Directed by Takeo Nakamura 1979 | 95 minutes | Color | Mono | 2.35 : 1
The original stop motion Sanrio production Nutcracker Fantasy features beautiful photography, lighting, sets, and intricate dolls. After Clara receives a nutcracker from her enigmatic Uncle Drosselmayer, she finds that her present is stolen by thieving rats led by Mauslynx, the double headed rat queen. To win it back, Clara enters a surreal land through her family's grandfather clock.
Michele Lee Melissa Gilbert Lurene Tuttle Christopher Lee Jo Anne Worley Ken Sansom Dick Van Patten Roddy McDowall Mitchel Gardner Jack Angel Gene Moss Eva Gabor Joan Gerber Maxine Fisher Robin Haffner
Narrator (voice) Clara (voice) Aunt Gerda (voice) Uncle Drosselmeyer / Street Si... Queen Morphia (voice) Chamberlain / The Poet Wisem... King Goodwin (voice) Franz / Fritz (voice) The Indian Wiseman / The Vikin... The Chinese Wiseman / The Ex... Otto Von'Atra / The French Wis... Queen of Time (voice) Mice Voices (voice) Mice Voices (voice) Princess Mary (voice)
Sanrio Communications Sanrio Company
Herald Film Company (Jp) Nippon Herald Films (Jp) Sanrio Communications (USA)
🇯🇵 March 03, 1979 🇺🇸 July 06, 1979 🇬🇧 May 15, 1981