Mary's dull Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her Uncle Albert, who gives her a Nutcracker (Known as NC) as a gift. The Nutcracker comes to life and takes her on a journey to a magical world. Mary soon realizes that this world is in danger due to the tyrannical rule of the Rat King. When the evil Rat King kidnaps NC, Mary must find a way to defeat him and save her friend.
||November 24th, 2010 (Limited) by Freestyle Releasing|
||PG for thematic material, scary images, action and brief smoking.|
(Rating bulletin 2143, 10/20/2010)
||World War II, Talking Animals, Living Toys, Christmas in November, Christmas, 3-D|
|Source:||Based on Ballet|
|Production Method:||Animation/Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Kids Fiction|
||Vnesheconombank, Nutcracker Holdings, HCC Media Group|
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