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.
Kissing and hand holding.
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."
The Mouse King growls and threatens with ferocity, using words like, "stupid," "idiot," and so forth.
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.
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 /
The Mouse King drinks wine or grog from a chalice.