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The colorful holiday classic is finally brought to the big screen, designed by famed children's story author and artist Maurice Sendak, and written for the first time to be as close as ... See full summary »
A monster from Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are" can be seen peeking over the horizon during the boat ride at the start of the second act.
Adult Clara (narrator):
Christmas long ago was the memory of a dream that seemed never to end. But somewhere in the middle of that dream, I always did wake up, just in time to attend the Christmas party.
Wade Walthall is listed in the credits as playing the Nutcracker, when in fact he plays the Nutcracker Prince. The Nutcracker himself is billed in the credits as "Fighting Nutcracker", and is played by Jacob Rice.
Current (2009) prints of the film feature the MGM roaring lion logo at the beginning. This is because MGM now owns the Atlantic Pictures library.
$351,633 30 November 1986
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