Disney’s upcoming fantasy film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” hopes to create a new holiday tradition at the box office this year. Based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and the Mouse and Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker, the film follows Clara as she travels to the Four Realms and encounters the Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Realm King, Ballerina’s and more.
Clara ventures into the realms in order to retrieve a lost key, first gifted to her by her late mother. There she encounters the films primary villain. Whether it’s the land of snowflakes, the land of sweets, the land of flowers, or darker realms, this new twist on a classic fairy tale promises to be a visual feast. Which realm would you like to visit?
To help you make up your mind, Disney has released a new featurette and two new TV spots:
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About the film:
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. 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. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.
Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms dances into theaters on November 2n.