Tchaikovsky’s ballet, The Nutcracker, is a holiday classic that I’ve seen performed many times. Next year there will be a new Nutcracker for the holidays. Disney is bringing The Nutcracker and The Four Realms to theaters beginning November 2018.
The movie is based on the same book as the ballet, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s The Nutcracker and The Mouse King. The new Disney version will include modern dance and cgi characters. Actors include Kiera Knightley, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman.
Synopsis: “The film largely takes place in a strange and mysterious parallel world—home to Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. But it’s the ominous Fourth Realm where Clara must take on a tyrant called Mother Ginger as well as a gang of mice who’ve stolen a coveted key from Clara.”