Barbie: The Nutcracker

2001 NR PT1H20M DVD

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Barbie: The Nutcracker

2001 NR PT1H20M DVD
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Young Clara, played by Barbie (voiced by Kelly Sheridan), receives a nutcracker as a gift. During the night, the nutcracker comes to life to save Clara from the Mouse King (voiced by Tim Curry), who eventually shrinks the pair. To break the spell, the two must find the Sugarplum Fairy. The London Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's music, with choreography by the New York City Ballet, in this computer-animated version of the beloved Christmas story.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
Subtitles
None
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
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Reviews

age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there are dolls and product tie-ins that accompany this movie. Also, Barbie is not as strong-willed or as complete a character as she becomes in later Barbie movies. There are some perilous moments as well as some hand-to-hand combat; the Mouse King growls and threatens with ferocity, using words like, "stupid," "idiot," and so forth.

Sexual Content

Kissing and hand holding.

Violence

No version of the Nutcracker would be complete without a sword fight, though this movie has more hand-to-hand combat than expected. There are perilous moments, as well as threats from the Mouse King who asks if Prince Eric prefers to die via "dismemberment or barbecue."

Language

The Mouse King growls and threatens with ferocity, using words like, "stupid," "idiot," and so forth.

Social Behavior

Clara and the Nutcracker journey together to save the people of Parthenia, who have suffered under the violent rule of the Mouse King. There is more emphasis, however, on Clara's pretty presence than her abilities, which makes it anyone's guess as to why the Nutcracker wants to share his leadership role with her.

Consumerism

Barbie movies all have tie-ins available on the shelves. This movie peaks with a transformation of Barbie into the Sugarplum Princess, who has fluffy, curled tresses and a sparkly dress.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

The Mouse King drinks wine or grog from a chalice.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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