Kurumiwari Ningyou
Nutcracker Fantasy
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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: Discotek Media
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Genres: DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 21 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 5.981 (scored by 151151 users)
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Ranked: #79912
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Popularity: #11476
Members: 511
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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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Nov 5, 2009
TwoSoxs (All reviews)
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.

I've seen it more than once, and read more
Aug 22, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 6
English Dubbed
Special note: to my knowledge a blue-ray dvd release is is scheduled around the 27th.

A bit confusing to understand certain connections. Such as the first villain's connection to the the other main villain. While i don't think it was made clear one was sent out to build a force for the other to conquer with. Aside from that the story was a delightful romantic tale with some tossed in drama. As for the ending a true fairy tale ending.

This movie has come a long way. It used to be painted in such a dark fashion. Like a dream which makes sense given read more
May 24, 2020
LSDRolyPolys (All reviews)
I love stop motion, so hearing there was an adaption of my favorite ballet in this art form was music to my ears!

The story is told in a complex manner, lots of details scattered about. The animation for its time is simple but its quite endearing and adorable. The characters are great, especially Clara and Franz. The background music's in well tune.

Overall, it's a fun Nutcracker adaptation from our dear Sanrio, who provides us with another delightful enjoyment. The full English dub is on Youtube, particularly the remastered version which I will direct you to right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TGtpDq0Ekk
As for the original Japanese dub read more

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