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.
- Canon Foreigner: The food characters are obviously new creations of this movie.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: The toy soldiers get bulldozed by the mouse army. The food characters intervene and promptly turn the tables on the rodents.
- Fartillery: The beans launch a gas attack against the mice with their flatulence.
- HeelFace Turn: After Marie and the Nutcracker save his life, the Mouse King finally relents out of gratitude and lets them save the Christmas.
- Humanoid Female Animal: A rare non-animal of this appears with the only female nut.
- In Name Only: Aside from the Nutcracker's backstory, the lead protagonist being named Marie, and music from the ballet, there's virtually nothing from the original book, nor the famous ballet. In fact, the plot is more like The Wizard of Oz.
- Pink Means Feminine: Marie wears a pink dress.
- Redshirt Army: 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 HeelFace Turn.
- 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.