Disney’s updated take on the classic ballet The Nutcracker is coming home.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is scheduled for release Jan. 29 on digital, Movies Anywhere, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD. Inspired by E.T.A. Hoffman’s classic story and the timeless ballet, this re-imagining of the Nutcracker follows 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy — Interstellar, The Conjuring, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) into a magical land, that features performances from famed ballerina Misty Copeland, lots of soldiers, mice and snowflakes.
Clara follows a golden thread at Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman — The Shawshank Redemption, Seven, Driving Miss Daisy) to a magical, one-of-a-kind key that opens a magical musical box. When the music box is open, Clara is swept into a parallel universe, wherein she meets a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight — Ready Player One, Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Mowgli), a group of mice and a trio of “Realm Regents.”
Clara also meets the Sugar Plum Fairy (Keira Knightley — Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End) before finally meeting the evil tyrant, Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren — Red, Hitchcock, The Queen), and battling her to recover the magical key and return harmony to the magical world.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms‘ home release features a handful of bonus items, such as a discussion with Misty Copeland, a look behind the scenes of the movie and deleted scenes. The movie’s complete list of bonus features is noted below.
- On Pointe: A Conversation with Misty Copeland – Copeland shares the thrill of portraying one of her favorite characters in a whole new way.
- Unwrapping “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” – Dive into the production design, sets, costumes and more that helped transform a beloved ballet into an adventurous movie.
- Deleted Scenes –
- The Stahlbaums Arrive– As the Stahlbaums enter the Christmas Eve ball, the butler attempts to announce them to the assembled guests.
- Follow Your Ribbon- Drosselmeyer encourages a reluctant Clara to go find her gift.
- Deleted Scene: Clara Asks About Her Mother– Sugar Plum gives Clara a tour of her mother’s bedroom.
- Left, Left, Left, Left, Left– Wandering lost in the forest, palace guards Cavalier and Harlequin quarrel about which way to go.
- Out with the Old– Sugar Plum makes sweeping changes to the palace decor.
- Music Videos –
- “Fall on Me” Performed by Andrea Bocelli Featuring Matteo Bocelli– Experience superstar tenor Andrea Bocelli and his son Matteo Bocelli performing their first duet together in this uplifting song.
- “The Nutcracker Suite” Performed by Lang Lang– Get swept up in a series of images from the movie, set to Tchaikovsky’s music and featuring world-renowned pianist Lang Lang.
- Unwrapped: The Visual Effects of “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms”– View a reel that explores the layers of effects in sequences of the film.
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