As the mom of a girl who loves to dance, we are big Misty Copeland fans. She defied odds and is such an incredible and inspiring dancer. We have read her books and followed her career (and I’m hoping to surprise my Little Monkey with tickets for ABT’s The Nutcracker on a night Misty Copeland is performing for Christmas. Shhh don’t tell her). If you don’t know who she is, you will after seeing Disney’s 2018 holiday feature film THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS, which opens November 2nd.
We have all grown up with the story of The Nutcracker and this movie takes it in a different direction. A little about the film, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants a key, a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key, which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight). She learns about three realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Keira Knightley plays the Sugar Plum Fairy. Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.
Check out the newest trailer here.
My daughter is 8 and after seeing the trailer was a little intimidated that is looks a little “scary”, but I reminded her that The Nutcracker we are use to is a little dark also, but she still loves it. I can’t wait to see the The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in November.