Synopsis: Little Clara awakes one night to find her new nutcracker doll come to life and battling against the Mouse King. Clara is shrunk by the king, so she must race to find a princess who can reverse the magic.
Genre: Animation
Year:
2001
53 Views

You almost have it, Kelly.

Here. Let me show you.

I'm never going to get all

these steps right, Barbie.

If you keep practicing, you will.

But what if I freeze out

there? In front of everybody?

You've just got to

find the courage to try.

- Like Clara!

- Clara? From the ballet?

Uh-huh. You see, Clara lost her

parents when she was very young.

She, and her little brother Tommy

were being raised by their Grandfather Drosselmayer.

He loved them, but he was very stern.

Candles! We need more candles!

Clara, please, no more daydreaming.

We have to finish decorating

before our guests arrive.

Yes, Grandfather.

22 minutes early. Such bad manners.

It's beautiful, Miss!

Mother gave this to me the

Christmas I saw my first ballet.

Oh dear! The mice have found

their way into the Christmas boxes.

You haven't seen Tommy, have you?

Hey!

Mystery solved.

You might want to wash off that frosting

before the mice take a bite out of you.

You can't tell me what to do!

No. But I'm sure Grandfather

will insist on a bath.

Clara!

Aunt Drosselmayer!

You're at least a head taller.

I thought you weren't coming this year!

And miss a chance to

visit you and vex my uncle?

You're already conspiring against me.

Don't worry! I'll wait until your party's

over before I perform any mischief.

- Where did you go this time?

I want to hear all about it.

- Well, let's see.

I met an Emperor, I sailed on a junk,

I had my first rickshaw ride, and

I hiked the Great Wall of China.

I'd appreciate it, Elizabeth, if you'd

stop filling Clara's head with your stories.

Just because you go traipsing all over the globe

rather than stay put like a sensible person.

There's a world full of wonders out there,

Uncle, and Clara deserves to experience them.

Your guests are waiting.

Some people never change.

But we can always hope.

Then he bowed and asked me to dance.

- Did you?

- I couldn't say no to the king!

You must have felt like a princess.

I wish I could've been there.

Maybe next time you can come with me.

Grandfather would never allow it.

Well, surely he won't object to these.

Tommy.

And for you, my dear.

Wow! A Grenadier guard and

a Bengal lancer! Thanks!

A Nutcracker!

He's wonderful! Thank

you, Aunt Elizabeth!

- He sure is ugly.

- Tommy!

Well on the outside, maybe.

But inside beats the heart of a Prince.

Then I'll use him to command my army!

Sorry.

You're... impossible!

Please don't be too angry with Tommy.

I'm sure he didn't mean to hurt you.

It's time to wake her.

And spoil a beautiful dream?

No, let her sleep.

Clara's not a child anymore. She

deserves the chance to follow her dreams.

A young girl needs to be

responsible and practical.

Clara is responsible. You've

raised her well, Uncle.

It's time you trusted her to

grow up and make her own choices.

It's late. I'll see you in the morning.

Insolent mice!

Get away from there.

Shoo! Shoo!

Back... off... you... traitors!

I must be dreaming.

Even as a Nutcracker,

you're a thorn in my side.

And a thorn to you I shall remain!

It's time I turned you

into something more useful.

Like kindling.

Not in my house.

"Meddling human, towering tall,

let my scepter shrink you small!"

Look out!

This is not good.

Not so fierce now, hmm?

Can you make it up to the mantle?

There is no way...

I'm staying down here.

You've got nowhere to run, Nutcracker.

You're not going to get away from me this time.

Unless you'd like to feed the fire.

Nutcracker!

Hey, up here!

Come on.

Uh-oh.

Look out!

Thank you for saving my life.

And for your superior nursing skills.

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Rob Hudnut

Rob Hudnut is a producer and screen writer, known for Mighty Max (1993), Captain Simian & The Space Monkeys (1996) and Hot Wheels Highway 35 World Race (2003). more…

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