The Nutcracker in 3D

November 24th 2010
  • Animated/Family,
  • PG,
  • 110 min,
  • Freestyle Releasing
  • Cast: Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, John Turturro, Frances de la Tour, Richard E. Grant, Yuliya Vysotskaya, Shirley Henderson, Aaron Michael Drozin, Charlie Rowe, Peter Elliott, Daniel Peacock, Alan Cox, Hugh Sachs, Africa Nile, Jonathan Coyne, Stuart Hopps, Ferenc Elek, Attila Kalmár, György Honti, Fernanda Dorogi, Kriszta Dorogi, Verner Gresty, Jason Harris, Richard Philipps, Andrea Tallós
  • Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
  • Writers: Andrei Konchalovsky, Chris Solimine
  • Producers: Andrei Konchalovsky, Paul Lowin
  • Co Producers: József Cirkó, Meg Clark
  • Executive Producer: Moritz Borman
  • Art Direction: Adam O'Neill
  • Castings: Deborah Aquila, Zsolt Csutak, Celestia Fox, Jennifer L. Smith
  • Costume Design: Louise Stjernsward
  • D.O.P.: Mike Southon
  • Editors: Mathieu Bélanger, Andrew Glen
  • Makeup: Lesley Lamont-Fisher
  • Music: Eduard Artemiev
  • Production Design: Kevin Phipps
  • Set Decoration: Judy Farr


From the imagination of acclaimed Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, the cherished story of The Nutcracker will be brought to life in spectacular 3D this holiday season. THE NUTCRACKER IN 3D follows nine-year-old Mary (Elle Fanning) whose dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert (Nathan Lane) and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker. On Christmas night, Mary's new friend, The Nutcracker (Charlie Rowe) or "NC," comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into his magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life. Mary soon realizes that this fantastical kingdom is facing danger from the tyrannical rule of the evil Rat King (John Turturro) and his devious mother (Frances de la Tour). When NC is taken hostage, Mary and her newfound toy friends must uncover the secret of the Rat King to rescue NC and his kingdom. Based on the story that inspired acclaimed Russian composer Piotr Tchaikovsky to create the music for the iconic ballet, the film includes eight exciting new songs penned by Oscar-winning lyricist and librettist Sir Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar).

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • MPAA Warning: Thematic material, scary images, action and brief smoking
  • Production Budget: $90 million
  • Production Companies: Goldcrest Post Production London, HCC Media Group

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The music for the songs in this film is adapted from the works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky who composed the music "The Nutcracker Suite"

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 1 January 2011: Estonia, Russia