‘The Nutcracker In 3D’ will be coming to Cable and Internet Video on Demand on November 1, 2011. The fantasy film adaptation of the iconic ballet was directed by acclaimed Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, who also co-wrote the movie with Chris Solimine.

‘The Nutcracker In 3D’ follows Mary, played by Elle Fanning, as her dull Christmas becomes exciting when her Uncle Albert, portrayed by Nathan Lane, arrives with an enchanted nutcracker. Her new friend, The Nutcracker, played by Charlie Rowe, who goes by NC, comes to life and takes her on a journey into his magical world.

While on their journey, Mary meets fairies, sugarplums and other Christmas toys as they come to life. However, she soon realizes that the kingdom is facing danger from the evil Rat King, portrayed by John Turturro, and his mother, played by Frances de la Tour. NC is later taken hostage by the Rat King, and Mary and her new friends must rescue him to save the kingdom.

Written by: Karen Benardello

The Nutcracker In 3D

By Karen Benardello

As a graduate of LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic, Karen Benardello serves as ShockYa's Senior Movies & Television Editor. Her duties include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, and scribing movie, television and music reviews and news articles. As a New York City-area based journalist, she's a member of the guilds, New York Film Critics Online and the Women Film Critics Circle.

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