I cannot contain my excitement about Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms trailer! My two worlds of dance and Disney are finally colliding. Growing up as a dancer, I was a huge Misty Copeland fan. I saw her perform as a corps de ballet member with American Ballet Theatre to staring as the first African American Principle dancer. To see her dance alongside Morgan Freeman, Kiera Knightly and Helen Mirren is such a treat.
First Look: Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Trailer
Pun intended, Misty Copeland made the leap to the big screen and I cannot wait to see Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms in theaters next year. Notice all of the detail that we’re seeing in just the trailer too? It’s a throwback to the opulence we loved in Beauty and the Beast.
The Tchaikovsky music score we love and the over-the-top costumes are stunning in the trailer. I also love that they are highlighting a dark side of the Nutcracker story, in the film. The classic German Nutcracker story has a gothic side and it’ll be interesting to see what they do with it.
I think audiences will certainly fall in love with Misty Copeland and her exquisite grace.
About the Movie
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy and featuring a special performance by Misty Copeland, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale. In theaters on Nov. 2, 2018.
Next year, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be the highlight of my holiday season. The amazing trailer is enough to keep Sugar Plum fairies dancing in head!
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