
Harris Bell  as Dancer
Julia Conway  as Dancer
James Butcher  as Dancer
Jonathan Caguioa  as Dancer
Antonette Dayrit  as Dancer
Joshua Donald  as Dancer
Anna Forbes  as Dancer
Ryan Goscinski  as Dancer
Bethany Harrison  as Dancer
Layla Harrison  as Dancer
Zoë Heighton  as Dancer
Nicky Henshall  as Dancer
Amy Hollins  as Dancer
Richard Leavey  as Dancer
Sebastian Loe  as Dancer
Alexander Loxton  as Dancer
Alex Cuadros Joglar  as Dancer
Kristen McGarrity  as Dancer
David Mcintosh  as Dancer
Louis McMiller  as Dancer
Owen Morris  as Dancer
Katharina Nikelski  as Dancer
Nicole O'Neill  as Dancer
Matthew Petty  as Dancer
Callie Roberts  as Dancer
Tahlia Shaw  as Dancer
Lori Strange  as Dancer
Lowri Shone  as Dancer
Carrie Taylor Johnson  as Dancer
Emily Umbrazunas  as Dancer
Rachelle Beinart  as Polichinelle Dancer
Richard Blenkiron  as Polichinelle Dancer
Annabel Canaven  as Polichinelle Dancer
Nicholas Daines  as Polichinelle Dancer
Kain Francis  as Polichinelle Dancer
Craig Garner  as Polichinelle Dancer
Deniz Genc  as Polichinelle Dancer
Edward Upcott  as Polichinelle Dancer
Joe Watts  as Polichinelle Dancer

Release date

When is The Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie release date?

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" movie release date was scheduled to be on October 29, 2018 (Dolby Theatre) and on November 2, 2018 (United States) distributing by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Argentina, B&H Film Distribution, Feelgood Entertainment, Forum Hungary, NOS Audiovisuais, Press Play Pictures, Walt Disney Company, Disney Channel, Freeform and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.


What are The Nutcracker and the Four Realms filming details?

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

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" movie is rated "PG", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Nutcracker and the Four Realms movie?

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 32/100. 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.

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