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Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001)

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Barbie shows that if you are kind, clever and brave, anything is possible in this tale of Clara and her amazing Nutcracker, who set off on an adventure to find the Sugarplum Princess.

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Owen Hurley

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Linda Engelsiepen, Ruth Handler (characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Sheridan ... Barbie / Clara (voice)
Kirby Morrow ... Nutcracker / Prince Eric (voice)
Tim Curry ... Mouse King (voice)
Peter Kelamis ... Pimm (voice)
Christopher Gaze Christopher Gaze ... Major Mint (voice)
Ian James Corlett ... Captain Candy (voice)
French Tickner French Tickner ... Grandfather Drosselmayer (voice)
Kathleen Barr Kathleen Barr ... Aunt Drosselmayer / Owl (voice)
Cathy Weseluck ... Maid (voice)
Alex Doduk Alex Doduk ... Tommy (voice)
Chantal Strand ... Kelly (voice)
Britt McKillip ... Peppermint Girl (voice) (as Britt Mckillip)
Danny McKinnon Danny McKinnon ... Gingerbread Boy (voice) (as Danny Mckinnon)
Shona Galbraith Shona Galbraith ... Voice of Faeries (voice)
Charles Askegard Charles Askegard ... New York City Ballet Dancer
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Storyline

In her very first movie brimming with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's enchanting music, Barbie gives life to the plucky young girl, Clara, as she narrates the fascinating story of the Nutcracker to her younger sister, Kelly. When Clara receives a lustrous wooden nutcracker from Aunt Elizabeth as a Christmas present, that same night, the magical toy comes to life to protect her from the army of the evil Mouse King; however, the invader manages to shrink her to toy size. Now, Clara and her defender, the brave Nutcracker, embark on a marvellous adventure, in search of the beautiful Sugarplum Princess--the only one capable of breaking the spell. Can a dash of valour help Clara thwart the king's plans? Written by Nick Riganas

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Starring in Her First Movie! See more »


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Official Sites:

Mattel, Inc.

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barbie in the Nutcracker See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Arnie Roth, who does the music for the movie, is also the violinist in the famous group Mannheim Steamroller. They are best known for their Christmas albums. See more »

Goofs

Barbie kicks her shoe at the Mouse King's head, then as she gets down from the mantelpiece, it is back on her foot with no sign of her having retrieved it. See more »

Quotes

Nutcracker: [to Clara] Thank you for saving my life, and for your superior nursing skills.
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Alternate Versions

A 60 minute TV Version was produced. See more »

Connections

Version of Nutcracker Fantasy (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nutcracker
(excerpts)
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played by London Symphony Orchestra
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computerized animation serving a good purpose
27 December 2001 | by daflautaSee all my reviews

Although I've watched only the last half of this picture (browsing the TV accidentally on a Xmas afternoon), it caught my attention and I've got involved aesthetically and emotionally into the classical plot and superb musical score by Tchaikowsky. Computerized animation (not at all excessive neither overwhelming) made possible unimaginable camera flights, achieving points of view that no privileged spectator can afford, accompanying the lifelike ballet or making possible exquisite sceneries. I've never played with Barbie doll, but this one doesn't look like plastic and surely touched my heart! Get many handkerchiefs ready...


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