The Nutcracker Sweet

DVD Release: November 3, 2015
The Nutcracker Sweet


On Christmas Eve, the Silberhaus children are excited for the festivities to begin. Marie and Fritz are playing in the children’s room when their godfather, Drosselmayer, arrives and presents them with an early Christmas gift, a Nutcracker. Marie witnesses a great battle between a vast army of toy soldiers, led by the Nutcracker against a terrible platoon of mice commanded by the Mouse King. Follow Marie and Fritz’s journey in the Kingdom of Dolls, through the Christmas Forest, past the Almond Milk Sea, and the Palace of the Marzipans.

Dove Review

“The Nutcracker Sweet” is a wonderful animated tale steeped in a world of fantasy and imagination. Marie and Fritz help the Nutcracker break the terrible curse of evil in the land of toys, which is filled with gumdrops, bonbons, and other sweets. The siblings learn to take care of each other as they try to save the toy soldiers from the evil and terrible Mouse King.

The story line teaches a great lesson about siblings getting along together. As Marie and Fritz’s mother says, “Siblings are a gift from above. Treat them sweetly with kindness and love.” Marie and Fritz discover that they need each other, not only to help themselves but also the Nutcracker. “The Nutcracker Sweet” is a charming holiday special that everyone will enjoy.

We award “The Nutcracker Sweet” the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: Fight between wooden soldiers and mice
Drugs: None
Nudity: None
Other: Siblings pick on each other; a curse turns a young boy into a toy soldier.


Company: Cinedigm
Writer: Eileen Cabiling (English script adaptation), Shea Fontana
Director: Eduardo Schuldt
Genre: Animated
Runtime: 84 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe