the nutcracker and the four realms featurette

Disney will never shy away from crafting sweeping fantastical landscape and mythical realms, and with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, they had, well four. The classic ballet gets the Disney big-budget make0ver in a feature film adaptation that expands on a story once limited to the stage.

With the adaptation, The Nutcracker becomes a rollicking fantasy adventure in which our heroine Clara (Mackenzie Foy) must travel through four realms, each more breathtaking than the last. Now Disney has released a new The Nutcracker and the Four Realms featurette that delves into nuts and bolts of creating this magical world.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer

Take a pinch of Alice in Wonderland, a dash of the Chronicles of Narnia, and some Morgan Freeman voiceover, put them in a blender, and you’ll get Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, a fantasy film based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairy tale and the famous Tchaikovsky ballet. The final trailer for the film has arrived, whisking us into a magical dimension full of snowflakes, flowers, sweets, and Keira Knightley doing a weird baby-talk voice as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Read More »

the nutcracker and the four realms trailer

Every girl dreams of magical worlds populated by Sugar Plum Fairies, toy soldiers, ballerinas, and gangs of mice, but Mackenzie Foy gets to be the girl who stumbles upon one. In The Nutcracker and The Four Realms, the Interstellar actress plays Clara, a young girl who is swept up into a majestic fantasy world while she is searching for a precious key made by her mother. But upon her arrival, she finds that this beautiful parallel world is threatened by an evil tyrant, Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren). And naturally, Clara is the only one who can save it. And the newest The Nutcracker and The Four Realms trailer reveals just why.

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colette trailer

Keira Knightley in a period drama! What will they think of next? But Colette may be the period drama queen’s most modern movie yet. In the first Colette trailer, the Oscar-nominated actress stars as the real-life French writer Gabrielle Sidonie Colette who goes on to become a leading literary figure and an early sexual revolutionary.

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the nutcracker And The Four Realms trailer

Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: someone turned The Nutcracker into a fantasy adventure film. Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms updates the classic story of The Nutcracker into an adventure movie from director Lasse Hallström. The first The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer has arrived just in time for the holidays.

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the nutcracker and the four realms first look

Just in time for the holiday season — when your family will drag you to another local performance of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker —we get our first look at Disney’s upcoming The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

The first look at the House of Mouse’s adaptation of the classic ballet is like if The Chronicles of Narnia met Alice in Wonderland, an epic fantasy. In other words, a visually opulent fairy tale with a lot of snow. And Keira Knightley is wearing a giant pink wig.

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Disney Franchise Timeline

While there are plenty of heavy-hitters at this edition of D23, Disney also used the expo to introduce a film that, while it has a famous title, may not be on as many radars as the movies coming out of Lucasfilm and Marvel. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a fantastical take on an iconic story and the footage screened at the film’s panel suggests something similar to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland…with a lot more dancing.

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Colin Firth

After almost 14 years of watching and rewatching Love Actually around the holidays, we’ll see some of Richard Curtis‘ beloved characters reunite in a short film, Red Nose Day Actually. The ten-minute short was produced to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day. Curtis, who retired from filmmaking after About Time, returned to directing to make it.

Below, watch the Red Nose Day Actually trailer.

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love actually sequel

We’ll probably never get a proper sequel to the 2003 romantic comedy gem Love Actually, but we’ll make do with a ten-minute short film starring many of the original cast members that was produced to raise money for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day. The new trailer for this project, titled Red Nose Day Actually, is here and it shows off many members of the original cast…and asks you to decide which of them has aged the best.

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