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"The  Nutcracker  and  The  Mouse  King"
Story,  Ballets,  and  Movies

book cover for English 'The Nutcracker and The Mouse King' by E.T.A. Hoffmann            synopsis & history

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movies & TV

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           dancer Alain Hogan as Clara in 'The Nutcracker' ballet

The original tale of 'The Nutcracker and The Mouse King' was written by E.T.A. Hoffmann as a children's book in 1816. It was adapted by Alexander Dumas
in 1844 and became a bestseller. The ballet by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is said to be the most popular ballet around the world.
And over eighty versions of the story have been produced for movies and television.


           Days after

History of The Books
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disambiguation page for 'The Nutcracker' at Wikipedia
'nutcracker doll' entry at Wikipedia
1816 book entry at Wikipedia
1892 ballet entry at Wikipedia
1954 Balanchine ballet entry at Wikipedia

The  Books
search for books on keywords 'The Nutcracker' {returns 3,500+ results} at Amazon

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"The Nutcracker and The Mouse King (Nussknacker und Mausekönig)" [1816 short story] by E.T.A. Hoffmann [1776-1822]
A young girl's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle,
whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.

The Nutcracker Original 1853 Edition book by E.T.A. Hoffmann   "The Nutcracker: The Original Edition with Illustrations" [1853]
by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Translated by Serena St. Simon

74-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [11/2013] for 99¢
74-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [10/2016] for $2.99
Suzeteo Enterprises 8½x5½ pb [10/2016] for $9.00
Suzeteo Enterprises 8½x5½ hardcover [10/2016] for $13.95
modern edition Illustrated by Mary Ann Fraser
Chex Books hardcover [1988] out of print/used
Nutcracker book illustrated by Maurice Sendak  "Nutcracker" [1984] by E.T.A. Hoffmann,
Translated by Ralph Manheim, Pictures by Maurice Sendak

Crown Publrs 10x10 pb [10/91] out of print/70+ used
Crown Publrs 10¼x10¼ hardcover [10/2012] for $17.52
Crown Publrs 10¼x10¼ hardcover [1984] out of print/200+ used
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"The Nutcracker (Histoire d'un Casse-Noisette)" [1844 short story]
adaptation of Hoffmann's story by Alexandre Dumas père [1802-70]

The Nutcracker book by Alexandre Dumas,? translated by Douglas Munro  "The Nutcracker" [1978] by Alexandre Dumas,
Translated by Douglas Munro, Illustrated by Phillida Gili

Oxford Univ Press 9¼x7 hardcover [8/78] out of print/used
Story of a Nutcracker book by Alexandre Dumas  "The Story of A Nutcracker" [2014] by Alexandre Dumas,
Translated by Sarah Ardizzone, Illustrated by Kitty Arden

IPG/INDE pb [2014] out of print/used
Random House UK 8½x6 hardcover [12/2015] for $27.95

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'Nutcracker and Mouse King' by E.T.A. Hoffmann and 'The Tale of the Nutcracker' by Alexandre Dumas  "Nutcracker and Mouse King" by E.T.A. Hoffmann and
"The Tale of The Nutcracker" by Alexandre Dumas [2007]

Dumas version newly translated by Joachim Neugroschel
Kindle Edition from Penguin Classics [10/2007] for $12.99
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [10/2007] for $12.49
the original tale in two versions [2009]
Fall River Press 9x6½ hardcover [2009] out of print/used

The  Ballets
list of productions of 'The_Nutcracker' at Wikipedia

The Nutcracker Ballet book by Jack Anderson  "The Nutcracker Ballet" [1979] by Jack Anderson
A history that examines Tchaikovsky's original composition, the ballet's first performance
in 1892, and the stars, sets, and costume design of productions since the Turn of The Century.

Gallery Books hardcover [11/85] out of print/used
Mayflower Books 9x6½ hardcover [1979] out of print/used

"The Nutcracker" ballet [1892]
Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [1840-93] and choreographers Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanov turned the 1844 adaptation by Dumas
into what is perhaps the most popular ballet in the world.
1892 "The Nutcracker" ballet entry at Wikipedia

"The Life and Ballets of Lev Ivanov: Choreographer of The Nutcracker and Swan Lake" [] by Roland John Wiley

"The Nutcracker" ballet /tt0796227/
film of a 1994 revival of a Kirov Ballet production first staged in Russia in 1934 ++ dNutcrackerBalletKirov1994.jpg

"The Nutcracker" ballet [CBS-TV Dec 1957] /tt0304491/
b&w episode of "The Seven Lively Arts" (1957–58]
performance by New York City Ballet; choreographed by George Balanchine

"The Nutcracker" ballet [CBS-TV Dec 1958] /tt0675647/
episode of Playhouse 90 [1956–1961]
George Balanchine's famous production performed by the New York City Ballet; starring Bonnie Bedelia {as Clara}

"The Nutcracker" ballet [BBC-TV Dec 1958] /tt0145939/
2-hour performance by Sadler's Wells Ballet; revised choreography by Peter Wright; directed by Margaret Dale; starring Margot Fonteyn & Michael Somes

"The Enchanted Nutcracker" TV special [ABC-TV Dec 1961] /tt0247998/
50-minute musical starring Robert Goulet & Carol Lawrence

"The Nutcracker / Der Nußknacker" ballet [Europe 1964, CBS-TV Dec 1965] /tt0221445/
hour-long TV ballet with elements of 'Wizard of Oz' ++ dNutcrackerballet1964.jpg

"The Nutcracker" ballet [ABC-TV 1965] /tt0323453/
Performance by the San Francisco Ballet

"The Nutcracker" ballet [March 1968] /tt0815501/
Rudolf Nureyev and the Royal Ballet ++ dNutcrackerRoyalBallet1968.jpg

"Nureyev's Nutcracker / De Stijl" ballet [BBC-TV March 1968] /tt2466972/
choreographers Rudolf Nureyev & Vassily Vainonev

"The Nutcracker" ballet [BBC-TV 1976]
101-minute performance by London Festival Ballet; directed by Ronald Hynd; starring Peter Breuer, Eva Evdokimova

"The Nutcracker" ballet [1977] /tt0136439/
78-minute television adaptation of the Baryshnikov production, with Gelsey Kirkland

"The Nutcracker" ballet [Dec 1977] /tt2140575/
hosted by Betty Ford; performance at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia; local NYC broadcast only

"The Nutcracker" ballet (1985) /tt0268506/

"Nutcracker: The Motion Picture" ballet [Atlantic Releasing Nov 1986]
Nutcracker motion picture by Maurice Sendak  Produced by The Kushner-Locke Company, based on Pacific Northwest Ballet's original production as conceived by Kent Stowell & children's book artist Maurice Sendak; filmed at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California
Directed by Carroll Ballard; Clara's voice (narration?) by Julie Harris; with dancers Vanessa Sharp, Wade Walthall, Hugh Bigney, Patricia Barker, Russell Burnett, Jacob Rice
M.G.M. Home Video color DVD-R [12/2011] for $19.49
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 10/2012 official trailer [1:49] online at YouTube {broken? 2016}

"The Nutcracker" ballet [1987] /tt0175973/
100-minute performance staged by The Bolshoi Ballet in 1978, video in 1987; dancers Yekaterina Maksimova, Vladimir Vasilev

"The Nutcracker" ballet [Charleston Ballet Theatre 1987]
annual 'The Nutcracker' at Charleston Ballet Theatre  Charleston [SC] Ballet Theatre Center has presented a Holiday Season "Nutcracker" ballet performance since 1970, with star dancers from around the world, and as many as 70 local children chosen by audition. Since 1987, the performance has been choreographed by C.B.T. resident Jill Eathorne Bahr.
C.B.T "Nutcracker" info pagewatch 2015 promo video [2:07] online at YouTube

"The Nutcracker" ballet [1988] /tt1034399/
90-minute video 1997 + directed by Rudolf Nureyev; starring Elisabeth Maurin ++ vNutcrackerBalletNureyev1988.jpg

"The Nutcracker" ballet [Russia 1989, USA DVD 2005] /tt0796226/
Directed by Motoko Sakaguchi; scenario by Yuri Grigorovich & Ivan Vsevoloszhky ++ dNutcracketballet1989.jpg

"The Nutcracker" [Warner Bros. Nov 1993] /tt0107719/
92-minute Technicolor version choreographed by George Balanchine & performed by New York City Ballet & Orchestra; directed by Emile Ardolino;
narrated by Kevin Kline; with dancers Jessica Lynn Cohen, Macaulay Culkin, Darci Kistler, Peter Reznick, Bart Robinson Cook, Robert D. Lyon
https://www.amazon.com/George-Balanchines-Nutcracker-Darci-Kistler/dp/B001FTIKAW/ = french

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker book by Joel Meyerowitz   "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Production, 1993" [ages 5-12; 1993]
by Joel Meyerowitz

Little Brown & Co. 11¾x9 hardcover [11/93] out of print/100+ used
MetroBooks 11¼x8¾ hardcover with DVD [2001] out of print/many used

"The Nutcracker" ballet [1994] /tt1578141/ ++ dNutcrackerballetBRB.jpg
Birmingham Royal Ballet & Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Tchaikovsky, Peter Wright, Irek Mukhamedov

"Nutcracker: The Story of Clara" ballet [1994]
'Nutcracker, The Story of Clara' by the Australian Ballet of Melbourne  less about Nutcracker, story reshaped as the biography of a Russian ballerina who migrates to Australia circa 1940, set to Tchaikovsky's music • 1-hour 52-minute performance by the Australian Ballet of Melbourne and the State Orchestra of Victoria, conducted by Noel Smith; concept by Kristian Fredrikson & Graeme Murphy; with dancers Vicki Attard, Siobhan Elsmann, Steven Heathcote, David McAllister, Margaret Scott
Kultur Video color DVD [10/2008] for $12.99
full credits at IMDbwatch official trailer [1:24] online at YouTube

"The Nutcracker" ballet video [1997] /tt1034399/
1988 performance by Paris Opera Ballet & Orchestra; revised choreography & directed by Rudolf Nureyev

"The Nutcracker" ballet [A&E-TV 1997] /tt1586008/
episode of "Breakfast With The Arts" Sunday morning TV series [1991-2007]
modified rebroadcast of the famous 1977 Baryshnikov / American Ballet Theatre TV version of "The Nutcracker"

"Danceworks: Nutcracker" ballet [1997]
amateur performance filmed from several camera positions (or on several evenings); nicely edited but sound is raw
watch full movie [8/2012 upload; 1:00:57] online at YouTube

"Nötknäpparen" ballet [Sweden Xmas 1997]
Nötknäpparen Swedish ballet on DVD  Original ballet combining the Swedish children's classic "Peter and Lotta's Christmas" [1947] by Elsa Beskow [1874-1953] and "The Nutcracker" by E.T.A. Hoffmann; music by P.I. Tchaikovsky
Performed by Royal Swedish Ballet choreographed by Pär Isberg; performed by Royal Swedish Opera House Orchestra conducted by Renat Salavatov; directed by Gunilla Wallin
Region 1 version of 12/1999 DVD not found on Amazon (2016)
full credits at IMDb
partly based on the book "Peter and Lotta's Christmas" [ages 3-7; 1947]
Floris Books 9½x12 hardcover [10/2002] for $17.95

"Maurice Béjart's Nutcracker" TV movie [France 2000] /tt0345725/
Maurice Bejart's Nutcracker ballet on DVD  A thoroughly-revised version of 'The Nutcracker', presumably inspired by Béjart's own life story; retains Tchaikovsky's original score, but with new plot & characters: the new story is about a boy's efforts to re-connect with his mother, along with a look into the boy's strange sexual fantasies (the production design is full of erotic images)
Written & choreographed and narrated by Maurice Béjart [1927-2007]; co-produced & directed by Ross MacGibbon; filmed at the Théâtre Musical de Paris Châtelet as performed by Béjart Ballet Lausanne; Tchaikovsky's music by Orchestre Colonne, conducted by Edmon Colomer; dancers include Damaas Thijs, Elizabeth Ros, Gil Roman, Jûichi Kobayashi, Christine Blanc, Julien Favreau, Thierry Deball, Kathryn Bradney, Catherine Zuasnabar, Yvette Horner
102-minute Image Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2000] for $9.99
full credits at IMDb

"Casse-Noisette Circus" ballet [TV 2000, video 2006]
Casse-Noisette Circus TV performance of 2000  Choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot; directed by Denis Caïozzi; performed by Les Ballets de Monte Carlo; orchestra conducted by David Garforth; principal dancers include Nathalie Léger {as Marie}, Pascal Molat {as The Nutcracker}, Paola Cantalupo, Bernice Coppetiers, Nicholas Kahn, Gaelan Morlotti, Francesco Nappa, Chris Roelandt
Kultur Video color DVD [8/2006] out of prodn/used
credits at IMDb

"Caisse-Noisette" 1h 58min [Germany Feb 2001] /tt1922753/

"The Nutcracker" ballet [P.B.S. Xmas 2001] /tt0305911/
2-hour episode of "Great Performances" [1971-2016]

"The Swinging Nutcracker" original ballet [Canada Dec 2001] /tt0304773/
Co-produced & directed by Shel Piercy

"The Nutcracker Ballet" ballet [Oct 2002] /tt5134336/
71-minute performance by Ballet of the Slovak National Theatre, Sofia National Opera Orchestra - conducted by Boris Spassov

"Nutcracker!" ballet [U.K. 2003, USA Dec 2005] /tt0410387/

"Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker, San Francisco Ballet" [2007]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9eUYZBo66A 1.33.45 low sound 8/2016 upload

"The Nutcracker: A Christmas Story - A Ballet by Youri Vamos" video release [2007]
Nutcracker Christmas Story ballet by Youri Vamos  59-minute ballet combining "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens [1812-70] and "The Nutcracker" by E.T.A. Hoffmann; performed by the Bonn Ballet of Germany, conducted by Herbert Beissel
Choreographed & staged by Youri Vamos; music by P.I. Tchaikovsky; with dancers Joyce Cuoco {as Clara Cratchit}, Tero Julku {as Nutcracker}, and Marc Wenke {as Ebenezer Scrooge}
White Star/Kultur Video color DVD [7/2007] for $12.99
credits at IMDb

"Casse Noisette (The Nutcracker)" ballet [France 2008] /tt1638311/
Performance by Ballet de l'Opéra National de Paris, choreographer Rudolf Nureyev, dancer Myriam Ould-Braham

"The Nutcracker" video release [Nov 2008] /tt1318066/
Performance by The Kirov Ballet at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia of a 'sinister' re-imagining
of Tchaikovsky's beloved Christmas ballet by author-designer Mikhail Shemiakin
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001CZVVX2/ ++ dNutcracker2008RU.jpg

"Dance In America: San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker" ballet [Nov 2008] /tt1325018/
2hr 15min episode of Great Performances (1971– ) TV series dNutcrackerSFB2008.jpg

"The Nutcracker" ballet (2009) /tt1589508/
120-minute revival of Peter Wright's production of "The Nutcracker" ++ dNutcrackerBallet2009PW.jpg

"The Nutcracker" ballet [aired Dec 2010] /tt1833537/
episode of "The Bolshoi Ballet: Live From Moscow" [2010–2012]
shot in widescreen & HD; choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich; Bolshoi Ballet website

"Der Nussknacker / Casse-Noisette" ballet [Arte Channel aired Nov 2011]
Performance in Dresden, Germany by the Sächsische Staatsoper Dresden & Semperoper Ballett; Sugar Plum Fairy danced by Asian ballerina
watch full performance in HD [upload 12/2013; 1:40:00] online at YouTube

"The Nutcracker" ballet [aired Dec 2011] /tt2798230/
episode of "The Bolshoi Ballet: Live From Moscow" [2010–2012]
choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich; Bolshoi Ballet website

"New York City Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" [P.B.S. Dec 2011] /tt2113367/
episode of "Live From Lincoln Center" [1976–2016]
Directed by Alan Skog; hosted by Chelsea Clinton; with dancers Fiona Brennan, Colby Clark

"The Nutcracker and The Mouse King" ballet [Netherlands Dec 2011] /tt3645718/
180-minute worldwide cinema ballet performance featuring the Dutch National Ballet; directed by Jeff Tudor;
with dancers Anna Tysgankova, Matthew Golding, James Stout

"The Nutcracker" ballet video [12/2012] /tt2523182/
Performance by The Kirov Ballet at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia

"New York City Ballet: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" [Dec 2015] /tt4943216/
episode of "Lincoln Center / Great American Dance" TV series [2015]

"Aspen Santa Fe Ballet: The Nutcracker" [Dec 2016]
performed at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico in December 2016
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet [est. 1996] show page

"The Nutcracker Ballet In The Land of Enchantment" [Dec 2017]  12/2017
performed at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico in December 2017; historically-themed version, taking place in Colonial Nuevo Mexico
in the early 1800s; full live orchestra conducted by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, new choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells
Festival Ballet Albuquerque [est. 2010] show page

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Nutcracker Story & Ballet book by Ellen Switzer  "The Nutcracker: A Story and A Ballet" [ages 9 & up; 1985]
by Ellen Switzer, Photographs by Steven Caras & Costas

Describes the Hoffmann story, the 1892 ballet, and subsequent ballets, including Balanchine's 1954 staging; includes photos of recent perforances, bibliography, interviews
Atheneum 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/85] out of print/40+ used
The Story of the Nutcracker Ballet book by Deborah Hautzig & Diane Goode  "The Story of The Nutcracker Ballet" [1986]
by Deborah Hautzig, Illustrated by Diane Goode

Kindle Edition from Random House BFYR [11/2011] for $3.99
Random House BFYR 8x8 pb [9/2006] for $3.99
Random House BFYR 7¾x7¾ hardcover [10/86] out of print/many used
The Nutcracker Ballet book by Vladimir Vagin  "The Nutcracker Ballet" [ages 4-9; 1995]
by Vladimir Vagin

Scholastic 11½x8¾ pb [10/2002] for $6.99
Scholastic 12½x9¼ hardcover [10/95] out of print/50+ used
Nutcracker Backstage book by Angela Whitehill & William Noble  "The Nutcracker Backstage: The Story and The Magic" [2004] by Angela Whitehill & William Noble, Foreword by Wendy Whelan (New York City Ballet)
Princeton Book Co. 8x9½ hardcover [9/2004] for $29.95
Nutcracker Ballet Coloring Book by Brenda Sneathen Mattox  "Nutcracker Ballet Coloring Book" [2005]
by Brenda Sneathen Mattox

PUB pb [5/2005] for $3.99
The Nutcracker book by George Balanchine & Valeria Docampo  "The Nutcracker" [2016] Based on the New York City Ballet production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, Illustrated by Valeria Docampo
Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [9/2016] for $10.99
Little Simon BFYR 11¼x9 hardcover [9/2016] for $14.98

The  Music

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"The Nutcracker Suite" guitar album [1993] by Tim Sparks

"New York Philharmonic and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Nutcracker Swing" [Dec 2001] /tt5618508/
episode of "Live From Lincoln Center" [1976–2016]
Conducted by Leonard Slatkin, hosted by Beverly Sills, with Wynton Marsalis on trumpet

Let's Celebrate The Nutcracker music sheets  "Let's Celebrate The Nutcracker" [2002]
Music by P.I. Tchaikovsky, Arranged by Bernadine Johnson

intended for school-age piano students; each Nutcracker ballet theme on a single page
8-page Kindle Edition from Alfred Music [2002 edition] for $3.99
8-page Alfred Music 12x9 pb [8/2002] for $4.99

"De Notenkraker (The Nutcracker)" concert video [2010]
103-minute rare concert performance of the complete "Nutcracker", with no scenery, costumes, or dancers;
performed by Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin
bare credits at IMDb • VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not found on Amazon (2016)

Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' album on CD  "Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker" [2010]
Performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle

Warner Classics soundtrack CD [10/2010] 24 tracks on 2 disks for $16.99
Warner Classics soundtrack CD [10/2010] 18 tracks on 1 disk - out of prodn/used

Movies  &  Television
{incomplete} list of films based on "The Nutcracker" at Wikipedia

"Nutcracker Suite" cartoon short [Fleischer Studios Sept 1925]
b&w early sound cartoon produced by Max Fleischer, directed by Dave Fleischer, music by P.I. Tchaikovsky

"Walt Disney's Fantasia" animated feature
[Disney/R.K.O. Nov 1940; restored in 1990 & 2000]
musical sequences include animated images set to Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" ballet (which do not depict the Nutcracker story)

more details (synopses, docufilms, posters, books, links) on
Magic Lantern's "Walt Disney's Fantasia" Movies Page

"Dziadek do Orzechów" [Poland Xmas 1967]
Polish-language Nutcracker ballet film  84-minute animation & live action feature film; co-written & directed
by Halina Bielinska; music by Zbigniew Turski • full credits at IMDb
G.M. Distribution all-region? Polish-language color DVD
[undated] out of prodn/scarce

"Ballet Stories: The Nutcracker" TV reading [BBC-TV April 1970]
episode of "Jackanory" TV Series [1965-96] - read by David Wood
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • credits at IMDb

"Shchelkunchik" animated short [Soviet Russia 1973]
Shchelkunchik Russian cartoon short  A housemaid finds a nutcracker toy, which turns out to be magical; no dialogue, Cyrillic lettering
27-minute color cartoon co-written & directed by Boris Stepantsev; music by P.I. Tchaikovsky
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
watch full movie [2/2013 upload; 26:37] online at YouTube
watch full movie with brighter visuals, softer music [3/2013 upload; 25:43] online at YouTube

"NutCracker Fantasy" puppetry movie [San Rio Japan July 1979]
NutCracker Fantasy 1979 puppetry movie  82-minute stop-motion puppets animation film; pop-jazz-ified Tchaikovsky music, happy ending
Directed by Takeo Nakamura; co-produced & co-written by Shintarô Tsuji; co-written by Thomas Joachim & Eugene A. Fournier; narrated by Michele Lee; starring voices of Melissa Gilbert {as Clara}, Lurene Tuttle, Christopher Lee, Jo Anne Worley, Dick Van Patten, Roddy McDowall, Eva Gabor; Japanese voice actors include Kaoru Sugita {as Clara}
Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available • Sony Pictures Home Ent. color VHS [8/91] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbentry for both movies at Wikipedia
watch full movie [1.21.28] online - low res, scratchy sound, darkish screen

"The Nutcracker in 3-D" puppetry movie [San Rio Japan 2015]
The Nutcracker in 3-D puppetry movie from San Rio Japan   original title: "Kurumiwari Ningyou"; 80-minute re-issue in 3-D,
with new voices (Japanese only, English subtitles)

VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available
Eiga Japan soundtrack CD [11/2014] for $38.20
full credits at IMDbentry for both movies at Wikipedia
watch 9/2014 official Japanese trailer [1:49] online at YouTube

"Six Weeks" [PolyGram/Universal Dec 1982]
Six Weeks movie  Location filming in Los Angeles and in wintertime New York City; sentimental tale of a 12-year-old dying of leukemia who attains her dream of dancing the lead in "The Nutcracker" then dies in her mother's arms. • Directed by Tony Bill; based on a novel by Fred Mustard Stewart; starring Dudley Moore, Mary Tyler Moore, Katherine Healy
DVD/Blu-ray not available • Sony Pictures color VHS [8/96] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Nutcracker" [Rank Film U.K. 1982, USA Nov 1984]
Nutcracker 1982 movie starring Joan Collins  A Russian dancer defects and becomes the lead in a London production of "The Nutcracker"
Steamy backstage melodrama directed by Anwar Kawadri; written by Raymond Christodoulou and Max & Yvonne Roman; starring Joan Collins, Finola Hughes, Carol White, Paul Nicholas, William Franklyn, Leslie Ash, Murray Melvin, Vernon Dobtcheff, Geraldine Gardner, Cherry Gillespie, Jane Wellman, Ed Bishop, Jo Warne, Martin Burrows, Fran Fullenwider, Anna Bergman, Nicola Austin, Olivier Pierre, Steve Kelly
DVD/Blu-ray not available • Vestron Video color VHS [1982] out of prodn/scarce
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2/2012 upload; 2:46] online at YouTube

"Care Bears: The Nutcracker" video release
[American Greetings/Nelvana/Alliance Dec 1988]
Care Bears Nutcracker on DVD  62-minute animated feature aka "Care Bears Nutcracker Suite"; the Care
Bears meet Anna and Peter and the Nutcracker and help save Toyland
from an evil vizier.
Directed by Laura Shepherd & Joseph Sherman
Lions Gate color DVD [11/2006] for $4.50
credits at IMDb

"Care Bears Nutcracker" TV broadcast in 3 parts [ABC-TV Nov 2006]
as episodes of "The Care Bears Family" cartoon TV show [D.I.C./Nelvana/ABC-TV 1985-88 & 2006]
bare part 1 credits at IMDbbare part 2 credits at IMDbbare part 3 credits at IMDb

"The Nutcracker Prince" animated feature
[Warner Bros./Cineplex Odeon Nov 1990]
The Nutcracker Prince 1990 animated feature film  75-minute animated feature film; during the annual family Christmas party, Clara receives a wooden nutcracker, said to be a prince under a spell; she wakes at Midnight (or dreams herself) in the middle of a war between the Mouse King and her toys. If she stays in Toyland, she will never grow up; if she returns to reality, she must give up life with the handsome prince. • Directed by Paul Schibli; featuring voices of Kiefer Sutherland, Megan Follows, Mike MacDonald, Peter O'Toole, Phyllis Diller, Peter Boretski
Gaiam Ent. color DVD [11/2004] - overpriced
Warner Home Video color VHS [9/97] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb movie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie [1/2014 upload; 1:13:01] online at YouTube

"The Hard Nut" [P.B.S./KQED Dec 1992]
episode of the "Great Performances" TV series [1971-2016]
'The Hard Nut' ballet performance by The Dick Morris dance Group  Dance company based in Brooklyn, New York City; 90-minute performance filmed in Brussels, Belgium; Act I is a battle between G.I. Joe toys and the rats; Act II is about a princess under a curse, a search for a hard nut, and true love • Directed by Matthew Diamond; written by Charles Burns; featuring Sylvain Cambreling, Mark Morris, and dancers Clarice Marshall, Marianne Moore, Tina Fehlandt, Rob Besserer, Jean-Guillaume Weis, Barry Alterman, Peter Wing Healey, Kraig Patterson, June Omura, Rachel Murray, Ruth Davidson, Gene Reddick
Nonesuch Records color DVD [10/2007] for $18.89
full credits at IMDbdance company website

"The Nutcracker" animated video [Jetlag Prodns July 1995]
The Nutcracker animated video release from GoodTimes Home Video  47-minute animated video release directed by Toshiyuki
Hiruma Takashi; music by Andrew Dimitroff
Gaiam Ent. color DVD [9/2003] for $3.56
full credits at IMDb

"The IMAX Nutcracker" large-format live-action film [Nov 1997]
I.M.A.X. Nutcracker  37-minute large-format live-action musical film written & directed by Christine Edzard; starring Lotte Johnson, Benjamin Hall, Miriam Margolyes, Heathcote Williams, Harriet Thorpe, Patrick Pearson, Dan Wyllie, Tamara Rojo, Jamie C. Ward, Michael Aaron Peth
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

"The Nuttiest Nutcracker" animated video release
[Columbia/TriStar/CBS-TV Oct 1999]
Nuttiest Nutcracker animated video  "A nutty twist on a classic tale!" • told from the viewpoint of a kitchen-full of vegetables
Directed by Harold Harris; featuring voices of Jim Belushi, Phyllis Diller, Cheech Marin, Cam Clarke, Debi Derryberry, Desirée Goyette, Tress MacNeille, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, Kevin Schon
Columbia/TriStar Home Video color DVD [10/99] for $6.59
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [1/2014 too loud upload; 1:16] online at YouTube

"Barbie In The Nutcracker" animated video release [Mattel/CBS-TV Oct 2001]
Barbie In The Nutcracker animated video  Barbie/Clara receives a wonderful wooden nutcracker for Christmas from her aunt; that night, she dreams that the nutcracker comes alive and that they battle the evil Mouse King . . .
Directed by Owen Hurley; featuring voices of Kelly Sheridan {as barbie/Clara}, Kirby Morrow, Tim Curry, Peter Kelamis, Christopher Gaze, Ian James Corlett, French Tickner, Kathleen Barr, Cathy Weseluck, Alex Doduk, Chantal Strand, Britt McKillip, Danny McKinnon, Shona Galbraith
Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [10/2010] for $6.99
Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [11/2015] for $7.88
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [8/2013 upload; 2:12] online at YouTube
watch full movie [9/2016 upload; 1:16:27] online at YouTube

"Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed In At The House of Mouse"
animated video
[Disney TV Animation Nov 2001]
Mickey's Magical Christmas animated video release   animated video release featuring "Pluto's Christmas Tree" [1952], "Mickey's Christmas Carol" [1983], "Donald On Ice" [1999], and "The Nutcracker" [1999], which is narrated by John Cleese
65-minute Walt Disney Video color DVD [11/2001] - overpriced
65-minute Walt Disney Home Video color DVD [11/2009] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Sugarplum Dreams: Staging The Nutcracker Ballet" TV documentary
[W.T.I.U. / American Public TV Nov 2003]
Sugarplum Dreams Nutcracker Ballet  
57-minute documentary TV movie; received a 2001 Regional Emmy Award
DVD available for $15.00 + s/h at the Indiana University / W.T.I.U. website
full credits at IMDbofficial movie webpage

"Nussknacker und Mausekönig" [Germany 2004]
aka "The Nutcracker and The Mouseking"
'Shchelkunchik' 2004 Russian animated film  'Nussknacker und Mausekönig' 2004 Russian-German animated film  82-minute color animated feature film co-written & co-directed by Tatyana Ilina; co-directed by Michael G. Johnson; featuring Florence Joy {German voice of Klara}, Lia Sargent {English voice of Klara}, with voices of Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays, Fred Willard, Eric Idle
Anchor Bay color DVD [10/2005] for $4.60
Starz/Anchor Bay color DVD [10/2004] for $5.95
full credits at IMDbwatch official trailer [3/2009 upload; 2:02] online at YouTube
German-language version: not available for Region 1
Russian-language version: same IMDb credits as above
watch full movie in Russian [2/2013 upload; 1:21:12] online at YouTube

"The Nutcracker Family: Behind The Magic" documentary [Jan 2006] /tt0816595/
94-minute documentary film by writer-director Virginia Brooks about students at School of American Ballet
as they audition, rehearse, and perform George Balanchine's "Nutcracker"

"Underwater: The Making of The Key West Nutcracker" docufilm [2007]
Underwater Key West Nutcracker 2007 docufilm  Former ballerina Joyce Stahle retired to Key West, Florida and decided to produce a local version of the Nutcracker ballet, not realizing the tough road ahead; auditioning and training local dancers and children was complete, rehearsals were going well, and the cast was finally ready to perform for an audience when Hurricane Rita struck southern Florida. Modifications include several sequences that take place underwater, with children dancing around as fish, baby chicks, and cadets, and adults as roosters (instead of mice) • Co-produced by Karen Leonard, Quincy Perkins & Joyce Stahl; directed by Karen Leonard; featuring dancer Stephanie Leone and show producer/director Joyce Stahl
DVDs apparently available only at performances in Key West
full credits at IMDbofficial movie website
watch 9/2007 'Making of. . .' trailer [2:12] online at YouTube
watch 2010 ballet promo [2:21] online at YouTube
watch local TV segment [Nov 2014 upload; 1:45] online at YouTube

"Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale" animated TV special
[Warner Bros. Animation Oct 2007]
Tom & Jerry Nutcracker Tale cartoon TV special  47-minute TV cartoon; Tom and his army of stray cats take over Jerry's magical kingdom of living toys; chased by Tom and his cronies, Jerry must find the Toymaker and get help to win his kingdom back before sunrise when the window of opportunity closes • Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Spike Brandt; co-produced & co-directed by Tony Cervone; co-produced & story by Joseph Barbera; featuring voices of Chantal Strand, Ian James Corlett, Kathleen Barr, Tara Strong, Garry Chalk, Trevor Devall, Richard Newman {Tom & Jerry characters are mute}
Warner Home Video color DVD [10/2007] for $6.36
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Secret of The Nutcracker" TV movie [CBC-TV Dec 2007]
Secret of The Nutcracker TV movie  12-year-old Clara takes a magical journey on Christmas Eve to find her father in a World War II prisoner of war camp; 88-minute Canadian TV special filmed in Calgary, Alberta • Directed by Eric Till; written by John Murrell; starring Janelle Jorde, Tom Carey, Brian Cox, Bill Baksa, Ryan Grantham, Christopher Gray, Ricardo Hoyos, Helene Joy, Rainer Kahl, David McNally, Brendan Meyer, Liam Nelson, Tyler Rive, Claudia Rizzi de Gonzalez, Gery Schubert, Joseph Allan Sutherland, Neil Webb
B.F.S. Ent. widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2009] for $7.20
B.F.S. Ent. widescreen color DVD [10/2009] for $7.82
full credits at IMDbwatch official trailer [11/2013 upload; 1:41] online at YouTube

"The Making of The Nutcracker" [indep Aug 2009]
Making of 'The Nutcracker' at The Ballet Studio in Temecula  documentary filmed over a four-month period at The Ballet Studio in Temecula, California
co-produced, written & directed by Inda Reid
DVD supposedly available at Amazon and producer website (didn't happen?)
full credits at IMDbofficial movie website {last update 2013}
watch 8/2009 official trailer [1:56] online at YouTube

"The Nutcracker" in 3D [Alliance Films/Freestyle Releasing Nov 2010]
The Nutcracker in 3D ornament poster  The Nutcracker in 3D framed poster  Set in 1920s Vienna, Austria; filmed in Hungary; Mary's beloved Uncle Albert {Einstein?} gives her a wooden nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve; later, she imagines that the doll comes alive and takes her and brother Max on an adventure to battle the Rat King and save humanity . . . film was a critical disaster and box-office bomb • Co-produced, co-written & directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy; starring Elle Fanning (11 years old), Aaron Michael Drozin, Nathan Lane {as Uncle Albert}, Shirley Henderson, Charlie Rowe, John Turturro, Richard Philipps, Fernanda Dorogi, Kriszta Dorogi, Dániel Mogács, Stuart Hopps, Richard E. Grant, Yuliya Vysotskaya, Frances de la Tour, Jonny Coyne, Hugh Sachs, Africa Nile, Attila Kalmár, Ferenc Elek, György Honti
Freestyle Digital Media widescreen color DVD [11/2010] out of prodn/scarce
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [10/2011 upload; 2:35] online at YouTube
watch full movie - dubbed in Russian [10/2011 upload; 1:43:52] online at YouTube

"The Making of The Nutcracker" video [Nov 2010]
'The Making of The Nutcracker' short by Bob Read  The proud father of a young ballerina takes his home video camera and goes behind the scenes at Frank Ohman's annual production of "The Nutcracker", a Christmas tradition at Hofstra University's Adams Playhouse on Long Island in New York • 20-minute color short produced & directed by Bob Read
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not found on Amazon
credits at IMDbwatch opening clip [11/2010 upload; 3:13] online at YouTube

"The Making of The Nutcracker" documentary [2012]
65-minute color documentary follows City Ballet of San Diego's 17th annual Nutcracker performance from day one
of rehearsal thru 10 performances at Spreckles Theatre • not listed on IMDb
watch 9/2012 full movie [1:04:39] online at YouTube

"Angelina Ballerina: The Nutcracker Sweet" video release [2012]
Angelina Ballerina Nutcracker Sweet animated film  animated dancer mouse, based on children's book series & cartoon TV series;
five 12-minute segments with a 'Nutcracker' theme and Tchaikovsky's music

not listed on IMDb • official website
Universal Studios Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [10/2014] for $6.35

"Orasar: Neispricana Prica" TV mini-series [Croatia Jan & July 2014]
nine 4-minute episodes; story of 'The Nutcracker' set during World War I; produced, co-written & directed by Irena Grgic • credits at IMDb

"Getting To The Nutcracker: The Magic Behind The Curtain"
[indep April 2014]
Getting To The Nutcracker documentary  98-minute docufilm takes you inside the Los Angeles-based Marat Daukayev School of Ballet (led by the former Kirov star) to witness the Herculean effort by the teenage & younger students, their instructors, and their parents & family to produce this annual ballet
co-produced, written & directed by Serene Meshel-Dillman
DVD/Blu-ray not available • Amazon Instant Video [1/2015] rental $4.99, purchase $12.99
credits at IMDbofficial movie website
watch 11/2014 official trailer [2:11] online at YouTube

"The Nutcracker At City of L.A. Ballet Rehearsal" [Dec 2014] /tt6046018/
episode of "Actor's Day In L.A." [Channel 36 2009–2016]

"The Nutcracker Sweet" animated video release [Aronnax/Umbrella Ent. June 2015]
Nutcracker Sweet animated video release  Marie & Fritz receive a Christmas Eve gift of a wooden nutcracker doll . . .
Directed by Eduardo Schuldt; featuring voices of Alicia Silverstone, Drake Bell, Edward
Asner, Karen Strassman, Rick Zieff, Grant George, Wendee Lee, Kirk Thornton
Cinedigm color DVD [11/2015] for $5.99
full credits at IMDbwatch 7/2015 official trailer [1:24] online at YouTube
watch full movie [8/2016 upload; 1:20:11] online at YouTube

"A Nutcracker Christmas" TV movie [Hallmark Channel Dec 2016]
Hallmark's 'Nutcracker Christmas' ballet  A jaded ex-ballerina is forced to come to terms with the life and love she left behind when her niece is cast in the Philadelphia Ballet production of "The Nutcracker" • Filmed in Toronto, Canada; directed by Michael Lembeck; starring Sophia Lucia (14 years old), Amy Acker, Sascha Radetsky, Kim Evans, Sara Mitich, Shauna MacDonald, Siobhan Murphy, Tina Jung, Shane Daly, Tahirih Vejdani
Cinedigm Hallmark color DVD-R [11/2017] for $13.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Nutcracker and The Four Realms" live action feature film  11/2018?
[Disney release Nov 2018?]
Disney's 'The Nutcracker and the Four Realms' live action feature for 2018  Announced 2016: Disney's new project is based on the classic ballet by Tchaikovsky and the E.T.A. Hoffmann story that inspired it; already signed are producers Mark Gordon & Lindy Goldstein, director Lasse Hallström, ballerina-actress Misty Copeland, and actor Morgan Freeman; actress Mackenzie Foy added as Clara; writer Ashleigh Powell has quietly been working on the script with Disney for the past two years • Clara wants a key, the one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother; a golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key, which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world where Clara encounters a soldier, a gang of mice, and the regents who preside over three realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers, and Land of Sweets. Clara and her companion must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. • Directed by Lasse Hallström, reshoots by Joe Johnston; screenplay by Ashleigh Powell; starring Mackenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley {as the Sugar Plum Fairy} and featuring a special performance by ballerina Misty Copeland
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDb • no official movie site yet • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 12/2017 official teaser trailer [1:42] at YouTube

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'Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time' in Kindle format  "The Greatest Christmas Stories of All Time: Premium Collection - 90+ Classics In One Volume (Illustrated)" [2015]
Kindle Edition from e-artnow [12/2015] for 99¢ {sic}
includes "A Little Book of Christmas", "Christmas Day At Kirkby Cottage", "The Mistletoe Bough", "Not If I Know It", "The Pony Engine and The Pacific Express", "The Pumpkin Glory", "Turkeys Turning The Tables", and "The Two Generals"; five tales by Charles Dickens ("A Christmas Carol", "A Christmas Tree", "The Chimes", "The Haunted Man", "Nobody's Story"), four tales by The Brothers Grimm ("The Elves and The Shoemaker", "Mother Holle", "Snow-White", "The Star Talers"), four tales by Hans Christian Andersen ("The Fir Tree", "The Little Match Girl", "The Snow Queen ", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier "), two tales by George MacDonald; and single tales by authors Louisa May Alcott ("A Merry Christ-mas & Other Christmas Stories"), John Kendrick Bangs ("Thurlow's Christmas Story"), L. Frank Baum ("A Kidnapped Santa Claus"), Edward Berens ("Christmas Stories"), Abbie Farwell Brown ("The Christmas Angel"), Susan Coolidge ("Toinette and The Elves"), Madame d'Aulnoy ("The Blue Bird"), Fyodor Dostoevsky ("The Heavenly Christmas Tree"), Martha Finley ("Christmas With Grandma Elsie"), Mary E. Wilkins Freeman ("Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas"), Zona Gale, Edward Everett Hale ("Christmas Eve & Christmas Day"), Elizabeth Harrison, O. Henry ("The Gift of The Magi"), E.T.A. Hoffmann ("The Nutcracker and The Mouse King"), William Dean Howells ("Christmas Every Day"), Selma Lagerlöf ("The Holy Night"), Winnifred Lincoln, Clement Moore ("A Visit From Saint Nicholas"), Robinson Perrault ("The Sleeping Beauty In The Wood"), Beatrix Potter ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit"), Anne Douglas Sedgwick ("Christmas Roses"), Harriet Beecher Stowe ("The First Christmas of New England"), Leo Tolstoy ("Where Love Is, God Is"), Anthony Trollope ("Christmas At Thompson Hall"), Mark Twain ("A Letter From Santa Claus"), and Henry van Dyke

The  Authors

author E.T.A. (Ernst Theodor Amadeus) Hoffmann [1776-1822] of Prussia

author Alexander Dumas, père [1802-70] of France
http://www.cadytech.com/dumas/ French-language

composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [1840-93] of Russia

Other  Media

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"Mickey's Nutcracker Christmas"
Mickey's Nutcracker (Christmas seasons 1991 & 1992) at disneyland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5RS8hS_WHA 1991 TV Special Pt 1

"Nuncrackers" stageplay (2001 Video) /tt0285806/

poster for 'The Loush Sisters DO The Nutcracker' 2013 stageplay  
"The Loush Sisters DO The Nutcracker" stageplay [Nov-Dec 2013]
Comedy stage performance at Cleveland [Ohio] Public Theatre about the Loush Sisters {pronounced 'lush': they drink a lot of alcohol} and family memories of the Holiday Season and 'The Nutcracker'
C.P.T official show info page
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The Nutcracker children's book from Little Golden Books  "The Nutcracker" (A Little Golden Book)" [1991]
by Rita Balducci, Illustrated by Barbara Lanza

Western Publng pb [2001] out of print/used
Western Publng 8½x7¼ hardcover [10/97] out of print/used
Golden Books 8x6¾ hardcover [1991] out of print/100+ used
Western Publng 7¾x6½ hardcover [1991] out of print/many used
Nancy Drew Nutcracker Ballet Mystery novel by Carolyn Keene  "Nancy Drew: The Nutcracker Ballet Mystery" [#110 = 12/1992]
by Carolyn Keene

Recent local dance school graduate Shana Edwards is a hit in New York, and is returning to River Heights to star in "The Nutcracker"; but somebody doesn't want that to happen, and rehearsals are hampered by escalating crimes of theft and sabotage and even arson. So Nancy Drew investigates . . .
Kindle Edition from Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [10/2013] for $5.99
Aladdin 7½x5 pb [12/1992] out of print/used
Aladdin 7½x5 pb [12/1992] out of print/used
Noelle of the Nutcracker children's book by Pamela Jane & Jan Brett  "Noelle of The Nutcracker" [ages 10-12; 2003]
by Pamela Jane, Illustrated by Jan Brett

Second-graders Ilyana and Mary Jane both want the ballerina doll in the toy store window for Christmas; the doll wants to be a real ballerina and appear on stage . . .
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt BFYR 9x6 pb [10/2003] for $8.95
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt BFYR 9x6 hardcover [10/2003] out of print/50+ used
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt BFYR 9x6 hardcover [10/2003] out of print/used
Nutcracker Nation book by Jennifer Fisher  "Nutcracker Nation: How An Old World Ballet Became A Christmas Tradition In The New World" [10/2003] by {dance scholar & critic} Jennifer Fisher
Kindle Edition from Yale Univ Press [9/2003] for $22.00
Yale Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [10/2004] for $22.40
Yale Univ Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [10/2003] out of print/many used
The Nutcracker Doll children's book by Mary Newell Depalma   "The Nutcracker Doll" [ages 4-8; 2007]
Written & Illustrated by Mary Newell Depalma

Arthur A. Levine Books 10x8½ hardcover [10/2007] for $15.39

"The Nutcracker" [10/2008] by Stephanie Spinner (Author), Peter Malone (Illustrator)

"A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas" [10/2009] by Ralph Covert (Author),G. Riley Mills (Author), Wilson Swain (Illustrator)
This is no ordinary Nutcracker! This time, it's Fritz's story. The traditional Nutcracker tale gets turned on its head in this rollicking Christmas adventure, based on the hit musical A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas by the popular family music rock star Ralph Covert and playwright G. Riley Mills.

"Becoming A Ballerina: A Nutcracker Story" [10/2012] by Lise Friedman (Author), Mary Dowdle (Illustrator, Photographer)

"The Making of The Nutcracker: A Children's Journey From The Studio To The Stage" [2013]
by Nikki Mildren (Author), Ben Stevenson (Foreword), Ellen Appel (Photographer), Jerri Beth Palmer (Editor)

"The Nutcrackers of Oz" [6/2013 ] by James L Fuller

"The Snow Queen: A Nutcracker Novella" [12/2013] by Alana Albertson {New Adult = rated R}

2014 The Nutcracker children's book from Little Golden Books  "The Nutcracker (A Little Golden Book)" [2014]
by Rita Balducci, Illustrated by Sheilah Beckett

Kindle Edition from Golden Books/Random House [9/2014] for $4.99
Western Publng 8x6½ hardcover [9/2014] for $3.83
The Nutcracker Comes To America book by Chris Barton  "The Nutcracker Comes To America: How Three Ballet-Loving Brothers Created A Holiday Tradition" [ages 8-12; 2015]
by Chris Barton, Illustrated by Cathy Gendron

Kindle Edition from Millbrook Press [9/2015] for $9.99
Millbrook Picture Books 11¼x9½ library hardcover [9/2015] for $10.39

"Bea In Ihe Nutcracker" [10/2015] by Rachel Isadora (Author, Illustrator)

"The Toymaker's Apprentice" [10/2015] by Sherri L. Smith

Hiddensee / Nutcracker novel by Gregory Maguire  "Hiddensee: A Tale of The Once and Future Nutcracker" [2017]  10/2017
by Gregory Maguire

Maguire imagines the backstory, revealing how Drosselmeier the one-eyed toy maker creates the once and future Nutcracker and presents it to Klara, his goddaughter.
Kindle Edition from William Morrow/HarperCollins [10/2017] for $12.99
William Morrow 9¼x6 deckle-edge hardcover [10/2017] for $16.19

"Nutcracker: A Fantasy On Ice" [1983] /tt0300277/
starring Dorothy Hamill & Robin Cousins
https://www.amazon.com/Nutcracker-Fantasy-Ice-Dorothy-Hamill/dp/6300265951/ vhs

"Nutcracker: Fantasy On Ice" [1994] starring Dorothy Hamill

"Nutcracker On Ice" [NBC-TV 1994] /tt0244110/
starring skater Oksana Baiul {as Clara}, Vladimir Petrenko

"Nutcracker On Ice" [1995] /tt0243458/
starring skaters Oksana Baiul & Nicole Bobek {both as Clara}, Todd Eldredge

"Nutcracker On Ice" video [1998] starring Tai Babilonia /tt1230433/

"Nutcracker On Ice" TV movie [T.V.I. Media Dec 2009] /tt1569983/
50min starring Calla Urbanski & Rocky Marval


Image  Gallery

souvenir card/photograph of first 'The Nutcracker' ballet in 1892         

L i n k s
disambiguation page for 'The Nutcracker' at Wikipedia
1816 book entry at Wikipedia
1892 ballet entry at Wikipedia
'nutcracker doll' entry at Wikipedia
{incomplete} list of films based on "The Nutcracker" at Wikipedia
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