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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 theatrical Christmas movie presented by Walt Disney Pictures and produced by Mark Gordon, and it is suggested by the original Nutcracker story by E.T.A. Hoffmann and The Nutcracker Ballet, choreographed by Marius Petipa. It was released in theaters on November 2, 2018.


On Christmas Eve in Victorian London, Benjamin Stahlbaum gives his children, Louise, Clara, and Fritz, the presents his wife, Marie, had set aside for them before she died. Clara receives an egg-shaped box which she is unable to unlock, together with a note saying "Everything you need is inside". The family goes to a Christmas Eve ball, hosted by the children's godfather and skilled engineer, Drosselmeyer. Clara asks him how to unlock her gift. He reveals that he made it for Marie when she was younger.

Benjamin scolds Clara for refusing to dance with him, and they insult each other. She finds her string with her name on it, signifying her gift, and follows it into a forest in a parallel world where she sees a key. Before she can grab it, a mouse snatches it and crosses a frozen river. Captain Phillip Hoffman, the Nutcracker, leads her across the bridge into the Fourth Realm, where they hardly escape the Mouse King and Mother Ginger, the regent of the Fourth Realm. Phillip brings Clara to the palace, where she meets the regents of each land: the Sugar Plum Fairy of the Land of Sweets; Shiver of the Land of Snowflakes, and Hawthorne of the Land of Flowers. They tell her they are at war with the Land of Amusements, which they refer to as "the Fourth Realm". It is also revealed Marie was the beloved Queen of this magical land and, thus, Clara is the princess.

The Sugar Plum Fairy explains that Marie created this world as a young girl, and that she animated everyone with a machine that can turn toys into real people. The Sugar Plum Fairy says this machine can be used to defend the three realms against Mother Ginger, but it needs a key matching the one for Clara's gift. Sneaking into the Fourth Realm, Clara and Phillip steal back the key from Mother Ginger (ignoring her warning that the Sugar Plum Fairy is lying to them), but Clara is disappointed to discover that the gift is only a music box.

The Sugar Plum Fairy uses the machine to bring toy soldiers to life and orders them to attack the Fourth Realm. She then reveals that she lied about Mother Ginger, who had resisted her plan to take over all four realms in revenge for her perceived abandonment by Marie, and that the machine can turn this world's people back into toys as well. She imprisons Clara, Phillip, Shiver, and Hawthorne.

Clara opens her music box again and discovers a mirror, illustrating that all she needed was herself. She and the other prisoners escape. One of Mother Ginger's mice shows her into the engine room, and Phillip convinces Mother Ginger to help overthrow the Sugar Plum Fairy. Clara shuts down the machine while fighting off soldiers with Mother Ginger's aid. The Sugar Plum Fairy attempts to turn Mother Ginger back into a toy, but Clara tinkers with the machine so it aims back at the Sugar Plum Fairy when activated, turning her back into a porcelain doll and rendering her entire army lifeless.

Thanked for restoring peace among the Realms and the destruction of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara promises to visit the Realms in the future. After saying goodbye to Phillip, whom she seems to have developed a crush on, she returns to London, where time has hardly passed since she left. She and Benjamin apologize to each other and she finally decides to dance with him. He accepts, and she opens her music box. He reveals that the music was the first song that he and Marie had ever danced to. They dance throughout the night in the ballroom.


The latter two songs are featured in the closing credits.


The film was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Ultra HD Blu-ray on January 29, 2019.


Actress(es)/actor(s) Character(s)
Mackenzie Foy Clara
Tom Sweet Fritz
Meera Syal Cook
Ellie Bamber Louise
Matthew Macfadyen Mr. Stahlbaum
Nick Mohammed Short Butler
Charles Streeter Tall Butler
Morgan Freeman Drosselmeyer
Jayden Fowora-Knight Captain Phillip Hoffman
Prince (Horse) Jingles
Helen Mirren Mother Ginger
Omid Djalili Cavalier
Jack Whitehall Harlequin
Eugenio Derbez Hawthorne
Richard E. Grant Shiver
Keira Knightley Sugar Plum Fairy
Gustavo Dudamel Himself (Conductor)
Misty Copeland Ballerina Princess
Max Westwell Flower Cavalier
Aaron Smyth Snow Cavalier
Sergei Polunin Sweets Cavalier
Anna Madeley Marie Stahlbaum
Sophie Apollonia
Zoe Arshamian
Diogo Barbosa
Harris Bell
Julia Conway
James Butcher
Jonathan Caguioa
Antonette Dayrit
Joshua Donald
Anna Forbes
Ryan Goscinski
Bethany Harrison
Layla Harrison
Zoë Heighton
Nicky Henshall
Amy Hollins
Richard Leavey
Sebastian Loe
Alexander Loxton
Alex Joglar
Kristen McGarrity
David Mcintosh
Louis McMiller
Owen Morris
Katharina Nikelski
Nicole O'Neill
Matthew Petty
Callie Roberts
Tahlia Shaw
Lori Strange
Lowri Shone
Carrie Johnson
Emily Umbrazunas
Rachelle Beinart
Richard Blenkiron
Annabel Canaven
Nicholas Daines
Kain Francis
Craig Garner
Deniz Genc
Edward Upcott
Joe Watts
Polichinelle Dancers
Uncredited actors/actresses
Nicole Alphonce
Zoë Scott
Flower Realm Creatures
Lindy Barrett
Henry Helm
Children at Ball
Chloe Belcher Mistletoe Seller
Martin Bratanov Palace Guard
Lil Buck Mouse King
Zachary Catazaro Male Dancer
Will Christopherson
Shane Griffin
Benjamin Mason
Toy Soldiers
Kayleigh Ferguson Maid
Flor Ferraco Drosselmeyer's Guest
Liam Gardiner
Eddy Shore
Luke Wright
Thorne Room Guards
Sharon Gatt Flower Realm Lady
Alex Gillison Flower
Marta Glowacka-Escote Ice Realm Resident
Jacob Greener-Tofts Toy Child
Miranda Hart Dewdrop Fairy
Elisa Hayrapetyan
Elle van Knoll
Market Passerbys
Michael Hennessy
Hugh O'Brain
Party Guests
Maxamillian Hofgartner Nutcracker
Toy Soldier
Tim Ingall
Rita Damper
Jane Staiano
Gemma Wilma
Marian Lorencik Market Punter
Martyn Mayger Victorian Passerby
Kei Miura Scared Toy Soldier
Emily Ng Ice and Snow Toy Soldier
Trent Owers Head Throne Room Guard
Cadyn Page Child
Blake Ridder Toy Soldier
Dasha Simakina-Foster Snow Girl
Young Princess at Ball
Albert Tang Key Commitee Member
Alisha Tarran Xmas Market Governess
Emily Tebbutt Ice Realm Courtier
Sam Thompson Palace Guard
Joshua Viner Phillip the Soldier
Jessie Vinning Market Passerby
Tom Whelehan Vendor

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Television episodes Disney Television Animation "Jolly Molly Christmas" • "It's a Wonderful Leaf" • "Miracle at the 34th Precinct" • "Doug's Secret Christmas" • "A Christmas Cruella" • "Yes, Mikey, Santa Does Shave" • "Don't Be Elfish" • "A Kosher Christmas" • "A Dog for All Seasons" • "The Worst Holiday Ever" • "Holiday Time" • "Seven Days of Kwanzaa" • "Cheery Theerlap, Lloyd" • "The Blight Before Christmas" • "Pete's Christmas Caper" • "Clarabelle's Christmas List" • "Happy Holidays, Mr. Gruff!" • "A Very Possible Christmas" • "Topper" • "On Whiskers, On Lola, On Cheryl and Meryl" • "Hairy Christmas" • "A Giftmas Story" • "Season's Beatings" • "Dick Daring's All-Star Holiday Stunt Spectacular 5" • "Stitch and Santa" • "A Phineas and Ferb Family Christmas" • "A Cousin Kyle Christmas" • "Merry Fishmas, Milo" • "The Gift" • "Gingersnaps and Grumpy Snaps" / "Jollybells" • "Future-Worm and the 54 Days of Snordfest" • "Stump Day" / "Holiday Spellcial" • "A Christmas Peril" • "Tree Lighting" • "A Merry Mocap Musical" • "Last Christmas!" • "The Present" • "Green Christmas" • "How Santa Stole Christmas!" • "Froggy Little Christmas" • "Saving Christmas"
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