| Animation, Short, Romance
A young chambermaid finds a neglected nutcracker under a Christmas tree. It comes to life, but the Nutcracker is really an enchanted prince.
Not shown the events preceding the holiday, and the conflict of the Queen of mice with his father Pirlipat because of fat.
The original Russian version of this animated film has no narration and no dialogue. Not only does the American version have narration, but the characters are given names. The chambermaid is named Marie, as in E.T.A. Hoffmann's story on which Tchaikovsky based his ballet.