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Nutcracker Fantasy (1979)

Clara finds herself in a magical world where her toys have come to life but must fight the evil mice who threaten the kingdom before she can return home.

Director:

Takeo Nakamura

Writers:

Shintarô Tsuji (story), E.T.A. Hoffmann (story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michele Lee ... Narrator (voice)
Melissa Gilbert ... Clara (voice)
Lurene Tuttle ... Aunt Gerda (voice)
Christopher Lee ... Uncle Drosselmeyer / Street Singer / The Puppeteer / The Watchmaker (voice)
Jo Anne Worley ... Queen Morphia (voice)
Ken Sansom Ken Sansom ... Chamberlain / The Poet Wiseman (voice)
Dick Van Patten ... King Goodwin (voice)
Roddy McDowall ... Franz / Fritz (voice)
Mitchel Gardner Mitchel Gardner ... The Indian Wiseman / The Viking Wiseman (voice)
Jack Angel Jack Angel ... The Chinese Wiseman / The Executioner / Gar (voice)
Gene Moss Gene Moss ... Otto Von'Atra / The French Wiseman / Clovis (voice)
Eva Gabor ... Queen of Time (voice)
Joan Gerber Joan Gerber ... Mice Voices (voice)
Maxine Fisher Maxine Fisher ... Mice Voices (voice)
Robin Haffner Robin Haffner ... Princess Mary (voice)
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Storyline

Clara finds herself in a magical world where her toys have come to life but must fight the evil mice who threaten the kingdom before she can return home.

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Taglines:

Let Yourself Believe that Once Upon A Time Good Prevailed Where Evil Existed and Puppets Walked Without Strings [us]


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

6 July 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kurumi-wari Ningyou See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (Japan theatrical release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first Japanese theatrical movie to be presented in Dolby Stereo. Incidentally, it was generally considered to be the first stop-motion animated feature to be presented in Dolby Stereo as well. See more »

Connections

Version of Dziadek do orzechów (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

In Your Heart of Hearts
Lyrics by Randy Bishop
Sung by Christopher Lee
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Ambient, eerie, inspiring twist on an old tale.
6 November 1999 | by kassiSee all my reviews

Once upon a time I saw this movie, dark and much more real than one would imagine any movie with puppets could be. It was like a dream or a vision; very well-conceived and well-executed. I love the twists and turns this movie took. I was enthralled by the characters, music, and beautiful production design.

This movie haunts me still, but I no longer have it on tape and I cannot find it anywhere. If anyone has a copy, please email me!


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