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Kurumiwari Ningyou

Alternative Titles

English: Nutcracker Fantasy
Japanese: くるみ割り人形


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 3, 1979
Producers: Sanrio
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Duration: 1 hr. 21 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 6.321 (scored by 60 users)
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Ranked: #58442
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Popularity: #9133
Members: 217
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The young girl Clara visits her Aunt Gerda and Uncle Drosselmeyer. Her aunt tells her scary stories about the Ragman, a creepy and mysterious man who turns children into mice if they don't go to bed on time. The Ragman is always spying on sleeping children searching for more victims.
Just before Clara goes to bed her eccentric uncle gives her a wooden nutcracker doll. He's a bit embarrassed because the only part on the doll that's perfect is the heart, but Clara loves her new doll.
She falls asleep but wakes up hearing mice squeaking...


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Nakamura, Takeo
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Hoffman, Ernst Theodor Wilhelm
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Nov 5, 2009
Nominated for the 1980 Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Film and the 1980 Young Artist Award for Best Motion Picture featuring youth. Won the 1980 Young Artist Award for Best Musical Entertainment.

Sanrio the company behind the "Hello Kitty" franchise actually made this. Don't let that be a turn off. Go watch it and forget about "Hello Kitty".

Hard to find, exquisite weird and trippy stop motion movie. Highly detailed, dark yet beautiful.
The story is mysterious and put you in an almost dreamlike state. It's confusing and rather difficult to describe. You'll have to watch it to see what I mean.

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