Christmas in Czarist Russia, 1900. A spoiled prince lives in a magnificent palace with his magician uncle, Drosselmeier. To test the young prince, Drosselmeier gives him one of two magic nuts. Each one has the power to make a wish come true. Drosselmeier cautions his nephew to treat the nut with great care, as it is extremely powerful. Dismissing his uncle's warning, the prince carelessly plays with the nut as he muses that life would be much more fun if everyone were a toy. But just at that very moment, he carelessly flicks the nut into the fireplace. In a flash, the prince and his servants are turned into toy nutcrackers that - although their mouths open and close - can no longer move or speak.
The evil mouse king who lives within the palace walls witnesses the metamorphosis and hatches a plot to take over the kingdom. All he needs is the second magic nut.
Drosselmeier persuades Clara, a young girl who is enchanted by the nutcracker prince, to set off on a mission to save the kingdom. She embarks on an adventurous journey to a magical land with rock candy mountains and marshmallow skies, where toys spring to life. As Clara and the nutcracker prince battle the mouse king, the prince learns the true meaning of friendship and the power of love. But will they be able to reverse the magic spell and save the kingdom from tyranny?
|Original Title||Der Nussknacker und der Mäusekönig|
Media Cooperation One, MC One
|Year Of Production||2004|
|Country Of Origin||Germany, Russian Federation|
|Language Versions||English [OV]|
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