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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 »
The film's soundtrack album bears the same title as the movie posters ("Nutcracker: The Motion Picture"), but in the film's credits the full title is simply "Pacific Northwest Ballet's 'Nutcracker'". The title "Nutcracker: The Motion Picture" never appears onscreen.
Adult Clara (narrator):
The Christmas parties of long ago all blur and mix in memory. The real and the unreal become as one.
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 (USA) (30 November 1986)
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