A Holiday tradition is our trip to the movies! I feel like a child every holiday season doing things I used to do as a child and diving into the newly created traditions in my own family. Sharing more time during that special Season is one of my favorite things! Yes, of course, movies and hot tea with lemon, or cocoa which kids crave are some of the favorites, too!
I could go on for a whole day reciting all the favorite things during a Holiday Season. But one tradition that is shared and treasured throughout many cultures is a story about that little girl who fought against the evil armies to win her right to be happy and bring it on to others. It is a classical story about Clara and the Nutckracker. Oh, how many times I’ve read and re-read this amazing book. And how many versions of movies did I see!
Check here fun facts taken from real life, countries and holiday traditions and used as inspiration in Disney’s OLAF short here!
But one of the most dramatic of the storytelling experience came to me through a live Nutcracker ballet performed by the Bolshoi Theatre company inside the Bolsho itself! These memories are here to stay and to be shared with my children and friends. But Disney is in its final stages to prepare a huge and magical unveiling of its feature film titled THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS.
This Disney MAGICAL Feature Film Opens
November 2, 2018
E.T.A. Hoffmann penned “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” in 1816. Alexandre Dumas Père’s subsequent adaptation, “The Nutcracker,” was set to Tchaikovsky’s music and the resulting ballet was commissioned in 1891 by director of the Russian Imperial Theatres.
Premiering a week before Christmas in 1892, the fairytale ballet – which takes place on Christmas Eve – became a holiday tradition around the world. The New York City Ballet first performed George Balanchine’s “Nutcracker” in 1954.
The Cast In The MOVIE Is Magical, Too!
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.
When Clara finds herself in a strange and mysterious parallel world that’s home to Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets, she must brave the ominous Fourth Realm and its ruling tyrant, Mother Ginger, to return harmony to the unstable world.
The Ever Talented Helen Mirren in Disney’s
The Nutcracker And The Four Realms
I have been following Helen Mirren’s movie and TV career for a while. She is such a versatile actress! Nobody can pigeonhole her into one typical role! She delivers on so many grounds with the depth and emotionality that we believe every word she says from the big screen! I am very biased towards this actress, as she is one of my favorites.
One of her memorable performances is in The Hundred Foot Journey, where she plays a very cold restaurant owner Mme. Mallory.
Misty Copeland Plays A Ballerina Princess
Misty Copeland is a leading ballerina in the American Ballet Theatre.
All To Be Revealed: Eccentric Characters & NO Shortage of Surprises
November 2, 2018