Disney is turning “The Nutcracker” into a feature film

in Disney, Movies

Here comes another Disney-adapted classic!

Variety reports that Disney is currently developing “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” a new movie based on “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Ashleigh Powell is onboard to write the script, and Lasse Hallstrom (The Hundred-Foot Journey) set to direct.

Most fans will recognize the tale from the classic ballet adaptation. The story centers around young Clara, who lovingly receives a nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve. Of course, when she goes to check on it later that night, the clock strikes 12 and she finds herself thrust into a fantastical world in which a war rages between gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.

How do you feel about this new adaptation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


  1. Vicki

    I love the Nutcracker and think it is great that Disney will do a feature film on it. I look forward to seeing it.

  2. Colleen

    So beyond excited for Disney to do the Nutcracker! Can’t wait to see it!

  3. Barbara

    Love the nutcracker and can’t wait to see it. When is it going to be released?

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