Disney lets us see a little behind the scenes of its upcoming live-action fantasy THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS.
In its attempt to take some of our most beloved fantasy stories and fairy tales into really beautiful and amazing live-action films, Disney has taken on the familiar story of The Nutcracker, and has definitely Disney-fied it in the most vibrant way.
Disney released a featurette for The Nutcracker and the Four Realms to complement the final trailer from a couple of weeks ago
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is 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), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over 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. Starring Keira Knightley as 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.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms dances its way into theaters November 2nd.