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The Nuttiest Nutcracker is a 1999 direct-to-video Christmas movie, an all new take on the classic Nutcracker tale.


This film contains examples of:

  • And Now You Must Marry Me: The Mouse King to Marie.
  • Berserk Button: Reginald does not like being called a rat. He's a mouse.
  • Fartillery: The beans launch a gas attack against the mice with their flatulence.
  • Heel–Face Turn: After Marie and the Nutcracker save his life, the Mouse King finally relents out of gratitude and lets them save the Christmas.
  • Red Shirt: The soldiers who attempt to stop the mice and then there's all the mice soldiers, and finally all the generic fruit and vegetables (broccoli, oranges, asparagus, pears, etc, etc.)
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: The Nutcracker prince of course.
  • Save the Villain: After all he trouble he caused her, Marie still saves the mouse king from drowning, which convinces him to pull a Heel–Face Turn.
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  • Sword Fight: Two, one in the first two minutes of the Nutcracker coming back to life, and another later on in the ballroom scene.
  • Those Two Guys: Reginald and his sergeant can be seen as this.
  • Villainous Crush: As is traditional for "The Nutcracker", the Mouse King fancies Marie and he wants her to be his queen.
  • Villain Song: The Mouse King gets one titled "The Big Cheese" in his introductory scene.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: The asparagus.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Marie's brother Fritz was last seen going to his room in shame after accidentally wrecking the Nutcracker prince. Then, he just disappears from the story.

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